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Practical info Entebbe, Uganda

Getting around the city

The most convenient way to get around Entebbe is by taxi: metered cabs are available from the taxi stand in the Kitoro area, or by telephone. A slightly cheaper option is the ubiquitous boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis); however, accidents are very common with irresponsible drivers, so it is best to get a recommendation for a good driver from a trusted individual.


Local time is GMT +3.


Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50Hz. Three-pin, rectangular blade plugs are in use.


The official currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change; the best currencies to change are US Dollars, Euros, or Pounds Sterling, but only exchange at official establishments. ATMs are available in major towns and cities. Credit cards are only accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants, usually only in the cities.


The international dialling code for Uganda is +256. There is extensive mobile phone network coverage over most of the country, and internet cafes are available in most large towns.

Emergency number

999 or 112 (General)

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Entebbe International Airport


Getting to the city

Shuttle buses operate a service to Serena Hotel, Speke Resort, Hotel Africana and other major hotels. The journey takes up to an hour to reach central Kampala.

Car rental

Hertz and Europcar operate at the airport.

Airport taxi's

Airport taxis provide a direct service to Kampala.

Transfer between terminals

Passengers should not need to transfer to the second terminal, as it is for cargo only.


Facilities include bars and restaurants, duty-free shopping, craft and gift shops, a business communication centre, and tourist information desk. Public payphones are located in departures and arrivals, and cellular telephone services are also available. There are 24-hour banks and bureaux de change in both the Departure Hall and the Arrival Hall.


Parking is available at the airport.


Wifi is available. An internet cafe is located within the airport.