How to Travel to Uganda

AeroLink Caravan finalFrom different parks of Africa, Uganda can be traveled to by either road or Air transport and especially by Air to Entebbe International Airport. Water transport can additionally be used to travel in and around our Uganda particularly the ferry crossing from the Southern toward the Northern part of Murchison Falls National Park. There are also boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls and along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Also Ssese islands are easily visited by water transport from either Nakiwogo or Bukakata, some business and leisure travelers also use the ferry to travel to Mwanza in Tanzania and Kisumu in Kenya.

Airports in Uganda

All frights from outside Uganda just have safe landing at Entebbe International Airport which is the only International Airport we have in Uganda. There is an arrangement of developing some other airstrips to attain worldwide status too but apparently, Uganda has only one international Airport. Other airstrips mostly used by tourists to travel within the country incorporate; Moyo Airstrip, Arua Airstrip, and Kololo Airstrip normally for business travelers. For tourism purposes, the airstrips that have been established for quit connection with the different tour destinations in the country include; Apoka for easy connection to Kidepo Valley National Park, Pakuba and Bugungu to Murchison Falls national Park, Mweya, Kasese, Kihihi, Kayonza and Kisoro for easy access to all tour destinations in southwestern part the country like Bwindi Forest, Kibale, Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Parks among others.

International Airlines Connecting to the country

Depending on the country you are coming from, Uganda can be traveled to by different international airlines, and inter-Africa airlines. Also locally, there several airlines companies operating in the country; like AeroLink Uganda, Eagle Air among others can connect you to different destinations in the country. International airlines connecting to Uganda include; Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Inter-Africa airlines incorporate; Air Uganda, Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, South African Airways, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Tanzania, Fly 540 and Precision Airlines. There are additionally arranges different destinations of the country offered by Kampala Aero Club, Air Serv, Eagle Air and Ndege Juu Ya Africa.

Getting to Uganda

From London there are non-stop flights by British Airways, Istanbul by Turkish Airlines, Amsterdam by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Brussels by Brussels Airlines and. There are also non-stop flights from Dubai by Emirates Airlines and Doha by Qatar Airways. There are no direct flights from America however there are connections through code sharing airlines from Europe and South Africa. The only direct flights connecting Uganda and other African nations are; Egypt air to Cairo, Rwandair Express to Kigali, Kenya Airways to Nairobi, South African Airways to Johannesburg and Ethiopian airlines to Addis Ababa. Charter services can be organized on request by the major service providers like; Kampala Aero Club, Ndege Juu Ya Africa, Air Serv, and Eagle Air or by simply contacting your local Uganda travel agent.

Road Transport in Uganda

The country can also be accessed by road and Road transport system joining Uganda to different countries is good for any traveler to reach the country. By road, Busses, for example, Modern Coast, Akamba, Kampala Coaches, Jaguar, Baby Coaches, Gaagaa, Easy Coach, operate between Kampala to Nairobi in Kenya, Bukoba and Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania, Kigali in Rwanda, Bujumbura in Burundi and Juba in Sudan. There are a variety of standard services from which you can choose to whichever destination you would wish to be.
Very often these buses have timetables to the other cities outside Uganda and it is advised that you check with the respective bus for when they go to and from a particular city to and from Kampala. Be careful with prior booking for these services as last minute bookings may lead to you failing out to get a seat on the bus.

Traveling on Water

There is a normal inland ferry traveling daily from Nakiwogo in Entebbe to the Ssese islands on Lake Victoria and one between Bukakata pier close to Masaka town and Ssese islands on Kake Victoria. These islands are a standout amongst the most visited destinations in Uganda by both local and international tourists majorly for unwinding. The ferry from Nakiwogo departs at around 1:30pm and leaves Ssese islands at 8:00am reaching at Nakiwogo at around 11:00am. Normally this excursion takes around 3 hours on water.