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Abaglobal tours: Uganda Safaris Birding and Gorilla Safaris
Friday October 19, 2018
Welcome to Livingstone African Safaris is a Uganda-based Tour Company.
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Paradise Excursion Uganda Safaris Birding and Gorilla Safaris

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  • TRAVEL TIPS.

Airport Tax.

 The Airport Tax of US $ 40 (or it’s equivalent in Uganda Shillings at the prevailing rate)  is compulsory for every International traveler, unless it’s included in the price of the Air ticket. (Please confirm this with your Ticketing agent or check in counter)

Culture.

The people of Uganda are probably the most welcoming people in the whole of Africa, but, value their culture and are always happy to teach it to the visitors. They feel honored if the visitors do respect them too.  We have a very rich culture and a lot of this is included in our itineraries, and our guides interpret it during the site visits and during the course of the trips, and also advise clients on how they are expected to conduct themselves when interacting with the local people.   

  • The weather.

Uganda has 2 main rainy season:  March to May and September to November. The rest of the months are dry, but occasionally punctuated with short rains which keeps the country lush and green all year round. The hottest areas (about 35 degrees C.) are the low altitude places like the Semliki and  Nile Valleys and the Northeast of the Country, well as the cooler parts (about 23-28 degrees C.) are the high-altitude areas of the south -west stretching from Kabale (the Switzerland of Uganda) though the Volcanic areas of Kisoro to the Rwenzori mountains (Mountains of the Moon) on the Uganda Congo boarder. 
We advise travelers to Uganda to carry light clothing and a sweater since the temperatures vary a lot in short distances.

  • Health.

There are mandatory vaccinations like yellow fever, but, Malaria and bilharzias and other diseases are spread in various parts of the Country. Visitors are advised to consult their Doctors to take the necessary prophylactic requirements. We also advise travelers to Uganda to take medical and travel Insurances before they travel. However, there are International health services provided in Uganda especially in Kampala, with foreign trained doctors 24 hours a day.

  • Communication.

The official language is English and the agreed National Language is Swahili, which is also spoken in other country in the region. English is well spoken in major towns and all tourist destinations. Most of the Country is ell covered by Mobile phone signals that also accommodate international roaming, so, all calls can be made anywhere.

  • Photography.

There are very few Camera shops in Kampala, so, clients are advised to carry their own Cameras and enough films or a good memory cards for the digital cameras and their charging accessories. The power supply in Uganda is the standard 220- 240 volts hydro and generated power. So, please we advise you to carry your own adapters to suit your equipments.

  • Security

Despite the exaggerations,  the Country has been quite stable for over ten years and security beefed up quite often when need arises. There is a Military unit attached to National Parks and other tourist destinations including lodges and Camps to ensure tourists safety when visiting those areas. However, safety precautions must be considered especially when walking in the streets of major cities and towns as the case is in other parts of he world.

  • Time.

Uganda is 3 hours ahead of GMT

  • Credit cards and Money..

Credit cards are accepted for some services in Kampala and some few Hotels upcountry, but we would recommend that one should change money in Kampala or Entebbe Airport before proceeding on tour. Most of the services and bills while on tour are settled in Uganda Shillings or US Dollars in a few places. The exchange rates of foreign currencies to Uganda Shillings change from time to time, check the bureaus for the current rates upon arrival in the Country.

  • Gorilla tracking requirements.

One has to be reasonably physically fit and healthy to participate in the Gorilla tracking excise.

A daypack  for carrying water and packed lunch .

. Light water proof steady hiking boots and thick socks and gaiters if possible..

. High-speed  films or memory card.

. Waterproof gloves and Raincoats or Poncho is a must carry.

. A baseball Cap is recommended too.

 

 

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