Client Support after you Booked your Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris:
Here is our continuous Support for our Clients that have booked a Safari with us:
Thank you for booking your Safari with us. Here you will find our continuous Support for clients who have booked a Safari with us. As we gave you our Support during the planning stage, we will continue to support you with the things you must do before your arrival for your Safari in Uganda.
Below you will find helpful information that will make getting ready for your Safari easier. Information ranging from getting your Ugandan Tourist Visa to getting into shape for your Gorilla or other primate treks. If we did not cover the atopic you are concerned about, please let us know by using the form below.
Our goal is to give you a Hakuna Matata, No-Worries Safari. Something we succeed at 99% plus of the time when you use our suggested lodges and other recommendations as to what to wear during your Safari. Your Safari is not our first. For over a decade, since 2007, we have introduced Clients to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Let us Review what a Safari with us includes:
- Experienced Ugandan Driver-Guide: A Safari becomes more enjoyable when you go with a knowledgeable and professional Local Driver-Guide.
- Greet and Meet at Airport upon arrival: We provide meet and greet Services which include a welcome gift and Sfari Informational Packet.
- Full-Board Lodging: All meals are included except alcoholic drinks, sodas, and snacks that you might order apart from meals. Some luxury Lodges have non-premium alcoholic beverages and sodas.
- Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle with pop-Up Roof: The vehicle has a car fridge, WiFi, bottled Water, Local Fruit, and Nut Snacks; car seats for children are available. Beer, Wine be cooled in Car Fridge upon special request.
- Gorilla Trekking: Permits are included in your Safari. Additionally, we provide porter services, a walking stick for Support, and bottled water. Read our Practical Gorilla Trekking Advice:
- WiFi Internet Access: Most Lodges only provide a WiFi Internet Connection in the main lodge. We offer you a MiFi Router that gives you and your party access to the internet in your cottage or room, depending on nearby transmission towers. Read Staying in touch with home.
- Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic Speaking Driver-Guides: Sign-Language interpreters are also available at an extra cost.
- Your Dietary Needs can be met: Notify us if you are a vegan, vegetarian, or need a gluten-free diet. Halala dietary requirements can be met in most instances. Strictly kosher nutritional requirements cannot be met on Safari. The Abayudaya- Ugandan Jews by choice Synagogues can be consulted for strict kosher meals in Kampala and at their Guesthouse near Mbale in Eastern Uganda.
- Religious Observances: Catholic, Anglican, Born-Again (evangelical), and Pentecostal Sunday services can be incorporated into a Safari, as can be Friday Prayer services for Muslims. Shabbat Services for Jews can be included in a Safari in the Kampala area, where there are several synagogues near Mbale in eastern Uganda.
- AMREF-Flying Doctors Air-Medivac Insurance coverage: Our clients are covered in the case of with us an infrequent need for medical evacuation to a hospital that meets international standards.
- Entebbe Airport Arrival-Departure Information: Read more here.
Support for our Clients that have booked a Safari with us:
The First Things that you and we need to do after your Safari Booking has been completed:
Here you will find the help that you need with the questions you might have.
- You – Make the down payment on Your Safari: Read more on Safari Payment
- We – Obtain any permits needed and book Lodges: Gorilla, Chimpanzee, and Golden Monkey Permits are obtained from the Uganda Wildlife Authority and book the lodges on the itinerary. Should there be any problems, you are consulted before we take further action.
- Book your Fights to Uganda: We suggest you book your flights after the Safari booking has been completed.
- Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you take out a good Travel Insurance policy with a cancellation policy for your protection and well-being. You can read what to look for in a policy here.
- Apply for your Ugandan Tourist Visa: You can read our instructions and advice on our Uganda Tourist Visa Page.
- Visit your Doctor: We suggest you visit a doctor with tropical disease knowledge or a travel Clinic. You will need a Malaria regimen to take, Yellow Fever Vaccination and certificate, and COVID Vaccinations. Read more about staying healthy on a Safari in Uganda here.
- What about using a CPAP Device on Safari? Please let us know that you will be using a CPAP Device. We cover it in staying healthy on the Safari page.
- Dietary Needs on Safari: Vegetarians and Vegans can be accommodated. Halal meals can be served. Orthodox Jewish Meals cannot be done on Safari, except if you visit the Abayudaya Jewish community in Eastern Uganda or Kampala. Please notify us of any dietary requirements. Read our “What will I eat on Safari Page.
- Have enough prescription Medine with you on Safari: Be sure you have enough medicine to cover the time on Safari.
- Get into Shape for the Gorilla Trek: Your Trekking, climbing, and hiking fitness might need to be improved. For more information, read our physical fitness page.
- Know before your Go: Get to know about Uganda before you arrive. Read more here.
- Tipping while on Safari: Tipping is not a cultural norm in Uganda. It, however, plays an essential role in the Tourism sector. Read more here about tipping while on Safari.
What should I pack for my Safari:
Your activities on your Safari determine what you need to pack for your Safari. If you are Gorilla Trekking, you need to pack differently than on a Wildlife Family Safari with young children. While for a Fly-In Safari, you are limited to 15 Kilos. The preferred luggage type is a duffel bag; however, regular suitcases are just fine if you have nothing else. Look at the information below; you should be fine during your time on Safari in Uganda.
Safari Wear and Gear are not about making a fashion statement but about comfort and protection. Safari Wear is about what Ugandans call dressing smart, which means dressing right for the occasion.
A good daypack is an essential item that is not to be missed. Please put all your essential documents in one compartment, and use it as a carry-on for your flight. Put the crucial times that you will need for your first safari activity.
The daypack becomes Plan B action plan B in the case of lost Luggage. Though it rarely happens, it is good to be ready for it. Read more about lost Luggage here.
Our Packing for you African Safari in Uganda Page will give you detailed advice on what to pack for your Safari in the Pearl of Africa. Read more about Packing for your African Safari in Uganda here.
Specific Activities require different Safari Wear and Gear:
Packing the right things for your Safari is about wearing the right stuff. Our lists concern your protection and comfort gorilla, chimpanzee, and golden monkey trekking. Comfort on Hikes and Nature Walks, Game Drives, and wildlife Boat Cruises.
Our wear and packing lists are based on years of experience ensuring that our clients are comfortable and protected on a Safari.
Safety and Security for your Safari:
I am an American living in Kampala, Uganda, a city with three million inhabitants. I feel safer here than I would in many of the cities in the USA. The safest place to be in Uganda is on a Safari.
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