Uganda is an impeccable destination any adventure related traveler would wish to visit while on an African Safari holiday. It is geographically located in the Eastern part of Africa.
Shares borders with Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in the South west and South Sudan in the north.
Travelers prefer to visit it not only for its abundant attraction but as well there are other pulling factors to mention. These include stable security, luscious food, diverse culture and history, favorable conditions, ease of accessibility and welcoming locals. For first timers to Africa, this is a perfect destination to soak up Africa’s stunning Wildlife along with an endowed natural setting.
You can get to this destination with fascinating Wildlife by plane from your home country and you will land at Entebbe international Airport the only airport in the country. To most of adventurers, Uganda is known because of its stupendous Gorilla trekking encounters. Gorillas are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the World, Uganda is amongst those destinations you can find these apes.
It has two Parks that provide habitat to the species of Mountain Gorillas namely Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both Parks are situated in the South western part of Uganda.
Among the two, Bwindi is recorded with the biggest percentage of the Uganda’s remaining Gorillas. It features over eighteen habituated Gorilla families that are open to trekking excursions.
Then Mgahinga is recorded with only one habituated Gorilla family. Choosing to Trek Gorillas in Bwindi, you have the chance to see variety.
The habituation experience is also done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Rushaga sector. If you wish to be part of a Uganda Gorilla trekking expedition once in a lifetime, below are the things you must pack before you board.
This should be the first in your mind because there are the ones to grant you entry permissions to other countries. These documentations include a valid passport, yellow fever vaccination card and a Visa. But for Visa in Uganda, you can get it on arrival.
It is always paramount to ensure safety for your life. Therefore when packing for a Gorilla trek in Uganda, remember to include the protective gears since the expeditions are usually included wandering to Jungle.
These gears include strong hiking shoes, insect repellents, capes and sunglasses, gloves, long sleeved shirts and trousers, head shocks, shocking, water proof bags and jackets.
A camera & extra SD cards.
It is usually to boring to visit the Gorillas in Jungle and leave their location without taking at least a photo. Therefore, since you are free to take plenty of photos and videos for these apes and other natural wonders in the jungle remember to come with a camera of good quality. Pack extra SD cards you can usually use to replace in case your camera run out of storage space.
Pack some devices which you can use during your free or leisure time at the lodge. You can as well use some of these devices to communicate with your family members you left home.
These are personal computer, mobile phone, tablets, mp3 players, and more. Remember as well to pack charging essentials for your devices.
Enough pocket money.
Come along with enough money to use while on the safari. In case it’s in your home currency, you can exchange it when you reach major cities like Kampala.
If you are nervous about traveling liquid money, you can come with your Visa card or master card and withdraw some money when you reach in Uganda.
Back up medicine.
Before leaving your country, it is advised that you visit your personal doctor or nearby hospital for checkup about your health status.
After, he will advise about what to do while in your travel destination. He or she will recommend the backup medicine you should travel with.
Snacks & Novels.
Pack some snacks from your home country; you can eat these snacks during your free time at the lodge. You can also spend off your free time while reading some interesting novels or travel magazines
Other wearing gears. More wearing gears to pack include extra shirts, t-shirts, trousers, vests, scarfs, pants and more.