Helpful Information

Here are some Frequently asked Questions related to our Signature Treks.

Yes, our safari trips (treks) can be customised to match your wishes. If you are starting with one of the already-made treks, you could choose to add or remove a day or an activity.


Alternatively, you can talk to us and we start working on your custom safari from a blank canvas. Simply talk to us and we’ll design you a safari that is truly yours and representative of your wishes.

Unless you come from some of the countries which have Visa exemption agreements with Uganda or Rwanda, you will need to get a tourist visa.


The visa process is quite easy, with both countries having easy to use online visa portals. Here are the official websites where you can apply for a visa to Uganda or Rwanda.

You should know that in eaither country, you can still get your visa on arrival.

Generally, there are two kinds of national parks – the savannah parks and the forested parks.


In the savannah parks, you can expect to see animals such as zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, hippos, antelopes, hyenas, cheetahs, rhinos and much more. Different parks have different combinations of these animals, and you should let us know which animals you want to prioritize so that we can help you choose the right national park/reserve.

In the forest parks, this is where you will find primates such as chimps, gorillas and other monkey species. Besides primates, other animals like forest elephants and leopards also live in the forests but are quite good and hiding and you might not see them.

During your safari, you will have food at the lodge or hotel as well as some other restaurants during stopovers.


As for the food, there are many options to choose from for your dietary considerations. For strict dietary needs, make sure to tell us ahead of time such that the lodges and restaurants are informed ahead of time.


Most of the food in Uganda and Rwanda is organic and locally grown by small-scale farmers all over the country. 


Beyond the food, Uganda and East Africa as a whole have a wide range of tasty fruits which you can enjoy along the way.

Your packing list will depend on the exact details of your trek.


When you book a trek with us, we’ll provide the packing list that is ideal for your specific trek, its duration as well as your wishes and considerations.


Generally, you will pack for the weather and the activities. Items like sunscreen, long shirts, sturdy shoes, a hat and a camera are always part of the packing recommendation.

For visiting Rwanda or Uganda, the most important shot that is required is the yellow fever vaccination. If you have previously travelled to many tropical countries, you probably already have this one-time vaccination done.


Other shots or medication might be a good idea to make sure you don’t fall sick in a new environment. You should get in touch with your doctor and get professional advice about this.


If you are on regular medication, make sure your prescription is well planned and enough to last you the entirety of your trip.


Our Signature treks can be customized to fit the specific needs of all people, including older people.


We can tailor the safari to your preference in terms of activities, schedule, pace and much more.

Yes, Children are welcome to join a safari to Uganda or Rwanda.


For families who are travelling with the young ones, we can adjust the safari to include activities that are best suited for everyone so that the whole family is part of the great safari experience.


Children below 15 years of age are not eligible for gorilla trekking but we do arrange for other similarly exciting activities they can enjoy while the older people go to meet the gorillas.