Travel Information

Kampala, the capital city of Uganda is located in the central region on the shores of Lake Victoria. The city has many attractions, destinations and tourists activities ranging from events to prime time venues and hotels, that’s why it’s referred to as the East Africa’s happiest city.

The city gets its name From Impala (Aepyceros melampus) a medium-sized African antelope that used to roam the jungles where Kampala seats today. Located just 40 Km from Entebbe International Airport, Kampala will amaze you with its beauty, culture and hospitality before you venture the rest of the country.

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Guest Advisory for International delegates

We look forward to your participation as a delegate to the Africa Block Chain Conference scheduled 3rd – 4th July 2019 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.

En Hakkore Consults Ltd will be handling all the conference hospitality guest relations and travel advisory to all the conference delegates. Some of the services may include planning your travel itinerary, hotel accommodation booking and any other types of logistical support.

Travel to Uganda

There are several International flights to and from Entebbe Airport- Uganda.

En Hakkore Consults will be happy to provide a range of possible routes and flight schedules for your selection of the most convenient itinerary from your departure airport. However a delegate may also directly coordinate with their own travel agent for the same. The delegate will kindly be requested to share their itinerary to enable us plan the airport pickups. Please contact our hospitality lead on patricia@africanblockchain.org, roberta@africanblockchain.org  or visit www.enhakkoreconsults.com for further details and assistance.

Visa Arrangements

Delegates from all countries except Somalia may obtain Visa for Uganda on arrival or apply for issuance of an electronic visa at a fee of $50.

Please click https://visas.immigration.go.ug  for your online application  or  contact our hospitality team at the  Email below

Hotel Accommodation

Delegates can choose from list of many hotels in Kampala. However, the conference organizers have identified official partner hotels offering special rates for its delegates.

To make your hotel reservations with the above special conference delegate rates, Please directly contact our hospitality team on Email below

Note:  All reservations and expenses will be charged to the delegate.

Medical & Vaccinations

All travelers to Uganda are required to have a valid Yellow Fever immunization card at least (10- 30days) prior to your arrival in Uganda.

Be sure to check in with your medical practitioner prior to your departure to ensure you have been advised on any additional requirements. Please directly contact our hospitality team on Email below

Public transport around Kampala

Kampala offers various means of public transport systems to help you get around the city. Public transport ranges from; public bus, passenger taxi, private hire cars, motorbike (boda-boda) and more conveniently Uber.

Ugandan Currency

The Uganda Shilling (UGX) is the official currency of Uganda. However US Dollars (USD) is also accepted in certain places in East Africa. For the most part, Uganda is cash based economy; however you will be able to use your VISA or MasterCard in Certain hotels and restaurants. It is advised that you carry both USD and UGX whilst travelling around Uganda.

UGX is a controlled currency and is only available from within East Africa. Therefore, it is advised that you carry 100 or 50 USD Dollar bills to be exchanged at the official Forex Bureau upon arrival. Dollar bills must be printed 2003 or newer and unmarked. The higher the denomination of the bill the better the exchange rate. The conference Guest relations consultant will have a desk at your hotel should you need assistance.

Communications

Almost all hotels and restaurants have access to good WI-FI connections.

If you require access to a local SIM card, please contact Email below to let us know of your requirements in advance.

Contacts

Contact our hospitality team on patricia@africanblockchain.orgor roberta@africanblockchain.orgor +256 772427186