Travel Information

Traffic in Uganda:

Traffic in Uganda is different from traffic in the Western World.
Especially in Kampala, traffic is very chaotic, many road users are fighting to be the first ones to cross.
Outside Kampala traffic is quiet, because there are less road users.
The Main focus of motorbike riders are the other road users, but also cows, goats and children.
When one of these appear at a distance, please slow down and be careful.
 

Unforeseen Circumstances:

Travelling by bike on roads where tourists normally don't pass is more adventurous.
Keep in mind that a bike can breakdown, get a puncture or any other mechanical problem.
A mechanic is in the backup car for such cases, he'll do his best to get the bike going as soon as possible.
The route is planned before and tried by us to see how it is, but with the kind of dirty roads, it's possible that after heavy rain, the road is washed away and becomes impassable.
In such a case we have to look for an alternative which may take longer and might lead to change in the planned route. Take this as an extra adventure and together we shall look for the best way to adjust to the situation.
 

Clothing / Motorbike gear:

Uganda is normally warm, while in the rain season it's still warm and humid.
For the evenings you may need a sweater. On the gorilla tour you need warm clothing and a light rain jacket. Shoes for walking in the mountains are the best option for the gorilla tour.
On the bike you need your own helmet, gloves, protection, strong riding clothes and strong shoes or bike boots. Don't forget some warm clothes for riding the bike, in some parts of Uganda it's cold in the morning.
 

Health:

Ask your local health authority or your own doctor which immunisations are needed for Uganda. Malaria is very common here so preventive medication is necessary.
Take also something against diarrhoea, change of diet can sometimes give some nasty reaction in the stomach.
Also handy is some medicine against allergy.
 

Insurances:

Make sure you have a (for Uganda) valid travel and medical insurance.
Carry the important telephone numbers for any emergency.
Before taking off for the trip we ask everybody to hand in a list of import telephone numbers which we can call in case of an emergency.
Damages on the motorbike have to be paid for by the rider (as a result of reckless driving or falling) at the end of the trip.
 

Travel documents:

Make sure all the necessary travel documents are valid, we don't take any responsibility for these documents.
Passport should be valid.
Visa will be bought at the airport on arrival (at the moment $50/= per person).
Driving permit should be an International Permit and valid for the period of the safari.
Valid immunisation card/booklet should have the stamps for the necessary immunisations.