Safari Travel Essentials

Safari Travel Essentials

Getting there and away

Uganda has become a very accessible destination which can be reached by air or land.


Several airlines fly to Uganda, including British Airways, Emirates, Air Brussels, Qatar Airways, KLM, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopians Airways, Egypt Air, Precision Air, Gulf Air, Rwanda Air and Air Tanzania. International flights generally arrive into the newly refurbished Entebbe International Airport.

By Road

Uganda can be accessible by road via easy but lengthy bus routes from Kenya, Tanzania (Bukoba, Dar es Salaam), Rwanda and Burundi. The Borders of Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo are risky-be sure to research the current travel situation before attempting to or from these countries.

Getting Around

Getting around Uganda has never been easier, flexibility exists in use of private or public transport, with the improved transport network and extended communication facilities to even remotest National Parks. Travelling by road is the most accessible and cheapest way to travel, and public transport connects all major locations, and ventures far off the beaten track.

Buses, taxis, and motorcycles known as Boda-bodas can always be used for short distances. However, for your safety, be sure to wear a helmet when travelling on a boda-boda. If you want to experience most of Uganda in a short time, domestic flights are available and we can arrange this on request.

Self-drive options are best left for return visitors to the country and more seasoned travellers who are accustomed to driving in a variety of road conditions. You may find you are more comfortable leaving the driving up to a local guide who will also give you an interpretive commentary as you enjoy the scenic view.

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