What to Pack for a Safari in Uganda

What to Pack for a Safari in Uganda: We advise our clients on their safari in Uganda to always pack the right essential things that boosts with Uganda’s culture and generally Gorilla trekking experience.

What to Pack for a Safari in Uganda

Go enjoy with Uganda’s life time experience and when it comes to Safari Travel you will have lots of choices.

Please note this, packing for a safari is to take along the right gears that will be helpful for you while on Uganda safari. Above all, here are some useful things you shouldn’t leave behind such as passport, your airline ticket, your immunization cards and some cash.

For a traveler planning a safari in Uganda always figure out what you should carry considering the season your visiting the country, could be peak season or shoulder or low season. But the most thing is to be comfortable enough and sensible unlikely to be offended. Uganda is not a very conservative dressing style country. Perhaps, they can be mindful upon their own business most of the time and below is the list that brings advice to you;

On your safari to Uganda in peak season which starts from June to October and December to February, consider protection from the sun as the list goes;

With long skirts –make sure that they are not too thick of material. Because some travelers tend to carry not nearly as ideal as you would imagine, you can get hot through wearing them.

With long pants –Consider them if they touch the ground. The red dirt will get on anything that it touches. Stay forewarned.

On your gorilla trekking safari –be sure you carry your hiking boots. During wet season the park can be slippery so for that case don’t leave behind your rubber boots. Gorillas are intelligent species which call Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park their home.

Other essentials needed to carry on your Gorilla Trekking Safari

For your gorilla trekking safari always carry these essential things such as long pants/trousers and tall socks that can tuck your pants in. This works totally the best. You can still carry the breathable long sleeve button down shirts which are ideal.

In the morning hours it can be cool inside the forest, up the mountains and gets hot once in the while when you start hiking. So carry your gloves, gardening things which may not be considered on safari yet useful. These things they help you to prevent from touching the thorns, tough hike, vines. Without them, your hands may get a little ripped up by the end.

Here other more valuable items that should be packed into the carry on to make sure that they enjoy safari without any thing being demanded from them.

Basic things included on your Africa-Uganda Packing List for a Safari are as follows;

  • A copy of the Bradt guidebook for Uganda great reading on the plane and great reading while at rest to your lodge or camp.
  • Sun Lotion
  • Carry anti-malaria regiment along with any other medical description you will need.
  • Buy insect repellant for skin and clothing to protect you against tsetse flies.
  • Carry first aid kit with some anti-bacterial cream, band aids.
  • Carry a couple of pockets of antiseptic hand wipes.
  • Sunglasses and binoculars
  • Carry quality camera and battery charger here we use a UK plug. Because there will be so many chances for picture taking, it will be boring if your camera is not giving you nice pictures most especially film for the gorillas.
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Traveler should also consider these things on your Uganda safari packing List.
  • Pair of shorts
  • Pairs of lightweight slacks /trousers that can dry quickly.
  • Long sleeved shirts and short sleeved t-shirts.
  • A breathable waterproof and windproof jacket and coat
  • Sweater, sweatshirt
  • Skirt for women
  • Swimsuit
  • Waterproof walking boots and pants should be tucked into socks while trekking 
  • Pair of sports sandals
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Sleepwear
  • Lightweight wool socks
  • Underwear ‘’moisture wicking for gorilla tracking’’
  • Gloves which help in gardening 
  • Alarm clock
  • Wash cloth
  • Ear plugs to prevent noise from the jungle.
  • Weren’t list it all but we think that we might need our clients to carry with other Safari to Uganda. We are looking forward to service you.

Packing list comprises together as below;

Accessories: Comfortable walking shoes, backpack, glasses and sun hat.

  • Clothing: We advise you to avoid bright colors and whites this might distract animals.
  • Equipment: Batteries for small electronic and cameras, Binoculars, Camera Chargers for your cell phone, video camera, laptop, Headphones for watching in flight movies, Small compass and iPad.
  • Health and Beauty Items: Antibacterial wipes, body lotion, contact lens solution, comb and brush. Other things needed Deodorant, Floss, Face cleanser, Lip balm, personal hygiene items, prescriptions, Razors, shampoo and conditioner, soap, Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • First Aid Kit including thermometer, gas-relief tablets, antacid, antidiarrheal medicine, antihistamine for allergies, bandages, mild laxative, non-aspirin pain relief among others.


They include postcards, ATM/Credit cards, dear our clients let your bank know when you will travel abroad before you leave your country of commencement. Inclusive essentials to carry with are Bird and animal guidebooks, Contact information, Health insurance card, Driver’s license, Travel journal, Travel pillow and blanket, Vaccination certificate, pass port, Maps, Money belt, Translation dictionary among others.

All the above mentioned essentials brings out a comfortable visit on your Safari to the pearl of Africa.

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What to Pack for a Safari in Uganda

What to Pack for a Safari in Uganda

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