Passports and Visas

In the past getting visa approval could take a while. Therefore it’s best to tackle this aspect of your safari in good time – say at least 2 months in advance. In both Uganda and Rwanda, you can easily get a visa on arrival at the airport. You need to check a list of both countries to see which nationalities can get visas on arrival.

In Rwanda, it is possible to apply for a visa online via the immigration website.

Important Things to Note

  • Passport must be valid for at least six months upon your return home. Also make sure you have extra passport photos (just in case)
  • Make sure your passport has enough blank pages to accommodate any visa requirements (entry/departure stamps) that may arise during the course of your safari
  • Ensure you have up-to-date information on the specific documentation requirement for your trip–find out from your travel agent, relevant diplomatic mission, airline or tourist board
  • Leave a copy of your passport and travel itinerary with someone responsible at home. It is also advisable to carry an extra copy with you when you travel to africa