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Uganda Travel Information

Uganda Visa: How to obtain a Visa for Uganda Safari: The requirements for Uganda entry and exit.

Passport

Any foreign national that is not a citizen in any of the countries that comprise the East African Community must be in possession of a valid passport issued by his originating country. The Republic of Uganda requires that the mentioned passport should have at least six month validity and at least one blank space where the Visa stamp can be put.

For the citizens of the partner states in the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require the passports to have an entry into Uganda. They are issued admissible temporary document on arrival after presenting their national identity cards and they have a free entry into Uganda

Uganda Visa: How to secure Visa to Uganda

Uganda applies reciprocal Visa programme whereby the countries that offer free entry to her nationals, it also offers free entry into Uganda. The Ugandan Visa can be secured upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport at a cost of $100 and does not require prior application.  The Ugandan Visa can also be secured from other land border posts if you are entering Uganda by land and these posts include; Oraba, Atyak, Afugi, Gulu, Madiyope/Madi Opei (Mosingo) , Madiyope/Madi Opei(Tseretenya) for South Sudan; Malaba, Busia, Lwakhakha, Suam river, Mbale for Kenya; Bunagana (Bunagana), Katuna (Gatuna), Mirama hills (Kagitumba), Chanika ( Ruhengeri), Kamwezi (Buziba) and Rwempesha (Kizinga) for Rwanda and Mpondwe, Ntoroko, Butogota, Ishasha, Bunagana, Goli, Paidha, Vurra, Lia, Arua and Bunagana (Busonga) for Democratic Republic of Congo.

One can also secure the Ugandan Visa earlier before travelling to Uganda at the foreign Uganda Mission/ Embassy or consulate in the respective home country.

The Single entry Visa to enter Uganda costs $100 for the foreign nonresidents whereas the resident foreigners in the northern Corridor partner states in the East African Community possessing valid work permits do not need to pay visa fees if entering Uganda for tourism purposes. The citizens of the East African community also do not pay for the Vasa to enter Uganda

Uganda Visa Exemption; who is excluded from paying for the Visa to Uganda?

There are three categories of people that are exempted from paying for the Uganda Visa while entering Uganda. These include;

  1. The citizens of the countries that are within the East African Community including Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda
  1. The countries under the COMESA initiative including Eritrea, Angola, Madagascar, Swaziland, Seychelles, Zambia, Kenya, Comoros, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.
  1. The nationals of countries that offer Visa free travel to the Ugandan nationals including Barbados, Antigua, Fiji, Lesotho, Grenada, Sierra Leone, The Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Ghana, Bahamas, Gambia, Belize,  Jamaica, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga and Malta.

The duration of Uganda Visa: How long can a traveller spend on safari in Uganda with the Single Tourist Visa?

The Tourist Visa of Uganda lasts for 90 days which is three (3) months and  the Tourist Visa only gives a Uganda safari undertaker an opportunity to participate in leisure and recreation along with visiting  friends and families other than work including volunteer work

Vaccination to Uganda: Which vaccination is required upon entering Uganda?

The destination Uganda requires mandatory vaccination against Yellow fever and upon arrival a proof of yellow certificate is required to be presented to the immigration Authorities.

For further information about travelling to Uganda and any respective update, always refer to this website http://immigration.go.ug/

Uganda Flights

There are 12 Airports in Uganda and there are only 2 major Airports those are Entebbe Airport in Uganda which offers flights any time to 20 cities. Entebbe Airport organizes at least 42 domestic flights and 385 international flights every week.

The second Airport is Arua Airport also found in Uganda a week takes 21 domestic flights and no international flights have been organized yet.

Rwanda Visas

The Foreign Nationals who wish to have a Visa to Rwanda need to forward the respective applications to the Rwandan Diplomatic Missions in their given countries to be processed.

In countries where there is no Diplomatic Missions or consulates, the foreign nationals can apply for the Visa acceptance letter on line which is supposed to be presented on arrival to ascertain the visa after paying the $30 Visa fee.

As a result of bilateral agreements, the following countries are exempted to pay for the Visa to Rwanda for a period stretching up to 90 days. Citizens of Hong Kong, Mauritius, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo and Singapore are exempted from paying.

Also the citizens of the East African Community are given six (6) months visitor pass that is renewable and this document is issued on arrival at no cost.

The Citizens of Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, United States of America, Republic of South Africa and United Kingdom are issued Rwanda Visa with no prior application but with payment of $30 on arrival.

It can be noted that tourist / Visit Visa should not be utilized for work

The nationals of all the African countries that intend to travel to Rwanda or transiting through it can obtain Visa on arrival with no prior application. For those that are not exempted, they have to pay the $30.  These people can also acquire Visa from the Rwandan missions in their own countries or via on line except the UN Mission in New York.

The general Information to the traveller seeking to travel to Rwanda on a tourist Visa

  • Travel Document:

The applicant must be in possession of valid passport or any other acceptable travel document.  The Passport must have the six (6) months validity from the date of entry.

  • Health Requirements:

Rwanda requires that the traveller gets vaccinated against yellow fever and he / she must be in possession of Yellow fever certificate which is presented on arrival. Other special emergencies are always alerted to the public

  • Visa Fees:

The Rwanda Visa Fees are $30 and these are used for processing applications and even if the applications are not credible to secure the Visa, the fee is not refundable.

  • Validity of a Visa:

The Rwanda tourist Visa is varied for 90 days from the date of issue.

  • Financial Requirements:

The visa applicant must show that he / she has got adequate funds to cater for the respective cost of living in their given stay in Rwanda. The evidence for such funds might be requested on line, Rwanda mission in the local country or at the entry point.

Rwanda Flights

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Flights in Rwanda arrive and depart from the largest Airport that is Kigali Airport

From Nairobi 5 major airlines serve the Kigali area and from Dubai 1 major airlines serve the Kigali area.

Flights from Nairobi to Kigali start at 8:35am and the journey is 1 hour. From Dubai to Kigali the flight starts at 6:30am and it takes 6 hours.

The closet flight to Rwanda is Gregoire Kayibanda Airport and that is in Kigali and it flies to 17 cities and a week it arranges 14 domestic flights and 469 international flights.

Rwanda Visas

The Foreign Nationals who wish to have a Visa to Rwanda need to forward the respective applications to the Rwandan Diplomatic Missions in their given countries to be processed.

In countries where there is no Diplomatic Missions or consulates, the foreign nationals can apply for the Visa acceptance letter on line which is supposed to be presented on arrival to ascertain the visa after paying the $30 Visa fee.

As a result of bilateral agreements, the following countries are exempted to pay for the Visa to Rwanda for a period stretching up to 90 days. Citizens of Hong Kong, Mauritius, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo and Singapore are exempted from paying.

Also the citizens of the East African Community are given six (6) months visitor pass that is renewable and this document is issued on arrival at no cost.

The Citizens of Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, United States of America, Republic of South Africa and United Kingdom are issued Rwanda Visa with no prior application but with payment of $30 on arrival.

It can be noted that tourist / Visit Visa should not be utilized for work

The nationals of all the African countries that intend to travel to Rwanda or transiting through it can obtain Visa on arrival with no prior application. For those that are not exempted, they have to pay the $30.  These people can also acquire Visa from the Rwandan missions in their own countries or via on line except the UN Mission in New York.

The general Information to the traveller seeking to travel to Rwanda on a tourist Visa

  • Travel Document:

The applicant must be in possession of valid passport or any other acceptable travel document.  The Passport must have the six (6) months validity from the date of entry.

  • Health Requirements:

Rwanda requires that the traveller gets vaccinated against yellow fever and he / she must be in possession of Yellow fever certificate which is presented on arrival. Other special emergencies are always alerted to the public

  • Visa Fees:

The Rwanda Visa Fees are $30 and these are used for processing applications and even if the applications are not credible to secure the Visa, the fee is not refundable.

  • Validity of a Visa:

The Rwanda tourist Visa is varied for 90 days from the date of issue.

  • Financial Requirements:

The visa applicant must show that he / she has got adequate funds to cater for the respective cost of living in their given stay in Rwanda. The evidence for such funds might be requested on line, Rwanda mission in the local country or at the entry point.

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour

1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tour; is designed to enable time constrained Rwanda safari undertakers also to have an opportunity to track the critically endangered mountain gorillas.

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure; Meet our guide and exchange greetings after your breakfast from your lodge and then transfer to Volcanoes national park head offices.

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Volcanoes National Park

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Volcanoes National Park; On arrival at Kanombe-Kigali International Airport you will meet our guide and then take Kigali city excursion to Rwanda Memorial Genocide.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour; This Rwanda Gorilla Tour takes you for a 4 days mountain gorilla trekking tour in the Parc National des Volcanoes of Rwanda.

4 Days Rwanda Adventure Safari

4 Days Rwanda Adventure Safari; exposes you to the climbing of Karisimbi Volcano 4,507m which is the highest point in Rwanda and the 6th in Africa thus giving you great views.

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour; safaris involves chimpanzee trekking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe forest National Park, gorilla trekking and Dian Fossey hiking in Volcanoes National Park.

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking; At arrival you will be picked from the airport by our company representative who will transfer you to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes.

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

6 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari; includes gorillas, cultural encounters, Recreation, Chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in Nyungwe forest. You will encounter Kigali.

3 Days Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari; Entebbe/Kampala-Bwindi Gorilla Park From your hotel of residence, after breakfast our English driver guide will pick you from.

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga National Park

3 Days Gorilla Safari to Mgahinga National Park; Setting off from Kampala to Kisoro which is approximately 540 km from Uganda’s Capital city after being briefed about the safari.

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas Safaris & Mburo Tour

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas Safaris & Mburo Tour; begins and ends in Kampala. The safari takes you to Lake Mburo National Park which is situated between Mbarara and Masaka in Western Uganda.

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour & Kibale Chimps Trek

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour & Kibale Chimps Trek; will start and ends in Kampala.You will first tour in Kibale because that it is one of Uganda’s enchanting forested parks having 766 km2 with.

7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari; safari exposes you the rich wild game of Akagera National Park including Giraffes, Elephants, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelopes among others.

8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari; gives a cross sectional encounter of Rwanda as a safari destination. It involves exploring the city of Kigali – one of the fancy cities in the region.

9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

9 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari; is designed to enable you explore the wildlife, culture, primates and scenic offerings of Rwanda as a safari destination. This 9 days Rwanda safari involves Kigali city tour.

10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Amazing Safari Tour

10 Days Rwanda Gorilla Amazing Safari Tour; 10 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in taking you to all Rwanda national park and cultural places.

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trek

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trek; This Uganda Tour starts and finishes in Kampala. The tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Southwestern part of Uganda.

7 Days Chimps & Gorilla Safari in Uganda

7 Days Chimps & Gorilla Safari in Uganda; Depart from Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at the Equator.

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour; is designed to bring out the best in the famous Uganda safari parks of Murchison falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth NP.

11 Days Uganda gorilla wildlife and cultural safari

11 Days Uganda gorilla wildlife and cultural safari; is structured to help you gain an insight of the wildlife, gorilla and cultural and scenic attractions of Uganda. It covers the Uganda’s.

12 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultural safari

12 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultural safari; is a unique tour that opens you to the virgin wilderness of Kidepo National Park where the game is alive and enchanting in its natural environment.

12 Days Uganda Primates Tour – National Park Safaris

12 Days Uganda Primates Tour – National Park Safaris; You will leave from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park which is located in the Southern part of Uganda. Before you reach the park.

13 Days Uganda Gorilla Wildlife and Cultural safari

13 Days Uganda Gorilla Wildlife and Cultural safari; is a blend of wildlife, culture, scenery and gorillas. It brings out the best of Lake Mburo National Park well known for its horseback safaris.

14 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

14 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari; is a blend of Uganda’s wild game, Primates, adventure, culture coupled with great scenic views. It involves encountering Kampala city.

15 Days Uganda Gorilla, wildlife & Cultural safari

15 Days Uganda Gorilla, wildlife & Cultural safari; is one of those comprehensive Uganda safari packages that you can ever have. It gives you an opportunity to explore 3/4 of Uganda.

16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour; is a detailed package that involves adventure, culture, wildlife, scenery, Chimpanzees and Gorillas. It takes you through the cosmopolitan city of Kampala.

17 Days Uganda safari

17 Days Uganda safari; entirely comprises of adventure, sightseeing, cultural, wild game and Chimpanzees. It takes you through the adventures of the Victoria Nile at Jinja.

18 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari & Wildlife

18 Days Uganda safari incorporates gorillas, Chimpanzees, culture, wildlife and scenery. It includes encountering the heritage of Kampala city, adventures of River Nile, Rhinos in Ziwa sanctuary.

19 days Tour to uganda National Parks – Uganda Safaris to Uganda National Parks

19 days Tour to uganda National Parks – Uganda Safaris to Uganda National Parks; This Uganda Tour begins and ends in Kampala. The tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park.

21 Days Best of Uganda safari

21 Days Best of Uganda safari; is a comprehensive package that gives an all-round safari across Uganda. It takes you through the adventures of River Nile in Jinja including white water rafting.

3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain Hiking Safari in Congo

3 Days Nyiragongo Mountain Hiking Safari in Congo; Standing at an elevation of 3,470m above sea level, Nyiragongo Volcano is part of the Great Virunga massif that comprises of.

3 Days Congo Mountain Gorillas

3 Days Congo Mountain Gorillas; is short Mountain Gorilla Safari package that allows you to explore these World’s critically endangered species in the dense forest tract of Virunga NP

3 Days Congo Eastern Lowland Gorilla Safari

3 Days Congo Eastern Lowland Gorilla Safari; offers an encounter with the largest remaining section of the Eastern Lowland Gorillas in the world thriving in Kahuzi Biega National Park.

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Congo & Nyiragongo Volcano Climbing; is blend of Primate watching and Adventure. In fact, the Safari features two of the most popular Africa Safari activities.

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