Travel Information

East Africa Travel Information – What you need to know.

Health information

Malaria: Transmission occurs through the bite of bloodsucking nocturnal Anopheles mosquitoes. When untreated malaria can be dangerous and often fatal in non-immune Europeans, Americans and others. The disease can also erupt weeks to months after your stay in a tropical area. If you experience fever after your stay in a tropical area, it is necessary to consult your physician and Malaria prophylaxis is therefore recommended.

However prevention is better than cure!!! For prevention of malaria various prescription drugs (eg Malarone, doxycycline, Lariam) are available in the market. The choice and personal customization as well as side effects or incompatibilities with other drugs should be discussed carefully with your physician before your travel. We also recommend that you carry body-covering clothing (loThe organisation focuses on the development of the local infrastructure in its program (such as water supply, medical advice, structure of agriculture to meet basic needs and thus creating jobs) and also promotes the economic structure through the microcredit for women. For more information please contact any of our staff or visit www.handinhandfueruganda.deng pants, long-sleeved shirts) for the evenings, we also recommend insect repellents and that you sleep under a mosquito net.

HIV / AIDS: Can be acquired by heterosexual and homosexual contacts as well as use of dirty syringes or needles. The same applies to blood transfusions. Condom use is always, but especially recommended on occasion acquaintances.

Diarrhea diseases: Most diarrhea illnesses can be avoided by appropriate food and water hygiene.

Medical care: A sufficient health insurance is strongly recommended.

Yellow Fever: It is essential for all those entering Uganda to produce a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Card.  This card is also part of the Online Tourist Visa documentation submission process.

Poisonous Animals: In all tropical countries, dangerous venomous snakes can be found, whose bite can cause serious bodily injury including death, yet snakebites are unusual and rarely occur! The human being is not on the menu of the poisonous snake. Many snakes are nocturnal, so it is not recommended to walk around outdoors. Do not go to burrows or columns; reach under rocks or sticks, branches and similar confusing material especially at night. If you encounter snakes, a due distance should be respected. Under no circumstances should they be handled, caught or provoked. Other animals such as poisonous spiders and scorpion species, besides other animals with potentially strong toxic effects should be avoided (e.g. some brightly coloured caterpillars, centipedes, ants, etc.). These animals should not be touched or irritated.

Online Visas to East Africa

Ugandahttps://visas.immigration.go.ug

Kenyawww.ecitizen.go.ke

Tanzanianwww.tanzania-gov.de

Rwanda – https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=245

Climate and weather

April and May: Heavy rains

June to September: dry season

October and November: Heavy rains

December to February: dry season. In the north of Uganda, the rainy season extends from April until
of October.

January-February: Shorter drying period

February-April: Great rainy season

From May to September: Large dry season

October-November: Small rainy season

December-January: Small dry season.

Anyone visiting Uganda is pleasantly surprised by the cultural diversity and the casual warmth of its people. Tourism in Uganda is exciting and versatile! Uganda is the most hospitable country in the world and Rwanda is the safest country to live in Africa.

The regulated areas in Uganda are wonderful: they include not only the famous savannahs – fascinating African bush areas that are roamed by a large number of antelope, buffalo, elephants and big cats – but also the snowy peaks of the highest mountain in Africa – the Rwenzori mountains – tropical rainforests with an incredible biodiversity and atmospheric lakes and rivers, where many hippos, crocodiles and birds.

The nineties also brought major improvements of tourism infrastructure at every level: as the telecommunications network were decided modernized greatly improved and expanded the road network, as well as high-quality lodges (country hotels) inside or outside the major national parks of
Uganda established. Uganda is the friendliest and most rewarding destinations for travellers.

Food & beverage

Our tours are usually on full board basis. The Ugandan national dish is Matooke (plantains), viscous slurry of plantains is served with pork, chicken, ground nuts or goat meat. It is recommended to wash your hands with soap and clean water before and after meals. The basic ingredients include, in addition to the plantains, cassava and sweet potatoes. The Ugandan cuisine was influenced by Indian and Portuguese. The national drink is Uganda Waragi, a gin-like drink that is distilled from millet, green plantains or maize flour. Tap water is not for consumption; drinking water is usually packaged in bottles.

Gorillas and chimpanzees:

Both gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking require fairly good physical condition and strength. The minimum age for the trekking is 15 years and the participants must be free of any infectious diseases. The probability to see these animals are extremely high in both countries because you are led by a trained ranger guide who careful follow the animal tracks following them from where they rest the previous day, their nests, droppings through the dense rainy forests.

It is important to note that Gorilla and chimpanzee permits should be booked in advance especially during the peak seasons of June – September both in Uganda and Rwanda.

Safaris in East Africa are a fascinating experience; we can help you design a customised safari through East Africa.

Meet Ethnic diversity of East Africa, an insight into the win African everyday. Enjoy our exciting travel style with a competent guide. Indeed there is no place like East Africa! Naturreisen is perfect for your African discovery – offering you the whole of Africa in East Africa.

Checklist –what to bring on your East African Tour:

Long trousers and shirts, trekking shoes, raingear (for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking), camera, hut, insect repellent, sun glasses, open shoes, flash light, electricity adaptor, binoculars, comfortable soaks, and your travel documents.

Our terms and conditions

Our team will do everything possible to make your trip as comfortable, safe and unforgettable as possible. We however cannot assume full responsibility of events that we have no control over, we work together with different service providers such as national parks, hotels and other suppliers. There may be changes on the itinerary due to the condition of the road network and may result in longer journey times. We work with comfortable high end and the best middle class accommodations during the tours. These are comfortably furnished and equipped with electricity, water, bath or shower / WC and mosquito net. Sometimes lunch boxes for picnic are provided during the tours.