I will travel to Kampala in June from Scandinavia (will only stay in Kampala) and wonder how strict they are with the yellow fever vaccine? Will I be let in if I don't have the yellow fever certificate? I have taken the vaccine long time ago so am immune against it but my certificate is not valid anymore. Not so keen on taking it again so wanted to hear with you if you were requested the certificate?
I am planning a trip to Murchison Falls next week from Monday - Wednesday.
I have arranged to take the tour from Masindi as this is much cheaper than going from Kampala.
At the moment there are 2 of us going so it is about $200 pp, however if anyone else is interested in joining, it would reduce the cost to about $150 pp.
The only extras would be the return bus from Kampala and one night's accommodation in Masindi, both of which I think are pretty cheap.
Let me know ASAP if you are…
Any recommendations gratefully received: We were hoping to negotiate a weekly deal for a family room for three weeks in Mbale. Looking for something around 100,000 shillings a night for a family room or ideally 500,000 per week for three weeks. Must have a reasonable sized garden where our four year old can run around chasing butterflies etc!
Hi all. I will already be in Africa in late April and want to take advantage of the time to go to Uganda. I've scoured the threads and know the ups and downs of April travel in Uganda when it comes to rain. This is our current plan:
Day 1 travel
Day 1-2 Bwindi for gorilla tracking
Day 3 travel
Day 4 Fort Portal/Kibale
Day 5 Kibale-chimps
Day 6 travel to Kidepo
Day 7 Kidepo
Day 8 Kidepo/return to EBB
Originally we had Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo in the mix at the end but it did not sound very…
Has anyone visited the chimps at Kaniyo Pabidi Park near Murchison Falls? How was it?
According to Bradt, the visits should be arranged through Great Lakes Safaris, but I don't see any way to book this on their website. How did you book it?
If you can compare this to the Kibale experience, please do!
I'm thinking about staying at the Boomu Women's Camp and arranging transport to/from the Kaniyo Pabidi to the Women's Camp for a night before heading on to Murchison Falls.
Exchange Rate 3500 UG shillings to the $
Seemed to be plenty of WiFi in the larger towns albeit a bit slow I bought a MTN sim for 2k (can take a while in the MTN shop and take your passport) and loaded 10k - bought a 100 mb data bundle for 5k (mobile data was quick) and used the other 5k for SMS - very useful
Change seemed to always be an issue so break big notes when you can - bodas never seem to have change!
I used a Halifax Clarity Credit Card to withdraw money (no ATM or currency…
Hey, I was in Kampala recently and just wanted to pass along a few places that I found by accident that others might appreciate- Just wanted to pass along some stuff I found by accident that could use your business and definitely aren't known to tourists..
I arrived at 4am on the bus from Rwanda and the boda boda (moto-taxis) found me a place to stay for 20k shillings a night for a room with a bed and shower/bathroom in the hallway (about 6 dollars US, and also the cheapest I came…
Hi everybody! We're thinking about 3 weeks in Uganda in august. We travel with our 9 year old daughter and want to hire a 4x4 with campinggear. I'm looking all over the internet for travellers who did the same but it's diffucukt to find. i found some posts from 2012 but want some more recently.
Wich campsites do you recommende? Are there activities from some campsites ( like wildgame)? Are there enough supermarkets on the way for the proviand?
How is it to stay in a small tent with wild…
I just got back from a weekend in Jinja. I am currently living in Kenya and taking weekend trips around the area. I went to Jinja with some friends and we spent one night at Nile River Camp ($12) and then went white water rafting for a full day ($125 group rate) with Nalubale. The trip was amazing. I have done lots of white water rafting (Costa Rica, Chile, USA, India) but the Nile trip was one of my favorites. They start you off on a class 5 waterfall. Two in our raft has never…
Hey, I am coming to Kampala on May 7th and I would like to do some gorilla tracking and possibly also chimpanzees. I have found out that the permitts in May are discounted gorilla USD450 and chimpanzee USD100. I have checked several tour companies but have found different opinions and ideas on how to get the permit. Problem is that I do not feel comfortable transferring any money to some unknown bank account in Uganda, but some people say it is difficult to get a permit last minute when you…