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Uganda Roads & Driving
The cheapest and most common way to move around Uganda is by road transport. Visitors often move in designated tourism cars which are very comfortable and capable of driving long distances and under various road conditions. The road network in Uganda has greatly improved since the 1990s and now most parts of the country can...
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Cost of a Gorilla Permit
Learn about the cost of a gorilla permit in Uganda and how it factor in for you gorilla trekking safari holiday experience. Going to see gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks is one of the wonderful experiences that visitors to Uganda enjoy. However, before one is allowed to see gorillas, he/she...
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Facts About Chimpanzees
Chimpanzees are great apes and naturally amazing animals that habituate in the grass savannahs and the tropical forests of Africa. They are also termed chimps and have four confirmed subspecies. Chimpanzees and the bonobo are classified in the genus pan which was discovered by scholars who made comparisons on the fossils. These wild animals are...
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Gorilla trekking Packing List
This gorilla trekking packing list will help you carry the right things for your gorilla-tracking safari in Uganda or Rwanda. Seeing gorillas in the wild is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences that can be had only on the African continent. In the years we have taken tourists to see gorillas in Uganda and...
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There is no charge for personal filming of gorillas and other scenes with personal video cameras, e.g digital, SLR etc in Uganda or Rwanda. Professional photographers, filmmakers, or media should advise us at the time of booking as special procedures are required as well as costs to be incurred for photographing and filming. The safari vehicles you travel...
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This is a service which is available at some locations, more especially those in towns and the larger International style hotels. Upcountry, if the service is available it can still be limited (only available at certain times for example) and quite erratic due to the quality of the network signal from the providers and so...
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The Entebbe airport has a reasonable duty free section – with an array of curios, t-shirts and books, maps etc – for last-minute shopping. Certain of the more up-market lodges also have curio shops. There is also a limited choice at the curio markets around the country and in Kampala. Speak to your guide for...
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Due to space limitations in the vehicles, it is imperative that luggage be kept to a minimum. We suggest a barrel or soft bag (15 kg maximum) for your main gear, plus a camera bag or smaller ‘day pack ‘ for inside the vehicle. Sonsonate / hard bags/suitcases, etc. are not suitable as it makes...
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Gorilla trekking eligibility
Gorilla trekking eligibility determines whether you can actually be allowed to see mountain gorillas in the wild rainforests of Africa. Gorilla trekking is one of the best travel experiences in the world because you get to spend time seeing gorillas in their natural world and looking into their sad kind and calming red eyes. Another...
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Cash US Dollars cash is the preferred option to bring when travelling to Uganda. Once in Uganda, we advise guests to change some dollars into local currency for use as spending money on the road e.g. for drinks, curios. We suggest a combination of small denomination notes (USD 1, 5, 10, 50) as well as...
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You will generally be expected to purchase your own drinks on safari. Most camps/lodges have a reasonable selection of wines and spirits – with the more upmarket ones generally offering more choice. Beer, cool drinks (sodas), bottled water, local gin, etc. are readily available everywhere. Prices vary depending upon where purchased. Please be aware that...
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Equator in Uganda
Getting a Uganda tourist visa allows entry into Uganda for all visitors who are visiting Uganda to see gorillas, and wildlife, experience the rich culture, and more. Citizens of most countries will be required to get an entry visa which authorizes them to visit and stay in Uganda for a given period of time. In...
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