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Top 20 Best Things To Do In Uganda


17 Sept 2023

Before you travel to Uganda

  • Yellow fever vaccination: $ 60 per person (do it at least 1 month prior to departure, but consult in your own country. You must have this when applying for a visa)

  • Tourist visa: $ 50 per person (takes max 3 working days, apply on You need passport valid 6 months from departure, passport photo & yellow fever vaccination)

  • Malaria pills: $ 25 per person with a prescription cost

  • Return flights $ 470 /person

  • Uganda Gorilla permit $ 700 /person 

  • Only during the pandemic: CPR test for corona with a travel certificate: $160 per person

Costs per person before arrival: $1465 USD

The prices above are what we paid to travel to Uganda from Sweden. We did all the above vaccinations and tests in Sweden.

1. Gorilla Trekking

A real bucket-list experience and an unforgettable adventure. You’ll get up close and personal with mountain gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and spend 1 hour in the company of a gorilla family. I wrote everything you’ll need to know about this experience in an article on gorilla trekking, here.

2. Lake Mburo National Park

When it comes to seeing a wider variety of animals in a national park, Lake Mburo does not disappoint! We saw a couple of dozen mammal species and lots of interesting birds. Spend a full day or two half-days here.

3. Visit the Entebbe Botanical Garden

Our trip to Entebbe may have been short, but we definitely maximized it! After checking into our hotel, we booked a car to take us to the destinations we wanted to visit in Entebbe. The first one, and the best one, was the Entebbe Botanical Garden. We saw plenty of interesting species of plants, trees and animals there and would definitely recommend a visit here. This was also the place where they filmed the first Tarzan movie!

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