This page contains useful information for your travel to Uganda. Entebbe International Airport is the main airport for air travel to Uganda. Direct flights to and from Turkey run every other day on Turkish Airlines. Other airlines like Emirates, Egypt Air and Ethiopian airlines also operate connecting flights from Entebbe to Turkey.
Uganda has a comfortable climate most of the year, with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 30°C in most parts of the country. There are two rainy seasons in the year. The heavy rain season runs from March to May and the light rain season is from November to December. The rest of the months are usually dry and sunny, with a few scattered showers.
An International Vaccination Certificate against Yellow Fever is required when travelling from a country which is Yellow Fever endemic.
You do not require this certificate when travelling from Turkey. However, it is advisable that you take the Yellow Fever Vaccination if your trip to Uganda will include a connection from a Yellow Fever risk country.
Good medical facilities are available in the main cities, but it is advisable that you take medical insurance before your travel.
Malaria is a high risk disease in Uganda. However, diagnosis, treatment and prevention is widely available in the country. Travelers are advised to carry prophylactic medication such as Metloquine (Larium) or Doxycycline. Malaria is 100% curable, contrary to some unfounded misconceptions by some travelers. Please note that resistance to chloroquine and quinine in the treatment of malaria has been registered. You need therefore to consult your physician about what prophylactic and treatment drugs are suitable for you.
Uganda has British-style three pin plugs (220/240 Volts) for electric appliances. It is advisable that you carry with you an appropriate adaptor for your electric devices.
You can experience a truly “wild” African Safari in Uganda. Most of Uganda’s wildlife is concentrated in protected areas namely, national parks, wildlife reserves and forests. You will require appropriate permits in order to visit most of the gazetted safari destinations. Consult your tour agent to advise you on all the applicable rates.