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    Uganda—The Pearl of Africa

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    It is no wonder that Uganda is sometimes referred to as the “Pearl of Africa”. Just like the precious object is only truly appreciated when discovered, this East African wildlife wonderland is a treasure to behold for those looking for a memorable safari experience. With a concerted effort by the government and renewed investment in the tourism industry, more and more visitors are venturing to the varied landscape of Uganda. Top attractions include unique national parks and game reserves, dense tropical forests and cultural sites that offer a glimpse into a colourful history. 

    The southern part of the country is flooded with natural wonders with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and its mountain gorillas the cornerstone of the incredible range of national parks. Lake Victoria and its many islands are also in the area, while further north the 43-meter Murchison Falls make for spectacular viewing. The snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori mountains, on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, glisten in the sun all year round.

    Regarded as one of the friendliest countries on the African continent, Uganda welcomes visitors with open arms to experience its rich and diverse traditional culture. International tourists enter the country through the Entebbe Airport, which is approximately 45 minutes from the capital Kampala, with regular chartered flights to other regions worth visiting also departing from this airport.

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    Discover the wonderful world of primates on a safari in Uganda.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best time to visit Uganda on a safari holiday is generally during the two dry seasons between December and February and again between June and August. The dry seasons provide great conditions for primate trekking and game viewing.

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    Uganda offers a fantastic array of accommodation options—from luxury hotels and lodges to guesthouses and camping. Travellers to Uganda can experience the beauty of the great outdoors without forgoing the creature comforts of home and five-star amenities.

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    To enter Uganda, travellers must have a passport valid for at least six months, as well as at least three blank pages. Visitors to Uganda can obtain a visa upon arrival or from a Ugandan diplomatic mission or embassy in the country of origin. Travellers are required to check visa requirements before travelling.

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    It is always important to take into consideration the possible health risks when travelling to Africa. All travellers should be up-to-date with their routine vaccinations, as well as check with their local Travel Clinic before leaving for Uganda. Recommended vaccinations include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, malaria, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR),

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    It is not advisable to drink tap water unless it has been boiled, treated, or filtered. Furthermore, beverages with ice should be avoided. Bottled water is the best option and is readily available and cheap.

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    Uganda is a great destination for family-friendly safaris in general. However, it is important to note that some experiences may have age restrictions attached to them. This may include primate trekking in the jungle, which can be intense and exhausting and might not suit younger travellers.

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    Depending on the type of safari you opt for you, will depend on the level of fitness you’ll need. Walking safaris require a certain level of fitness, while guided game drives are perfect for any discerning traveller. Those that opt for a primate trekking experience require a higher level of fitness, as travellers will need to endure a three to six-hour hike in the jungle.

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    Most tour operators and travel agents will recommend purchasing travel insurance before arriving in Uganda. Most travellers include emergency air evacuation if they are travelling to remote areas of the country. We advise that you talk to your travel consultant before leaving your country of origin.

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    International travellers require an international driving permit if they want to drive in Uganda. Most cars are right-hand drive cars and drive on the left side of the road. Some car rental companies make reference to endorsing a driver’s license by the Uganda Road Traffic authority before renting a car, while others do not.

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    Uganda is relatively conservative, so travellers should dress appropriately. Furthermore, other things to note include greeting people with a handshake, public displays of affection are uncommon and unacceptable, and people generally enjoy sparking up a conversation with foreigners, so it’s important to engage in a friendly manner.

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