Uganda safari destinations/ national parks include Queen Elizabeth national park a home to a wide variety of animal species its known as one of the most visited Uganda parks and its located in the western part of Uganda just about 6-7 hours’ drive from capital city Kampala.
Murchison falls national park Uganda’s biggest park located in the north eastern part of Uganda about 6-7 hours from Kampala.
Kibale forest national park is known as a home to over 13 species of primates including Chimps the closest relative to human, the park is located in the south western part of Uganda and it’s just a drive of about 5-6 hours from the capital city Kampala.
Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks both parks are known for housing the endangered mountain gorillas and gorilla tracking is the most done adventurous safari activity in Uganda attracting a huge number of travelers to the country, both Parks are located in the south western part of Uganda about 8-9 hours’ drive from the capital city Kampala. Very many tourists who visit Uganda come specifically to meet these giants in their natural habitat.
Other Uganda parks include Lake Mburo national park, the most closest park to the capital city Kampala, it’s just a bout 3-4 hours’ drive and it house very many species of wildlife some of which can’t be seen elsewhere in other parks.
Semulik valley national park known for its birdlife and primate species, it’s as well as known for its hot springs.
Kidepo national park is located in the far northern part of Uganda about 12 hours’ drive from the Kampala capital city, visiting this park is very important to plan for a 2 days transfer from Kampala, however a a charter flight can also be used from Kajansi in Entebbe to the Park. The park houses very many species of wildlife some of which are just waiting for you to explore, it’s known as the less visited park in Uganda due to its remoteness. For hiking Mt. Rwenzori and Elgon offers the best hiking opportunities.
Mountain Rwenzori is known as the third tallest mountain in Africa after Mt.kirimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, sometimes Mt. Rwenazori is known as the snow-capped mountain its located in the south western part of Uganda.
Mountain Elgon is located in the eastern part of Uganda and its much known for better sighting of the Sipi falls one of its kind in Africa. Uganda has a lot to offer just add Uganda on you must list countries to visit this year your safari won’t be a regret.
Uganda has one international airport known as Entebbe International Airport, all international flights land direct to Entebbe airport and there is no airport tax levied on passengers upon embarking at the airport. At the airport, there are very many departure taxes and travelers must pay a departure flight tax of $40 in most cases this fee is included on the airline ticket.
From the airport to down towns in Kampala taxis charges $50 for the 40km from the airport to Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city , it’s about an hour’s drive from Entebbe airport to the capital city Kampala. The best way to get around the city is by a metered taxi or on motorcycle taxis called boda bodas. Many car rental companies are available; you can book a car on a self-drive or with a driver to take you around the city.
There several international flights that land direct to Entebbe international airport these include British Airways(BA), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Qatar Airways (QR), Brussels Airlines, Delta airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines (TK), Fly Dubai (FZ) Egypt air(MS) Kenya Airways (KQ) Rwandair (WB), South African Airways (SAA).
Uganda has various airstrips which allow charter flight, so you can reach various destinations in Uganda using chartered flights within a shortest period of time you can use the Asante Aviation, Eagle Air, and Aero Link Uganda.
You can still enter the country by road from border countries, from Kenya one can pass via the Busia boarder, while from Rwanda they mainly use the Gatuna border very many buses or public means are used to connect these neighboring countries to Kampala, from Nairobi in Kenya, Juba in south Sudan, Dar es salaam in Tanzania, Kigali in Rwanda, Bujumbura in Burundi and Goma in the Congo. If you are in one of these countries and you want to enter Uganda you can use road transport.
No one is allowed to enter Uganda without a valid passport with an expiry date ranging from 6 months and beyond and a return ticket. Visas are very vital for most visitors to be allowed to enter the country. The Ugandan visas are issued at the Uganda High Commissions and Embassies abroad and also at all Entry/Exist points.
Some people from the following nations can enter Uganda without visas including Swaziland, Eritrea, Angola, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Lesotho, Belize, Jamaica, Malta, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Madagascar, Seychelles and Burundi.
If you plan to obtain visa to Uganda at Entebbe Airport, you should confirm in advance that your airline allows you to board without visa. Single entry visa for Uganda is at $50 and valid for 3 months and $100 for multiple entries this one valid for 6 months from the date of arrival. In order to avoid interruption and fines, travelers are advised to pay special attentions to the validity of their visas.