Uganda Safari Packing List

Uganda Safari Packing List

Uganda Safari Packing List

Two simple rules to bear in mind when you decide what to take with you on a Uganda safari trip particularly if you expect to use public transport your packing list should include everything that might not be readily available when you need it, and carry as minimal as possible.

  • Layers - long and short sleeve shirts and trousers
  • A warm fleece or jumper
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable but sturdy shoes
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimming costume (Bathing suit)
  • A hat or baseball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen – a must!
  • Toiletries – most camps will provide shampoo, shower gel and soap
  • A small torch
  • Spare batteries, plug adaptors and charging equipment
  • A good pair of Binoculars (8x40/8x42 is recommended)
  • Books or a fully loaded Kindle / iPad for siesta time
  • Pair of garden gloves (1 pair)
  • Low ankle gators (1 pair)
  • Knee high socks (1 pair)

Most camps and lodges will have a small medical and first aid kit, but we recommend bringing your own supply of essentials - cough medicine, plasters, vitamins, aspirin and paracetamol, and anything else you use on a regular basis. Camera Equipment (for the enthusiasts)

  • A telephoto lens (200/300mm)
  • Flash and fast film (400 ASA) for night photography
  • Ample film (64,100,200,400 ASA) if you are using an SLR camera
  • Spare memory cards for digital cameras
  • Camera cleaning equipment and a good dust proof bag
  • Bring spare batteries as although you may recharge your batteries at the camps, charging capacity can be limited
Uganda Safari Packing List

NB: Although plastic bags are banned in Uganda, there is very little clarity as to whether the ban is being actively implemented. We recommend not transporting plastic bags into Uganda if avoidable. Please note, plastic bags are banned in Rwanda and do carry a fine if brought into the country.

Luggage Please check with your airlines for the specific luggage restrictions relevant to your flight schedule. Many international airlines have a baggage allowance of 20kgs or more per person and commercial airlines generally permit two (2) pieces of checked luggage. The carry-on bag must be of such dimensions and weight as set by the airlines.

  • Luggage Restrictions on Internal Flights
  • Please be advised that on domestic flights, luggage is limited to one SOFT duffel bag per person with a maximum weight of 15kg/33 lbs. No hardshell bags are permitted.

Electricity In Uganda, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Uganda, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you will need an adapter/converter.


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