FAQs

Q. Is Uganda safe to visit?
A.  Uganda in the past went through chaotic periods of uncertainty leading to  most of the people  living outside their homes with fear of being killed. However, in 1986 peace return to this beautiful country also know as the Pearl of Africa.  Since then visiting Uganda especially the Central, Easter and Western region became safe , however this wasn’t the case for the northern section  until 2007 when the famous rebel ’Kony’ was forced out of the country and now is he is reported to be in Central Africa.   The people in the north, have gone back to their homes and now this region has been declared safe and I am proud to say that the whole of Uganda is safe to visit.   All our parks and tourism sites are safe  as they have ranger guides who monitor any threats of insecurity.

Q. What is the best period to travel in Uganda?

A. Compared to the rest of the world, Uganda has a good climate throughout the year with just two seasons that is; the rainy season and dry season. With the climatic changes going on it has become difficult to predict the weather during the safari.  However, I have to inform you that our temperatures are stable and pleasant , with sunshine throughout the year.  Our temperatures range between 20 and 29°C and they cool down in the night.  In the 365 days of the year , we have two season of heavy rains ,  that is Marc- May and November till Dec . The months April and December  receive more rains in the year ranging between 500mm to 2500mm and the relative humidity  is 70%-100% allowing  the planting and harvesting of crops  in most parts  of the country without irrigation. These might be rainy months but it does not stop us from taking you on safari because, in Uganda, it rains for just hours and it stops and shines like as if it did not rain.  Therefoe, anytime is good to travel in Uganda.

Q. Do I need a visa?
A. If you are a British citizen ,  and a national of the following countries you do not need a Visa. Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Seychelles, Rwanda, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Kenya, Eritrea, Comoros, Burundi and Angola. Others include st. Vincent and the Grenadines Islands, Barbados, Bahamas, Antigua, Gambia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Cyprus. To obtain a Visa you only need your passport to be valid at least 6 month ahead. You can obtain your visa through the Uganda representative in your country, if there is no representative no worries, visas can be purchased upon arrival at Entebbe Airport at cost of US$ 50 per person single entry.
Q. Are vaccinations required for my visit to Uganda?
A. Vaccinatiosn are not mandatory in Uganda but  getting vaccinated against  yellow fever, Immunizations against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A are recommended . Besides vaccination you are advised to bring insect repellent, you do not need to carry mosquito nets in your bag unless if you will be camping; mosquito nets are available in every hotel. We also advise you to take malaria prevention medications, as Uganda is located within the tropical altitude. Please consult with your local doctor for details and update advice.
Q. What is the group size in a safari?
A.  We offer both tailor-made and scheduled safaris therefore there is no minimum or Maximum number of people per group.  We have vehicles that can accommodate from 2 people to 30 people or more, so it depends on number of people, that we decide the type of car that will be used. However, if a person or group has particular interest in certain kind of vehicles then these will be provided on request.  About the luggage, if you are joining a group tour, you shouldn’t carry a lot of luggage, but if you are on a private tour, then any amount of luggage should be fine; in this case you should inform us in advance, such that we can get you the appropriate vehicle.

Q: What to wear while on Safari.?
A: During the travel days , and game drive days you can wear light clothes, T-Shirts shorts, however during treks/ nature walks, we  always advise that you carry long trousers, hiking boots, a rain coat,  and a cardigan Do not forget o carry , sun cream, a hat , binoculars, camera and swim suits, because some lodges have swimming pools.
Q. Who can Track gorilla ?
A.  Gorilla tracking is limited to people aged 15 years and above   and one is only allowed to track gorillas if they have the gorilla permit which costs USD 500 in Uganda and USD 750 in Rwanda. These permits are available on the basis of first come first serve.   Gorilla tracking time ranges between 2 to 8 hours in Uganda, and 2 to 6 hours in Rwanda. This therefore requires someone to be physically fit and able to walk for such long hours.
Q: What type of transport do you offer for the safari?
A: We transport our clients in 4WD Land cruisers for smaller groups, 4WD Minibuses seating 7 people and 4WD Coasters for larger groups .We also have a Toyota Land cruiser modified to sit 9 people (5 window seats), also with a pop up roof which allows our clients to stretch their legs while in the game viewing, for  excruciating  views of the flora and fauna as well as better photographs

Q. Accommodations while on Safari?
A. Accommodations vary from budget , mid range to Luxury . One is free to stay in the option they want , even if they are joining a group tour, but this will mean that they will have to pay a different price quote compared to the rest of the group. Our prices vary with the type of accommodations.
Budget accommodations consists of simple and basic rooms, Banda or tents, providing double or twin beds and mosquito nets when necessary. Private bathrooms are not always available, public showers and toilets/pit latrines are used. Hot water is not guaranteed.
In moderate accommodations the rooms are standard with en-suite showers and they are better than Budget accommodations with hot showers.
Luxury accommodations are 4 or 5 star lodges, providing comfortable rooms or luxury furnished tents and a private bathroom. Flush toilets as well as hot and cold running water will be available.

Q. How can I pay for my safari?
A. Once you confirm your trip of interest to book the trip we require a 30% deposit of the fees, and if your safari require a gorilla permit then you will have to also make full payment for the permit.  We do not guarantee the availability of the permits and accommodations until the deposits have been made or secured, then you are sure of your trip in Uganda.  Payment can be by bank wire transfer, credit card or through our secure online payment. The balance can be paid at least a month to the start date of the tour.

Q. How much should I tip?
A.  We believe that tipping will be out of your satisfaction; therefore you can tip as much as you want or a little as you depending on how satisfied you are.

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