Customs and immigration officials are very welcoming, polite
and efficient. For those who require a visa, you can process
right at Entebbe International Airport or at any border crossing.
Forex bureaus for currency exchange and ATM facilities are
provided at the airport. There are also a number of shops
and restaurants for those who would like something urgently
at the airport. When requested many of the hotels be it midrange
will arrange for airport pickups, as well as the tour company
to organizing your safari
Be smart about malaria:
This is your biggest health risk in Africa, especially south
of the Sahara. Rely only on advice from travel health specialists.
Stop worrying about nasties like yellow fever and Hepatitis
B, by getting the right immunizations. (You may have to show
proof of vaccination against certain diseases before you can
enter the country.)
the dentist before you go:
Who needs a lion-size toothache? Bush medicine is one thing,
but bush dentistry?
Protect yourself from insects:
Malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever are transmitted by
bug bites. Cover up with clothes, use insect repellent, and
sleep under a mosquito net.
before you take a dip:
Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia) is a parasitic-carried
disease that you can catch by swimming, bathing, or paddling
in fresh water lakes in East Africa.
Take time to acclimatise, drink plenty of bottled water, and
take it easy in the heat of the day.
Sore feet can ruin a trip, and blisters, chafing and other
injuries are common causes of major foot infections.
A well-stocked, sterile medical kit, including painkillers,
blister ointment, and adhesive tape is vital. If you're on
an adventure trip, such as river rafting on the River Nile,
consider getting basic first aid training first.
We have an understanding
with International reputable hospital in Kampala Uganda to
be our contact hospital in case of any health emergency for
our clients when on a visit to Uganda. The service the Surgery
offers us includes emergency and ambulance services if ever
The unit of currency is the Uganda shilling. Most tour companies
prefer that tourist pay in ?US dollars, but Euros and Pound
Sterling are also widely accepted. Hard currency cash can
be changed for the local currency at any of the banks and
forex bureaus in all the towns within Uganda, although one
will find difficulty using travellers? cheques outside of
Kampala. You can draw the Ugandan Shilling against Visa and
other major credit cards at selected bank ATMs in Kampala,
Entebbe International Airport, as well as in other larger
towns outside of the Capital
Several international banks operate in Kampala including Barclay's
bank, Standard Chartered bank and Baroda. Many local banks
and foreign exchange bureaus also operate across the country.
Generally the banking hours are 8.30a.m to 4:00p.m - Monday
to Friday, though some institutions are open longer hours
and on Saturdays. There are no longer restrictions on foreign
exchange transactions and currency is easily convertible.
You can change dollars or pounds into local shillings very
AMEX, Visa and Master Card are only accepted at a few choice
establishments and in banks in the cities, You can now use
your visa card to draw money from your account in Europe or
America. we however advise that you take cash to be on the
Fresh tropical fruits and vegetables are plentiful throughout
the country. A wide range of dishes, both traditional and
international, are served in the hotels and restaurants. We
will make sure that you have a variety of good food while
on your visit with Alpha Adventures.
On safari, your meals will be included in your package. Advise
us about what you will and will not eat, if you're a vegetarian
or have food allergies. The main complaint on most safaris
is that the food is so good travelers end up gaining weight.
Don't just stick to the Western-style food served in reputable
hotels. Know your region's specialty so you can sample it
while there. Uganda offer German and Indian,chinese foods
as well as great meals made from fresh foods