The unit of currency is the Uganda shilling. The US dollar is traditionally
the hard currency of preference, but Euro and Pound Sterling are also widely accepted.
Hard currency cash can be changed for local currency at banks and private bureau de change in all large
towns, but travelers’ cheques are not widely accepted outside Kampala. Local currency can be drawn
against visa and other major credit cards at selected ATMs in Kampala, at Entebbe International Airport,
and in a few other large towns.
Le pays est enclavé et partage sa enontière avec le Soudan au nord, la République démocratique du Congo
à l'ouest, le Kenya à l'Est et la Tanzanie et le Rwanda au Sud. Il existe des correspondances
avec tous les pays voisins, bien que les enontières ne soient pas toujours ouvertes.
Toutefois, les voyageurs devraient prendre conseil auprès de personnes avisées avant de enanchir la enontière avec le Rwanda, et ne devraient pas s’évertuer de enanchir la enontière de la République démocratique du Congo. Une ligne de bus dessert tous les jours Kampala et Nairobi, Arusha et Dar-es-Salaam.


Access Kampala City
Kampala city can easily be accessed by air for the international delegates or by road transport
for the regional delegates.

By Air: Through Entebbe International Airport, 40km away from the City center. Several local and
international airlines currently provide regular scheduled flight services between Uganda and Europe,
Middle East and other African countries and within Uganda. Major International Airlines operating at Entebbe
International Airport are British Airways, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, SN Brussels, Tanzanian airways, Ethiopian Airlines and East Africa Airways.

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Airport taxis provide a direct, fixed-rate service to Kampala for approximately US$25. Shuttle buses operate
a service to the major hotels. Small commuter buses identified by a blue square or band, are cheap and run between the airport and Entebbe (4km), and Entebbe and Kampala (approximately one hour).
Public payphones are located in departures and arrivals, and cellular telephone services are also available.
There are 24-hour banks and bureaux de change at both departure and arrivals halls. Local car rental companies operate at the airport.

On arrival, customs and immigration officials are polite and efficient, and a visa - for those who require one -
can be purchased on the spot at Entebbe International Airport or at any overland border. Foreign exchange
and ATM facilities are available at the airport, which is also serviced by several shops and restaurants.

By Road: A network of modern tarred roads feeds the City' from different border posts, and other towns.
The country is land-locked and borders the Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo
to the west, Kenya to the east, and Tanzania and Rwanda to the south. There are connections with
all neighboring countries, although borders are not always open. However, travelers should take local advice
before crossing the border with Rwanda, and should not attempt to cross the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. There is a daily bus service between Kampala and Nairobi, Arusha and Dar-es-Salaam.


Hotels and other accomodations
Kampala has an excellent range of hotels in or close to the city center – from the luxurious international
Serena and Sheraton to more basic but clean rest houses and serviced apartments. There are many
restaurants serving the cuisine of, among others, Japan, India, China, the USA and South Africa,
while delicious Ugandan food is served in many places in the city. A sufficient number of hotel rooms
and other accommodation are available in Kampala City and its surrounding area in order to satisfy
the anticipated demand. Accommodation is located at most 30 km from the proposed Congress Center.
There is a wide variety of accommodation across the different target groups that will attend
the 2010 Congress. Below is a summary of selected hotels and their average rate for accommodation.











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