Why a private safari? A private safari offers ultimate comfort, convenience, flexibility and exclusivity. When time is your most valuable asset, then a private safari takes away the hassles and provides an experience that is planned to your pace and personal interests. What can […]
Uganda is the dream destination for those in search of the absolute pinnacle of primate safaris. Chimpanzees roam in numbers in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park, as do colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, de Brazza monkeys and a host of other species.
Uganda requires a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate from all foreign visitors and citizens over 1 year of age travelling from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas (>12 hours). This rule applies to travellers from the following countries:
Being animal-friendly when you travel. Travel is an opportunity to experience different cultures, meet new people, taste weird and wonderful foods and – for many – get close to wildlife you may have only seen in books or David Attenborough documentaries.
We’re back from Uganda! What an adventure we had! The ability to create daily posts to Facebook while in Uganda was limited for a variety of reasons; internet service, time to create posts, and some limits on Facebook access.
Flying to Kidepo Valley National Park gives the opportunity to tourist to engage in different activities while in the Park including Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, and mountain hiking to view the Morungole Mountain, community walks to learn about the Karamojong cultures and so on.
What should I bring with me?As a general guide, comfortable, casual wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game-viewing. Game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, which can be very cold, especially in winter.The most practical items to pack for safari are..
Entry to Uganda: As of 3 September 2021 new COVID-19 measures are in place at all points of entry including Entebbe International Airport. All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.
Uganda is a unique destination offering a wonderful mix of savannah and forest parks. Gorilla and chimp trekking are highlights, but many smaller primates can be seen as well. Uganda also offers great savannah safaris, and all of the Big Five are present. Lion is quite common in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kidepo national parks, where they can often be found hunting Uganda kob.
Officially, Uganda’s dry seasons are from December/January through to mid March and from June through to mid-September. These dry months are the most popular with tourists, with July and August and Christmas and New Year being the peak seasons.