CBA11: hotel, travel and exhibition information

This page provides travel, accommodation, visa and exhibition information for the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) in Uganda.

Uganda has a rich geography characterised by plateaus, many lakes, and wide valleys and low mountains (Photo: Global Water Partnership, Creative Commons via Flickr)

The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11) takes place in Uganda from 26-29 June 2017. This page provides general travel advice. 

You will receive a full schedule of events, and detailed information on travel, the venue, accommodation after you register for CBA11.

Arrival dates

If you are participating in the pre-conference field visits, you must arrive on or before 22 June. We will host a welcome dinner and a field visit briefing on 22 June.

If attending the conference (without field visits) you must arrive on or before 25 June. You will receive a full detailed schedule once registered. You are responsible for booking your accommodation (see more information below). 

Travel

Getting to Kampala

Uganda's primary airport is Entebbe Airport, approximately 40km from Kampala. It can take from one to three hours to drive from Entebbe to Kampala, depending on the traffic.

Visas

Most visitors to the Republic of Uganda will need to obtain a visa before they arrive at their port of entry (such as the airport). For a list of fees and visa-exempt nationalities, visit www.immigration.go.ug/content/visas-and-passes.

The Republic of Uganda has recently introduced an e-visa application system, and you are advised to apply online for an e-visa as far in advance as possible at www.immigration.go.ug. All travellers to the Republic of Uganda MUST have a valid yellow fever immunisation card to show at the point of entry.

Vaccinations

We recommend you consult your GP or travel nurse six-to-eight weeks prior to travelling to Uganda to ensure that you get the right vaccinations, that you are in good health, and to arrange for any over-the-counter medication that you may need.

Please see here for a list of necessary vaccinations. Yellow fever vaccination is required for arriving travellers from all countries. Under International Health Regulations (2005), a certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required from travellers over one year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Staying safe

We recommend you regularly check your local government's travel advisories regarding travel to Uganda, and register with your embassy ahead of your arrival in Uganda. By enrolling with your embassy, you will be able to receive the most up-to-date security information. Read the latest advice from the UK Government.

Travel insurance

You are responsible for securing your own travel insurance. Please note some insurers may void your cover if travelling to a country with a government travel warning. Please regularly check your local government's travel advisories and contact your insurer to confirm your cover. 

Accommodation

Hotels

Rooms are available at the conference venue and a nearby hotel. Rooms will be held for CBA participants at a discounted rate of US$100 per night until 1 June. After this date the rooms will be reopened to the public and we cannot guarantee your booking. 

We have also negotiated discount rates at two nearby hotels, where rooms are also held for CBA11 participants until 1 June.

You are responsible for booking your own accommodation during the conference. Full details will be included in your registration information; please book as early as possible.

Contact

If you have any questions about the conference or registration, email cbaconference@iied.org.