Flights to Uganda: practical information
Cheap airlines to Uganda
Planning a trip to Uganda? Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Uganda's main airport in Kampala, Entebbe Airport (EBB). From the UK, find the cheapest flights to Uganda with British Airways from London Heathrow. Emirates, KLM, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines also fly to Uganda from the UK.
When to book flights to Uganda
The peak and low season in Uganda really varies and depends on which region you visit. Near Entebbe, it's mostly rainy March-June and December. The north-east is drought-prone year-round. No matter the time you travel, book your flights at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: July to September during the dry months.
- Low season: March to June when it's quite rainy.
Flights to Uganda take at least 12 hours from London.
Experience Uganda: what to see, what to do
Winston Churchill called Uganda the Pearl of Africa and is home to one of the most diverse ranges of fauna and flora in the continent. Where else can you see the endangered mountain gorilla? Wildlife is just the beginning of your adventures while on holidays in Uganda.
Essentials in Uganda
Gorillas: Only a few tourists are allowed near the gorillas per day and your gorilla tracking permit must be applied for very early to ensure you get one through the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The best place to find them? Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Jinja: Located on the banks of the beautiful Victoria Lake, Jindra is the source of the Nile River. The most popular thing to do here? White water rafting on one of the greatest rivers in the world! Body surf, raft or kayak through the rapids… it's a blast!
Ssese Islands: For some real peace and solitude while visit Uganda, head to the Ssese Islands in Vicotira Lake. They have excellent beaches with jungles tame enough to explore on your own. If you swim, beware that there is bilharzia in the lake.
Find more information on Visit Uganda.
Accommodations in Uganda
There are plenty of hotels in Uganda to choose from. On the budget end, it's possible to rent a tent and camp in more remote places of the country. Higher end hotels in Uganda can set you back as much as £65 a night or more. Your best solution to finding cheap hotels is to book your rooms in advance.