Travel Information

Travel Information and a guide to costs, where to find a doctor or dentist, bus fares and local languages in Uganda.

Getting from the airport – generally a special hire taxi from the airport the the city or Backpackers Hostel is 60,000/- Ush ($35) If you are a large group we can arrange a 22 seater coaster bus for 130,000/-Ush ($80)

A taxi from the city centre to Backpackers or vis versa is about 10,000/- Ush or you can get a motorcycle taxi (boda boda) for 2,500/- to 3,000/- Ush.

Exchanging money – there are many exchange bureau and banks around Kampala and it is easy to change money and as a result there is no black market. The excgange rate as of May 2008 is around 1,650/- Ush to the US dollar, 3,320/- Ush to the British Pound and 2,300/- to the Euro. We recommend Red Fox Exchange Bureau 52 Kampala Road as a good place to change money.

Hospitals & Clinics – there aremany good clinics around Kampala city and generally hospitals in rural towns are not so bad with basis medial care readily available. In Kampala I recommend The Surgery run by Dr. Stockley and which is near the golf club in Kololo http://www.thesurgeryuganda.org/aboutus.htm Dr. Stockley has been in Uganda since year dot and has a wide experience in treating tropical diseases, he is also up to date on the latest treatment for diabeties should you have an emergency in that field.

Contact Numbers for Dr. Stockley’s Surgery are;

Office Hours 24-hours (5 lines) +256 (0)41 256 003 24-hours Mobile +256 (0)77 756 003

Emergency Out of Hours

Dr On Call (out of hours) +256 (0)75 756 003

Nurse 24-hours Mobile +256 (0)77 756 003 Nurse 24-Hours (5 lines) +256 (0) 41 256 003

For dental we recommend the Sas Dental Clinic – 76 Kampala Rd. Tel: (0414) 344787, 0772 415657

For a comprehensive list of doctors, dentists and clinics please go the website for the Eye Magazine http://www.theeye.co.ug/clinics_and_doctors.php

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