Travelers from the USA visiting Uganda can have their holiday packages well customized by Acacia Safaris with 2021/2022 itineraries available at the best budget travel costs. With the current COVID 19 situation, many travelers may wonder whether it is safe to travel to Uganda from the USA, however, yes it is very safe since there haven’t been any traveler risks in the country and low numbers of infected people in the country. There are also set guidelines and protocols to be followed by each Uganda tour operator and tourist. Here are some of the frequently asked questions to help you plan your travel to Uganda from the USA;
The Uganda e-visa for US Citizens allows you to stay in the country for up to 45 days in total, and you have a single entry. The East Africa Visa allows you Multiple Entries. Since 2016, all US passport holders are eligible for a Uganda e-Visa which means that if you are a US Citizen, you can avoid the hassle of going to any Ugandan embassy to get your visa.
Yes, any traveler from the US to Uganda requires a Visa to enter the country. You can apply for an e-visa online. To get the visa online, you will require a valid passport, a copy of your passport’s information page, a passport-sized photo, and a vaccination certificate for Yellow fever.
In case you need the East Africa Visa then you will need the above and an addition of a return flight ticket and an itinerary. The East Africa Visa is much recommended for travelers who may not only travel to Uganda from the USA but also continue their visit to other East African countries. A combined East African safari itinerary can be provided for such travelers including Tanzania safaris, Kenya tours, or Rwanda gorilla treks according to the interest of the traveler.
When applying for a Ugandan Visa ensure to have this done at least 2 weeks before the trip to ensure everything is done early. However, this can also be done up to even 2 days before your visit to Uganda.
All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, must take a certified PCR COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before departure for Uganda and obtain a negative result. Tests must have been done by a health facility that is accredited by the government of the country in which the test is conducted.
For any travelers visiting Uganda, there are certain vaccinations that are needed to be received. Before taking a safari to Uganda, there are vaccines that are recommended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations for Uganda.
Recommended vaccinations include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia and Influenza.
There is a risk of yellow fever in Uganda and all travelers over the age of nine months must be vaccinated for entry.
Malaria spreads through infected mosquitoes and travelers are advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and take antimalarial drugs.
CDC recommends travelers planning on visiting certain parts of Uganda during the dry season (December-June) to have a meningitis vaccine.
Note: It is recommended to take these vaccines a month before your trip to Uganda.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Gorilla safaris in Uganda started way back in 1993 when gorilla trekking was opened to tourists after a gorilla habituation process. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs USD 700 for each permit sold to only individuals above the age of 15.
One of the most interesting primates to trek while on safaris in Uganda are the Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is almost the second popular tracking activity after gorilla trekking. Uganda has a high population of chimpanzees with close to 5000 of them in the county most of them in their natural habitats.
The chimpanzee trekking spots include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, and Kalinzu Forest.
White water rafting is an activity for adventure seekers, adrenaline pumping and amazing. In case you want to have an adventure tour in Uganda, never forget to include a white water rafting experience on your trip. White water rafting is done on the Nile River in Jinja. The Nile River is known as the world’s longest river and therefore an amazing spot to raft on the Nile waves.
Uganda is home to about 345 mammal species found in the 10 national parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuaries. These mammal species comprise East African and West African species found in forests and especially savannah plains. The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Birding Uganda should be a top option for all passionate birders since the country has more than 1,080 confirmed bird species within its boundaries. This is almost half of the bird species in Africa reason for Uganda birding safaris to be the top choice for any birder’s Africa bird watching tours.
Uganda is home to forest, woodland, water, and savannah bird species. The top bird-watching spots include Mabamba wetland, Bwindi forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Moaning National Park.
Book with Acacia Safaris your 2021/2022 packages for the best itineraries on travel to Uganda from the USA. We offer all kinds of packages including, luxury, mid-range, budget, fly-in, honeymoon, and any adventure trips.
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