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 the remotest National Parks.
Traveling in Uganda is a true adventure. There are several ways to get around, and the option you choose will depend upon your time constraints and your budget. 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. For those short of time, domestic flights are available to many of the national parks.
Tour Operators and Public Transportation
Buses, taxis, VIP vans and several touring trucks operated by individual tour operators are available to help travelers reach their destinations. Motorcycle taxis, known as boda-bodas, can always be used for short distances. Safety can be a concern so its not recommended to travel by boda-boda without a helmet.
Self-drive options are best left for return visitors to the country and more seasoned travelers 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 driver guide who will also give you an interpretive commentary while you enjoy the scenic view.
Eagle Air operate the following flights between Kampala and the national parks:
Murchison Falls National Park – Pakuba Airstrip (daily)
Quick Travel Tips
Dos and Don’ts:
Uganda is rightly called the Pearl of Africa, the people are friendly and most parts of the country are trouble free and can be visited without problems. However, although Uganda claims the lowest crime rate in East Africa, there is sometimes the exception. A few simple precautions will help you ensure that your visit is trouble free. For your own peace of mind it is advisable that you follow the following simple guidelines.
* Do not carry large amounts of cash with you or leave it in your hotel room.
* Do not leave your valuables or any luggage exposed in the back of your car or on the roof.
* Camp only on approved sites and never in secluded areas.
* Watch your handbag when shopping or in crowded streets, restaurants or pubs.
* Park in controlled parking areas and always lock your car.
* When visiting tourist sites do not wander off the trail or the environs of the site unless you are sure you know where you are going.