Important Update Regarding Uganda Visa Application

18 July 2016

It has been confirmed to us that clients starting from or travelling through Nairobi, Kenya before entering Uganda are able to apply for and purchase the East African visa at port of entry. The East Africa visa covers three countries: Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and once obtained removes the need to apply separately for a visa for Uganda.

This means the online Uganda visa application is only required for all tours which depart from Uganda and travel to Kenya, and is not required for the majority overland clients whose tours start in Nairobi.

However please note: when entering Kenya, clients must ensure that they ask for and obtain the East Africa visa, not the visa for Kenya alone. Kenyan immigration officials will issue the EA visa, but it must be requested by the client first.

Once again we regret any uncertainty about this. We recommend clients check with their local consulates or with Acacia approximately one month before travel in case of future change.