Uganda Practical Information
Visa and passport
All travelers should have at least six month valid passport from the date of entry in the country. The visas are required for British nationals. It is possible to obtain visa before departure to Uganda or on arrival in the airport. Other nationals should consult their consular office. The entry in the country might be refused in case travelers do not have documents mentioned above and/or return tickets.
The currency of Uganda is shilling. There is an opportunity for travelers to exchange a number of foreign currencies such as US dollars or Sterling Pound in the local banks, airports, train stations and main hotels. If you are exchanging US dollars in Uganda higher denomination notes get a better exchange rate than lower notes. Usually, there are no problems in accessibility of ATMs and acceptance of credit and debit cards. It is possible to use travelling cheques in Sterling pounds, US dollars or Euro.
Adequate travel insurance is mandatory for everyone who participates in a Pioneer expedition. Please bring a copy of your insurance policy and contact numbers to give to your expedition leader in case of illness or accident.
Ugandian weather is nearly close to the perfect one and generally there are no bad seasons to visit this country. Nevertheles, there are two rainy season a year. Short rains usually occur from April to May and are accompinied by fantastic thunderstorms Long rains are typical for the period from September to November and can be accompanied by thunderstorms which mostly occur in the night time or early morning.