A trip to Uganda is a once in a lifetime affair. Take the time to think rationally about what you will need and what can be left behind. Asking yourself questions like, “Is this too flashy?” and “Will I be sad if I lose this watch?” will guide you as you pack.
1. Quick-dry clothing.
Regardless of whether you are viewing mountain gorillas in the mountains or splashing down the Nile, you will want clothing that can keep up with you. Alternating quick-drying outfits will allow you to experience all of these activities and more because you won’t be wearing damp clothing from the day before.
2. Make copies of important documents.
Having copies of your passport, vaccination card, and visa is essential when traveling in Uganda. Because muggings are a common crime, you want to protect yourself by not carrying your original documents. This measure will keep you and your travel plans safe and sound.
3. Camera with extra batteries.
The sights and experiences you will have in Uganda will be moments you will want to capture on film. Regardless of what type of camera you have, be sure to pack an extra battery to ensure you don’t miss that perfect shot. Just remember to recharge everything at the end of the day.
4. Light jacket.
While Uganda has a moderate climate the temperatures can drop in the evening. Bring a light jacket or sweatshirt to throw on when the sun sets.
5. Sturdy shoes.
Having shoes that can stand up to hiking in Bwindi National Park or exploring Lake Buyonyl is an essential part of your vacation. Invest in a quality pair of shoes that will keep your feet feeling great and allow you to see all that Uganda has to offer.