Packing for Uganda safari in Africa is exciting as you expect to see lots of Wildlife and unique scenery. Packing right assists you not to spend a lot hiring or buying while on holiday. The packing list provided below will is also based on the weather conditions prevailing in Uganda. We have both dry and wet conditions throughout the year so check for expected weather forecast before travel.
For those planning to trek into the woods like in case of gorilla tracking during Uganda safari, you need boots. This will protect your feet from biting nettles like snakes, safari ants and so much more. You need a comfortable shoe that will assist you to maneuver the boggy ground too.
At times during the safaris you may wish to get out of the car and enjoy the full view of the scenery, you may need these shoes.
A pair of Binoculars
While on a game drive in Uganda, you may spot animals like lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals that hide away not to be seen by prey. A pair of binoculars will provide you with a great view by bring that animal closer.
Do not miss out on the hiding animals and great scenery that may be far from you.
You need to keep memories of your Uganda Safari so you need to pack a camera. During gorilla tracking in Uganda, you need a flash less camera with a sound proof. This is because mountain gorillas are easily scared by any unrecognizable sound and light.
For anyone interested in taking magnificent photos or filming, gopro will do it for you during your Uganda safari. It is water proof and just what you need for your holiday
Universal Power Adapter
Uganda has a voltage of average 240 Volts so it is best to carry a universal adapter to assist you charge your devices like the cameras, power bank, laptop, Phones and so much more that you have. Do not miss out on keeping life time memories of Uganda Safari because of no battery.
During the Uganda Safari, you may wish to move with some important items like the smart phone, passport and so much more. You need to keep them closer to you securely. Just in case you go out in the restaurant.
Uganda has some pick picketers that may sneak out on you and take any of your belongings.
Virtual Power Network ( VPN)
In Uganda, there are high restrictions on some websites like social media, and other networks. For you to access them, you need to have VPN. This will protect your personal information from hackers and assist you to access WIFI in public places.
Life Staw Water Bottle.
Keeping hydrated all day long in a hot country will prevent you from dehydration. You need to carry where to put your drinking water while on Uganda Safari. At Arch Safaris And Tours we pack a box of Drinking water for our clients while on Safari.
While at the lodge, you need to have clean water to drink since we highly do not recommend tap water for drinking.
Instead of keeping on buying water bottles that may be inaccessible at times, you need to carry this bottle. It will protect you from sipping germs from water.
As Some parts of the country get so hot during a certain period like in Kidepo Valley National Park and Queen Elizabeth National park. You need some electrolytes to add to you water so that you do not falls sick while on Uganda Safari as a result of the heat.
This doesn’t occur often because of the changing seasons in Uganda. It is best to be safe than be sorry.
At times it get so hot during the Uganda Safari so you need sun screen to protect yourself from sun burns. In case you are to enjoy some time on the poolside of your hotel, do pack sun screen.
While in Uganda, you may want to taste some local cuisines like the famous Luwombo where meat, chicken or ground nuts are prepared in a smoked banana leaf. Even the famous Rolex and so much more.
In case you get any food poisoning you need this first aid so that you do not fall sick while on safari.
Lipstick Sizable Portable Charger
While on Uganda Holiday, you may be using your camera or Phone to take pictures to preserve memories.
To prevent chances of your battery running low at the most important moments of your holiday, you need to carry this stick.
It is a life holiday saving companion.
Insect Repellant Wrist Band
Moving in the jungle to search for mountain gorillas, chimpanzees or getting out to enjoy a clearer view of the scenery may require you to get out and face the bitting nettles. To protect your skin, you need an insect repellant wrist Band.
A day Pack
For convenience, you need to keep all your belongings together so that you do not loose any. A Day pack will provide safety and comfort while on Uganda safari or during any excursion. All your cameras, journal, rain coat, pens and so much more can be stored in one bag.
Most companies may not cover your travel insurance so it is best to purchase it before commencement of your trip.
In case you have gorilla tracking in Uganda, be sure to ask your travel insurance company if they are to cover the expenses for your gorilla tracking permit.
When it gets hot, you may feel uncomfortable and wish to freshen up. Carry some Deodorant wipes on you to freshen up especially during the hot sun game drives.
Some times in Uganda, load shedding may occur without warning so you need a flashlight to see better. Most of the lodges in the safari parks use solar energy for lighting so in case power goes off, a flash light torch will play the trick for you.
Quick Dry Travel Towel
For you to be hygienically safe, packing own towel is the ideal solution. Although most of the accommodation facilities in Uganda provide towels. In case you book one that doesn’t provide towels or the towels may not be of your standard, your towel is good to go.