Uganda Launches New Online Visa Application Program

mountain gorilla
Photo by Uganda Wildlife Authority

As of this July, getting to Uganda is easier than ever for travelers, thanks to the launch of a new online visa application program.

Uganda, often referred to as the “Pearl of Africa,” is located in East Africa. It’s home to more than half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, bringing travelers from around the globe to trek and observe the silverbacks in person in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Throughout the country there are opportunities for visitors to take safaris through the savannah, forests, and wetlands throughout 10 national parks, where travelers run the possibility of coming face to face with “the Big Five”: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. For a more cultural experience, travelers are invited to activities like The Batwa Experience, offering a glimpse into the living history of the pygmy tribe that once called the forests of Uganda home.

Airlines that travel to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport include Delta Air Lines, Royal Dutch Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways, South African Airways, EgyptAir and Ethiopian Airlines.

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To utilize Uganda’s e-Immigration system, visit More information about Uganda can be found at

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