Uganda visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Ugandan Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Uganda provides that Nigeria can obtain a visa on arrival into the country.
  • This visa on arrival which cost $50 enables citizens of Nigeria to stay for a period of 30 days.
  • Visitors who stay beyond the stay duration without applying for an extension will be fined $30 each day.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry in Uganda. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Nigerians are to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival in Uganda.
  • Citizens of Nigeria travelling to Uganda must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Uganda. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • A return ticket to Nigeria or onward destination is needed as well.
  • Intending visitors can get to Uganda from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • RwandAir, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airways are some of the airlines that fly from Nigeria to Uganda.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Kampala, Uganda is 8 hours, 50 minutes and from Abuja, it is 9 hours, 30 minutes.
  • The religion demography in Uganda is divided into indigenous religions, Islam, and Christianity. However, Christianity is the most practised religion in the country.
  • The Ugandan shilling is the official currency used in Uganda. Visitors can visit banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Uganda has a warm tropical climate. The dry season is from June to August, and from December to February, while the rainy season is from March to May and September to November.
  • English and Swahili are the official languages of Uganda. However, there are forty native languages in Uganda, which can be grouped into three main language families: Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. 
  • The power and socket plug used in Uganda are of G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $30 to spend on daily expenses while in Uganda.
  • Uganda uses East Africa Time (GMT+3), which puts Uganda 2 hours ahead of Nigeria.
  • Bwindi National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park are some of the tourist sites tourists can visit during their to Uganda.
  • Movement in Uganda is possible with buses, trains and taxis. 
  • Visitors travelling to Uganda are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and regulations as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions


How safe is Uganda for tourists?

Uganda is relatively safe to visit, and after 25 years of Yoweri Museveni's ruling, the country is finally stable. Tourists are nevertheless expected to take necessary precautions.


How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Gorilla permits within Uganda can cost up to $600 per person. The permit offers you one hour with the mountain gorillas in a group of 8 people.


Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

Uganda is a safe, secure, stable, and a friendly country to visit, with no security issues in their Gorilla Parks. Gorilla tourism is a chief source of income for Uganda. Gorilla permits pay for the conservation and preservation of the park for both the gorillas and visitors


When is it best time to visit Uganda?
The dry season of June to August and December to February are the best times to visit Uganda. The country is much more easy to explore during this period.

What can I wear in Uganda?
All items of clothing visitors plan on taking to Uganda should be casual, comfortable, functional and playful.

So Nigeria to Uganda is visa on arrival current now?
Udeh Anthony ikechukwu

1 year ago

Is there visa on arrival for Uganda for now?


Please I saw $50 dollars for visa, please I was to know how much flight ticket will cost??
Nakisekka Joan

9 months ago

How much visa and tickets


Do I need a VISA as a Nigerian to travel to Uganda for Educational Purpose??

Is Uganda a rich country ??

Please is it true that nigerians traveling to Uganda do not need a visa before departure and can get a visa visa at the air port with all thr required documents. Thanks?

You I need yellow fever card as a nigerian?

Can someone visit uganda from Nigeria with an invitation from the uganda citizen?