Uganda visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Ugandan Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe passport holders can visit Uganda for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe who wish to stay longer than the 90-day period are to apply and pay for an extension at the Immigration department.
  • 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.
  • Tourists are to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival in Uganda.
  • Zimbabwe citizens 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 Zimbabwe or onward destination is needed as well.
  • Intending visitors can get to Uganda from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, RwandAir, South African Airlines and Kenya Airways are some of the airlines that fly from Zimbabwe to Uganda.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Kampala, Uganda is 4 hours, 35 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is 9 hours, 40 minutes.
  • 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.
  • The religion demography in Uganda is divided into indigenous religions, Islam, and Christianity. However, Christianity is the most practised religion in the country.
  • 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 Ugandan shilling is the official currency used in Uganda. Visitors can visit banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • 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 an hour ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • 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.
  • The power and socket plug used in Uganda are of G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • 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

Is Uganda safe for tourist travel?

Uganda is considered a safe, secure and politically stable country. However, tourists should remain vigilant to minimize the risk of attacks. Crime threats, like all other countries in the world, are present but can be avoided when you observe caution.

Is Gorilla trekking worth the money?

Yes, gorilla trekking is worth the cost, energy and time. Past travelers have reviewed the experience as unforgettable, magical and life-changing. Despite the high costs, discomfort and time, gorilla watching tours in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo remain the best wildlife experience worth doing.

How much does it cost to see gorillas in Uganda?

Gorilla permits in Uganda go for about USD 600. The permit offers you one hour with the mountain gorillas in a group of 8 people.

When is the best time to travel to Uganda?

The best time to travel to Uganda would be between the months of January and February than June to September. During this period, the weather is dry and pleasantly warm.