Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For your vacation to Uganda and Rwanda find below the common questions we get from clients as they prepare for their Uganda or Rwanda safari. Please also see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Which airlines access

Uganda

Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport has the following airlines: Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, South African Airways, Fast Jet, Fly Dubai, RwandAir, South Supreme Airways and Fly-SAX.

Rwanda

Kigali International Airport has the following flights: RwandAir, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways and Coastal Aviation.

Can I fly internally?

Uganda

Yes, you can fly internally while on safari in Uganda, there are internal scheduled flights to some of the safari destinations and where unavailable there are charter flights to most of the safari destinations. Let us know you prefer flights instead of driving or a mix of both.

Rwanda

Yes, you can fly internally in Rwanda by charter flights to most of the safari destinations or helicopter with Akagera Aviation.

What is the road network like?

Uganda

The main roads in Uganda are tarmacked but secondary roads vary in quality. Be prepared for long and sometimes bumpy car rides.

Rwanda

The roads in Rwanda connecting the various tourist attractions are mostly tarmacked except a small stretch while connecting to Akagera national park.

Do you provide Travel Insurance?

Wild Travel Safaris does not provide travel insurance to clients. It’s the responsibility of an Agent or the Client. All of the clients must have the adequate insurance for the duration of the tour, which should include evacuation cover just in case of an emergency

Do I need to carry medication?

Please bring all personal medications required. Medical services and facilities are basic.

You are advised to take malaria ‘prophylactics’ (prevention medication) in addition to carrying a mosquito repellent. Be sure to use the mosquito nets, which are provided at your place of accommodation. Consult your doctor before travelling for more information

Clients must be fit and healthy to undertake adventurous activities such as mountaineering and hiking, gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking, white-water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking may pose additional risks and should be undertaken with care and caution.

Are vaccinations required for my safari tour?

There are a number of vaccinations recommended and/or required. The government of Uganda and Rwanda requires proof of yellow fever vaccination as of 2016. Recommended immunizations against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A, meningitis, tetanus and typhoid.

Seek advice from your home country on vaccination and inoculation requirements

Is tap water safe for drinking in Uganda and Rwanda?

Tap water is not suitable for drinking, use bottled water, which is available in your safari car and at accommodations.

Do I need a visa to enter Uganda and Rwanda?

Uganda

You are required to purchase a visa before you enter Uganda. Single entry tourist visas (usually three months) are available on arrival at Entebbe airport priced for USD $50 and at the land borders – please state clearly that you require three months or else you can be given two weeks but they should be applied for online before your travel.

A single East African visa has been introduced for Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda costing $100. Your passport must have a minimum six months validity remaining.  Contact the airline or your travel agent for more information.

Uganda follows a policy of reciprocity (if your Country requires a Visa for Ugandans to enter, Uganda will impose the same). In case of any changes in Visa regulations, you will be informed.

Rwanda

Foreign Nationals wishing to obtain a Rwandan Visa, submit their applications to Rwandan Diplomatic Missions of their Country of residence for processing.

In Case where there is no Diplomatic Mission/ consulate, foreign nationals request for a visa acceptance letter online, which will be presented on arrival to obtain a visa upon payment of visa fee ($50).

In view of bilateral agreements, nationals of the following Countries may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days: Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A single East African visa has been introduced for Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda costing $100. Your passport must have a minimum six months validity remaining. Contact the airline or your travel agent for more information.

Can my ATM card or credit card work in Uganda?

Uganda

You can use ATM and Visa credit cards for money withdrawal in Uganda but there is a limit to how much you can withdraw per day. The banks are available in major towns but it may be difficult once you start your safari. You may wish to alert your bank before using your card abroad to avoid it being blocked.

Some establishments do not accept credit cards for payments and in cases where they are accepted, it may attract 5 – 10% additional charges.

Traveler’s cheques are no longer accepted in Uganda.

Rwanda

You can use ATM and Visa credit cards for money withdrawal in Rwanda but there is a limit to how much you can withdraw per day. Most establishments accept credit cards for payments. You may wish to alert your bank before using your card abroad to avoid it being blocked.

Is MasterCard accepted?

Very few places in Uganda accept MasterCard. Consider bringing cash, which you can change, upon arrival. Banks and Forex bureaus will exchange cash. Please note: US dollars bills issued before 1999 are NOT accepted in Uganda and Rwanda. Bills below 2006 or small denomination dollar bills (anything less than a USD 50 bill) attracts a lower exchange rate. Poor quality foreign currency notes may be rejected. Please ensure you bring with you new or excellent condition notes with no stains or tears.

What is the currency

Uganda

The currency in Uganda is the Uganda Shilling, which is issued in denominations of 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Uganda Shillings notes. Coins are available in smaller denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings.

Rwanda

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Francs, which is issued in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 Rwandan Francs notes. Coins are available in smaller denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs.

How do you deal with tipping?

Tipping in Uganda and Rwanda is usually according to a level of service and there are no fixed rates. Salaries are generally low in both countries and tips are highly appreciated. On average tips are in the rage of 5-10% in restaurants; USD 10-50 per day, per client for safari driver/guides and Ranger Guides; USD 5 per day for porters on mountaineering/hiking safaris and USD 3-5 for Forest Walk guides.

Remember that tips are very personal and ultimately you decide how much you want to tip.

Is Uganda/Rwanda safe?

Generally, the two countries are safe but occasional security issues may arise as in any other country, therefore, basic precautions should be taken. Do not leave bags or money unattended to – avoid displaying expensive jewellery.

Is Kampala and Kigali safe cities for tourists?

They are both some of the safest capital cities in  Africa – but again do not leave valuables unattended. Ask your driver guide where unsure.

How safe is it for homosexuals to visit Uganda?

Despite some negative press, Uganda is a safe country for gay and lesbian travellers. However, we recommend discretion as Uganda is a conservative country.

Can I do gorilla trekking in Uganda and or Rwanda?

Yes and you are required to buy a gorilla permit in advance of your trip. Only eight people are allowed to visit each gorilla group per day, the demand is high.

To buy your gorilla permit, you will need to provide us with your full names, nationality, birth-date, passport number, preferred date of trekking, your home address and gorilla permit fee. The minimum age for visiting the gorillas is 15 years. A certain level of fitness is required for the gorilla tracking, and you may not be allowed gorilla trekking if you are suffering from a communicable disease.

What should I wear when gorilla trekking?

We recommend lightweight rain jacket, a warm jacket for overcast days and evening, long-sleeved shirt and trousers, waterproof walking boots, leather gardening type gloves, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, comfortable Day Pack for carrying water and minimum amount of personal items. In case of sighting Gorillas, no flash photography is allowed and fast film is therefore recommended.

What items should I bring for my safari?

General: Antiseptic hand wash, Comfortable day Pack for carrying water and some personal items, Sunscreen, Flashlight, Insect repellent, Water Proof bags to protect equipment, Electric plug adapters for 240 volts AC 50 Hz – UK style square-pin in plugs are used

Clothing: It is preferable for you to use soft luggage as space in vehicles is limited. Good walking shoes/boots, Sun hat or cap, Sandals or other light shoes, Waterproof jacket, Lighter clothing with layers for an evening, Warm clothing for mountainous regions, waterproof walking boots, Sunglasses, Swimsuit.

Equipment: Binoculars(Water Proof ones), Cameras, changes of batteries, several 1GB cards instead of one large one to avoid losing all your photos in case something goes wrong.

What should I know about photography?

No photographs of, or near, military buildings or soldiers are allowed. It is polite to ask people before taking their photographs.

How long in advance do I need to book my safari?

If your safari includes gorilla and chimpanzee trekking consider booking as far in advance as possible – recommended is 3 months. The gorilla and chimpanzee permits are booked and paid for at the same time.

How can I pay for my safari?

Most of our clients pay by wire transfers or credit card. Bank details are available upon request. Credit card payments can be made after approval but will incur a 5-8% surcharge.

Note that availability of accommodation and permits is not guaranteed until Wild Travel Safaris officially confirm the safari. Accommodation, permit, and activity reservations will be made as soon as payment has been received on our account.

Please note that all bank charges are at the expense of the client.

What is the Safari accommodation like?

We will work towards finding the perfect accommodation for your needs. The majority of safari lodges and hotels are small-scale, offering a unique experience with few rooms.

The three categories are mainly; budget, mid-range or Upmarket.

Budget accommodation may be simple and basic rooms, bandas or tents, with double/twin beds and mosquito nets when necessary. You may have to share bathroom facilities, as private bathrooms are not always available. Electricity and piped/mains water supply may not always be available. Some remote locations may have ‘long-drop’ or compost (Eco) toilets.

Mid-range or Upmarket accommodation offers comfortable rooms or furnished safari tents with a private bathroom. Flush toilets and hot and cold running water are available.

What vehicles does Wild Travel Safaris use for safaris?

Kagera Safaris provides ‘pop-up roof’ 4WD safari vehicles for game viewing. The 4WD are either minibuses or Land cruisers where we ensure that everybody has a window seat to enjoy the best views. We limit the number in a minibus to seven while for land cruiser some carry seven, five, and three depending on size, to allow plenty of legroom and luggage storage.Groups of twelve and more people who would like to travel in one vehicle use the 25-29 seat Coaster buses that have approximately 16 window seats.

I am travelling on my own. Can I book my safari with Wild Travel Safaris?

Solo travellers are welcome but please note that the cost of the safari will generally be higher than if you joined a group. We shall advise in case of scheduled safaris but group dynamics will be at play.

How many people are in your group safaris?

We offer tailor-made safaris for any number of participants. Considering the sitting arrangement concerning the cars – the maximum is 9 people for minibus but for everyone to have a window seat we recommend 7. For Land cruisers, they range from 3 – 7 individuals.

What other expenses should I expect after quoted safari costs?

Unless otherwise stated, tour prices quoted include; airport/hotel transfers, transport with fuel and driver/guide, accommodation, drinking water in a safari vehicle, National Park and activity fees associated with your itinerary.

The quoted price does not include; airfare to/from Uganda, Visa fees if applicable, optional activities not included in the itinerary, refreshments and beverages (between meal snacks, alcohol, other refreshments), personal items (porterage, telephone calls and souvenirs), tips and gratuities.

In most cases, we will specify the extra charge of optional activities in your itinerary. If it is not clear to you, please contact us so we can confirm any additional fee(s).

Do you have scheduled Safaris?

Our scheduled safaris are published on our web site in the “Group safaris” section.

Do you cater to a special dietary person?

We take care of your dietary needs as far as the hotels cooperate which is usually positive when you let us know in advance so we make the necessary arrangements with the different lodges in your itinerary. Make sure that your driver-guide contacts the reception on arrival at the lodge.

What’s the best time of year to come to visit?

There is no bad time of year to visit Uganda or Rwanda. Even during the rainy seasons (April-May and October – November), it may rain for a short while before the sun shines again.

Do the drivers speak English?

Yes but if you require drivers or guides who speak other international languages, we can organize for German, Spanish, Chinese speaking guide or translator, but you are required to inform us at the time of inquiry.

How much time should I expect to spend in the vehicle in any one day?

Uganda

The longest day of travel is for a three-day gorilla tour and this can be up to eight hours in a vehicle. During this journey, several stops will be made, including a visit to the Equator, a stop for lunch, and other stops for other facilities. Most itineraries will not require any more than five hours in a vehicle in one day – various stops are made to ensure your comfort.

Rwanda

The longest day of travel is for a three-day chimpanzee tour and this can be up to 6 hours in a vehicle. During this journey, several stops will be made, including a stop for lunch, national museum, and or Kings Palace. Most itineraries will not require any more than three hours in a vehicle in one day.

How can I communicate home while on safari?

International telephone calls are made from most areas in Uganda and Rwanda and local SIM cards can be purchased. International roaming facilities are available.

Internet services are widely available at internet cafes, although the quality and speed of the connection vary. Some lodges have Wi-Fi.

All our drivers/guides have cell phones and maintain contact with the Office throughout safaris.

Is it safe to travel in Uganda?

Uganda is generally a very safe country for travellers. Ugandans are considered among the friendliest and most welcoming people on planet earth. Feel free to meet and talk to Ugandans, as they will be most honoured.

Kampala is known to be one of the safest capital cities in Africa, but you should use common sense when travelling in any big city. Be responsible and cautious during your tour and use taxis when you are going out at night and always keep a close watch over your belongings. Traffic in Kampala can be rather hectic and sometimes even dangerous if you use the otherwise convenient boda-bodas(motorbike taxis).

Contact your local embassy for more safety instructions during your tour.

How can I be sure that Duiker Safaris really exists and is a reliable tour company?

Duiker Safaris is a Ugandan – Owned Tour Company that is offering tours and Safaris in East Africa with the Experienced Team that’s have been Tour Guides for over 10 years. Guidebooks such as Lonely Planet and Bradt have written wonderful reviews about the company. We also have a membership of the tour operator networks AUTO, ATTA, SGR and proud sponsors of the Uganda Wildlife Foundation. Many happy customers have written their feedback on our active Facebook page.

Can I safely swim in Lake Victoria or other lakes in Uganda?

Most lakes in Uganda as well as the River Nile contain Bilharzia and are not considered safe for swimming. The flukes (microscopic worms) reproduce in snails which inhabit warm stagnant water on the edges of rivers and lakes. If you choose to swim here anyway or if you go rafting on the Nile, we advise that do a check-up at least two months (standard incubation period for the flukes) after you have been swimming. The health impacts vary from slight discomfort to serious organ damage if the Bilharzia goes untreated.

The two lakes in Uganda that are 100% Bilharzia-free and safe to swim in are Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda.

Can Wild Travel Safaris give me medical advice about malaria prevention and treatment?

Wild Travel Safaris does not have the authority to give medical advice. You should contact your general practitioner (family doctor) 8 weeks before your tour to inquire about necessary vaccinations or other preventive measures. Proof of a Yellow Fever inoculation is often requested by immigration officials. Country Specific information and advice is published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and useful information about healthcare abroad, including a country-by-country guide of reciprocal health care agreements with the UK, is available from NHS Choices.

Medical facilities in Uganda are limited, particularly outside the capital city. In the case of serious accident or illness, evacuation by air ambulance may be required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Which area should I pick to go gorilla tracking?

There are an estimated 800 mountain gorillas in the forested highland area shared by Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Habituated families can be visited in Uganda and Rwanda and Wild Travel Safaris offer a variety of trip options to both.

By booking your Uganda tour well in advance, you will have a higher chance of securing a permit for the specific gorilla group you wish to visit. The permits often sell out well in advance, so it might be that Matoke Tours will have to choose from the few remaining permits for your dates. Click here for more information about the different gorilla families in Uganda.

The procedure to view the gorillas in Rwanda varies somewhat. Learn more by clicking here.

What chance do I have of actually seeing the gorillas?

Chances of seeing the gorilla are over 95%. If you are in the very unlikely situation not to have seen them, you will be given the choice of either a 50% refund of the cost of your gorilla permit or another chance to spot them the next day (when permits are available). Please note that it is the national wildlife authority that issues the refund. Your driver/guide will be happy to assist you in the procedure, but Matoke Tours cannot return the funds directly.

How tough is it physically to do gorilla tracking?

The ease of seeing the gorillas depends on the movements of the gorilla family on that particular day. For Uganda, some say that the Rushegura group in Buhoma is easy to spot, but we cannot guarantee this. In general, you can expect the tracking to be quite tough, so we advise you to train for the gorilla tracking. Altitude averages 2000 meters, the muddy hills of Bwindi are steep. The time it takes to find the gorillas can be anywhere from 45 minutes to 8 hours.

If you have a low level of fitness which limits you from walking long distances in rugged terrain, we advise that you consider tracking in Rwanda where the Rangers will assign you to an easier or more difficult tracking according to your fitness level. The gorilla permits in Rwanda, however, are more expensive.

What should I wear during the gorilla tracking?

We advise you to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt made of light-weight material. You’ll want to tuck the cuffs of your pants into tall socks to prevent safari ants from entering. It is also wise to wear a hat to prevent ticks from getting in your hair. Bring a rain jacket and rain pants in your daypack, as well as an extra t-shirt and a sweater for when the tracking gets long and the forest gets cooler. Make sure you have good hiking shoes and don’t worry about the weight of your backpack: porters are available for a US$ 20 fee which helps families from the communities around the park.

What are the social customs and norms in Uganda?

Ugandans are very welcoming and among the friendliest people in Africa. They are very interested in meeting you and discovering more about your home country. Do not be afraid and be open to a small conversation. As a greeting, make sure you always shake hands but do not hug women. If you wish to ask someone a question, make sure you start by: “how are you?” If you would just walk up to someone and ask “where can I find the supermarket”? it will be very likely that he will answer with” I am fine…”!

When you go to someone’s private house, to a church, a school or any official place, make sure you wear normal shoes, long pants (or dress) and a shirt/ blouse with long sleeves.

How can I make my tour more ecologically/socially sustainable?

Tourism has a lot of positive influences in Uganda. It supports the economy, creates awareness and it helps to protect national parks and its wildlife. Without tourism, the gorillas and many other animal species would likely be extinct by now. However, tourism has negative influences, as well. As a tour operator, we have the responsibility to limit the negative influences on socioeconomic and environmental aspects as much as possible. However, there are ways you, as a traveller can help us achieve these goals:
A: Offset the carbon impact of your flight

B: Add one of the community projects of Matoke Tours in your tour

C: Buy your items locally and hire local guides and porters for optional programs

D: Collect your waste and bring it to a place where they have a proper waste management.

E: Bring used batteries back home, as there is no proper disposal available in East Africa.

F: Respect the local customs and traditions

G: Take photos of local people only after getting their permission. If you promise to send them a photo, do keep your promise.

H: Support a local NGO or community project.

Should I bring clothes, gifts or money to the local community?

Of course, we understand that you wish to support or do something when you are in a developing country. However, we advise you not to bring any gifts to give directly to the local community. It’s often the same people that receive items each time and very often they are not the neediest people in Uganda. Moreover, it can create a begging culture.

Instead, we suggest that you consider supporting an NGO structurally. Maybe you can visit this particular NGO, while you are on your tour and maybe you can bring something from home that this NGO has expressed a specific need for.

Additionally, you can choose one of the cultural programs developed by Matoke Tours in cooperation with different communities. These programs are focused on a working relationship, whereby we pay them for their valuable service and dedication.

Can I get a visa at the border or do I have to apply in advance?

Citizens of most countries can get a Uganda visas at the point of entry at US$50,- pp. You need only to present your yellow fever vaccination card and a valid passport.

A visa for Rwanda visa has to be organized in advance (except for nationals of USA, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, and other East African countries). Check here for more info about the procedure.

How do I make sure I pick the type of accommodation that I like?

It essentially only depends on availability. Wild Travel Safaris have selected accommodation all over Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda for a range of budgets. Our selection criteria are based on the view, service, location, style and price of each lodge. We also select accommodation based on the feedback from previous clients. Check our suggestions for a budget, mid-range, semi-luxe, and luxury categories here.

Can I design my own tour?

Yes, we can tailor-make your tour in every detail. Please fill in this form and we will send you a detailed proposal.

Can I pick different types of transport to suit my budget and needs?

In Tanzania, we only work with Toyota Landcruisers and domestic flights. In Rwanda and Uganda, however, you can choose your preferred mode of transport, according to your budget and desired level of comfort. Check here for the options.

Can I add or cancel day(s) before, after, or in between one of the standard tours on the website?

Yes, you can. As you are booking a standard tour, just inform us about your additional wishes on the “Booking Details” section of the “book this tour” form.

Do you have any guidelines for tipping?

Clients are advised to give a fair, reasonable tip to the local guides, cleaners, drivers, hotel staff, etc. Service staff in East Africa can be quite insistent about the daily tipping expectations. We advise only to give tips when you are honestly happy with the service provided.

Can I use a credit card during my tour?

Credit cards are not widely accepted in Uganda and Rwanda. Only at major hotels, up-market lodges, and a few fancier shops can they be used.

Does Wild Travel Safaris accept credit cards?

Yes! We accept American Express, Visa and Master card. There is a sub-charge of 4.7% for more information please click here

Is it easy to exchange currency?

You can change dollars, pounds and Euros at many Forex exchange bureaus around capital cities. In up-country cities, the exchange rate is less advantageous and it becomes difficult to exchange Pounds and Euros. Dollars are the most used currencies but bear in mind that US dollars are given out before 2006 is not accepted and denominations below 100 are exchanged at a lower rate.

What is your tour cancellation policy?

1A: Cancellation by the client(s) for a private tour:

The cancellation of your booking must be made in writing and signed by the leader of the group. The amount of the cancellation fee is calculated according to the date on which we receive written notice of your wish to cancel;

  1. 28+ days before the departure date – cancellation fee is 60% of the land arrangement plus the costs for gorilla permits, chimpanzee permits and flight portions.
  2. 27 to 14 days before the departure date – the cancellation fee is 75% of the total cost of the booking plus the costs of gorilla permits, chimpanzee permits and flight portions.
  3. 13 to 7 days before the departure date – the cancellation fee is 90% of the total cost of the booking plus the costs of gorilla permits, chimpanzee permits and flight portions.
  4. Within 1 week of the departure date – the cancellation fee is 100%.
  5. Cancellation before the deposit has been made will not incur any fees.

1B: Cancellation of the client(s) joining a group:

If clients being part of a private group cancel a trip, they will be charged their part of the shared costs for that group trip, so that the rest of the group will not face any price increase. This amount is in addition to the general cancellation fees (as listed in point 1A).

Cancellation, medical & repatriation insurance are compulsory for all Wild Travel Safaris Ltd’s bookings, and it is the client’s responsibility to arrange such insurance through the client’s broker. It is strongly recommended that clients also take out insurance to cover emergency travel and accommodation, lost baggage, and any other coverage that the clients deem necessary. Other than compulsory insurance, the decision over which insurance coverage he/she obtains is solely the responsibility of the client.

What should I bring on my tour?

We request that you bring a bag or suitcase made of soft material. Hard Cover suitcases are difficult to place in the car and could break on the bumpy roads.

The most important items to bring:

  • Passport
  • Vaccination records
  • First aid kit
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hat
  • Small backpack (daypack)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Chargers for a camera, phone, tablet, etc.
  • Multi-plug,  to be sure you can charge all your items
  • Clothes with long sleeves
  • Clothes for both warm and cool weather
  • Rain jacket
  • Hiking boots for gorilla tracking or other hiking activities
  • Money belt and a separate day wallet

Do you have multi-lingual guides?

We have English-, Dutch- and German-speaking guides. Italian, French and Spanish speakers can be organized, but need to be booked well in advance.

Since East Africa lies on the equator, isn’t it always hot? Does it rain a lot?

Uganda and Rwanda are all near or on the equator, but because they generally have an average inland altitude of 1200m, the climate is pleasant throughout the year! Temperatures rarely go above 30 ºC, nor below 20ºC (expect certain high mountain areas). Across the region, there are generally two rainy seasons in which humidity can be higher and roads more difficult to traverse.

More Country Specific weather information can be found by clicking the following: Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

What is the best time of year to visit the region?

During or just after the rainy seasons is normally the most beautiful and affordable time of year to visit. Flowers are blooming, new grass is growing and this attracts many animals. Many young animals are born during this time of year as well. Another advantage is that prices are normally lower and the national parks are even less crowded than usual.

There is a stretch of 200km where you mention it takes 6 hours driving. How is this possible?

Road conditions in Uganda are extremely poor and after a rain shower, the dirt roads become difficult to pass. All of our vehicles have 4-wheel-drive and our drivers are experienced in handling the difficult road conditions, but speeds are necessarily low to make sure that you are safe and the car does not break down.

I have a gluten-free diet. Is this a problem during my tour in Uganda?

It’s not a problem at all, since nearly everything grows in Uganda’s fertile soils and you don’t need to depend on pasta and wheat bread, etc.  Please tell us in advance of your dietary restrictions and we will be happy to make appropriate arrangements.

I am a vegetarian. What can I eat on my tour?

The countries where Wild Travel Safaris operates are generally quite fertile and most fresh vegetables can be found. Also, beans, peanuts, sesame and eggs can provide alternative sources of protein for vegetarians.

For those who enjoy fish, the lakes and rivers of the region are replete with Tilapia and Nile Perch. It would be helpful if you could let us know it in advance so we can make preparations with the restaurants and lodges on your itinerary.