General

Is MasterCard accepted in Uganda?

Very few places in Uganda accept MasterCard. In addition to cash, we suggest you bring a Visa debit card.

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Are travelers cheques accepted in Uganda?

Travelers cheques are no longer accepted in Uganda.

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What is the best time to travel in Uganda?

Officially, Uganda’s dry seasons are from December/January through to mid March and from June through to mid-September. These dry months are the most popular with tourists, with July and August and Christmas and New Year being the peak seasons. Most rain falls in October-November and April-May. However, this doesn’t mean that it rains all day, […]

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Do I need a visa?

You are required to purchase a tourist visa before you enter Uganda. Tourist visas can be bought in advance or simply purchased upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport or at any overland border. Photos are not required and a Uganda tourist visa costs US$ 50 per person for up to 90 days stay in Uganda. […]

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Can I use my ATM card or credit card in Uganda?

Only a few banks accept ATM cards or Visa credit cards for money withdrawal in Uganda. While you can withdraw a limited amount of cash per day from ATM machines in Kampala, there are very few opportunities to withdraw cash once you are on safari in Uganda. Payment by credit card in Uganda can attract […]

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What should I tip in Uganda?

How much to tip in Uganda depends entirely on your level of satisfaction of course, but even a small tip to show your gratitude will be highly appreciated. You might consider USD10 per day if you are happy with the service of your safari guide and 5-10% tip in upmarket hotels, Uganda lodges and restaurants.

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