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Uganda is home to mountains, lakes, rivers and some of Africa’s most majestic animals. See gorillas in their natural habitat, trek to the source of the Nile and enjoy your time with the varied landscape and welcoming people of this small but captivating country.
If you’re hoping to spot primates and other jungle creatures during your stay, book your flights to Uganda during the country’s dry seasons. These run from June to August and December to February.
March, April and May are the wettest months in Uganda, as a result, hotel rates and flights to Uganda are generally a little cheaper compared to the peak season. However, with tropical downpours common, you’ll need to pack your waterproofs if you’re travelling at this time of year.
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Entebbe International is by far the busiest airport in Uganda. Around one and a half million people pass through its terminals every year and flights depart from the airport for destinations across Africa and the Middle East. Direct flights link Entebbe with Brussels and Amsterdam.
A small choice of regional airports can be found across Uganda. Gulu Airport, in the north of the country, offers regular flights to Entebbe. Arua Airport, in the northwest Uganda, and Moyo Airport, close to the border with South Sudan, also operate regular flights to the country’s capital.
Airlines offering connecting flights to Uganda from UK airports include:
There are a number of ways to get around Uganda. If you’re only in the country for a few weeks, hiring a private tour guide for your stay will help you make the most of your trip. Group tours are also available in most parts of the country.
If you prefer to travel independently, you’ll find buses are the easiest and most affordable way to get about. Buses link most towns and cities, although comfort levels can vary. If you’re in a rush, internal flights are the quickest way to get around. Check timetables before you arrive in the country as some services only operate once or twice a week.
The most spectacular attraction in Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Home to around half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, it’s the perfect place to get close to nature.
Another must-see attraction is the river Nile. Go rafting on its frothy waters or watch it cascade through a 6m gap at the impressive MurchisonFalls.
British passport holders need to apply for a visa from the Ugandan High Commission before flying to Uganda.