The cheapest month to visit Uganda is January and you are most likely to find the most affordable flight tickets as well as quality accommodation in low rates. Meanwhile, other expenses are not affected by the low tourist season.
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Your flight is most likely to land at the Entebbe International Airport, which is the major international airport of Uganda. Entebbe is a picturesque town besides the shores of majestic Lake Victoria. Mostly travellers usually make their way to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda which is situated at about 45 minutes drive from the largest airport in Uganda i.e. Entebbe Airport
As Uganda is a tropical equatorial country, there are rapid changes in weather as well as the overall climate, varying from the North to its South. Generally, rainy seasons are avoided, which include the pre winter spell in November as well as the summer monsoons before June. The remaining dry seasons are preferred to be good for accommodating travellers in the country.
Egypt Air pursues a generous baggage allowance policy for travellers. Thus, allowing passengers to carry two pieces of 23 kg each in Economy Class and two pieces of 32 kg each in First and Business Class.
As per the regulations of Brussels Airlines, you can limit your free baggage to be one piece of 23 kg in Economy Class and one piece of 32 kg in Business Class. With Kenya Airways, you may carry two pieces of 23 kg each in Economy Class and two bags of 32 kg each are allowed in Premier World. Ethiopian Airlines is well equipped with modern amenities of global aviation standards. Thus, passengers are allowed to carry 2 pieces of 23 kg each in Economy Class and 3 pieces of 23 kg each in Cloud Nine. In contemplation with free baggage allowance of Swiss Airlines, passengers can relish the comfort of free baggage allowance of one bag of 23kg each in Economy Class and 2 bags of 32 kg each in Business Class. Similarly, KLM offers a free baggage allowance of one piece weighing 23 kg in Economy Class and two pieces weighing 32 kg each in Business Class depending upon your ticket class and flight route.
While making a trip to off-the-beaten tracks of the world, you anticipate indulging in most unique things to do. Uganda is gradually becoming popular in the East African countries for its Gorilla Trekking. Tourists make their way to encounter this rare species found in Biwindi National Forest which is probably the foremost reason for travelers to visit Uganda. Contact the famous tour operators and arrange tracking in a mountain gorilla in Uganda which will cost you around 460 GBP. The most recommended place for the tour is about 460km from Kampala, which is the capital city of Uganda. Kisoro boosts Lake Region which reveals very beautiful sceneries and stunning backdrop.
Moreover, epicureans are always looking a comprehensive holiday package that is adventure packed with beautiful sites and views and also have ample of opportunities to treat your taste-buds with the scrumptious variety of food. In Uganda, Kampala has got you covered for your travel plans. The city is famous for restaurants as well as churches, museums and temples. Witness the majestic Blue Nile River and entertain yourself with the rafting opportunities in the Uganda for an absolute fun experience. Spend a day at Ssese Island at Lake Victoria which is a key reservoir of Blue Nile as well.
For managing commute between nearby towns, there are coaches and minibuses. The federal government Postal service operates an official bus service on long major routes. Local transport in major towns as well as cities relies upon taxi-scooters and motorcycles known as ‘boda bodas’, popular, cheap and high in demand owing to their vast number as well as quick means of commute. They are considered dangerous though. Private tour operators are present for facilitating luxury transport with VIP vans as well as SUVs for off-road travel, as numerous areas in the countryside have routes through dirt roads. For Lake Victoria, there are regular in land services for ferries on a daily basis, connecting the Ssese Islands with piers in Entebbe as well as the town of Masaka. There is a single pilot rail route being maintained for now from Entebbe.
For British travellers, Uganda is not an expensive country as such. 1 GBP is equal to 5143 USh. You are required to carry a minimum of £2300 per week for all your living expenses in Uganda.
Cold Medicine: £4-£5
Dinner at an up market restaurant: £20
Transportation expenses: £10
In the urban hubs of Kampala and Entebbe, there are international hotel chains present alongside luxury local hotels. Some of them are specialized in hosting conferences on the international level, facilitating halls and suites. You also have a choice to avail guest houses in reasonable rates. National parks have their official forest camps and safari lodges which match luxury standards in line with the top hotels.
- Emin Pasha Hotel
- Prestige Hotel Suites
- Kampala Serena Hotel
- Sheraton Kampala Hotel
- Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa