The destination Uganda has come to agreement to enable the East Africa Safari tour undertakers interested in proceeding on Safari in Uganda fly direct to the respective destination without undergoing the Immigration procedure at Entebbe International Airport.
Initially, the Entebbe International Airport has been the main Air port of entry for passengers entering Uganda including those arriving for Uganda Safari tours. From this point, the guests would then proceed to the respective destinations and those with connecting domestic flights would do so from there.
The direct regional flights come after three (3) years following the establishment of the Single East Africa tourist visa by the countries of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda to allow the Africa safari undertakers visit the three countries without having to apply for the Visa again.
With this arrangement, for example, a tourist on Kenya Wildlife safari in Masai Mara National Reserve can connect by flight to the Uganda gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda combining the Great Migration and Mountain Gorilla trekking and hence deriving lasting Africa safari memories!
The East Africa Single tourist Visa costs $100 per person and can be got from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya depending on the first port of entry. It offers multiple entry within the respective destinations. This saves time and minimize frustrations at the border points as travelers initially had to apply for each nation visa. This in turn makes cross border attractions and the multi-country itineraries easier to explore and implement respectively.
The move to fly directly to the Ugandan National Parks is approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority where the clearance of the guests will be done at the Airfields in the respective National Parks. Distant destinations like Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda always sought after by travelers on safaris in Uganda are anticipated to benefit from the scheme.