Uganda Travel FAQs
Do I need a visa to travel to Uganda?
To visit Uganda, you must have a passport valid for 6 months and a tourist visa
, which you should apply for at least a month before your departure:
Is tipping customary in Uganda?
Tipping is not obligatory, but offering $10 for a driver or $10-20 for a tour guide or tracker would be very much appreciated.
What is internet access like in Uganda?
You will not have access to the internet for most of your trip. Since many of our Africa tours are designed as safaris through the remote corners of Uganda, we will be far from areas that get internet for most of the expedition. You might find a hotel or public area that offers internet, but there's no guarantee.
Can I use my cell phone while in Uganda?
You will probably not be close enough to any cell phone towers to use your cell phone throughout your Safari expedition in Uganda. It's possible to purchase a local SIM chip upon arrival and use it in the more developed areas, but there aren't any guarantees that your signal will be strong enough.
Do I need power adapters?
Uganda uses 220-240v power with Type G (BS-1363) outlets, which will require a plug adapter. If you have a device that is 110v that is not compatible with the higher voltage, you will need a converter also.
What are the toilets like in Uganda?
All four of our Uganda lodges feature comfortable western style flush toilets. You might encounter squat toilets in certain remote parts of the country on day excursions. Make sure to throw the waste paper in the trash basket rather than the toilet.
Can I drink the water in Uganda?
You should never drink the tap water in Uganda, however we make sure that all of the tours we offer provide safe bottled or filtered water free of charge.
Are credit cards accepted in Uganda? Will I be able to find ATMs?
Don't count on finding any ATMs or businesses that accept credit cards in Uganda. Our tours are all-inclusive, so other than having some pocket cash for souvenir purchases or tips, you should be covered.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes! Having travel insurance means traveling responsibly, so check out the promotions available via our partner TravelGuard on the Once You're Booked