Though undertaking a safari in Uganda is leisure, it can never in anyway compromise the law of the land. Therefore, understanding the Uganda’s travel requirements would put you in a comfortable position where you set off from your home and embark on a flight to Uganda with no worries that you might conflict with the local authorities over missing items on the most wanted list.
Uganda is a re-known world destination especially because of Uganda gorilla safaris.
The country holds close to a half of mountain gorillas in the world, In
fact in her habitat of Bwindi forest alone, there is a minimum of 400
mountain gorillas from which you top up those that inhabit the Mgahinga
Gorilla National Park in the greater Virunga massif. So, whether one
intends to go for gorillas, chimpanzees or wildlife safaris in Uganda, understanding travel requirements is crucial.
Uganda features not a myriad of legal formalities. You need to carry
your passport with six months validity and with it featuring at least a
single space where the entry visa can be put. This is done at the
International Airport of Entebbe on any other gazetted border post. On
top of the passport, you can carry $100 for the tourist Visa and you are
lucky if you are coming form an exempted country that needs not to pay
The citizens of the East African community neither do they
need a passport nor a visa. Get hold of your admissible temporary
document and with a backup of a national identity card and explore
Uganda with no disturbance. Moreover gorilla trekking in Uganda for the
East African citizens is much discounted 250,000/= Uganda Shillings.
Members of COMESA, you have your $100 saved unless you don’t feature on
this list Eritrea, Angola, Madagascar, Swaziland, Seychelles, Zambia,
Comoros, Mauritius Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Other lucky ones probably
they also extend the same offer to the Ugandan nationals are granted
free entry can also save the dollar including St. Vincent-Tonga,
Antigua, Fiji, Grenada, Barbados, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, The Grenadines,
Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize,
Malta, Singapore and Gambia.
Options of securing the Ugandan Visa
range from applying to the Uganda consulate in your home country to
paying on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at any of the
recognized land border posts of Uganda. Do not forget your Yellow fever
certificate which you have to get vaccinated as you plan to do Uganda
safari. The Authorities need it on arrival.
Also important to note
is that the Visa gives you 3 months in the country but do not attempt to
do work whether voluntary or paying. Just tour the Uganda safari sites, friends and families.