Safari Packing List

When packing for your safari, make sure to pack light – pack only what you must have, as baggage can make you uncomfortable and spoil your dream vacation. Below is a check list to help you pack only the essentials for an Uganda safari, there than packing unnecessary items.

Medical Services

A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required and also Malaria is endemic to most parts of Uganda and intending visitors should start taking anti-malarial tablets before departure and continue taking them for the prescribed time after their return. Insect repellents should be made use of after dusk and suitable cover up clothes should be worn in the evenings. It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water.

Currency

The unit of currency is the Uganda shilling. The US dollar is traditionally the hard currency of preference, but Euro and Pound Sterling are also widely accepted. Hard currency cash can be changed for local currency at banks and private bureau de change in all large towns, but travelers’ Cheques are not widely accepted outside Kampala. Local currency can be drawn against Visa and other major credit cards at selected ATMs in Kampala, at Entebbe International Airport, and in a few other large towns.

Language

Educated Ugandans are generally fluent in English, which is the official language. Of 30-plus different indigenous languages, Luganda serves as something of a lingua franca.

Safari Stuff & Safari Pack

  • Comfortable sturdy safari shoes, waterproof works best. Sandals for the evenings
  • swimming costume
  • Bottled drinking water and Water proof back pack
  • Long trousers and comfortable shorts
  • A jacket and sweater is a very necessary accessary
  • Comfortable long sleeved and short sleeved shirts