Uganda Safari

Beyond the foothills of the mountains, through the canopies of the the forest and across the waters of the many lakes, discover the land of Uganda. Amazingly beautiful and stunningly captivating A Ugandan Safari breathes new life into anyone that experiences one.

3 Tours
from $2475
5 days
Private Tour

In honor of Harambe the Gorilla we have designed the perfect express getaway in this Ugandan Safari that will leave you refreshed and of course wanting more.

from $3199
7 Days
Private Tour

With all that Uganda has to offer, Wonders of Uganda Safari brings them all to you. Experience the rhinos of the Ziwa project, marvel at the great Nile river and Murchison falls. Also trek the national parks for Chimps and Gorillas, all of this to be had on our Ugandan Tour, an amazing getaway.

from $3599
8 Days
Private Tour

Trek through several of Uganda’s national forests as you search for many of its animal jewels. This Ugandan Safari promises to deliver an exciting experience with some of man's closest living relatives.

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Is Kenya considered a safe country?
While one must always be vigilant during any of their travels Kenya has surely been a concern for many travelers because of terrorist threats. Recently seeing an increase in security the country is mostly safe with the usual threats of pickpockets and “hasslers”.
What are the most common diseases?
Africa certainly has an impressive selection of tropical and other diseases, but you’re most likely to get traveler’s diarrhea, or a cold rather than anything exotic. If you stay up-to-date with your vaccinations and take some basic preventive measures, you’d be pretty unlucky to succumb to most of the other health hazards on offer.
When to take the vaccinations?
While it may be tempting, to leave your vaccines for the last minute, most immunization shots don’t take effect until two to four weeks after receiving them. It is advised that you visit your doctor four to eight weeks prior to your trip and also ask for your immunization record. This is mandatory for the African countries that require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon entry, which includes Kenya and its neighbors, but it’s a good idea to carry it anyway wherever you travel.
Are Tanzania and Zanzibar safe to visit?
Tanzania is generally safe, hassle-free and a relaxing country; it can be a welcome relief if you've recently visited some place like Nairobi. However you do need to take the usual precautions and keep up with government travel advisories. Avoid isolated areas, especially isolated stretches of beach. Like most of east Africa, as long as you stay up to date with your vaccinations you are most likely not to succumb to anything. Like most travelers you are likely to experience travelers diarrhea. Road accidents are the other main threat to your health. Never travel at night, and choose buses or private transport over dalla-dallas to minimize the risk.
Things to know before you go to Tanzania and Zanzibar:
-Get a check-up from your dentist and your doctor if you have any regular medication or chronic illness, such as high blood pressure or asthma. -Organize spare contact lenses and glasses. -Get a first-aid and medical kit together; arrange necessary vaccinations. -Carry medications in their original (labeled) containers. -If carrying syringes or needles, have a physician’s letter documenting their medical necessity. While a yellow fever vaccination certificate is not officially required to enter Tanzania unless you’re coming from an infected area, carrying one is advised.
Is Uganda considered a safe destination?
Despite a heavy military presence, Karamojaland in the northeast has a deserved reputation as a dangerous destination. In the past, groups of local cattle herders, the Karamojong, have been known to ambush highway travellers: sometimes to steal food or money, sometimes for vengeance and sometimes just for fun. There’s also occasional fighting between the Karamojong and the army and among the Karamojong themselves. And, to make matters more complicated, large numbers of armed Turkana people from Kenya often cross the border looking to steal cattle. However the government has been working hard over the past few years to fix these problems and the generalized touristic areas are away from these locations and are relatively safe besides petty crime. Like most of region before traveling one should make sure they are up to date with all of their health records and take a copy of your immunization card. Travellers are most likely to experience traveler’s diarrhea or a cold because of change in the environment and food.
Is Rwanda considered a safe destination?
Regarded as one of the safest countries in Africa, it may be surprising as there was a mass genocide in recent history. However the country has moved beyond this and has become a rising star in Africa for environmental safety, having banned plastic some 8 years ago. Please make note to avoid bringing plastic with you during your trip, as customs will confiscate it. Be sure to always be aware of your surroundings as petty crime can happen anywhere like any other country. Like most of the region there are no major health concerns be up to date with your immunization record and take a copy (yellow fever shots included), as well extra prescription medicines.
Visiting Kenya is generally simple like most international port of entry regulations. Single entry visas are typically available on arrival for most nationalities at Kenya's three international airports as well as at Kenya’s land crossings with Uganda and Tanzania.
Customs Regulations
There are strict laws that prohibit taking wildlife products out of Kenya. The export of products made from elephant, rhino and sea turtle are totally prohibited. Also, the collection of coral is not allowed. Ostrich eggs will be confiscated unless you have a proof that you bought them from a certified ostrich farm. Always check to see what permits are required, especially for the export of any plants, insects and shells.
Types of Visas
There are three types of e-visas for people traveling to the Republic of Kenya temporarily: Single Entry Visa: Issued to persons for a single entry whose nationalities require a visa to enter Kenya either for business, tourism or medical reasons. Transit visa: Issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport don’t need to apply for Transit visas. Courtesy visa: Issued to Diplomatic, Official and Service passport holders coming into the country on official duties, or transiting through Kenya to a third country for official business or duty. It is also issued to government officials and dignitaries on official duties but holding ordinary passports. It is issued free of charge / gratis. The e-visa is only available to passport holders from 148 e-visa eligible countries.
Most countries require a visa, which costs US$50 for most nationalities (US$100 for citizens of the USA) for a single-entry visa valid for up to three months. Officially, all travellers who come from a country with Tanzania diplomatic representation must obtain visas in advance. One-month single-entry visas are also currently issued on arrival at both Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airports, at the Namanga border post between Tanzania and Kenya, and at Tunduma border.
Categories of visas
There are five categories of visas that may be granted to foreigners other than prohibited immigrants who seek to enter the United Republic of Tanzania as follows: ORDINARY VISA: A Visa granted to foreigners other than prohibited immigrants seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania upon application for different purposes like a visit, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, studies, or any other activity legally recognized by the Laws of the United Republic of Tanzania for validity not more than three months for a single entry only. TRANSIT VISA: It is a Visa granted to foreigners other than prohibited immigrants intending to pass through the United Republic of Tanzania to other destinations for a period not more than 14 days. Those persons should have onward tickets, sufficient fund for subsistence while in Tanzania and an entry Visa to the country of destination (where applicable) or any other proof to satisfy that such person will be allowed entry to that other country. MULTIPLE ENTRY VISAS: This is a Visa granted to those who are nationals of countries which require Visa for United Republic of Tanzania and who by nature of their businesses or circumstances are required to visit Tanzania frequently. Multiple Visas may be issued for a period of three, six or twelve months to permit the holder to enter and re-enter, and this is subject to the validity of the visa, provided that a single stay of the holder should not exceed a period of three months. GRATIS VISA: This is a Visa granted to holders of Diplomatic or Official/Service Passports when travelling on official missions to the United Republic of Tanzania and it is granted free of charge. In some cases, Gratis Visa may be granted to holders of Ordinary Passports where an exemption is given by the Issuing Authority. Note: Holders of Diplomatic and Service/Official passports when travelling on private visits into the United Republic of Tanzania are required to apply for visa like holders of ordinary passport. REFERRAL VISA: This is a Visa granted to nationals of countries that require a special clearance and approval from the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services or the Commissioner of Immigration Services (Zanzibar) prior to the issuance of Visa.
Most of the non-African passport holders visiting Uganda require visas, including Americans, Australians, Canadians, and almost all Europeans. Single-entry tourist visas are valid for up to 90 days with the cost US$50. Be sure to ask for a 90-day visa, or you’ll probably be given 30 or 60 days only. It’s easiest just to rock up at the airport or border and arrange one there; no photos needed. You will need a yellow fever certificate if arriving from an affected area, but is rarely requested. For Multiple-entry visas, they aren’t available on arrival, but it is possible for embassies abroad to issue them (US$100 for six months). Uganda is a country covered by the new East Africa Tourist Visa, and is also a cheaper alternative for those visiting Kenya and Rwanda on the same trip. The visa that costs US$100, is valid for 90 days and is multiple entry. It is available upon arrival or from embassies abroad. If acquiring the visa before travel, your first port-of-call must be the country through which you applied for the visa.
Foreigners wishing to obtain a Visa to Rwanda, submit their applications to Rwandan Diplomatic Missions of their Country of residence for processing. In case where we don’t have a Diplomatic Mission/consulate, foreigners usually receive a visa acceptance letter online, which will be presented on arrival to obtain a visa upon payment of visa fee ($30). Travelers of Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the Democratic Republic of Congo, may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days. EAC Partner states citizens’ shall be issued with 6 months visitors pass (renewable) upon arrival with no fee. Travelers of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America, will be issued with entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and will pay for a visa ($30) upon arrival without prior application.
With many local tongues, East Africa is a treasure trove for tribal languages, however, English is widely spread and communicating should not pose a problem. It is also well to know that French speakers would find it particularly easy to communicate in Rwanda, as it is the main language there.
Like most of the rest of the world you can find five star to budget basic accommodations throughout your safaris. Hotels with chain names such as Fairmont hold to their standards of luxury and cover all of your needs in style, while your budget hotels provide you with a safe comfortable environment that promises not to break your bank account. A second form of accommodation is the lodge, deep in the heart of country sides and reserves you will find your lodges. Beautifully crafted, wooden housing with stunning views of the surrounding nature, these out of the way facilities provide you with all the creature comforts while remaining true to their nature as alternative housing. Camping grounds can be just as amazing as a hotel, provided with all you need, they are safe and allow you the chance to really become one with nature during your trip.
Currency and Banking
Currency converters are readily available as well as ATM machines in all major cities that make it easy for you to withdraw cash. You can also make your dealings in dollars, euros or sterling pounds if you hadn’t converted your money to the local currency.
Like most countries tipping is customary to show one's satisfaction with good services. You are in no way obliged to, however if you’re willing to do so it would be well appreciated.
While all of your transportation needs are covered on your safari with well maintained vehicles, you may feel the need to venture out on your own, public transport usually involve crowded buses called, dalla dallas, matatu or others depending on which country you’re in. It is recommended that you arrange transport with known services.
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  • Get a check-up from your dentist and your doctor if you have any regular medication or chronic illness, such as high blood pressure or asthma.
  • Organize spare contact lenses and glasses.
  • Get a first-aid and medical kit together; arrange necessary vaccinations.
  • Carry medications in their original (labeled) containers.
  • If carrying syringes or needles, have a physician’s letter documenting their medical necessity.
  • There are strict laws that prohibit taking wildlife products out of Kenya.
  • Public transport usually involve crowded buses called, dalla dallas, matatu or others depending on which country you’re in Africa.
  • Kenya: Visit Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli National Park, Amboseli, Naivasha, Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Nakuru.
  • Tanzania: Visit The Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Tarangire National park.
  • Uganda: Enjoy the rhinos of the Ziwa project, marvel at the great Nile river and Murchison falls, the national parks for Chimps and Gorillas.
  • Rwanda: Enjoy Kigali, prime apes, dense forest, plantations, and beautiful lakeside scenery