My name is Paul. I and my wife Laura will be down in Uganda for a one week I-cannot-wait holiday. We are getting to Entebbe Airport on May 16th 2012 from Essex, UK around 4AM.
Initially we shall stay at the Naigara hotel near Kampala before we set off to see the gorillas. Is it easy to get a taxi at the airport to go to the hotel at the time we arrive?
And how much is the right fare from Entebbe airport to the hotel?
I assume that there are some taxi drivers who think of foreign tourists as an ATM card.
Thank you. We are very much looking forward to this trip.
You will be pleased to know that ‘airport taxis’ as they are commonly known in Uganda, are always available when a flight arrives. You won’t have any problem finding one, as there will likely be several waiting outside.
I will assume that you are going to the Niagara hotel along Entebbe road which is close to Kampala. This should take you just under 45 minutes from the airport.
So the fares should be in the region of $25/$30 but you can negotiate the fare before you get in the cab. Under no circumstance should you pay more than $30.
If you are using a tour agency for your gorilla expedition, find out if they can also provide this initial service. Many do at no extra cost as a bonus to your package – they will call it free airport pickups.
Alternatively, also find out if Niagara hotel does have a shuttle. Assuming that you have made hotel reservations with them, ask them if they could provide this as a concession otherwise, the cost of using their shuttle should be much less than $30.