How to Prepare for a Uganda Safari

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Travel to Uganda is slightly same like visiting any other travel destination though a few things can’t match like weather, green vegetation and many tour adventures sited in different parts of the country. Uganda has the best holiday weather, warm and comfortable for any kind of adventure even village travels. However, you need to prepare for your trip before travel and wait to just experience a remarkable holiday in Africa. Get the best travel company, buy or pack right clothes, visit in the best times, get the immunizations you may need and this is very possible if you plan at least a few months to your travel date. Avoid last minute travel deals because you will have less time to inquire about all the trip essentials, travel distances and later find your holiday either just fine or stressing.

Right Tour Company

With the many travel Agents and tour service providers all offering the same product and service, good to use the one that has ever been used by other travelers from different corners of the world to avoid fraud. You can do your trip your way but using a safari tour company is the best option since they are well conversant with the country and its great attractions. It’s not expensive to go on safari with a tour company in Uganda and the experience is worth the cost. You can travel with a tour company that offers trips in line with your budget and those with reviews on either trip advisor or safari booking. This will be seen starting from mail responses, price offers and former client recommendations. However lookout for that particular tour company that offers that matches your travel interest and budget.

Best Travel Time

If you are trying to choose when to visit Uganda, this can depend on your free work schedules or vacation period but the country is a year round destination so no matter when you visit fun is all you can expect. However, the best time to visit Uganda is June-October and December to March the dry months of the year good for all kinds of holiday including gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, birding, mountain climbing, hiking, fishing, rafting, boat cruise, cultural tourism among others. But these are the peak season months of travel in Uganda so there is high demand of everything from tour adventures, transport and accommodation.

Those looking for great travel discounts and budget Uganda safaris, plan your visit in the months of April, May and November when Uganda markets its tourism products including the prime primate adventure-Gorilla trekking. Discounts are on everything including transport, accommodation and gorilla permits.

Park right clothes and high Quality Camera

What to wear on a Uganda safari depends on what you going to do during your trip but being a warm weather country, I would highly recommend short and long sleeved wears to change in case it gets hot. Jackets and rain gears are also needed since it gets cold in the evening especially those heading out on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi forest and Mgahinga national park. Raining in Uganda is unpredictable; it may shower any time during the day or night. However, during the dry months jackets are only needed in the evenings but it shines all day long and sometimes it gets extremely warm.

But if gorilla trekking is on your travel program, its ideal to wear long sleeves and long trousers that cover the entire body since the mountain gorilla search and trek takes place inside the wild jungle forest a home of so many forest habitants including biting insects. For natural reasons, wear neutral colours for safari and chill later at your, lodge in your bright colored clothes. Don’t forget to carry a good camera and binoculars for spotting birds and wildlife in a distance or up-close on tree branches. Uganda is a home to tree climbing lions, monkeys, chimpanzees that love staying up close in tree branches.

Immunizations & Vaccinations for Travelers to Uganda

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before any trip to Uganda especially yellow fever measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria and your doctor will prescribe the best anti malarial that will keep you safe and free from malaria .This is perhaps the least exciting part of traveling to Uganda, but it’s necessary and important to keep your life safe and free from several diseases.

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