Frequently Asked Questions
We will look to source accommodation depending on your budget and interests. Uganda has a beautiful selection of eco-friendly lodges when upcountry and fine hotels in Kampala and Entebbe. The pricing of your safari will vary very much depending on your choice of accommodation
We welcome guests of all ages and our safaris and tailor-made trips. The minimum age limit for both gorilla and chimpanzee tracking is 15 years
There are international banks in Kampala open Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 4pm and some on Saturday mornings. Currency is easily convertible to Ugandan Shillings to be used for small local purchases upcountry. Cash is available from ATM’s
The climate in Uganda is pleasant year-round with daytime temperatures between 24 – 28C. In October and November this is the short rain season whilst from mid March to the end of May, this is the long rain season. In the north of the country the temperature is much hotter and more humid. In the mountains of the south west where the gorilla trekking activities take place, temperatures are cooler where in the evenings a light fleece jacket may be required.
The Uganda Shilling is the local currency used in Uganda. US Dollars are widely accepted where it is not unusual to see prices also quoted in US$ for national parks entrance fees, activities and accommodation. Exchange rates vary by the size of denomination with large bills of 50 and 100 attracting some 10% more than smaller denominations. US Dollar bils that are torn or pre 2001 are not accepted. It is advisable to carry Uganda Shillings in small denominations when traveling upcountry.
Certificates for a Yellow Fever vaccination is required if arriving from an endemic Yellow Fever country. As most visitors arrive from non-endemic areas such certificates are rarely asked for. It is advisable to use an anti-malaria medication. Bring documents for your personal medical insurance.
Gratuities are not included in the cost of the safari package and are completely up to you, based on your experience of the quality of service. A typical guideline would be $5 – $10 per day per person for a safari guide; $2 – $5 for drivers. For porters, waiters and taxis, a nominal tip is customary.
We provide customized 4 wheel drive safari vehicles with pop-up roofs for game drives and sliding windows.