As you travel to Uganda and Rwanda, these are some tips you have got to take note of:

  • Health and insurance:
  • Yellow fever:
  • Malaria:
  • Food and water:
  • African trypanosomiasis
  • Wildlife:
  • What to pack

Health and insurance

Health and safety issues that tourists are most likely to face are mostly predictable and largely avoidable. We advise that you discuss with a travel health insurance provider and taking a small personalized kit.

Ntungo wildlife safaris provides medical evacuation insurance. The insurance is itinerary and game park specific.

Wildlife

Animals are quite unpredictable. Travelers shall follow at all times, all instructions given to them by Ntungo safari guides. Desist from feeding, touching or even getting so close to animals. This is to protect you from any harm which could be aggressive or infecting you with diseases.

Food and water

You may encounter travelers’ diarrhea varying from mild to intensive. We recommend that you   carry medication for self-treatment.

Yellow fever

The yellow fever vaccine is recommended. Please get it before your travel.

Malaria

Malaria is transmitted by mosquitos and the transmission is likely in most national parks. Some activities may expose you to the risk of getting bitten by these mosquitos. Taking preventive medication and using personal protection techniques like the insect repellants, wearing long sleeved shirts, sleeping under a treated mosquito net will protect you from malaria.

African trypanosomiasis

This is also known as the sleeping sickness, a disease rarely seen among travelers, is transmitted by tsetse flies. An insect repellant comes in handy, also remember to wear long sleeved shirts and trousers.

Tips on what to pack

We advise you to have all your materials in a canvas bag. A small rucksack where you keep your documents, camera, binoculars and any other stuff you may need to have at all times while in the vehicle.

The following are of the items you will pack

  • Shorts and t-shirts for the day time. Try to have less colorful clothes as they alert animals.
  • Trousers and long sleeved shirts for the evening and trekking activities.
  • Good walking boots for treks, hikes. Another pair of light shoes for the evening at the hotel
  • Mosquito repellant
  • A jacket or sweater for cold or rainy days and evenings
  • Plenty of sun screen creams
  • A hat for sunny days
  • Good camera for your photography and plenty of memory for your camera plus charger.
  • A good quality of binoculars
  • A good pair of sun glasses.
  • A torch for dark times
  • Gloves and/or scarf for the colder days.