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After finding your suitable safari package, Matts wheel tour and travel will identify if there are needs to do the bookings for either the Gorillas or Chimps. These are booked before one can pay for their air ticket. We accept payments in dollars.

For easy options, we at Matts Wheel tour and travel allow bank transfers to the company account number that will be provided after booking.

Uganda uses currency called shillings at normally an exchange rate of Ush. 3800 per US$1. Dollars are accepted in almost all tourist places and lodges. The dollar bills/ notes have to be newer than 2015 without any tears on them.

Uganda is a cash society; therefore many lodges and restaurants accept credit cards and cash. Parks entries do not allow cash though but allow credit cards and mobile money transfers which is one of the common payment methods used in the country.

One of the best options and ways of travelling in Uganda is by hiring a 4*4 van or truck that can maneuver the unpaved roads in the country. If you do not have much experience driving in such roads, it would be advisable you hire a driver for the trip. All roads in the parks are only suitable for 4*4 and not that suitable for feint hearted.

You can also use commuter taxis which are normally 14 seater (known as Matatu), and boda bodas (motor bikes) but they are known for the high rate of accidents in the country.

This is why booking with a Matts wheel tour and travel makes it the best option for your safety and comfort movement during your safari in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable forest (17 families) and Mgahinga National Park (1 family) found in the western part of the country. With fewer than 1004 mountain gorillas that still exist on earth today, Uganda is home to half of these creatures making it one of the only three countries in the world where gorilla trekking is conducted.

Before you embark on this life changing adventure, you need to be well prepared for a thrilling primates experience that any visitor on Uganda safari shouldn’t miss.

All visitors (apart from people from a few visa-exempted countries in Africa) will need to get a visa for travel to Uganda before you can book your air tickets. You need to apply for an electronic visa online prior to your trip. Go to https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ to apply. A single entry visa costs US$50 and a six-month multiple entry costs US$100

If you are travelling to Rwanda and Kenya on the same trip, then apply for 90-days multiple entry East African Tourist Visa which covers all three countries and costs US$100.

Make sure that you are fully vaccinated before you plan for your trip and also buying your comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical evacuation. Bring any medication you might need for the duration of your trip, as well as a well-stocked first aid kit with antibiotics, ant-inflammatory drugs, antidiarrheal medication, antibacterial ointment, antimalarial tablets, rehydration electrolyte sachets, insect spray and repellents, water purification tablets and bandages.