A: When traveling to Uganda, make sure to bring solid walking shoes/boots, sun glasses and enough sun screen. Do not forget insect repellent, your camera,
rain gear, and binoculars. As far as clothing goes, please bring comfortable boots, preferably two or three pairs. Shorts and long trousers in khaki or olive are a good choice as well as t-shirts and
shirts. The mornings and the evenings can be rather cold, so make sure to also bring clothing for that!
A: Temperatures and climates change drastically from region to region in Uganda. Your needed equipment differs when gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable
National Park and when on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Instinct Safaris guides, however, are more than happy to assist you making the right choice for the best of your tour with Us.
Sun screen is a good choice for everyone who is planning to visit East Africa. Along the equator, and in combination with great heights, it is essential to bring sun screen to protect your skin while
on safari. Sun glasses will help protect your eyes, as well!
A: Uganda and Rwanda are very safe African countries. After long years of struggle, both countries have managed to establish a peaceful environment. Even in
Eastern DR Congo, the situation is improving. However, we only use the Goma route from Rwanda and Gisenyi when going to Mt. Nyiragongo. It is considered to be the safest way to reach our destinations
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo safely.
A: Numerous banks offer ATM services, where one can easily withdraw cash. These include Barclays Bank, Stanbic Bank, Crane Bank, dfcu, and Standard
Chartered. You can use your Visa card without a fee. Mastercards, however, do not usually work. Debit cards require fees.
A: Culturally, people in our region are very hospitable and eager to welcome visitors. Whenever people try to interact with you, go ahead and greet back.
Don’t be shy!
A: The starting points for our walking safaris are defined in each itinerary. You can either get transport there, yourself, or ask us to arrange transport
A: Gorilla trekking is not allowed for children under 15 years of age. This is because the Uganda Wldlife Authority knows about the physical strength and
condition one has to be in in order to track the mountain gorillas in Mt. Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
A: Uganda is located at a relatively high topography compared to other east african countries. When going on a safari in Uganda, it is important to know just
when you will encounter the easiest trekking conditions for the mountain gorillas or when to best view animals. Even though mountain gorilla trekking is considered a year-round activity, the best
time to come gorilla trekking in Uganda is during one of the two dry seasons of the year: January and February or from June to mid September. Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the
other wildlife parks is best at the end of the dry seasons, which is late February to March or September and early October. This is when wildlife will be concentrated close to the water sources and
easy to spot. Bird watchers should look into visiting Uganda between November and April, when migrant species are present in Uganda. Generally, we only discourage clients to visit Uganda in April and
May due to the unpredictable weather and lots of rain!