Can i Drink Tap Water?
No. the water straight from the taps in Uganda is not clean so we would advise you drink bottled water at all times. This includes ice in your drinks, and the water you use to brush your teeth. Bottled water will be provided in lodges and on safaris for your consumption.
Do Camps And Lodges Have Mosquito Nets?
Not all camps/lodges in Uganda have mosquito nets. It all depends on their individual location, i.e. altitude, near open water, etc. Also, much of the accommodations are tented camps. These tents tend to be tightly sealed and zipped tight avoiding the need for mosquito netting. Furthermore, at most camps/lodges, while you enjoy dinner, housekeeping will complete a turn-down service and spray the rooms with mosquito repellent. Regardless of mosquito netting, you should always bring insect repellent with DEET, trousers/slacks, sports/long sleeved shirt and/or blouse and dress/skirt for ladies.
Is Uganda Safe And Politically Stable?
Despite common misconceptions, both Uganda and Rwanda have had stable, progressive and democratic governments for over ten years.
What Are The Drive Times Like Between Lodges?
The drive times from lodge to lodge will vary but most of the lodges in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania are between 5 and 8 hours’ drive. There are, however, a number of lodges that are only an approximate 3 hours’ drive from one another. You may only be travelling 200kms to your next lodge but road conditions, especially during the wet seasons, lengthen the journeys. Also, in many locations you will be game driving and participating in other activities en-route to your next lodge meaning that you may check into your next lodge at sunset.
What Activities Are There, Aside From Gorilla Tracking?
There are many things to see and do in this outstanding destination, aside from tracking the mountain gorillas. Tracking the mountain gorillas is a huge highlight of Uganda and we would never recommend you go there and miss the opportunity. However, you can track the golden monkeys, a completely different experience to tracking the gorillas, or trek to the grave of Dian Fossey and her favourite gorilla, Digit. The birdlife is outstanding in Uganda and if you are very lucky, you can spot unique wildlife such as the shoebill. You can also climb a volcano, visit the local villages and orphanages or go on a 4 wheel drive safari in search of Uganda’s game. Uganda is also home to tree-climbing lion!
If you fancy something even more adrenaline fuelled, you can try white river rafting down the Nile River!