Although Uganda has a turbulent history and suffered from war for many years, it is a safe country to visit any time of the year.
You will be warmly welcomed by the friendly residents and Kampala is announced to be one of the safest capital cities in (East) Africa!
What is included/excluded in the price?
All mentioned prices are inclusive of:
o Ground transport per comfortable 4WD safari vehicle.
o Visit to all mentioned places in the program.
o The service of an English speaking driver/guide.
o National park entrance fees.
o Activities that are mentioned in the itinerary, except for the optional activities.
o Overnight in the mentioned accommodations, base don a twin or double room.
o Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
o Bottled mineral water of 2 liters per person per day in the vehicle.
o Government taxes.
o Ranger fees.
Not included are:
Visa (available at the airport).
Meals and snacks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Beverages other than the bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle.
Tips and gratuities for the guides.
Optional activities that are mentioned in the program
Items of personal nature
International transaction costs.
In most case we mention the extra charge of optional activities in an itinerary.
If not, or if it is not clear for you, please contact us for the additional fee.
What is the best period to travel in Uganda?
Officially Uganda has a dry season from December/January till mid March and from June till mid September.
These months are also most popular with tourists, with July and August as the peak season.
Most rain falls in October-November and April-May. However, this doesn’t mean that it rains all day.
Usually it is a tropical shower at night or shortly during the day, but in Uganda you can trust that after rain comes sunshine! The weather is no reason to avoid travelling in the wet season.
You might even consider it because of the availability of gorilla permits.
Like in the rest of the world, climates seem to be changing and make it more difficult for us to predict the weather during your safari.
On the contrary, the temperature is very stable and pleasant, with sunshine 365 days a year.
During the day the temperature averages between 23 and 27°C, though in some places it can cool down night.
One remarkable aspect about coming to Uganda is, whether you travel in the dry, dusty months or in wet season, you will never find the crowded tourism like in Kenya or Tanzania.
If you spot a lion or leopard, it is very likely that you will be the only one, even in peak season!
How big are your groups?
We offer tailor-made safaris for every number of participants. No minimum number is required, but of course the more people the more attractive the price will be.
Our comfortable Land Cruisers offer seats for 6 people. However, to ensure that everybody has a window seat and luggage can be stored well, we usually don’t take more than 5 people in these safari vehicles.
Besides the Land Cruisers we also own several 4WD minibuses which can take a maximum of 9 people.
For your own convenience we try to limit this number to 7, unless the luggage is highly restricted.
Can I book my safari with you when I am travelling alone?
As explained above even single travellers are very welcome. However, to reduce the costs it might be possible join other groups.
Essential is that your interests, budget and preferred route correspond with the group that you want to join and of course other members should agree too.
Note that finding other groups to join can be quite difficult, especially in low season.
If you would like to stay in a single room please notify us well in advance and we will try to meet your request. Take into consideration that single rooms are not common and if accommodations have sufficient availability, you will stay in a double room for single use.
Single rooms supplement will apply.
Do I need a visa?
Despite the fact that you need a passport which is valid for another six months, you are also required to have a tourist visa before you enter Uganda. Visas can be purchased upon arrival at Entebbe Airport.
Photos are not required and a visa cost US$ 50 per person.
Can I do the gorilla tracking?
If you are interested in a mountain gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda you are required to buy a gorilla permit. As only eight people are allowed per day at each gorilla group, the demand is high. Of course we would be happy to assist you with this, all we need to know is the preferred date. In order to be able to buy the gorilla permit you have to provide us with your full names, nationality and passport number. A certain level of fitness is not required for the gorilla tracking, though you will be refused on the tracking when you are sick. Also note that the minimum age limit for visiting the gorillas is 15 years.