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Providing a range of excursions across East Africa, RAK Safaris and Tour Company was founded by Rogers Kamuhanda and has grown to be an unmatched provider of high-quality-fair-cost travel services.
Dedicated to providing the best experience possible, RAK understand and demonstrate the importance of keeping guests and clients well-informed and prepared ahead and during a tour. This attentiveness ensures that all of their outings flow smoothly and produce those ever-important first class memories.
RAK SAFARIS AND TOUR COMPANY
Featuring tours that can be as short as three days or as long as thirty, the company offers a flexible approach to first time safari goers and regular adventurers alike.
Showcasing a spectrum of tours managed by their highly professional and multi-lingual guides, guests can enjoy a wide variety of tours across Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. These include majestic gorilla and chimpanzee treks, stunning wildlife and birding safaris and enthralling cultural and city tours. All of these include guided photography, allowing photographers and image seekers of all levels to get the chance to immortalise the experience.
WHERE TO LAY YOUR HEAD
Accommodation is prepared prior to arrival and with an assortment of options there is something to suit every guest depending on taste, budget and duration of stay. Some guests may enjoy and prefer a tented safari lodge to fully immerse in the experience while others may prefer the comfort of a hotel after their tour. Each person is different, and this is taken into consideration ahead of time so that everyone knows where they will be laying their head.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
Uganda is an impressive country that considers its wildlife as an asset, therefor there are a number of important things that RAK Safaris and Tour Company recommend to their guests even before they embark on their journey.
GORILLA AND CHIMP TREKKING PERMITS
Gorilla and chimp trekking permits need to be arranged prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. The permits are issued by UWA who markets them through Uganda Tour Operators to the public. Therefor it’s best to book your trekking permit (or a complete trekking tour) with a tour operator that is a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators. The mountain gorilla trekking permits cost $700 for foreign non-residents.
Almost all countries will need a visa when traveling to Uganda. It can be purchased online through the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration. This is the only authentic Visa Application Portal for Uganda visas and it costs $50.
There is a risk of malaria throughout the country and therefore it is highly recommended to take malaria medication and proper bite avoidance measures. Such as wearing long sleeves and trousers during the sunset hours when mosquitos are most active and likely to feed.
The WIFI isn’t really good in Uganda and although most lodges offer it in their main area it is not always reliable. Therefore, it is best to buy a Ugandan prepaid sim card which are widely available throughout the country. Estimate cost: $30 = 5GB.
For casual photography a smart phone camera will suffice but bringing a fully charged portable battery charger could be a good idea. For photographers and wildlife enthusiasts and definitely anyone taking one of RAK’s photography safaris, a good camera is suggested. Such as a DSLR with several lenses or a camera with enough optical zoom. The one suggested on RAK’s website is a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 100-400mm lens, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 lens and a Canon 16-35mm 2.8 lens. If unsure, speak with one of RAKs Safaris and Tours staff.
Also, it is worthwhile bringing along a solid tripod, a supply of batteries, memory cards and a pair of binoculars.
If you want to take a part of Africa home with you, this is the best way to do it.
For a full list of requirements and travel suggestions for Uganda please visit: https://ugandawildtours.com/
PRICE: 500 -5000 USD
ADDRESS: Plot 710 Gayaza Rd Level 4, Miro Plaza
TELEPHONE NUMBER : +256 (0) 782 061 184