Practical Information in EntebbeEdit This
A thorough knowledge of Entebbe practical information will ensure that your trip to this Ugandan city built along the picturesque shores of Lake Victoria is safe and fun.
Aside from your passport or visa, you'll need to show proof of having received a yellow fever vaccination to gain entrance to Entebbe. The US State department also requires children under five years of age to have received a polio vaccination.
The city is primarily used as a means of passing through Africa and, thus, is easily accessible for travelers. The international airport is located here. From outside the city, you can easily navigate in by way of a minibus. The fee is very minimal, usually under $3 each way. Motorcycle taxis are the most commons means for navigation within the city. Is is recommended to book through a trusted source, such as your hotel for safety reasons.
The currency here is the Shilling. In general, a Uganda Shilling with a face value of 2,000 is equal to one US dollar. Because of the dollar's strength, you should be careful when booking your lodging. Many places range from $40-$140 per night. If you're being charged much more than that, you're likely being taken.
Uganda considers itself a multi-lingual country. Both English and Swahili are official languages. However, there are an additional 40 living languages spoken.
You should be aware that throughout Uganda, there are insurgants working with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and cross border attacks do happen. Petty crimes such as pick-pocketing, purse snatching, and theft from hotel rooms or while in a taxi caught in traffic are common.