Entebbe international airport which is the major airport in Uganda or through various border points / entry of Kenya , Rwanda and Tanzania .
Anytime is a good time to visit Uganda , though mountain hikes , gorilla tracking and other forest walks are more challenging in rain seasons which peaks in mid September to November and March to may .
English is the official language out of more than 30 different indigenous languages .
The most beautiful and unique are the local handicraft like musical instruments ,paintings , local basket works , batiks and Pottery.
A lot of good hotels and restaurants serve good meals of all western styles . Local restaurants serve Ugandan dishes like Matooke , Cassava , sweet potatoes , yams and a lot more .
In uganda we drive on the left side and Rwanda on the right side , Visitors without experience of East Africa Roads are advised to hire a vehicle with a driver who has a driving permit rather than a self drive .
The local currency is Uganda Shillings . The US dollar known as the hard currency of preference , but also GBP and Euro are widely accepted . These currencies can be exchanged currency at the banks and private Bureau de change in all large towns , but traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted outside Kampala the capital city of Uganda . Local currency can be drawn against Visa and other Major credit cards at selected ATM s in Kampala , Entebbe international Airport and in a few other large towns .
Certificate of yellow fever vaccination . All visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs . It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water .
Dress code on a tour in Uganda or Rwanda
daytime temperature are generally warm to hot , so your advised to bring lots of light clothing . Evenings are cooler , especially at high altitudes may require light sweaters . Those who intend to hike on the mountains will be exposed to alpine temperatures and should pack accordingly , solid walking shoes and sturdy clothing are ideal for forest walks , without forgetting the hat , sunglasses and a water proof jacket .
A valid Passport is Mandatory , with a visa this should be checked before you travel . To make most of the game reserves and National Parks , carry binoculars and field guides . Photographers will need a zoom lens for wildlife , Print film and developing is available in Kampala . other small can be bought in the cities .
What should i pack for a Gorilla trek .
Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes .
Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds .
Carry rain gears , sunscreen lotion , a hat because the weather is unpredictable and insect repellent .
Bring a camera, using flashlight is not allowed so we recommend using films of 400 – 800 ASA