Cheap Flights to Uganda

Uganda overview

When is the best time to fly to Uganda?

Peak season

The peak seasons for flights to Uganda are determined largely by the availability of safari tours and specific permits. In light of this major attraction, the most frequented time is the dry season from June to September and from December to February. July and August as well as Christmas and New Year are the country’s busiest periods. In the savannah reserves, vegetation during the dry season is sparse and animals are easier to spot around sources of water. So tourists who book flights to Uganda for the sole purpose of wildlife tracking, favour these months.

Off season

The cheapest flights to Uganda are best found during the low tourism season between the months of March to May and October and November. During this time, high precipitation causes some lodges and camps to close for the season and some roads and forest trails are impassable. One advantage for wildlife trackers who book cheap flights to Uganda during this period, is that the chance of spotting newborn animals is higher than during the dry season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Uganda?

The best time to book flight tickets is between June and July and from January to February. Temperatures during this period range from 17°C to 25°C and there is little chance of rainfall. Gorilla permits are best booked far in advance to avoid disappointment. The cheapest flight tickets are also easier to find because this shoulder season falls just outside two of Uganda’s busiest periods.

How long is the flight to Uganda?

Flights from Cape Town to Uganda - 7 hours 50 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Johannesburg to England - 5 hours 20 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Durban to England - 7 hours 40 minutes (average 1 stop).

Which airlines operate flights to Uganda?

The major airlines through which you can book plane tickets to Uganda are: Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Brussels Airlines and RwandAir. When you compare flights to Uganda, remember to take into consideration important variations such as flight duration, number of stops and the travel dates.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The Entebbe airport shuttle – a door to door transfer service, and private taxi transfers are the two best ways to travel from the airport to the city centre. Group transfers are a fast, reliable and cost-effective way of travelling the distance. When booking cheap flights to Uganda, it may also be useful to check which car hire companies offer 4X4 vehicles. This is a viable option for drivers who are confident enough to take on Uganda’s roads.

Uganda insider information

  • Extreme action enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on what Jinja has to offer. As the ‘adrenaline capital of East Africa,’ it is the destination for white-water rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping and more adventure activities.
  • A trip to Uganda should include a visit to Murchison Falls – a breath-taking destination in Uganda’s largest national park that is characterised by an “eternal war between rock and water.”
  • The Baha’I House of Worship in Uganda is a popular religious site situated on Kikaya Hill. This auspicious temple is shaped like a traditional African hut and is a venerated place of worship. It is fondly referred to as the Mother Temple of Africa.
  • Kampala, Uganda’s capital city is a dynamic, vibrant destination filled with markets and bustling shopping centres. This gives way to the opulent living over Nakasero Hill where the city transitions into green expanses, contemporary restaurants and trendy bars.

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How much do things cost in Uganda?

Loaf of white bread
R 12.49
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 6079.35
1 km taxi journey
R 9.68
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 7.74

International departures to Uganda