Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you rich. Everyone hates packing but this ultimate packing list will make your life easy. Your vacation packing list to Uganda will be so simple since it has a beautiful weather. In Uganda it rains and shines at the same time in one day. Learn how to pack like a pro for 1 week in Uganda. Always remember Africa adventure travelers will be amazed with the magic they see in Africa. Some Africa adventure travelers end up staying longer that’s why we encourage you to pack at least clothes that last you a week.

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears-Cesare Pavese

Our ultimate packing list will incorporate the below information for your decision making while packing for a 3day, 5days, a week travel or a month. Learn how to pack like a pro for your Uganda trip.

Visualize your trip

  • Always check weather of the Area you are visiting. Travel guide to Uganda
  • Establish your planned activities
  • coordinate your packing to avoid over packing

Put your essentials together

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  • Toiletries: deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, face lotion, face wash, hairbrush, styling products, contact lens case/solution, hand sanitizer, razor/shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, and lip balm.
  • Pack clothes to last you a week: bring 2-5 pairs of shorts or pants, 3-6 tops, a light jacket (or a heavy jacket, depending on where you are traveling), and 2 formal outfit if you are planning on attending a nice restaurant or event. If you are going to the beach, pack 2-6 swimsuits/trunks.
  • Pack night wear: Bring 1-3 sleep outfits for the week and a light sweater.
  • Prepare foot wear carefully: 2 pair of comfortable shoes for walking, 1 pair of dress shoes or flats (optional), 2 pair of sandals and sneakers/trainers.
  • Pack under garments: Bring 4-5 pairs of underwear, 4-5 pairs of socks, 2-3 undershirts/bras, and any slips
  • Choose your accessories carefully for easy coordination: sunglasses, scarves, hats, jewelry, ties, and belts
  • Pack electronics: cell phone charger, voltage adapter, video/MP3 player, earphones, camera, electronic reader
  • Don’t forget your medications/ mini first aid box: Painkillers, antibiotic and burn ointments

Packing your Luggage

  • Gather your luggage and everything you want to pack in 1 place.
  • Roll your clothes to save space
  • Download electronic versions of books and magazines to save space
  • Keep a small bag of essential items at hand if you are flying

Hope the above information makes your vacation amazing and memorable.

Most popular tours: 3 days Murchison Falls National Park, 3 days queen Elizabeth National park, Ngamba Island chimpanzee Sanctuary, 5 days Gorilla Safari in Uganda

My Uganda Gorilla Safari was an exciting and memorable experience that i have so far had in 2019. From getting face to face with man’s closest cousin (Gorilla), I also learnt how to speak like one ”Uh uuh” to enjoying the gorilla music.This is one of the most incredible experiences I advise not to missout on your trip to Uganda.

The Uganda Gorilla Safari started at 6:30am by road and it took us 71/2 hours to get to our destination. Our guide Paul of Experience Africa Adventures  informed us that we shall have two stopovers. The purpose for that is to have lunch, stretch legs and freshen up.On arrival we were welcomed to a slice of luxury at our door step, we loved every aspect especially the complimentary message. The Buhoma lodge exceeded our expectations in all ways adding a slice to the Uganda gorilla safari.

 

Accommodation at Buhoma lodge

Early in the morning, we headed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where we were welcomed by our guide Herbert. In Bwindi there are three areas to view gorillas that’s Buhoma trail, Rushaga trail and Nkuringo trail. You will need closed shoes like sneakers or trainers or boots, raincoat and a packed lunch.

silver buck feeding

Bwindi is 131 square kilometers big with 480 mountain gorillas that cross over to its sister forests of Mgahinga in Democratic Republic of Cong and Virunga NP in Rwanda. During the Uganda gorilla safari you learn that they don’t respect borders and keep crossing from country to country. Uganda has the largest number of gorillas in the world than Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Cong.

We set off for our Uganda gorilla safari on the Nkuringo trail after a 10 minutes briefing about the dos and don’ts. The group has 19 members lead by a silver buck as the alpha male, however, Uganda has 30 families. Only 13 families are habituated and they are the only ones trekked.

Health is paramount during the trekking activity and if you have flu then they won’t admit you for gorilla trekking.This is because we share the same gens and gorillas are 99% close to humans and suffer from the same diseases as us. During the trip the guide is equipped with a gun for safety since we will encounter other wildlife like forest elephants. The purpose is to scare them away when they head our way.

Much as it’s tedious tour the rewards are immense and you need to be physically fit to take part in the gorillas safaris. The Uganda Wildlife Authority found a solution for those that can manage to go through the hi-caps. There porters and stenches they carry you on and throughout the trip. At some point you will need the porter to assist you with your cargo at $15. Each of the members in the group was given a walking stick to use in case they fail to climb the hills.

As we kept on moving we saw very many bird species and if you are a birder this is a great haven. Herbert kept on listening to the radio call for any hits about where the gorillas have been spotted. On asking him, he informed us that a group of rangers are sent to the forest before trekking starts to trail the gorillas.

After walking for one hour and 30 minutes, the briefing started to sink in, I needed a porter but I thought it was a waste of money. I cling on my walking stick as if there is no tomorrow. The good news came in that the gorillas had been spotted. We took a shortcut it was steep and covered with dense vegetation but the stick was handy on this trail. As we get closer, Herbert advised to drink enough water since as we get closer there will be no eating. You will only spend one hour with the gorillas then head back.

Oh Jesus, it’s so close to me ohohooooh. This made the tour so amazing and memorable experience I had in Uganda. The name of the gorilla is Namuhago known for the big lady in the family. I took so many pictures of gorillas from those climbing trees, taking care of their babies to those feeding. Herbert started explaining to us the gorilla vocalization meanings which is associated with different behaviors. Gorillas scream, hoot, roars and growls each has meaning in their gorilla world.

The guides have also over time learnt what the different vocalization means. When a gorilla screams wants to be had in the dense vegetation. During feeding when you hear “Uh, uh,uh uh uh” it means my friend back off. Did you know that gorillas sing, this happened and it was so amazing listening to the ‘’mwaah mwahwah hwah hwah hwah hwah’’ . My heart remained on this Uganda gorilla safari till next time