Uganda Budget

Total Amount Spent in Uganda: 208,200 Shillings + $370 ($464.82)

Exchange Rate: $1 = 2200 Shillings

Number of Days Spent in Uganda: 12 (June 4-15, 2009)

Average Per Day Spending: 18,927.27 Shillings + $33.64 ($42.26)


  • Transportation: 116,000 Shillings
  • Accomodations: 50,000 Shillings
  • Food: 16,200 Shillings
  • Activities: $270
  • Communication: 3,000 Shillings
  • Shopping: 23,400 Shillings
  • Visas: $100


  • The costs listed here do not accurately reflect the cost of an 11-day stay in Uganda. We were joined by Jeff’s family in Uganda, and his parents picked up most of our costs. The costs listed above are those that we paid ourselves.


  • Bus Ticket from Kampala to Nairobi: 58,000 Shillings
  • Woven Basket: 8,500 Shillings
  • Single-Entry Visa: $50
  • Nile Rafting Trip: $125 per person (plus $10 fee to use credit card)
  • Sim Card plus Starter Minutes for Phone: 3,000 Shillings

To help others planning a trip to Uganda, we have listed below additional prices for various services and activities.

  • Double Room at Kampala Backpackers: 50,000 Shillings
  • Double Room at Fang-Fang Hotel: $100
  • Five-Day “Budget Level” Guided Gorilla and Safari Tour (includes transport with dedicated driver, five lunches, four breakfasts, four dinners, four nights accomodation (two at tented camp, two in hostel-style accomodations), Gorilla Tracking Permit, admission fees to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park, two ranger-led game drives, afternoon boat safari): $1200
  • Transfer from Entebbe Airport to Kampala: 50,000 Shillings

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