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Uganda Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Uganda‘s safari adventures? then all those will be answered today!

Uganda FAQs

What makes Uganda special?

Uganda has got the great apes that have made it more famous and known all over the world. People have come from different nations and countries into Uganda to visit the famous national park which is none other than Bwindi impenetrable national forest a park that has got over half of the world’s mountain gorillas. This national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. However, Uganda has also got other national parks where mountain gorillas are found and that is the mgahinga national park. However, it is least visited by clients.  Most clients prefer Bwindi because it has got a big number of gorillas.  Gorilla trekking in Uganda is massively the best and most liked activity that gives the best adventure safari experience to anyone who goes for it.

On the other hand, Uganda has got a massive number of chimpanzee population in kibale national park. This park is located in the western part of Uganda. This has  made  chimpanzee trekking another highlight of many safaris in Uganda.

Uganda has been blessed with  extraordinary bio-diversity and the beautiful  landscapes making  it the best memorable  and adventure  safari destination. It has got the Big five, the  elephants, antelopes and giraffes which are just some of the wildlife you will find on a  Uganda  safari.

How long is a typical Uganda trip?

Uganda is one of the gifted countries in Africa with a lot of different national parks and activities available for you to choose from for your safari. Its therefore recommended that you book a 7-14 days safari if you really want to enjoy what Uganda has to offer.

It is well known that those visiting Uganda for the first time will only yearn to come again. Aside from the the big apes like the Gorillas in Bwindi, and Chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park, Uganda is also home to the Big five which you can see on a trip to Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national Park. There also several mountains such as the Rwenzoris, Mountain Elgon as well as the Muhabura exctint Volcanoes which are suitable for those looking for a mountain climbing experience.

In addition to the wildlife experiences, you can also add exciting cultural encounters as well as adventure sports like white water rafting, Quad biking, Kayaking and so much more.

Incase you would like to book with us, Adventure in the wild safaris, we design itineraries  that always match with the safaris or trip you may wish to have or you are interested in and we make the costings for you that are really favorable.

The vast majority of the trips we run are tailor-made, so we’ll design an itinerary that fits with your travel schedule, interests, and budget.

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When is the best time to visit Uganda?

Are you wondering about what the best time to visit Uganda is? – Unlike other countries, Uganda has a some how stable climate and therefore you can visit Uganda all year round. Given that Uganda is located in the tropics, it experiences a typical tropical climate with two rainy seasons.

The longer rainy season in Uganda starts from late march through May and the shorter rainy season starts around September to November. A safari in Uganda however can be done all year round and activities like gorilla trekking are also available all year round.

The dry season usually starts in June to August and then from December to February

Read more about when to visit Uganda- Month By Month

What is the cost of Uganda safari?

Uganda has got very cheap safaris compared Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. A forward push in the luxury safaris during the past years and therefore this has made Zimbabwe be recognized to be more expensive than Uganda. More so, Zambia and Botswana more expensive than Uganda.

The cost for Gorilla permits in Uganda is at 700 dollars which has added a fixed cost to many of the itineraries and this has however made it cheaper still than all the countries in East Africa

NOTE: Each client who may need a safari or a trip is charged a price which is different from that of the other depending on how long you want your trip to be, the type of accommodation, and also the number of clients to go for a safari.

Is Uganda safe for tourist?

Uganda is really considered to be safe for travel by the tourists. This is because it has got typically a political stable country with securely operated borders within the east African region and the robust internal security bodies.

The truth is that like any other country, the African continent is a place of reality,

That is the reason as to why when most people ask, we also always give them shorter answers to their questions. But however, the answers given to them   will always leave them  confident, happy and comfortable hence making them   feel secure and safe.

Read our full information about the safety in Uganda.

Where to stay on Uganda safari?

Are you on a safari to Uganda, and you are worried about an accommodation where to stay while on your safari? No worries any more because Uganda has got a number of accommodations ranging from the luxury, midrange, and budget.  All the accommodations are so amazing, attractive, ensuite with good location to favor the staying of the client to feel as he or she is at a home away from his original home.

For the clients who prefer camping, the tents are always provided to support them and help them make their tents at night to rest. And the problem of security here is already solved because the rangers always make fire at night to protect them from the dangerous animals and to also provide warmth.

For more information about the accommodations in Uganda contact Adventure in the wild safaris on their email of

What will I eat on a safari in Uganda?

Uganda has got a lot of very nice- and good-looking options of food that any client may prefer and enjoy during his or her trip to Uganda. While in your hotel, you will find a lot of different types of food styles which are international, local and so on.

Uganda always provides a camping fire at night where by it provides a goat which is roasted by the clients and enjoy it.

How fit do I need to be for a Uganda Safari?

Would you like to visit Uganda but you are worried about your fitness and health?

Put the worries aside and get on to your journey to Uganda because most of the activities done there do not require a lot of physical fitness. Such as game drives, bird watching, boat cruise and so on. However, there are activities that require one to be physically fit such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking. This is because they require hiking into the jungle to look for the gorilla families because they always go too far grazing.

More so, the other activity that requires fitness is the hiking of mountains such as mountain Elgon. This will require you a lot of energy and fitness.

Is a Uganda safari suitable for families with children?

Obviously it is suitable. In Uganda we have got people who really like kids and take care about them. They always make sure they provide everything needed for the kids to feel comfortable and feel like they are in there original homes. For example, they provide playing kits, dolls, balls, swimming places for the kids and so on. The care given to the ids is more likely  the same care given to the elders.

Uganda has got very nice companies which can make for you an itinerary or a package that will make you always memorable and feel proud looking forward to coming back again.

NOTE; For the families who coming with their ids to do activities like gorilla trekking should remember that the minimum age of trekking is 15 years. There for do not get angry when your kid is stopped from trekking.

For more information about the safety of kids and the families in Uganda, contact Adventure in the wild safaris on their email at Info.gorillaugnanda or you can read more here.

Is Uganda good for Solo travel?

Absolutely, Uganda is always and will be a good destination for Solo travelers.

The company has got guides who always provide care to our clients to make you feel comfortable, happy and relaxed.

On the other hand, Uganda has got very few accommodations which will help you join others on your arrival and then feel relaxed and enjoyable.

When should I book a Uganda Safari?

Booking of a Uganda safari depends on which activities you want to do while in Uganda on your arrival in the trip. For example, The clients who would like to do gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking, are advised to book their trips either 8 months ahead. This  is because these activities require permits to be allowed to do them and at the same time, they are on a high demand which makes them get done quickly.

However, it is not common to make bookings 18 months before your safari.

But incase you are travelling in the quieter months of April, May, June and October it is always worth enquiring for last minute departures. This may be luck to you.

For more information, talk to our team in Office.

How to get around in Uganda?

Many of the itineraries in Uganda made by different companies will always make the use  combination of road and air transport. While in your comfortable zone of  flying, you will  typically be in a Cessna caravan light aircraft. However, the domestic flight network in Uganda is  at a low level, you can only  fly into airstrips near the main national parks in the south-west.

Internal flights are mostly used and available for the clients to use. This is because many of the itineraries are based on the primarily region in the south western part of Uganda.

While using the road transport in Uganda as we said earlier, you should be ready and prepared to go through the muddy, the bumpy, the humps and rough ride. This is because all the roads connecting to the national parks are not favorable and therefore they cause un comfortableness among our client.

However this has been solved by having several stop overs to relax and have relief about the poor roads. There fore fear not to travel to Uganda because of the poor roads.

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