Please Inquire Here Mountain Gorilla Uganda Tour
Uganda Murchison Falls tour with a female lion
Uganda Tours Hippopotamus at Queen Elizabeth National Park Kazinga Channel
Unique Wildlife Tour - Bwindi on gorilla trek
Uganda Murchison Falls Tour and Safari
Uganda Bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park tour on Uganda Safari
Elephant as seen from Uganda Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Black and white colobus monkey on Uganda primate tour
Uganda Tour Buffalloes in Murchison Falls safari
 
        

 Uganda Safaris & Tours  
All Inclusive 12 days Uganda Safari
1 day Lake Mburo tour
1 day Chimps trek in Budongo Forest Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with primates and lots of birds
2 days Lake Mburo tour
2 days Chimps trek in Budongo Forest Kaniyo-Pabidi
2 Days 'BIG 5' Safari Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park Savannah and Water wildlife
2 days Murchison Falls National Park tour and Game Safari (with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
3 days Gorillas trekking tour
3 Days Chimpanzee tracking tour
3 days Chimpanzee, Murchison Falls tour
3 days Murchison Falls tour
3 Days Wildlife Safari (Queen Elizabeth)
4 Days 'BIG 5' Safari and Primates Trek to Queen Elizabeth National Park with Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Uganda 4 days Gorilla tracking tour with Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
5 Days Chimpanzee, wildlife safari
5 days Gorillas and Chimps tour
5 Days 'BIG 5' Safari and Primates Trek to Queen Elizabeth National Park with Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Uganda 5 days Gorilla tracking tour with Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
6 Days Gorilla Trek tour, Kibale Chimps tracking, Wildlife BIG 5 Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park
6 days gorilla tracking, wildlife safari
7 days Gorilla, primates, wildlife safari- 
7 days Uganda tour and holiday to Murchison Falls, mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable
8 days Uganda Gorilla Game safari
9 days Gorillas, primates wildlife 
14 days Uganda, Rwanda Safari

Gorilla Tour Packages
2 days Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 days Uganda Gorilla tour
3 day Gorilla tracking Rwanda
4 days Rwanda Gorillas, golden monkeys trek Tour
Uganda 4 days Gorilla tracking tour with Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Uganda 5 days Gorilla tracking tour with Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
5 days Uganda Gorillas, Chimps Tour
5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

5 days Rwanda, Uganda Gorillas
6 Days Gorilla Trek tour, Kibale Chimps tracking, Wildlife BIG 5 Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National
6 days gorilla tracking, wildlife safari
7 days Rwanda, Uganda Gorillas, Chimps trek Safari
7 days Uganda tour and holiday to Murchison Falls, mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable
7 days Gorillas, chimpanzee, wildlife 
7 days Uganda Gorilla Safaris
8 days Uganda Gorilla Game safari
9 days Gorillas, primates wildlife
All Inclusive 12 days Uganda Safari
14 days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Rwanda Gorilla Treks, Primate Tours, Monkeys and Cultural Safaris
2 days Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 day Gorilla tracking Rwanda
3 Days Nyungwe Chimps tour
  4 days Gorillas trekking Rwanda
4 days Uganda+ Rwanda Gorilla
 
4 days Rwanda chimpanzees tour
5 days Uganda+ Rwanda Gorillas
5 days Rwanda+ Uganda Gorillas
5 days gorilla trek Lake Kivu
5 days Gorillas trek Rwanda and Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
6 days gorilla trek and Chimps in Nyungwe
9 days Rwanda Gorillas, all other primates safari
9 days Gorillas and cultural tour
10 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour
11 Days Uganda Rwanda gorillas wildlife Safari  tour
12 Days Uganda Rwanda gorillas wildlife Safari  tour
14 days Uganda Rwanda Safari
20 Days Rwanda  Safari
             

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What is the Weather Like?

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate, though the heat it tempered by the altitude, as much of the country is more than 1000m above sea level. Rainy seasons are from March to May, and September  to November.

Dry seasons are from December to February and mid- june to mid August.

Average temperatures range from about 16˚C (61˚) in the southwestern highlands to 25˚C (77˚F) in the northwest; but in the northeast, temperatures exceed 30˚C (86˚F).

What should I bring?

General

         Daypack

         High SPF sunscreen (Uganda is located on the equator!)

         Flashlight

         Insect  repellent.

         Spare or rechargeable batteries (these are difficult to find once you are in the Parks).

         Waterproof bags to protect equipment

         Electric plug adaptors for 240 volts AC 50 HZ. UK style square-pin plugs are used.

         Some people find contact lens uncomfortable in Uganda because of the dust – you may find it more comfortable to were glasses while on the road.

         Antiseptic handwash.

         An International Driving License if you are thinking of hiring a vehicle.

Clothing

         Good walking boots/ shoes

         Sandals or other light shoes

         Waterproof jacket or rain poncho

         Lighter clothing for Kampala and the savannah, with layers for cooler evenings,

         Warm clothing for mountainous regions, including thermal layers and a fleece.

         Sun hat/cap

         Uganda is a conservative country, and visitors should dress respectfully. Avoid the very short skirts and very short shorts.

Should I Bring any Specialist Equipment?

This depends on your interest – for photography, birding and wildlife enthusiasts we recommend the following:

Binoculars: The better ones start at about $250: you get what you pay for! Waterproof binoculars are great in Uganda as they are also dustproof.
For most travelers stick with 8-10 magnification and 32 objectives which are heavy to carry all day.

Cameras: Choose something you know can handle  - a heavy camera with many settings will be off-putting for some people to use. For good wildlife shots, 8et at least 8x optical zoom. Six to eight megapixel is fine unless you want poster-size photos. Bring a lens cloth to remove dust, several changes of batteries (even if you use rechargeable – not all sites have power points) and take several 1GB memory cards instead of one large one to avoid losing all your photos in case something goes wrong.

Do I need a Visa to Enter Uganda?

For most nationalities, including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Ireland, 90-day tourist visas can be purchased on arrival at Entebbe Airport for US$50, or at the Uganda Embassy in your home country prior to departure.

Your passport must be valid  for at least six months following the date of entry.

As visa regulations change frequently, please check with the Ugandan Embassy in your country before departure.

What is the Currency?

The Ugandan Shilling. This cannot be purchased outside the country.

How do I Exchange Cash?

US Dollars, UK Pounds and Euros are accepted by UWA for gorillas/ chimp tracking  permits and park entry fees. Many larger hotels will also accept US Dollars and Euros – though you should check in advance.

Note: All US dollars notes must be printed post-2003, and should not be damaged in any way. Higher exchange rates are given on larger value notes ($50 and $100). Banks and Forex bureaus will exchange cash, alternatively us can use ATM machines – common in the major towns. They should accept Visa Debit and Credit Cards.

Can I use Credit or Debit Cards?

Visa is more widely accepted in city hotels and stores, followed by Mastercard. Other Credit cards are unlikely to work.

Alert your bank before using you card abroad to avoid it being blocked.

Can I bargain When Shopping

Prices are fixed in shops, but food and craft markets will be more flexible. You stand a better chance of getting a reduced price if you purchase several items from the same seller.

Prices are generally very low – so do consider if what you are asking for is fair.

Agree on charges for minibuses (matatus) or motorbike taxis (boda-bodas) with your driver before hiring.

What vaccinations do I need?

A yellow fever vaccine is essential – bring your certificate with you.

Hepatitis A and B, meningitis, polio, tetanus and typhoid vaccinations are also recommended.

A Rabies vaccination is recommended for anyone who expects to be in close contact with animals or in a remote area.

Be aware that some of these require a course of injections, and others take several days to take effect. So you should visit your doctor or travel clinic as soon as possible before you travel.

Should I bring any other medications?

Anti-malarial tablets are recommended throughout Uganda – visit your local travel clinic to determine which type is best for you. Note: Chloroquine does not protect against malaria in Uganda.

Bring all prescription medications with you – they may not be readily available in Uganda.

Be sure to purchase travel insurance before you begin your trip, including medical evacuation in case of an emergency.

What Other Healthy Risks Are There?

Even if you are taking anti-malarials, you should still wear an insect repellent, long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and closed shoes. This will also help protect you from other diseases carried by mosquitoes, and other insects such as tsetse flies.

All accommodation in high-risk areas will have mosquito nets  - be sure to use them.
Avoid swimming in Uganda’s lakes – they carry a high risk of bilharzias.

Tap water is not suitable for drinking, though bottled water is readily available throughout the country.

How safe is Uganda for Tourists?

Uganda is generally considered to be a safe, stable country with low crime rates. The Sudan border region and the Karamoja in the north should be avoided (with exception of Kidepo Valley National Park).

Use common sense in the cities – do not carry large amounts of cash or valuables, and keep money and credit cards in an inside pocket.

Do I need a Plug Adaptor?

Uganda uses a 249 volts AC 50 Hz square-pin plug, the same as the UK and Ireland.

Is there Electricity in the Whole Country?

Few areas outside the cities and towns have electricity.
Lodges in rural areas will usually have solar panels or generators. This may mean that there is only power at certain times of day, or that plug sockets are limited.  Throughout the country, there are regular “load shedding” blackouts to keep up with the demand for electricity. These may occur several times a day, and vary in duration. These will not affect the lodges with solar panels or generators.

What Language is Spoken in Uganda?

English is widely spoken, especially in Kampala and by those working in Tourism. Of over the 50 local languages, Luganda is most common. Swahilli is also spoken by many people as a second language.

How Can I Make Phone Calls in Uganda?

If your cell phone is compartible, you may be able to purchase an inexpensive SIM card, widely available throughout the country.
The international dialing code for Uganda is +256.

Where Can I use the Internet?

Internet Cafes are common in Kampala all major towns, though the connection is likely to be slow.

Some hotels and restaurants also offer wifi.


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