Insider Travel tips to Uganda

Please take a look at some of the travel advice and maybe one or two can be helpful information in deciding your car rental travel to Uganda.

When to go
Uganda  is a completely an immense continent with safari and great apes encounter opportunities available across thousands of miles, so the best time to travel in Uganda is all year around, depending on your specific destination.  It’s best to travel in the dry season, since safari destinations are in the regions with not very good roads that may be slippery in the rainy seasons. However the rainy season, which is also the low season gives you a totally different experience on its own. Cool weather, clear air and have the most incredible discounts on self drive car hire and gorilla tracking permits.

Visas and Vaccines
Of course, you’ll need a passport to travel to Uganda, you will need a visa too; the visa can be obtained from here at the airport or obtained in your home country. Apply for a visa at least two months before your departure date. For a self drive in Uganda an international driving license is also needed for you to access the roads. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required when issuing you the visa.

Accommodation and roads
Our well pre – arranged self-drive trips give you the freedom of a road trip without the frustrating uncertainties, like getting lost or spending precious time trying to finding a place to sleep each night.. There are many lodges almost every where around the country even in the designated game parks that offer a wide range of prices. From budget, mid range and high end accommodations. Whichever your choice will be. Our well selected lodges under the pre arranged tour packages give you the true essence of adventure.

Medications for Travel
Find a doctor who specializes in travel health care and tell him or her about your Ugandan travel plans, you’ll need to get certain immunization before heading to,Uganda like yellow fever which is compulsory. Malaria is common here, but there is no vaccine for the disease. You can protect yourself from malaria by taking an anti-malaria treatment or avoiding mosquitoes or use a mosquito-repellent spray and mosquito nets. Other vaccinations you may need include hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid.

Staying Safe
you may imagine that hungry crocodiles or parks of tree climbing lions of ishasha. It is much safer to follow the guidelines of the park rangers on when and what to do while there. To be on a safe side. Most danger zones are marked with signs.

Staying Healthy
Safaris can be physically strenuous and mentally taxing. Travelers to Uganda are not at risk for dehydration while on safari because it’s not too hot , your body may not be accustomed to the hot sun and dry air of the bush and you may not even realize that you’re becoming dehydrated. Drink lots of water and make sure it is bottled and not tap water.

Insurance
Since you will be in a remote location and will probably be spending a significant amount of money on a safari; travel insurance is virtually a necessity on a Ugandan safari. Though, not compulsory. Be sure to look for emergency medical coverage and financial protection when booking your policy. Please refer to the terms and conditions section on about insurance

Tipping culture
Tipping in  Uganda is not a standard practice at local hotels and restaurants, however if you decide to, it will always be much appreciated. Its normal to tip 5-10% at tourist oriented restaurants. Guides and drivers should always be tipped.