- Essential Uganda, 10 days
- Gorillas, Wildlife & Chimps, 8 days
- Gorilla Forest Camp
- Gorillas & Chimpanzee Express, 6 days
- Gorilla Encounter, 14 days (Kenya)
- Okavango Delta, 7 days (Zimbabwe)
- Chobe Elephants, 5 days (Zimbabwe)
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Passport and Visa:
A valid passport is mandatory. Visa is required except for nationals of Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Comores, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gamvia, Grenada, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawai, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent, The Grenadines, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
* Countries whose nationals do require a visa include: All not mentioned above.
Visas are issued at Ugandan Embassies and High Commissions. Visas are available at Entebbe Airport but some airlines may also require travellers to have a visa before boarding. Travellers should obtain the latest information and details from either the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda or their travel agent.
Entry & Exit Requirements:
A passport valid for three months beyond the date of entry, visa and evidence of yellow fever vaccination (if coming from an infected area) are required.
When to visit:
Dress codes are informal. Light clothing is recommended during the day but at night a light sweater can be necessary. Those wishing to visit the National Parks are recommended to bring with them heavier clothing.
Hiking boots, sunglasses & baseball caps are recommended for gorilla tracking. Please dress appropriately when visiting markets, villages, towns and when travelling in the vehicle (no bare feet, bare chests or bathing suits).
What to bring:
Camera, field guides (for birds, Ber Van Perlo's illustrated Birds of Eastern Africa), a pair of binoculars, a video camera for non professional photography is recommended even when visiting gorillas.
It is advisable to seek permission before photographing the local people. Flash photography is prohibited when photographing gorillas.
Yellow fever certificate is required if you have been transiting infected areas. For any travel between South Africa and Uganda, a Yellow Fever certificate is mandatory, even for passengers in transit. Malaria Prophylaxis is recommended. It is not recommended to drink tap water. Boil it or buy mineral water from the shops. The equatorial sun can be deceptive even on overcast days. Sun glasses and sun creams are recommended.
It is strongly advised that visitors to the country take full health insurance. Availability of health care is restricted to the major towns. Where it is available services are in high demand and can be expensive. Bring any special medication you may need. For your own comfort take a mosquito repellent. Bilharzia is present in some of the lakes, and swimming is not recommended except in designated areas.
Uganda is as safe as most other countries. However some common sense precautions should be taken. Do not flaunt your wealth by wearing expensive jewelry or carrying large wads of money openly. Avoid changing money in the streets. Likewise avoid overcrowded streets. Leave your valuables with the hotel for safe keeping.
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