Terms and Conditions
Kindly read through our terms and conditions to make sure you understand what we need you to consider before you travel with On holiday Safaris.
You can change dollars, pounds and Euros in Kampala and other towns in Uganda, but the best exchange rates are found in Kampala. It is a good Idea to carry US dollars with you at all times.
You can check on XE.com for current rates.
Inter-switch ATMs are in all major cities and accept VISA cards, Master Cards and other international bank cards. Note that Credit cards are not widely used but are accepted at some big hotels.
At ATMs withdraw amount may be limited to around 100$.
Ugandan restaurants offer a wide range of dishes ranging from Ugandan dishes, continental dishes, Chinese, Indian, Nigerian, Italian and more. The finest restaurants and hotels in Uganda are located in Kampala, the capital city, although Up-market lodges in the National Parks provide excellent cuisines.
Is is always good to try Ugandan dishes to boost you. These dishes high in cabs will satisfy your hunger! Staples include: Matoke (steamed green banana), Posho (maize flour/corn), sweet and Irish potatoes, chapati, cassava, yam, rice, goat stew, beans, beef stew, chicken and groundnut sauce.
Not forgetting Street food such as the Ugandan Rolex (Chapatti with rolled in eggs)
Uganda is generally a very safe destination today, Kampala is known as one of the safest capital cities in Africa. However, as a traveler always be careful to your belongings. Always be cautious when on your journeys and endeavor to follow traffic rules at all times.
Kampala is highly populated in downtown areas and traffic jams can be intense some times.
Gay travelers should be aware that recent evangelical-led campaigns against homosexuality have resulted in a high level of homophobia.
Travelers are advised to contact the Uganda representative in their countries or regions to determine whether vaccination is necessary before entry into Uganda.
A yellow fever certificate is required if you have been transiting infected areas. Malaria is prevalent in Uganda and it is advisable to take anti-malarial and to utilise mosquito repellents.
Malaria Prophylaxis is recommended. It is not recommended to drink tap water. Boil it or buy bottled water from the restaurants/supermarkets/shops. The equatorial sun can be deceptive even on overcast days. Sunglasses, sun creams and hats are highly recommended to avoid sunburns.
This culture at hotels, restaurants and bars is not a must in Uganda although it’s highly appreciated. I you wish the amount would depend on your satisfaction. However if on safari, tour guides and drivers should be tipped for their service.