Safari Information

ON SAFARI:

When you are out on safari our schedule is completely flexible. Our staff and vehicles are there exclusively for your safari. We can spend the day exactly as you wish. The best times for viewing animals are the cool hours of the early morning and late afternoon. Therefore, our usual routine will be to have an early rise with a cup of tea or coffee before leaving camp on a game drive, returning to camp midmorning for breakfast. We’ll stay in camp in the heat of the day and go out again after tea in the afternoon, or stay out the whole day with a picnic lunch. Your guide will be with you to plan your day, tell you about what you see, take you to the loveliest places, look after any formalities or negotiations with the local people, and take care of your safety and comfort. All our guides are fluent in English, speak the local language, are proficient in bush craft, and can tell you about the animals, identify birds, and help you learn more about the world around you.

CLOTHING ON SAFARI:

Light cotton clothing is recommended. T-Shirts, short and long cotton trousers (or jeans), a sun hat, long sleeved shirts and sweaters for game drives (it can be cold in the morning & evening), swimming costume as some lodges / camps have swimming pools. Good and comfortable walking shoes (e.g. sneakers). A rain / wind jacket is a good idea too.

CLOTHING FOR GORILLA TRACKING:

Things required for the trek: sturdy hiking boots (ankle high), additional footwear such as sports sneakers; long trousers due to the possible presence of safari ants in the forests (quick dry cotton trekking trousers are ideal); a long sleeved cotton shirt (the vegetation can be quite aggressive); lightweight water-proof rain jacket and rain pants; rain poncho (this can also be rented at the UWA office or provided by Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge for those staying here); a cap; gardening gloves; a jacket for the cool evenings; sun screen cream; insect repellent; small backpack for carrying water and packed lunch.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT:

Do not photograph local people without their prior permission. Your driver/guide will advise you further on this sensitive matter. Take a good supply of film with you as local supplies are limited when on safari or for digital photography, please carry extra memory cards. Do also carry spare batteries (please note that rechargeable batteries cannot be relied upon as some camps and lodges only have solar or generator power). Binoculars are invaluable for game and bird viewing with your guide but we recommend that you carry your own pair along for convenience.

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