How can I book a safari trip to Rwanda / Uganda?
You can book online through this link Book Now, or Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org Or call us at +256 772 561508.
I’m traveling solo, is there a single supplement charge?
Assuming that you will be voyaging solo (without somebody who can offer your overnight accommodations), there will be a solitary supplement charge assessed, which varies based on the excursion. We need to do this since it also raises our costs. We calculate our rates based on two people sharing one accommodation (so the expense is divided by two for hotel rooms). You don’t have to voyage with your spouse in order to share accommodations; for instance, two companions or kin can join to offer lodging and in this manner keep away from the single supplement charge.
How should I book my flights?
If you will start or end your journey in Uganda, you will use Entebbe International Airport. Airport code EBB. And if you will start or end your safari in Rwanda, you will use Kigali International Airport. Airport Code KGL.
What is the climate like in Rwanda and Uganda?
Uganda has an exceptionally stable climate, being equatorial. Day time high temperatures in most places will be between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit; overnight temperatures tend to be in the 60’s Fahrenheit. The area gets some rainfall, mostly in April / May and again September to November. In any case, these rains have a tendency to be concise and happen basically at night or promptly in the morning. Even during rainy season, sunshine is generally abundant.
Rwanda is more mountainous than Uganda. In the more level rises, the daytime high temperature is generally around 75 digress Fahrenheit while higher heights can average around just 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainiest season in Rwanda have a tendency to be January to April, and October to mid-December. Much the same as Uganda however, there is still more than enough sunlight indeed, throughout the wetter months. Overnight temperatures in the lower elevations tend to be in the 60 degrees Fahrenheit
What sort of clothes would it be a good idea for me to pack?
Regardless of the time of year, make certain to pack clothes that might be easily layered so that as the nights get cold, you can include additionally clothes and as the high temperature of the day sets in, you can peel back additional layers. It is likewise significant to not wear bright colors for example bright white, red, or similar. We want to blend in with our environment rather than call attention to ourselves and distract the animals. Make certain to likewise carry some water-resistant clothing / umbrellas as you could experience rain showers, particularly in Rwanda, regardless of what time of the year you visit. Carry along sturdy, agreeable, closed shoes for hiking. You might as well likewise pack sun block.
How active will our safari be?
During the game drives, you will stay in the safari vehicle. On the other hand, in the event that you want to take a trip that includes gorilla, chimpanzee, or monkey tracking, you will have the capacity to hike agreeably on moderate difficulty level trails for numerous hours at time. Our gorilla trekking trip could last anywhere from about an hour, to up to 8 hours, depending on to what extent it takes to find the gorillas.
What sort of animals will we see?
Uganda and Rwanda offer a big cross section of wildlife. Yet, wildlife is still wild so we can’t anticipate when and where an animal will be at any given point in time. However, your tour guides are generally prepared to track and spot animals and will do the best job possible to track the movements of unusual animals. When trekking gorillas and chimpanzees, you will likely get to see these animals, however it may require extra time and patience. On different parts of the journeys, a some of the most generally spotted animals incorporate elephants, zebras, giraffes, hippos, baboons, monkeys, wildebeests, buffalos, stork and other bird species, several species of antelope, crocodiles (along waterway), lions, and more. You may additionally see civets, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs, warthogs, leopards, and others.
What number of individuals will be on our tour?
Your safari group will not ever contain more than 18 people, however we usually require at least two people to mark up for a safari we run the tour.
Are there any age prerequisites?
For security’s purpose, we need all members to be no less than 13 years of age. Anybody under the age of 18 is required to be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian. For gorilla trekking, you must be no less than 15 years of age for every the governments of Uganda and Rwanda.
When are payments due?
When you initially book your safari, we need an upfront installment of 50% of the total safari cost per person if the safari is more than 60 days away. When we achieve the 60 day mark, whatever is left of the total payment is due. You will be sent email notes early. Provided that we don’t get notification from you by the 60th day, the initial credit card that you used for your purchase will be charged the remainder of the balance. Assuming that we have any issues with charging the card, we will contact you for an alternative charge card. You must reply within 24 hours or risk forfeiting your trip and bringing about the non-refundable penalty fee (30% of the safari cost per person). If you book with less than 60 days before the safari departure date, the full payment is due immediately upon booking
What are your cancellation and refund policies?
Provided that you cancel the trip and it is more than 60 days preceding departure, you will be surveyed a non-refundable fee of 30% of the safari per person. Provided that you need to drop the trip and it is between 45 and 60 days before takeoff, you relinquish 50% of the safari cost per person. Assuming that it is between 30 and 45 days until your departure, you relinquish 65% of the safari cost per person. If it is 29 day or less before departure, you forfeit 100% of the safari cost per person.
If I cancel, when will I receive my refund?
Please allow 3-4 weeks for your credit card to show a refund. We process refunds within 2 business days but it may take your credit card company longer to show the amount restored.
Currency in Rwanda and Uganda
The currency of Rwanda is called the Franc and the currency of Uganda is called the Shilling.
Can we take a self drive tour to the gorillas?
Many tourists take self drive tours to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda. It is possible and safe to drive your own adventure to the gorillas and other national parks / tourist destinations in East Africa. The most popular self drive cars in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania include 4×4 Toyota Rav 4, Land cruiser Prado, Land Rover Defender and Hilux Double Cabin among others. visit www.4x4uganda.com for more information about car hire services and self drive tours.
Medicines, vaccinations, and general health
Check with your doctor before leaving on a safari about conceivable medicines and vaccines that you may as well take preceding takeoff. Yellow fever immunization is obligatory before entering both countries and kids under 5 years of age need a polio vaccination endorsement to enter Uganda. Check the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or similar websites in your country of residence to find out what additional vaccines and preventive medicines are currently recommended for the countries through which we will travel. Bring along enough prescription medicines that you take while on the trip so that you do not run out. It is likewise a great thought to carry along non-physician recommended pharmaceuticals (for example ibuprofen or similar), if you use them somewhat regularly.
What kind of insurance do we need to have?
All members are solicited to purchase their own traveler’s insurance that cover them from day 1, up to and including the departure day of their safari. We need accident, sickness and medicinal evacuation insurance. We suggest at least $100,000 for medical evacuation costs and $100,000 for accident / sickness insurance per person. It is also a good idea to get trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your self in the event of an unplanned cancellation. You will need to provide proof of travel insurance upon your day of arrival to your guide. Flop to give this informative data implies that you relinquish your trip, with no refunds.