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Book your accommodation at the event hotel

Capacity Africa 2017
is taking place at the:

Kampala Serena Hotel
Kintu Road 

Phone: +256 414 309 000

Capacity Media have negotiated a discounted rate for a limited block of rooms at Kampala Serena Hotel. Once you have confirmed your registration for Capacity Africa 2017, we will send you a confirmation email including details of how to book at the discounted rate.

Transportation within Uganda

There is one international airport in Uganda:

• Entebbe Airport – 40.4 km (1 hour 6 mins) from Kampala Serena Hotel
Direct flights into Entebbe Airport:

Abu Dhabi – 1 flight a day (approx.)
Addis Ababa – 4 flights a day (approx.)
Cairo – 1 flight a day (approx.)
Doha – 2 flights a day (approx.)
Dubai – 1 flight a day (approx.)
Johannesburg – 1 flight a day (approx.)
Juba - 2 flights a day (approx.)
Kigali - 3 flights a day (approx.)
Kilimanjaro - 2 flights, 3 days a week (approx.)
Nairobi - 8 flights a day (approx.)

Note:- There are no direct flights from the UK

Transport from Entebbe Airport to Kamala Serena Hotel:

We strongly recommend using the hotel pick up service.
Alternatively there is an airport bus to Central Kampala, and from there you would need to take a taxi.

Travel essentials

Don’t get caught out, take note of the below information:

Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Time Zone: UTC + 03:00

Visa requirements

Before you travel to Capacity Africa 2017, make sure you check whether or not you need a visa on the Government of Uganda website here.

Types of Visa
Single entry U$ 50 per individual
Multiple entry visa 6-12 months U$ 100
Multiple entry visa 24 months U$ 150
Multiple entry visa 36 months U$ 200

Visa on Arrival
Visas can be obtained on arrival from Entebbe Airport. Please ensure you have USD or Ugandan shillings with you as card payments are not accepted.

Alternatively Visa's can be organised prior to arrival using an e-visa system online:

As soon as you have registered and paid for your pass in full, we will be happy to prepare a visa support letter for you, should you require one. Please complete the below table and send to



Passport #

Issue & Expiry Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Date of Birth

Place of Birth


Health advice & vaccinations

You MUST supply a yellow fever vaccination certificate when entering into Uganda.

Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable vaccinations.

Travel tips

For further information on Kampala please click here

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