Travel Tips

Responsible Travel

Carry the memories with you and only leave your foot prints behind wherever you go on holiday. We value conservation and know that through it our descendants will see what we have seen and enjoy what we have enjoyed. Plan in advance how to lessen your impact on the environment while on holiday.
The travel tips below may help you plan well.
 Opt to bring eco friendly products like shampoo, soap and sunscreen.
 To discourage poaching do not eat bush meat such as buffalo, hippo or bushbuck
 Do not buy crafts and products made from protected or endangered animals because they are obtained illegally.
 Treat the local people with respect and dress respectively.
 Ask for permission before taking pictures of the local people and be polite in all your interactions with them.
We endeavor to book our clients into lodges with strong community relations that directly and indirectly contribute to conservation through employing people from the local communities and supporting community initiatives hence helping to divert attention from poaching as an economic activity.
We encourage all our clients to combine their wildlife safaris with an aspect of community tourism which includes, homestead visits, community walks, and cultural dance performances. Community tourism is under the management of the local communities and helps create employment in various areas and benefits conservation immensely.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best month to travel: Uganda is good for travel all year round because of the tropical climate although some months are wet and these include: April May, September and November but due to the global climate changes sometimes there are a lot of inconsistencies in the annual weather trends.

Language spoken

English is the National language but Luganda is widely spoken around the country and Swahili is spoken more widely in East and Northern Uganda. These are just a tip of the several other languages that range from the Bantu to the Luo. All our driver guides speak good English besides their local languages.

Telephone calls

International calling code is +256 and you can buy and register a sim card with any of these telecom companies MTN, Airtel, Uganda Telecom (UTL) or Africell, ask to know which network is most reliable for remote locations around the country before you purchase on arrival.

Internet

Internet coverage is not yet well spread around the country and the connected locations may not serve you with the internet speed you are used to. Internet with good speed is generally more accessible around Kampala and some of the urban areas around the Country. Some Safari Lodges around the National Parks have WIFI please inquire as you check in.

Power voltage

240 volts

Medication

It’s important that you consult with your local travel clinic about anti malaria tablets before you travel, how long you need them for and what type will serve you best. It’s also advisable that you buy medical insurance including evacuation before traveling.

Vaccinations

A yellow fever vaccine is advisable and if Ngamba Island is one of the places you visit during your tour some vaccines are a prerequisite please ask before booking.

Currency

Uganda’s local currency is Uganda shillings used for transactions around the country with limited use of foreign currencies accepted in big Hotels and Lodges like Euros, United States Dollars(USD) and Great Britain Pounds (GPD) There are foreign exchange bureaus around Kampala and some of the currencies changed here include: Great Britain Pounds (GBP), United States Dollars(USD), South African Rand, Japanese Yen, Kenya Shillings, Tanzania Shillings, and Rwandan Franks.

Entry visa to Uganda

You will need an entry visa to Uganda and this be can acquired at the Ugandan High Commission in your Country or on arrival at Entebbe international Airport. Countries that will not need an entry visa to Uganda include all COMESA countries and East African Citizens. A single entry visa to East Africa was also launched to enable tourists travel around the region on a single visa.

Payment methods

Payments can be made by wire transfer into our bank account.

Airlines flying to Uganda

Several airlines fly into Uganda and these include: Emirates, Brussels Airlines, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethaid Air, Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways, South African Airways, Air Uganda, RwandaAir, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Gulf Air and Qatar among others. All these Airlines arrive at Entebbe international Airport which is about an hour’s drive to Uganda’s capital city Kampala.

Domestic Flights

Domestic scheduled flights can be arranged but note that their charges are generally on the higher side.

Packing list

 Comfortable hiking shoes (hiking boots) for gorilla tracking or mountain climbing.
 Open shoes/sandals will be handy, because Uganda is a warm country.
 Rain coat for mountain climbing and tracking activities
 Sun screen and a sun hat
 Insect repellent
 Light cotton clothing and some warm ones, most especially when visiting mountainous/Forest areas. (Avoid short tight skirts and shorts and anything that’s too revealing)
 Spare rechargeable batteries
 Camera and water proof binoculars
 Electricity plug adapters for 240volts and the commonly used pin plugs are AC Hz.UK-square style.
 Flashlight
 Anti septic hand wash

Specifics for mountain climbing

 The temperature is between 10-15Degrees on the Rwenzori Mountain and the best months to hike are: February, and June to August plus December because it’s drier, although heavy rains do fall any time throughout the year.
 Warm clothing for very chilly temperatures are needed
 Bring comfortable fitting hiking Shoes/good walking boots but, gums boots are locally preferred for the boggy valleys.
 Physical fitness is a prerequisite
 Items of personal nature should include: rain coat and rainproof to be won over the trousers.
 Plastic bags to separate dry and wet clothing
 Snacks and sweets
 Sleeping bag
 Sufficient supplies for the hike as there is no chance for restocking.