Visiting Uganda

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Traveling to Uganda:

Kampala is located 40km from Entebbe International Airport. An airport shuttle between Entebbe International Airport and the Sheraton, Protea and Metropole hotels will be provided for participants on April 3rd as well as the 6th and 7th. A shuttle schedule will be available in March.

International airlines flying to Entebbe include:

  • Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • British Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines

Intra-Africa airlines include:

  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Egypt Air
  • Air Tanzania
  • Air Uganda
  • Kenya Airways
  • Rwandair Express
  • Fly 540
  • Precision Airlines

Visa Information:

You can apply for a visa to visit Uganda online. The online application can be found here. Before you begin the online application, you will need:

  • Vaccination Certification for Yellow Fever
  • Passport sized photo
  • Copy of your passport bio-data page
  • Your arrival date
  • Hotel contact information (or Ugandan conference contact information: Paul Kaheru, Dash Events Ltd, +256776500656)

All visas are processed and approved in 2-3 working days. You may be requested to submit a formal conference invitation letter. If so, please contact Brian Shaw at brian.shaw@sabin.org to have one issued.  Once you are approved, you will need to print out your approval paperwork and present it upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Visas are $50 USD which you will be required to pay upon arrival.

Please visit the Uganda immigration website for information about applying for a visa including countries exempt from needing a visa to enter Uganda.

Accommodations:

The Coalition against Typhoid has negotiated rates at hotels near the Kampala Serena International Conference Center.

Sheraton:

  • Rates:
    • Superior Room Single: $180 USD
    • Superior Room Double: $230 USD
    • Executive Room Single: $200 USD
    • Executive Room Double: $250 USD
  • To Book: Contact reservation@sheratonkampala.com and reference the booking code 1704THEALB
  • A shuttle will also be available from the Sheraton to the conference center, the hotel is also within walking distance to the conference center
  • Hotel website

Protea Kampala: NOW SOLD OUT

  • Rate: $174.20 USD
  • A shuttle will be available from the Protea to the conference center
  • Hotel website

Serena:

Metropole:

  • Rates:
    • Deluxe room single occupancy $110 USD
    • Business Deluxe room single occupancy $130 USD
    • Deluxe room double occupancy $130 USD
    • Business Deluxe room double occupancy $155 USD
  • To Book: Contact reservations@metropolekampala.com and reference the booking code Sabin
  • A shuttle will be available from the Metropole to the conference center
  • Hotel website

Other hotels within walking distance to the conference center include:

General Information:

Kampala Serena International Conference Centre

Situated in the heart of the central business district, the Kampala Serena International Conference Centre is near many hotels, businesses, and government institutions, as well as the Nakasero farmer’s market and several restaurants. Learn more about the conference center here. 

Seeing the sights in Kampala

As the capital and largest city in Uganda, Kampala is the perfect place to see historic mosques, temples and tombs. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala offers lively markets and a variety of restaurants of all cuisines and price levels. For adventurous travellers, Kampala offers the perfect jumping-off point for expeditions to the headwaters of the Nile or wildlife safaris. Visit Uganda’s tourism website for more information.

Baps Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple

For those celebrating Rama Navami during this conference, the Baps Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple is nine minutes away by car on Nakivubo Place Road off of Entebbe Rd.

 

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