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Online Visas, 2016

With effect from 01 July 2016, the Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Uganda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online. The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically via the email address provided by the applicant. This entire process should take +/-3 days.  When/if approved, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to this email. The applicant should print out this approval letter and present it at the port of entry (together with documentation and payment as mentioned below).

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It’s Columbus Day. Let’s talk about geography (and Ebola).

Today we commemorate Columbus Day, an American holiday observed in some states, perhaps for Christopher Columbus’s perseverance and bravery rather than his geographical knowledge. In light of recent scares involving “potential Ebola cases” and air travel involving individuals who had been nowhere near the Ebola outbreak zone, it seems we all could use a little geography lesson. Continue reading

Our very own Marion is a Princess!

We always knew she was special, but now the rest of the world knows.  On Saturday April 27th, Marion Nankya married Prince David Wasajja in a glittering ceremony at Kampala’s Rubaga Cathedral.  Marion has been working at Wildplaces, running the reservations office.  One day she is answering the phones and making bookings at the lodges, the next, our lovely, smiling and soft-spoken Marion is walking down the aisle with her father at the Royal Wedding. Continue reading