Air: Air Uganda offers a domestic service to some of the major towns. Air Charter is also available. Usually you will be required to pay for flights in hard currency.. Train: There are services from Kampala to Kasese and Tororo but the service is slow, uncomfortable and erratic. Lake Ferry: Lake Victoria has a ferry service which connects Port Bell and the Ssese Islands. Bus: Bus services connect all the main towns but they can be slow, crowded and they make frequent stops. Minibuses and shared taxis are a good way of getting around. They have fixed rates and leave when full. Scandinavia Express Services Cross border Bus Service between Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia Latest Travel Advice Foreign & Commonwealth Office (London) US State Department - Travel Warnings Public Holidays 1st January New Year's Day 26th January Liberation Day 8th March International Women's Day 1st May Labour Day 3rd June Martyrs Day 9th October Independence Day 25th December Christmas Day 26th December Boxing Day Moveable Holidays Good Friday and Easter Monday Variable Islamic holidays UGANDA MONEY Official Currency: Uganda Shilling. Current Exchange Rate: Exchange Rate is available online Banks and forex bureaus are available at the airport, and in all towns. Visitors may bring in as much foreign currency as they wish. Credit cards arc accepted in the main hotels, but not in outlying areas. Visa is the most commonly accepted credit card. Traveller cheques are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling and Rands Banking and Business hours Banking: Monday to Friday: 0830-1400 Shops: Monday to Saturday: 0830-1800 Local Time - Uganda is three hours ahead of GMT