Uganda safari in Africa is one of the best experience one would have during a holiday break. You must have knowledge of Uganda before travelling for a safari. It is a lovely country with great people and lovely weather.
You must have a valid passport at least valid 6 months to expire from the date of travel. A visa can be obtained from the Uganda Embassy in your country or on arrival at the Entebbe Airport.
It is best to also check for your country’s Uganda Visa requirement like immunization policy and so much more from a travel agent in your country.
Several international flights come to Uganda from Europe, Asia, Australia, America are available for you to book. Select what is convenient and comfortable for you.
Cash or Credit card
Credit cards are usually used in few places in Africa because of the bureaucracy of obtaining money from the cards. It is best to carry a limited amount of cash to make transactions in Uganda.
Dollar and pounds are the commonly used foreign currencies in Uganda. These can be exchanged into Uganda shillings from the Forex Bureau or banks that are available at the airport, some hotels and kiosks with in Kampala City offer this service too.
Most services in Uganda are payed for in Uganda shillings. You may ask your driver guide for advice on the amount of money to change into Uganda shillings.
In case you have a credit card like the visa card, you may withdraw money from the ATMS of the Banks with Uganda that offer this service. Especially those with Auto Bank services.
Request for assistance from our guide driver not from anyone else as you need security of your card.
Transport in Uganda
How To Leave Entebbe Airport to the Hotel or else where
AtArch Safaris And Tours we offer airport pick-up and drop off services to our clients upon request.
Taxi services are available at the airport too but you need to ask for assistance from a reliable service provider with apps like Uber, Spesho, Air Port taxi to mention but a few.
Most convenient way to Get around Kampala City and countryside
At arch safaris and Tours, we have a fleet of cars with experienced driver guides that will take you around the city at a fairly good price.
Taxi services with apps like Uber, Spesho are available also to take you around town but may not have the knowledge of the game parks in the country side.
To enjoy and move into the wild country side, we offer full safari packages to our clients inclusive of a car and driver guide.
Boda Boda services are available in Uganda. These are commercial Motor bike services which require you to have a helmet for your safety.
It is also safer to book a motor bike under a company app like Safe Boda.
You may also take a walk on the streets of Kampala city but you need a local escort with great knowledge of the city. It is not easy to follow the google map as some areas are not indicated on the map.
You have high chances of getting lost which is not safe for you.
Try to avoid carrying a lot of cash on you which may attract pick picketers or pulling out a lot of cash in public.
Pack the right Uganda Safari gears
Uganda normally experience hot seasons and wet season so you need to pack the right gears to enjoy your holiday.
Normally January to Mid-March, June to September are normally dry months, November, March to May are normally wet months.
However seasons keep changing so you need to know the weather conditions as per the period of your travel.
Activities To Do Around Kampala City during Uganda Safari
Kampala city has a lot of activities that you can be part however you need a well organize road map to avoid back tracking
Visit the ancient Kabaka’s Palace in Bulange, the largest man-made Lake in Ndeeba, The Uganda Museum, Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo where a number of innocent young men were brutally killed for religious beliefs,
Where to Eat In Kampala City or Entebbe during Uganda Safari
Most town hotels or Guest houses in Kampala or Entebbe offer Bed and Breakfast facilities however food can be arrange upon request.
Alternatively, some food centers and restaurants area available for you to enjoy some meals.
You can visit Restaurants like KFC have fast foods, Café Javas, Fang Fang restaurant, Chicken tonight, EKitobero local food restaurant to mention but a few
Most of these are located in different parts of the city so you need to find there location.
A number of animals like lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, Rhinos, Zebras, cheetahs, Jackals, water bucks, bush bucks, wild dongs, fox, hyenas, Tsavo cats, to mention but a few are plenty.
An early morning drive or late evening drive gives you the opportunity to spot some of these incredible wild animals.