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The Pearl of Africa is an amazing safari vacation destination, there is absolutely no doubt that Uganda is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a fantastic climate throughout the year,  diversely interesting safari attractions and diverse culture.

Do you wish to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas? Then a Uganda safari tours is one for you, the country is home to half of the remaining endangered gorillas in the whole world inhabiting the dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Further more, catch a glimpse of the amazing chimpanzees in the Kibale National Park as well as the rarest of bird species while on your Uganda Safari holidays.

A Uganda tours doesn’t stop there, you get to explore the adventurous part of your life by taking part in the wide range of water sports such as white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, boat safaris among others, hike up to the glacier topped Rwenzori Mountain and traverse north to the roaring waters of the Murchison falls.

Let Ameera Africa Safaris craft your magical safari vacation around your interests and budget, your tailor-made Uganda Safari Tours & Holiday by our expert team will see you have a glimpse of the  splendid diverse culture , nature and bounty of wild life such as the big 5, hippos, Nile crocodiles, surely it will be an experience to reckon with.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Uganda safe for a safari tour?

Yes, Uganda is safe for your dream safari tour vacations. If you have been planning for Uganda safari holidays and you are worried about your safety, then you shouldn’t be. There are a few guidelines if which followed shall help you keep safe on your Uganda tour. The first step is to ensure that you book your safari with a qualified and registered safari company.

Ameera Africa Safaris has been serving clients on the safari scene for years and has experience in planning the perfect Tours to Uganda. Also ensure that you have all required and necessary vaccines so as to safeguard your body against any preventable diseases. Carry insect repellants to keep off the mosquitoes along with any personal medicine you might need.

When it comes to Uganda safari tours physical safety, our team will always pick you from the designated destination to the safari point and back to your hotel room. They will also always accompany you during your safari alongside a game ranger or guide. Tourists, especially women are also urged to walk in groups and avoid walking at night.

What are the visa requirements for Uganda travel?

When you are traveling for your Uganda safari holidays and you are not coming from the Visa exempted African countries, then you will most definitely need a visa. The visa acquisition system has been improved to allow Uganda tour travelers to apply for their visas online, prior to the Uganda safari tours.

Initially, you will have to visit the Uganda Immigration page and begin the application process. After approval, you will be requested to make a bank payment, attach the receipt and then you will be notified of when your visa will be ready. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be able to receive your visa.

A single Uganda entry visa usually costs about USD $50 and a multiple entry visa costs about USD $100. For travelers that wish to merge visiting Kenya and Rwanda with tours to Uganda, it is highly recommended that they apply for a 90-day multiple entry East African Tourist Visa that will allow them to enter other East African countries on the same Uganda safari.

What wildlife can I see on my Uganda safari?

In respect of the fact that Uganda is home to 342 mammal species you must should expect a wildlife show with Ameera Africa Safaris while on your Uganda safari holidays and vacations. Moreover, the country offers all members of the Big 5 including Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Elephants and Rhinos; making it a top one stop destination for safari tours in Uganda.

Animals in Ugandan national Parks and reserves can be viewed while on a game drives and trekking adventures with Ameera Africa while exploring on Uganda safari tours. The wildlife is often aligned along water points with specials like water animals and birds. There are tracks that are often followed during wildlife safaris to offer the best views.

Apart from the Big5, you will come across other animals on your Uganda safari holidays such as; monkeys, civets, wild dogs, Giraffes, Uganda kobs, bush baby, Defassa waterbuck, Chimpanzees, duikers, kudu, jackals, Bushbucks, baboons, Gazelles, foxes, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles, pottos, serval cats, warthogs, Eland and Hyenas among many others.

What to pack on my Uganda safari?

The trick with packing for any Uganda safari tours is to travel light. You do not want heavy luggage getting in the way of your Uganda tour fun since you might find yourself in need of porter services during a hiking or mountain climbing adventure. It is always wiser to just stick to the essentials like personal medication that you will need during your safari vacation while in Uganda.

For most Uganda safari holidays, you will need a hat and sunglasses to protect from direct sunlight and some light fabric clothes with dull safari colors like navy blue, army green, brown and black to help you blend into the jungle. Also invest in some long-sleeved shirts, sweater and trousers for cold evenings and early mornings.

Finally, for the most important part, ensure that you have all the necessary tours to Uganda documentation like a valid passport, Visa and vaccination certificates. In case of any medical needs, carry your documentation with you and make your medical needs known to your travel agency prior to the Uganda Safari Tours & Holidays.

What are the accommodation options for a Uganda safari holiday?

With Ameera Africa Safaris, you can always have the best accommodation option that matches with your safari vacation budget whether you wish to enjoy a luxurious time in a suite on your safari tours in Uganda or whether it is more of a jungle feel for you and you want to spend more time with nature. In that case; a camp in the wilderness can be set up for you.

You will have the best accommodation option while maintaining comfort and a memorable experience. Some top famous facilities include; Paraa safari lodge in Murchison Falls, Lake Bunyonyi resort on Lake Bunyonyi, Mweya safari lodge in Queen Elizabeth, Apoka safari lodge in Kidepo, and Bwindi lodge near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park among others.

What is the best time to visit Uganda?

You will read on many safari blogs and in articles that Ugandan weather is safe for Uganda safari tours anytime; arguing that Uganda has relatively fair weather all year round without winters or tsunamis. To some extent, this is true. However, you need to plan your Uganda tour in the perfect time since it can greatly hinder the safari.

In addition, even though there isn’t any snow to block the roads, heavy rains can make it impossible for you to travel to the Uganda safari holidays destination or to even have a hiking and mountain climbing adventure. In fact, on a heavy rainy day, you might not even be able to trek the mountain gorillas!

Therefore; it is of utter importance to organize your Uganda tours during the dry season when the roads, although dusty, are passable and wildlife is readily available as they search for water and food. Also, migratory birds are often around the neighborhood as well. The dry months usually run from December to February and June to July.

Is it safe to drink tap water?

No. Tap water in Uganda isn’t safe for drinking and you might catch typhoid if you drink it straight from the tap or the jerry can. However while on your Uganda tours you have bottled water throughout your safari, you may also carry some extra cash to purchase safe bottled water while on your Uganda Safari Tours & Holidays.

What are the languages used?

The fact that Uganda is a metropolitan state with over 41 languages spoken is enough relief for a tour to Uganda traveler. This is simply because out of all these languages, there will be at least one you can speak. The most commonly used languages are English, Kiswahili and Luganda; with English being the official language.

The Ameera Africa team maintains a healthy balance between professionalism and hospitality so English is often used on Tours to Uganda so you should not be worried about not being able to communicate. Luganda may occasionally be used during cultural encounters with the locals in instances where you have to greet or interact.

What are the things to do a safari tour to Uganda?

Owing to the fact that there are endless safari vacation activities to enjoy on Uganda safari tours, you need to have the right guidance. Therefore, when planning a Uganda tour, it is best to work with a qualified travel agency like Ameera Africa to best tailor a Uganda safari holidays package that caters for all the things you want to see on your safari.

Get your best hiking boots and get ready to tread the steep slopes of Bwindi in search of mountain gorillas that are the greatest delight of the tours to Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. Gorilla trekking is the core of tours to Uganda safaris in line with other activities like golden monkey and chimpanzee trekking, birding and game viewing.

Alternatively, there is a lineup of water activities for Uganda Safari Tours & Holidays on the Nile like Kayaking, White water rafting, jet boating, quad biking, boat safaris and bungee jumping. For a more relaxing adventure, you could opt for a canoeing adventure on Lake Bunyonyi, sport fishing or work your muscles during a volcano hiking on a Uganda tours with Ameera Africa.

How much does a Uganda safari cost?

So much goes into Uganda safari vacations starting right off from transportation or transfers, food, accommodation, permits, entrance fees, guides and so much more. Therefore to ascertain the real cost of Uganda safari tours and holidays with Ameera Africa Safaris, we would need to take into account all of these costs.

For starters, accommodation for a safari tour in Uganda ranges between USD 150 and USD 900 depending on whether you choose budget, mid-range or luxury accommodations on Uganda tours with Ameera Africa Safaris. Gorilla trekking permits will cost you USD 700 while habituation costs USD 1,500. Chimpanzee trekking permits will cost you about USD 200 while habituation permits will cost you about USD 250.

Transportation and airport transfers can cost you between USD 100 – USD 200 per day. Park entrance fees might cost you between USD 10 to USD 30, depending on where you go. However, if you book a gorilla trekking permit, entrance is always free. Safari activities such as boat cruises, hiking and nature walks and game drives can cost you between USD 20 to USD 30 per activity.

When it comes to meals, you could spend about USD 10 per day on your meals. Tipping might cost you USD 50 while guides are often covered by the company. However, you should always keep in mind that group safaris are often cheaper than private ones since costs like transportation can be split among-st all group members.

Also, you can always choose to go for budget and mid-range accommodations on your Uganda safari holidays so as to cut down on your costs. With all that said, a typical Uganda safari tours could cost you from USD 300 and upwards depending on activities and type of accommodation you choose. Contact our travel experts to tailor make Uganda safari vacations for you basing on your budget.

Which country offers the best option for Gorilla trekking, Uganda and Rwanda?

Comparing Uganda and Rwanda for Mountain Gorilla trekking Uganda safari holidays can seem somewhat impossible since each of these destinations offers a unique and different approach to this thrilling experience. So, let us look at some facts to help you come to a conclusion about where to go for your Gorilla trekking safari tour.

a) Currently, there are about 1,063 Mountain Gorillas left in the wild and Uganda is home to about 500 individuals; almost half of the world’s population. The rest of the population is distributed between Rwanda and Congo. This means you have more chances of seeing Mountain Gorillas on Uganda tours than elsewhere.

b) In addition, Uganda safari tours and holidays Mountain Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost USD 700 for foreign and non foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African residents. In Rwanda, however, they cost USD 1,500. This means trekking Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda is more expensive than trekking them in Uganda.

c) Lastly it is worth noting that both countries are politically secure at the moment and you will be totally safe on your Mountain Gorilla safari tour in Uganda. Also, incomes generated from the experience are geared towards conservation efforts to protect Mountain Gorillas and their natural habitat.

With that said, choosing where to go for your Uganda safari vacations Mountain Gorilla trekking is completely up to you…because no matter where you go, you are always guaranteed a blissful experience. Put into consideration however, your budget and guarantee of actually meeting the giants; both of which Uganda takes care of expertly!

How do I book for a Uganda safari?

First, before booking for any Uganda Safari tours & holidays, visit our page at https://ugandasafaritour.com for detailed information about top Uganda travel destinations, safari activities and everything else you need to know about Uganda safari. Then head on to view our safari packages and choose the best one for you.

Once you have determined where exactly you what to go and what you want to do for your Uganda safaris tours, continue to get in touch on our email; info@ugandasafaritour.com or call us directly on +256-393-194074 to book your safari. Our team will then engage you and tailor make a personal Uganda safari tour that best suits you.

After booking, you will then be required to make a deposit for your safari to secure your spot and also book necessary safari documents like Mountain Gorilla trekking permits. You will receive a notification and a receipt for your payment after which you can get ready to travel and have the best time on our safari tour in Uganda.

What is Gorilla Trekking like?

Mountain Gorilla trekking Uganda tours are majorly about hiking or trekking through verdant jungles in search of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. These formidable apes are extremely rare in that you can only see them in three countries in the whole world; Uganda, Rwanda and the DR of Congo. This alone is enough to make the moment exceptional.

Imagine being able to see the Mountain Gorillas that other people basically just think, read and hear about while on a safari tour in Uganda with Ameera Africa Safaris! Then there is the issue of size. Mountain Gorillas are the bulkiest and most powerful living primates in the entire world. They can grow to 4 -6 feet and weigh between 136 and 230 kilograms.

Now picture yourself in the presence of such a big primate that many people have not seen yet. Mountain Gorillas are surprisingly gentle and will mostly mind their business as you stand within 8 – 10m to observe them. So even if it seems scary, it is completely safe! To finish it all off, experience a light hike within the tropical jungles of Uganda in search of these apes.

So, do you want to know what Mountain Gorilla trekking is like? With Ameera Africa Safaris, it is an experience of a lifetime. These Gorillas live at relatively high altitudes and the hike to find them is meant to prepare you for the experience. Once you come in sight with them, it is totally worth it. Your heart will be pumping from such excitement that you will always return for these Uganda tours!

What are the other top Africa Safari countries in 2022?

Africa is the top destination for wildlife viewing in the world owing to its vast and beautiful landscape and variety of wildlife. However, there are top safari destinations not to miss out on when travelling to Africa in 2022.

1. Uganda
You do not want to miss out on the endangered Mountain Gorillas that you cannot find in South Africa, Tanzania or Kenya. Embrace our Uganda safari holidays for mind-blowing sightings of Mountain Gorillas, tree climbing Lions and other members of the BIG5. Uganda is also home to River Nile, the longest river in Africa that forms some of the most powerful waterfalls on earth; Murchison Falls.

2. South Africa
Visiting South Africa will feel like hitting the jackpot. It is the one place where you can have a little bit of everything. Your first stop is Kruger National Park; a home to an array of wildlife that can just not be rivaled. Do not leave out the meticulously white sand beaches, vast wine lands, colorful cities and tall mountains. South Africa is truly the place to be in 2022.

3. Tanzania:
The home of Africa’s highest Mountain is not to be missed either. Tanzania is a dreamy destination that offers you chilly temperatures in the cities of Arusha and Moshi where Mountains Meru and Kilimanjaro respectively can be spotted. Wildlife is readily abundant in the Serengeti plains; also famously known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. Do not miss out on the white sand beaches and deep blue waters of Zanzibar either.

4. Kenya:
Kenya has to date remained one of the best destinations to see wildlife. Our Uganda safari vacations can be tailored to feature a game drive in Masaai Mara game reserve; a wildlife haven like no other. Enjoy unusual sightings of wildlife phenomena like the Annual Wildebeest Migration and endangered species like African Wild dogs, Grevy’s Zebras and Nubian Giraffes.

5. Botswana:
If you are on the market for some private game viewing, then Botswana is the destination for you! It is one of those few places in the world where you can enjoy endless game drives in open plains without the presence of crowds to distract you. The golden touch of the horizons beckons you to experience it at your own pace and time.

6. Namibia:
Namibia is definitely a must visit for some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It features the ancient Namib dessert, the oldest in the world, extending towards the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean and the skeleton coast. Apart from the scenery and wildlife, the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei are yet another highlight of your trip here.

How do I fly to Uganda?

Our goal at Ameera Africa Safaris is to avail you with the best experience possible. In fact we strive on a daily basis to give you the “ultimate safari experience”. This entails everything from the moment you set off from your country up to the time you return. We want you to have the best time possible while saving as much as possible.

We offer air ticketing services and our Uganda safari vacations team works round the clock to assist you in booking your flight with the best airline available. There are a variety of airlines that offer direct flights to Uganda from Europe, Asia and Africa; basically from all over the world. All you have to do is contact us for assistance in booking your flight from any of these airlines;

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Emirates
  • Kenya Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
At Ameera Africa safaris, we also help organize local flights to help you move from Entebbe International Airport to the respective national parks or any other destination. All you have to do is reach out to our team of travel experts to cater for all your Uganda safari holidays needs.

What are the health requirements and vaccines I should get before visiting Uganda?

You cannot be allowed to crossover from the airport without a Yellow fever vaccination card for your Uganda safari tours. Therefore, you will need to get a yellow fever vaccine before you travel since Uganda still has a relative risk for you to catch Yellow fever. Also, the vaccine will help keep you safe on your trip.

Additionally, before visiting Uganda you must remember that it is a tropical country and thus holds a risk for exposure of certain tropical diseases such as malaria. It is therefore paramount to take into consideration health measures such as insect repellent and taking preventative medicine before travelling.

Other vaccinations that are not mandatory but you might need to get before you travel include; Covid19, Hepatitis A & B, Polio, Cholera, Measles.

For a better experience on your Uganda safari vacations, we recommend that you run some tests before you travel to make sure you are healthy and fit enough for our Uganda tours. If you are on any medications, please carry them with you as you travel. In case of any allergies or medical emergencies, let us know before you travel so that we make the experience as smooth for you as possible.

Do I need travel Insurance on My Uganda safari?

Uganda is completely safe and our Uganda safaris tours are especially safe. However, due to life’s uncertainties, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance before you set off for your Uganda safari vacations. However, the most important thing with choosing a travel insurance plan is to go for one that offers full coverage of your safari.

Additionally, look into a plan that caters for medical coverage in case you catch an illness on your safari, especially for travelers staying longer on Uganda safari tours and holidays. Always make enough research before choosing your travel insurance plan and make clear all the activities that you are going to do and risk involved. Flights and luggage are also other things to consider when getting travel insurance for your safari tour in Uganda.

What is transport like on a Uganda safari holiday?

Most of the transfer will be done in a 4*4 wheel Uganda tours vehicle from the time you land at the airport to the point where you reach your destination or lodge. The roads throughout the city centre are mostly tarmacked and you can see people ride past you on bikes and others inside Matatus; Uganda’s public transport means.

However, once you reach the remote areas, you might encounter some murram roads especially as you approach the national parks on your Uganda safari holidays. There is no need to worry though as the roads are very passable. Local flights can also be chartered from the airport to drop you off at your destination for your safari tour in Uganda.

What etiquette should I observe while on Uganda safari vacations?

Ugandans are generally conservative people therefore you must watch how you act and carry yourself while on Uganda safari tours and holidays to make sure that you have the best experience. Here are a few tips to help you along the way;

  1. Greeting is a sign of courtesy. Whenever you meet people, try as much as possible to greet them and if you can do it in Luganda, even better.
  2. Opt for descent clothes. Stay away from revealing clothes especially those that show your shoulders and chest and those above the knees. If you must wear light or short skirts and dresses, wear some shorts or leggings underneath.
  3. Do not use curse words or obscene language as this is considered rude and highly unethical.
  4. Public display of affection especially kissing is greatly frowned upon.
  5. Uganda is still against homosexuality and lesbianism therefore it would be best to stay away from such behavior especially in public areas.
For More information, make some research or ask our team directly in case there is an issue that you are not clear about before you travel.

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