Fly into Entebbe International Airport to access Uganda's capital, Kampala, and other travel highlights of Uganda. From the airport you can take a shuttle to Entebbe, from where you can catch a minibus taxi to Kampala. Alternatively, if you pay more you can take a private taxi from the airport to Kampala, or your lodge/hotel may be able to arrange a transfer for you. If your flight arrives at night, many advise that you stay overnight in Entebbe, to avoid hazards (bad drivers, livestock and pedestrians) on the poorly lit roads.
In Kampala the cheapest, but not safest, option is the motorcycle taxi, called the Boda-Boda. Minibus taxis (Matatus) that follow set routes are another cheap option and public buses have been introduced. Then there are the more expensive private taxis running at set fares.
For travel to other destinations in Uganda there are bus services, going as far afield as Nairobi in Kenya (overnight journey). Most travellers join an organised safari in Kampala, so that the safari company deals with the poor road conditions and secures gorilla trekking permits for Bwindi National Park (a full day's drive from Kampala).
Arriving in Uganda you should have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate and have cash to pay for your entry visa (check prices and visa requirements before travelling).
The international airport for Kampala is Entebbe International Airport, located just outside of Entebbe some 35 km from Kampala's central business district. The capital of Uganda, Kampala is the main access point for travel in the country with Entebbe International Airport serving as its principal airport. To get from the international airport, near Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria, to Kampala travellers can take a taxi to Entebbe and catch a mini-bus taxi (Matatu) from there, or take an airport shuttle or private taxi from the airport.
The airport features two terminals - one for international and one for domestic flights, along with left-luggage, banking, dining and duty-free shopping facilities. Airlines include Air Uganda, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Kenya Airways and South African Airways amongst others. Destinations connected with Entebbe (Kampala) by direct flights include; Amsterdam, Brussels, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, London and Nairobi.
Eat out at one of restaurants in Kampala, said to offer excellent Indian cuisine. Enjoy the nightlife of Kampala in its bars and clubs.
Day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.
Kampala is a convenient base for African Mountain Gorilla Trekking excursions.
Some of the world's best white water rafting on the Nile in Jinja, not far from Kampala. Water sports, horse riding, tubing, kayaking, boat cruises, mountain biking, fishing and hiking.
Explore the markets, cultural sights and historical highlights (Kasubi tombs,Kabaka`s Palace, Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals etc) of Kampala on a walking or bus/car/motorbike city tour.