FAQ

FAQ's

Your Safari Questions Answered

Here, you'll find answers to some of the most common questions that travelers have asked us over the years. From logistics and safety concerns to details about the wildlife and culture you'll encounter, we're here to guide you through the planning process.

Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your safari. Whether you're curious about visa requirements, health and safety precautions, or the best time to visit, you'll find valuable insights here. If you don't see your question answered in our FAQ, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

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Traveling in Uganda

Uganda boasts exceptional national parks like Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla trekking, Murchison Falls for diverse wildlife, and Queen Elizabeth for unique tree-climbing lions.

Travelers to Uganda typically need a tourist visa, obtainable online or on arrival. Ensure your passport has at least six months validity from your entry date. For our American visitors, know that you’ll need to apply for your visa before arriving.

The dry seasons (December to February and June to September) offer the best wildlife viewing opportunities when animals gather around water sources.

You can engage in authentic cultural encounters with local communities, witness traditional dances, and explore vibrant markets.

Gorilla trekking can be physically demanding, so it’s essential to be in good health and have suitable trekking gear. We’ll provide detailed guidance on preparations and logistics.

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Traveling in Rwanda

Rwanda offers a rich cultural tapestry, including the Intore dance performances, vibrant markets, and insightful visits to local communities.

Most travelers can obtain a visa on arrival in Rwanda, but it’s advisable to check the latest visa requirements and fees before your trip.

Don’t miss Nyungwe Forest for its incredible biodiversity and the serene shores of Lake Kivu for relaxation and water activities.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is highly accessible, and the dry seasons from June to September and December to February are ideal for this extraordinary adventure.
Maintain standard health precautions, including vaccinations and practicing good hygiene. Rwanda is generally safe for travelers, but it’s wise to stay updated on local advice.
Congo offers unparalleled gorilla trekking experiences in Virunga National Park and the chance to see the world’s largest lava lake at Nyiragongo volcano.
Visa requirements and regulations for Congo can vary, so it’s crucial to check with local authorities or our team for the most up-to-date information.
Travel arrangements are best made with experienced tour operators like us, who can organize permits, transportation, and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.
Travelers can engage with local communities, learn about traditional customs, and witness vibrant dance performances, providing a deeper understanding of Congolese culture.
Staying informed about the security situation, traveling with a reputable guide, and following local advice are essential for a safe journey in Congo.
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Traveling in Congo

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Traveling in East Africa

Our experienced team can create customized itineraries that ensure a smooth transition between countries, taking care of logistics and border crossings.
East African countries are working towards a unified visa system. Check for updates on regional visa options and consider obtaining multiple-entry visas when available.
Must-visit attractions include gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, exploring Virunga National Park in Congo, and witnessing the Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti.
We can arrange seamless transportation and assist with border crossings to ensure a hassle-free journey between countries.
While there are shared cultural elements in East Africa, each country has its unique customs and traditions, making the region a diverse and culturally rich destination.
Ensure you’re up-to-date on routine vaccines and consider additional vaccinations such as yellow fever, hepatitis, and malaria prophylaxis, based on your destination.
Carry a water purification system or bottled water, practice good hand hygiene, and avoid consuming raw or undercooked food.
Our safaris are equipped with first-aid supplies, and our guides are trained in basic medical assistance. For severe emergencies, we have evacuation plans in place.
While wildlife encounters are generally safe, it’s essential to follow the guidance of your guides to ensure both your safety and the animals’.
A basic travel medical kit should include essentials like pain relievers, anti-diarrheal medication, insect repellent, sunscreen, and any prescribed medications you may need.
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Security

National parks have trained rangers, and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of visitors and the protection of wildlife.
We regularly monitor the security situation and stay in touch with local authorities to provide travelers with up-to-date information and advice.
What precautions should I take to protect my belongings and ensure personal safety while traveling in the region?
Register with your embassy or consulate and regularly check their websites for travel advisories and updates.
It’s advisable to familiarize yourself with local customs and etiquette, such as dressing modestly in certain areas, to show respect and promote positive interactions with local communities.

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