IS UGANDA SAFE AND POLITICALLY STABLE?
Despite common misconceptions, both Uganda and Rwanda have had stable, progressive and democratic governments for over ten years.
HOW SAFE IS A UGANDA SAFARI TRIP DURING COVID?
A Uganda Safari is one of the safest trips you’ll take to Africa during COVID-19 because the open savannah plains and rainforest jungles are the best places to keep away from the human crowds and breathe the fresh wild air. The Uganda government has done a tremendous job in keeping its people and places free of the pandemic yet staying open for tourism.
We’ve made sure that our ground handler understand the risk that comes with operating in coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic times, so they’ve have standardized their operating procedures based on the GoU, MoH and WHO to protect the traveller, the tour managers and the animals in the attractions they visit.
On your trip, you’ll be checked only into Covid compliant lodges checked an approved by the ground handler. You’ll be picked up in a safari vehicle that carries upto 6 people with enough space in between seats to observe social distancing. On arrival, your tour manager will brief you on how to handle yourself on the safari trip avoiding contact and also give a free branded mask and sanitizer bottle.
WHAT LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN IN UGANDA?
You will find that English is widely spoken throughout Uganda, especially in Kigali and by those working in the hospitality industry.
The official languages in Uganda are English and Swahili, but there are many other local languages as well.
WHAT WILDLIFE CAN I SEE IN UGANDA?
With land rich in primates, reptiles, birds, plants and other wildlife, there is lots to watch out for, not just Gorillas and Chimpanzees. More details on what you could find here…
Current evidence indicates that the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park are one of the most diverse forests in East Africa having some of the richest populations of trees, primates, small mammals, butterflies, reptiles and moths. Primates include the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, golden, L’Hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkey, black & white Colobus monkey, and the olive baboon. Nocturnal primates include the potto, Demidoffs Galago, and the Needle-clawed Galago. Carnivores such as golden cat, genets, civets and side-striped jackals also exist but are rare. These national parks have some of the richest and finest montane forest birding in Africa.
With over 350 species of birds, Bwindi is believed to be among the parks with one of the largest number of bird species in all of East Africa. A staggering 23 of the 24 Albertine Endemic species are only found in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Albertine Endemics species that are found in Bwindi include the globally threatened species such as African green broadbill, Shelley’s crimsonwing and Chaplin’s flycatcher, and others such as Archer’s robin-chat, Kivu ground thrush, red-throated alethe, strange weaver, Oberlaender’s ground-thrush, and dwarf honeyguide. Other bird species found in Bwindi include the Fraser’s eagle owl, the Western bronze-naped pigeon, the Willcock’s honeyguide, and the rare black bee-eater.
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The best time to visit Uganda is between June to August and December to February, which is during the Dry seasons. Wildlife viewing is at its peak.
Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda offers a smorgasbord of impressive attractions and unique things that you can’t see or do anywhere else
Please consult your personal physician and/or a travel clinic preferably 6 weeks prior to your departure. Vaccine requirements vary based on your country of origin
Uganda’s tourism industry has outgrown its infancy following the 80’s political unrest that kept the country off the travel grid.
With breath-taking natural beauty and year-round warm weather, Uganda is one of Africa’s most beloved travel destinations.
Two simple rules to bear in mind when you decide what to take with you on a Uganda safari trip — particularly if you expect to use public transport