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TRANSPORT IN UGANDA.
Means of transport
We have as smooth transport network where all the modes of transport are represented i.e. terrestrial, avian and equatorial modes of transport. In Uganda every particular type of transport has specific places where it's carried out. There therefore shows that Uganda has a growing transport sector attributed to its growing economy.
Globally Uganda is a member of international air transport association IATA, civil aviation authority CAA and also partners with various international airlines like emirates airlines, Ethiopian air ways, Rwanda air, Kenyan airways and many more. The avian industry in Uganda fully understands and respect air traffic rights and passenger rights with provision of good services. This is attributed to well trained airline and airport stuffs (trained by IATA, CAA, Pilot schools and higher institutions of learning). Chartered airlines provide services like VIP Charters, medical evacuation flights, passenger charter flights, humanitarian flights and cargo flights.
Visas and travel documents
Itâ€™s possible and much easier for passengers coming into Uganda to obtain visas to Uganda on arrival. Most common with other countries, Uganda also requires every passenger to have a passport that identifies them although within east and central Africa this policy is relaxed and students are asked for identity cards and travel documents. The air port is under maximum security control 24/7 and therefore passenger security is guaranteed.
From the air port passengers normally use road transport. The road network has the widest coverage compared to other transport systems in Uganda. Passengers here use airport taxis, buses, mini buses, couches, motor bikes (locally commonly called bodaboda), 4WDrives and many others however, passengers going up country (tourism destinations) are advised to use the 4WD vehicles or use the travel vehicles mostly from travel companies. (Contact visit Uganda for bookings and reservations of any kind).
Though Uganda is a land locked country, various water bodies are used for water transport like lake Victoria to reach east African countries (Kenya and Tanzania) and also to get to interesting distant islands on the others are lakes Albert, Kyoga, George and various rivers. This type of transport gives visitors access to Uganda's fresh water bodies and nature vegetation near these water bodies and the travel experiences is awesome.