Travel Tips for Uganda – Planning a Trip to Uganda – What to Pack a Uganda Safari
TRAVEL TIPS/GUIDE TO UGANDA
AAB Tours and Travel offers you reliable travel advice/guide to Uganda and other African countries. The trips tips to the pearl of Africa include:
- Health servcices in Uganda
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda (CDC’s) require travelers to vaccinate for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever Vaccination, Meningitis, Rabies, Measels. Other health tips to Uganda include
- Take antimalarial medicine
- Eat and drink clean food and water
- Carruy mosquito repellents
- Keep away from wild animals
- Do not expose yourself to germs
- Do not share body fluids
- Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment
- Drink boiled water
- Avoid street foods
Also Enveour to vsit your doctor for throorugh check up before traveling
- What to wear
You should dress decently in light clothes during the day and wam sweates at night. If you are going to trek gorillas, consider carrying;
- Hiking Boots
- Gardening gloves
- Long sleeved shirts and blouses
- Sun glasses and hat
- Rain jacket
- Long pants
- Long stockings
What to do upon arrival
You will find our driver guide at the airport for pickup. The guide must have a placard with your names to confirm he is from Africa Adventure Safaris. Our guides reach at the airport an hour before your landing to welcome you.
When to visit
The Pearl of Africa can be visited all year round. However, dry season between the months of June, July, August, September, October, December, and January is the best time to trek mountain gorillas, and forest walking and birding. Other activities like birding watching are best done in rainy season to see migratory birds.
How to drive in Uganda
Driving in Uganda is on the left-hand side with a valid driving permit. Visitors on self-drive Uganda safaris are advised to hire experiences guides familiar with African roads to avoid getting stuck in the wilderness. Driving speed in Uganda is 80kilometers/hr. while in Rwanda its 50 kilometers/hr.
Stopovers for short calls, refreshment and photography are inevitable on Uganda road trip. En route meals are also expected depending on the length of the journey.
Endeavor to have a valid Visa. You can apply for a visa online or through immigration. Those doing Uganda safaris through Rwanda can apply for an east African Visa which allows you to travel within Uganda and Rwanda with no difficulty.
Money to carry
US dollar note is the most acceptable currency by travel operators in Uganda. Most local transactions like in Uganda shops and local markets are done in Uganda Shillings by cash
. Remember to carry some local currency with you.
Tipping your driver guide, porter, room attendants, waiters, waitresses and local people in communities is optional but highly appreciated. The amount to tip is your choice depending on the quality of service received. Tipping motivates service providers encouraging them to work harder and ensure quality service delivery.
Climate in Uganda
The pearl of Africa has a tropical type of climate comprised of rain and sunshine. The northern areas of Uganda in Murchison falls national park, kidepo valley national park and Bundibugyo have higher temperatures while southwestern Uganda, especially around Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi forest/Mgahinga gorilla national park, are generally cooler. Remember to dress appropriately depending on which region you are traveling to.