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New Online Visa Application Process For Tourists Now Live For Uganda

With 10 National Parks and home to the endangered mountain gorilla, Uganda is often known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ and has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for those looking to take safaris in East Africa.

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Visa Required

As a British National, if you want to travel to Uganda you will need a Visa.

The UK Government has a wealth of information regarding the requirements of travelling to this area of Africa, and it is advisable to do as much research as possible before you go.

Once you know the basics such as what clothing to pack, then consult a specialist website such as http://www.steppestravel.co.uk/uganda who will have more in-depth information and advice specific to travelling in Uganda.

From July 2016, Uganda simplified the system for entering the country from the United Kingdom. If you are a tourist you can now make an online visa application called an e-visa. It is advisable to make your application as far in advance as possible in case of any complications. The cost of a single entry to Uganda has recently been reduced, and you can find out how much this is when you make your application. You must, however, remember to bring this money with you in American Dollars, as you need to pay in cash on entry.

A tourist is normally only permitted to stay between 2 weeks and 3 months, but this is up to the immigration authority and you will be advised by email when you have been accepted.

Visiting Uganda

Uganda is land locked and so has countries all around it, however they do have the famous Victoria Lake and snow-capped mountains, making it a diverse landscape. There are lots of endangered species found here and many travellers choose to take their safaris to this country in the hope of seeing rare birds, chimpanzees and the ‘big five’ – Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards and Buffalo. How about taking a gorilla trekking holiday where everything is organised for you, led by specialist guides?

There is a famous gorilla sanctuary in the remote Bwindi National Park where you can get close and marvel at these special animals. Wind your way through the forest to meet these awesome animals – this is where memories are made and never forgotten.