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What you need

Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the ports of entry in the country. Carriers of passports from countries that require entry visa to Uganda are requested to seek more information regarding visa and other required travel documents at the Ugandan Embassy/consulate in their respective countries.Please check the website of the Ugandan Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control for details on which countries need entry visa at their address given below.

Trip information

Yellow fever vaccination is required for all travelers from yellow fever endemic countries/regions. All individuals in transit for twelve (12) hours or more and/or who leave the immediate airport vicinity in a yellow fever endemic area are required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival in any port of entry in Uganda. Direct arrivals from non-endemic countries in Europe and North America are not required to show the certificate.

About the ticket

Sponsored participants will receive tickets from organisers and when arriving at Entebbe airport, they will be picked from airport to the hotel pre-reserved for them. Self-funded participants are required to inform ARCOS secretariat about their itineraries and flights as soon as possible. As Mbale is far from Kampala (4hrs drive), a transit hotel, Ridar Hotel in Seeta, Kampala, has been reserved. For more details about the hotel visit the Ridar Hotel website here. Only sponsored participant’s accommodation (if necessary) at the transit hotel will be catered for. Self-funded participants who want to stay at the same hotel on arrival in Kampala should seek advice from ARCOS in advance. The organizers of the WMF will cover participants transport details to Mbale. Buses will pick participants from Ridar hotel on Monday 17th October 2016, in the morning hours.

Weather

Please note that October is normally a rainy season in Uganda especially in Mbale town which lies at the foothill of Mount Elgon, Uganda’s second highest mountain after the Rwenzoris. The average elevation of Mbale town is 1,200 masl. This means the temperatures remain relatively cool all year round and chilly at night especially during the dry season from June to September. The temperature ranges between 10 and 28 degrees Celsius with an average around 18 degrees.

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