FAQs

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What are the COVID measures in Uganda and how will you ensure everyone is safe?

We care deeply about the wellbeing of our guests and our trip follows all local regulations. We require our guests to be fully vaccinated to join the tour so that we ensure the safety of everyone on the trip. Safaris are uniquely designed for social distancing and isolation as they guarantee that you will only be interacting with the other guests in your group and with the guides. In Kampala, you can also limit your interactions to the group. Uganda has and is currently following COVID and WHO S.OPs restrictions.

NOTE:

 if your country of origin requires a test for re-entry, we can arrange it in Kampala before your trip (costs not included).

What are the COVID measures in Uganda and how will you ensure everyone is safe?

We care deeply about the wellbeing of our guests and our trip follows all local regulations. We require our guests to be fully vaccinated to join the tour so that we ensure the safety of everyone on the trip. Safaris are uniquely designed for social distancing and isolation as they guarantee that you will only be interacting with the other guests in your group and with the guides. In Kampala, you can also limit your interactions to the group. Uganda has and is currently following COVID and WHO S.OPs restrictions.

NOTE:

 if your country of origin requires a test for re-entry, we can arrange it in Kampala before your trip (costs not included).

What if I cannot travel because of COVID restrictions?

Payments made after July 11, including the initial $200 deposit, are not refundable if the trip goes ahead. This is why we require all guests to purchase travel insurance that covers unforeseen circumstances that would prevent them from traveling. The deposit will be refunded if we decide to cancel or postpone the trip before the 5th of July 2021. In the event that the trip needs to be postponed for reasons beyond our control after the 11th of July 2021, any payments made will be put towards a similar trip in the future.

What is included in the trip?

Transportation, meals, Accommodations, park entrances fees, 1gorillapermit per person

Can I have a room to myself?

All costs above are considered on a sharing basis with two guests per room in twin bedding; we will pair you with another solo female traveler on the trip. If you wish to have your own room, that is absolutely possible, but supplements will apply. Reach out to us to find out more.

I want to bring my partner to the trip

This is a female-only small group trip specifically designed for women traveling on their own. If you wish to travel with a female friend, they are welcome.

I want to bring my daughter

How wonderful! If your daughter is above the age of 16, we will be glad to have her with us.

Will the guides be female?

Yes, the safari portion of this trip is exclusively hosted Kalema Hasifa, a female guide and founder of Greatexpeditionsea.

How does this trip help local communities in Uganda?

We believe that travel can be a force for good and wherever possible, we work with local guides in the country who can help us make a difference and ensure that the tourism dollars benefit local communities. with us, we also give back to the schools through our CSR,  we request that after the trip , as ladies on this trip we give some day as mentioned in the iternary to visit one the schools we work with Kalema was born and raised in Uganda and employs only locals, like drivers, having worked remotely in the eastafrican region.

What medication do I need to take for a trip to Uganda?

You should make an appointment with your doctor to confirm any travel inoculations and other medications that you may need to take before and during the trip, including those to prevent malaria or yellow fever. If your onward travel includes other African nations, you may also require a Yellow Fever certificate; you can check the CDC website for more details.

What should I pack for an African safari (Uganda)?

Once your trip is confirmed, we will send you a detailed packing list with everything you need to take. In general, the number one rule on safari is to blend in, that is, avoid colors that do not naturally occur in the bush (eg. red, blue, and white) and go for earthy tones like brown, green, etc. Black is also a color to be avoided because it attracts mosquitoes.

What happens if I get sick?

The prospect of getting sick while alone in a foreign country is daunting, and this is why we require all our guests have comprehensive travel and medical insurance that includes international evacuation. Additionally, we are an experienced local company in Uganda to organize this trip. Should you fall sick, Kalema’s local team will escort you to the nearest medical facility so you can get the help you need, and will stay with you if needed.

What travel insurance should I get?

We recommend you get the most comprehensive travel and medical insurance that would cover you in the event that you need to be evacuated to Kampala, Entebbe or back home.

Do I need a visa for Uganda?

All travelers to Uganda need a visa which can now be obtained online. We strongly recommend that you apply at least 3 weeks in advance of your trip. If you do not manage to obtain a visa online before your trip, you may also get one on arrival, but expect to queue for up to 2h to get it sorted.

Can I make various installments for this trip?

Our payment plan includes 3 installments: a $200 deposit to book a spot, a 30% ($1,286.70 USD per person) payment by the 5th of July and the remaining 70% ($3,002.30 USD per person) final balance due by 19 August. You may make additional payments between 5th of July and 19th of August.

Can I pay by credit card?

We offer the option to pay via bank transfers as these are the most cost effective bank charges. However, if you wish to use a credit card, we DON’T use PayPal cause it was abolished by Ugandan government, we can receive the money but cannot withdraw it.

Will the lodges and camps have Wi-Fi?

All the accommodation we will be staying at has Wi-Fi but in most cases this is only available at the main common area. This is because camps try to keep impact to a minimum and because connection in the bush is challenging. We invite you to take this opportunity to be in the moment and disconnect from your always-on life.

Note:

Air ticket, visa fees are exclusivef1 of the cost. Visa fees can be paid for at the airport on arrival. Any alcoholic drinks are also not part of the cost. Come with your medical insurance. Tips are optional. The cost includes accommodation, car hire, fuel, park entry, gorilla permits, and Guides fees.
Costs include:

Accommodation BB, gorilla permits, park entry fees, car cost and fuel, guides, boat cruise at the Kazinga channel and Lake Bunyonyi

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