Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are required by SA passport holders. For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever (if coming from an affected area)

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

AA Uganda

Tel: (+256414) 250 745/255 917

consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00256)
  • Uganda High Commission
  • +27 (012) 342-6031 / 2 / 3
  • Uganda Tourism Board
  • +256 413 42196
  • SA Representative
  • +256 4143 43543 / 4

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Carnet de Passage: Not required. Temporary Import Permit will be issued at the border post upon entry, free of charge
  • Road User Fee: USD 20
  • Payment for TILL: 2000 Uganda Shillings; valid for one year
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post

 Ugandan Customs no longer stamp Carnets. However, they issue a form called “Single Administrative Document” that must be attached to the Carnet. A clearing agent at the border post will assist with the completion of the form

Tape: Two small white rectangular size strips on the right and left hand side of the front bumper as well as two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper. Ideally, the strips should be honeycombed. If towing a trailer, two small red square strips on the right and left hand side of the rear bumper are required

Required if towing a trailer; white must be displayed on front right hand side of trailer / caravan and red on the rear right hand side of the trailer / caravan, when looking forward.

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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