Visa regulations: Once you have your passport, click here to be sure which nationals need a visa to Uganda. You can then apply through the Ugandan Embassy or Consulate in your country, or online. You may also apply for a Visa at the entry point – Entebbe International Airport.
Health regulations: Check out at to find out the health requirements for travelers to Uganda and ask your doctor or healthcare provider what you will need depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, the areas you will be visiting, and the planned time of stay.
Getting to Uganda
When flying into Uganda, your entry point is Entebbe International Airport, about 3 km from the town center of Entebbe and about a 30 – 40 minute drive south from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.
We will keep in touch by email and Skype; and if you provide us with your itinerary, we will arrange for someone to pick you up from the airport. Volunteers cover their travel fare from the airport to Kampala and to Kasese – about 7 hours drive by bus from Kampala.
Depending on the arrival time, the volunteer may have to spend the night in Kampala and then proceed to Kasese the following day. If he/she must have a night around Entebbe or Kampala, expenses are the volunteer’s responsibility.
Local transport in Uganda:
Travel fares depend on route destination, method of transportation, and the inflation rates –
Taxi cab: Entebbe Airport to Kampala: US $40
Bus: Kampala to Kasese: US $15
Within Kasese: Matatu (locally known as ‘taxi,’) from / to Kasese project area: US $3.
Bodaboda (motorcycle transport) within Kasese Town Centre: US $ 0.5
*Bodabodas are a common form of transport in the rural villages. Please, make sure you first negotiate before the journey starts!
Learning the local language:
Most people are illiterate and do not speak or understand English, so volunteers need to learn a few words in the local language. The local staff and program participants are more than happy to teach you; there is no fee associated with this. The more you practice, the quicker you’ll learn – practice is the best teacher!