Uganda has a wide range of standards when it comes to places to stay – from five star hotels and first class luxury lodges, to rustic bush camps, guesthouses and campsites. In some cases the lodges and hotels are not as luxurious as in some European countries. In towns, accommodation ranges from 3-5 star hotels and guesthouses. Upcountry it is of varying standard, often with no running water and electricity. Travelers must pay in US Dollars except for the smaller guesthouses where the local Ugandan Shilling must be payable. Not all of the small town hotels are equipped to take travelers cheques or credit cards so it is best you travel with some cash. Some ‘extra’s’ will be added onto your bill, especially in Kampala, Jinja, Entebbe and in parks – 2-10% service charge and 18% VAT (2006). For those who buy a full safari from us, most of these are covered in the safari cost.