General information

  • Time Zone

    GMT + 3 hours

  • Climate

    Uganda has a warm tropical climate with temperatures hovering between 25 oC to 29oC on an average. The country receives decently high precipitation with 2 distinct rainy seasons from March to May and September to November. Heavy rains make roads and terrains hard to traverse during these seasons. The period from December to February and June to August are dry and hot, making them the ideal months for travelling to Uganda for Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking adventures.

  • Languages Spoken

    English and Swahili are the official languages of Uganda.

  • Electricity Plug Details

    240 v, Plug Type: G

  • Food

    Meals will consist of delectable continental and local cuisines with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

  • Clothing & Equipment

    We suggest sticking to light, neutral colours like Khaki, Green and Brown. No whites, as they will get dirty and dusty very quickly. It is very important to avoid camouflage or military clothing or prints, as they are illegal in the country. Here are some of our recommendations:

    • Light wool cap (for evenings)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen & Lip Balm (preferably with strong UV protection)
    • Wide brimmed sunhat
    • Long sleeved shirts/T-Shirts
    • Light wool/Fleece jacket (for evenings)
    • Comfortable light shorts/trousers
    • Buff
    • Sandals/Flip Flops
    • Hiking shoes
    • Small bag (for day excursions/game drives)

  • How To Get There

    Travelers need to fly in and out of Entebbe International Airport in Central Uganda. We’ll take care of the rest of the journey including internal flights.

  • Medication & First Aid

    Please carry some easy to access medicines on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration. powders like Electral etc. apart from any personal medication.

  • Internet

    All lodges have Wi-Fi. However, the connectivity may be unreliable due to their remote locations within national parks. We recommend that you ditch your mobile internet devices and enjoy your time out in the wild.

  • Group Size

    This journey can be offered for 2 people travelling together going up to 16 people in a group depending on availability.

  • Money to Carry

    Ugandan Shilling is the official currency in Uganda. However, USD is widely used as the currency of trade, commerce and tourism. Uganda is still a primarily cash-based economy and credit cards or traveller cheques are harder to use and cumbersome incurring 5-6% surcharges.   

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a satisfactory level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.