Uganda Useful Information

Uganda is 1 country, split into 4 geographical and administrative areas, made up of 5 ancient constituent kingdoms, 9 indigenous communities, 56 tribes, 121 districts and a population of circa 44 million. The majority of the country speak English or Swahili as well as their mother tongue.

Below are some pieces of information that you might find useful before and during your trip to Uganda.

Uganda Useful Information - Top Tips

Ugandan Entry Visa

Application for a Ugandan single entry visa or East Africa Visa (Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) can be done online via the following link or you can apply for a visa on arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Cash

The Ugandan Shilling is used in Uganda, although US dollars are accepted in large hotels. Please ensure that you don’t have US dollars notes prior to 2006 and the notes are not damaged or cut in any way as they are not accepted.

ATM & Credit Cards

There are ATM machines in all big cities which accept most international bank cards and Visa. It is important that you know what your daily withdrawal limit is.

Medical Information

Please ensure that you have a valid Yellow Fever Certificate to enter Uganda. For all other medical advice regarding vaccinations and malaria medication please speak to your Doctor who will have the latest information within your country of origin.

Uganda Useful Information - Gorilla Trekking Equipment

Clothing

– Shirts made of a material that dries quickly or wick away moisture.

– A fleece layer for when you stop for a rest just in case you begin to cool down and for evenings as it can get quite chilly in Bwindi.

– A third rain layer just in case it begins to rain. (a cheap poncho will do )

– Long pants, also made of a synthetic material. The length of the pants are important as this will help with the combat stinging nettle plants and red ants.

– Waterproof pants to wear on top of regular pants are optional

Footwear

– Boots that fit above the ankle are crucial as you might encounter ankle-deep mud at certain points, and even knee-deep mud that will attempt to suck the boots right off your feet!

– Gaitors (garments worn over the shoe and lower pants leg, and used primarily as personal protective equipment. They are worn over your boots that go up to the knee). These are optional and are based on personal preference as well as the type of boots and trousers you choose to wear.

–  SmartWool socks

Other Equipment

– Sunscreen and moisturising cream

– Sunglasses with neck strap

– Insect repellent with DEET, please note that DEET can affect man-made fibres and plastics.

– Daypack / small rucksack

– Bush hat with a brim for sun protection

– Binoculars ( Optional )

Uganda Useful information - Tipping in Uganda

Safari Services

– Transfers / Drivers: USD $5 per person per transfer

– Gorilla trekking porter: USD $15 per person per day

– Gorilla UWA tracker: USD $20 per person per day

Other Services

– Camp/lodge/resort staff  USD $5 per person per day ( please note most hotel/lodges have a tip box located at the reception that can be used at the end of your stay )

Vehicle Types - Landcruiser

Let's Go Travel - 5 Seater and 7 Seater
Let's Go Travel - 7 Seater Landcruisers
Let’s Go Travel have their own fleet of Landcruiser. Two 5 Seater landcruisers and 3 7 Seater landcruisers, all of which are regularly serviced, well maintained and fully insured.  The benefit of owning the vehicles is that we are able to ensure that all the repair and maintenance work is carried out to the right standard and in a timely manner. All the vehicles are fully airconditioned and have two pop up roofs for game viewing on in the front cabin and one in the back cabin. Each vehicle has a fridge/cooler box to store drinks for long journeys and the 7 seaters also have charge points for small electrical equipment.

Please always consult your drive guide, before opening the pop-up roof or charging electrical equipment

Vehicle Types - Minivans

MiniVan 1
MiniVan 2
Let’s Go Travel have their own fleet of MiniVAns as well. The Two 5 Seaters are regularly serviced, well maintained and fully insured.  The benefit of owning the vehicles is that we are able to ensure that all the repair and maintenance work is carried out to the right standard and in a timely manner. All the vehicles are fully airconditioned and have a pop-up roof for game viewing in the back cabin

Please always consult your drive guide, before opening the pop-up roof!

Vehicle Types - Prado Landcruiser

Prado 1
Let’s Go Travel owns one Prado Landcruiser but has access to more. The Prado Landcruiser is fully airconditioned and have a pop-up roof for game viewing in the back cabin

Please always consult your drive guide, before opening the pop-up roof!

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