The Pearl of Africa
All in one destination: Uganda

People, Culture, Food, Wildlife and Scenery

Engaging ourselves in adventurous, wildlife conservation, safaris, art, and community-based projects fulfils and portray the true description of the name of the company. Whether you’re getting ready to trek through the mountain gorillas of Bwindi or do a game drive through the gentle landscape of Kibale, having a good insight of the great lake Regions, enjoying the prevailing winds of shores of lake Victoria, take a trip to the precious Murchison Falls or even if you just want to take a fun and exotic safari, leave the planning to us!

We have the knowledge and partnerships across East Africa and the rest of the world to plan a memorable trip for you. Contact and connect with us so that we can adventure together!


Travel Tips & Information

Dear Nature, cultural, travelers, adventure and wildlife lovers, as one of our obligations, we care to worry for you and therefore, we have summarized some information and tips for you that are interesting and important to know when preparing your trip. We are of course happy to answer any questions you may have.

Air Flight
Money & Payment

We can recommend Turkish, KLM and Brussels in terms of price-performance ratio. So far, our guests have also been satisfied with Qatar and Emirates in case living in Europe.

The easiest way to compare prices is via an online travel portal such as Expedia or Opodo and fare compare as the prices also depend on the departure airport in Europe. With most providers, it is worth making a comparison directly on their website. Advice from a travel sight can also be helpful. We can pick you up at the airport at any time of the day or night. When arriving and departing at night, the journey from the airport to the hotel or accommodation is significantly shorter (30 minutes, up to 2 hours compared to 3 to 5 hours during the day) depending on location of accommodation. Please inform us of your arrival and departure dates early after your booking so that we can plan your pick-up and return journey accordingly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our e-mail or telephone number (in English or German) during booking, before and after arrival at the airport.
Since our guests come from many different countries, the flight booking is done mostly on your own unless stated in our packages as an option.At the airport, one of our drivers will be waiting for you at the terminal exit with a “Jeruz Team ” sign.

If you cannot find the driver or are held up, we recommend you to call or use all our numbers

The baggage regulations of the various airlines are quite different and range from 20 to 46 kg per person. The information should be included on your online ticket or on request from the respective airline. Endeavor to check your flight details before setting off to the airport

Unfortunately, it is exceedingly difficult to make vaccination recommendations, in general there is currently only one mandatory vaccination for yellow fever. The German Foreign Office and other state Governments recommends the following vaccinations: “Yellow fever (strongly recommended), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (polio), mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), pneumococci and influenza. As travel vaccinations are hepatitis A, at Long-term stay or special exposure, vaccinations against hepatitis B, meningococcal disease (ACWY), typhoid and rabies recommended “As the German Foreign Office writes, meningococcal, hepatitis B, typus and rabies are only recommended for long-term stays. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will never be an exception. Every traveler should decide for themselves which vaccinations they think are necessary so that they feel safe and comfortable here. This also applies to any malaria prophylaxis; Malarone is usually recommended as a drug. Many guests also drink Artemisia tea (annual mugwort) as an alternative to drug prophylaxis. There is currently no medical study on the effectiveness of the tea, but we have had good experiences with it here on site. The tea can usually also be purchased cheaply in our community medical centres on site. In Europe it is often available through online pharmacies. If you follow the “normal” rules, i.e. sleep very practically under a mosquito net (which is available in hotels and all lodges) and in the evening long sleeves and mosquito spray (e.g. Nobite or anti-hum), you are already very well looked after.

In the meantime, the costs for drug prophylaxis are covered by some health insurance companies! If someone does get infected, the doctors in Uganda know how to deal with it very well and you are back on your feet after three days. You can get information from your family doctor or the Tropical Institute. Please take your vaccination certificate with you, in case of emergencies and as proof of the yellow fever vaccination. Otherwise, please carry a yellow fever vaccination card or letter from the tropical doctor (in English) about the non-tolerability of the vaccination in your hand luggage. These documents must be presented at the counter upon entry.

We recommend that you take out international health insurance (including repatriation). In case of illness there are good doctors in Kampala that you can visit, and the doctor’s visits are unbelievably cheap. 

  • Travel health insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Documents

The visa process has been digitalized since August 1st, 2016 and must be applied for in advance. You can find the application under the link below, as well as a small instruction for filling it out.


The visa must be paid online in advance after completing the application. The application will not be processed without payment. After a few days you will receive a response by e-mail, which you must print out and show on arrival. If you do not receive any feedback, you can call up the status or the approved visa directly on the application page under check status (at the bottom of the page). If you are considering another trip to Kenya, Tanzania, or Rwanda, the EAC visa is a good alternative. This can also be applied for on the application page below. To the online visa application Instructions for completing the online visa application

The passport must be valid for six months after the planned end of the trip. You should carry your passport (and your vaccination card / yellow fever vaccination certificate) with you. Here on site, we can keep the original documents for you and you only have to take photocopies during your trip . It is helpful to make copies of all important papers and documents and to keep them separately. They can be extremely helpful if the originals are lost.

Entry with Children:

Minor children from Germany, Austria and Switzerland need their own passport.

In Uganda you pay mostly in cash and in the local currency Ugandan shillings. Chalk card payments are not yet widespread. Even traveler checks are only accepted by a few banks and you get a worse exchange rate. You can pay your bills with us in Ugandan Shillings, EURO or US dollars. Payment by credit card (VISA / MASTER / American Express etc.) is also possible. There is a five percent fee for credit card payments in Uganda. It is also possible to transfer the accommodation and transfer costs in advance to a Ugandan account. The applicable fees vary depending on the bank. For the relevant account connection, please contact us:

For purchases or activities outside of our program, you can exchange EURO or US dollars for Ugandan shillings at the airport or in the surrounding cities. An advance exchange in Europe is unfortunately not offered. Credit cards can also be used to withdraw local currency from many ATMs. The fees also vary depending on the bank and some banks have a tight withdrawal limit. Therefore, please clarify the regulations of your bank in advance and increase your credit limit if necessary.

In general, light, light summer clothing is suitable, special tropical clothing is not necessary.

Light jacket and long trousers for the evening or for cool days are recommended, sunglasses and a hat if the sun is shining.

The following could also be potential necessities:

  • A flashlight, in case of any load shade which is also unusual.
  • Rain protection, sun protection and mosquito spray
  • Adapter (an English three-point plug, please ensure that it is not an African French three-point plug), the voltage is 230V alternating current
  • Contact lens supplies if needed
  • Small first-aid kit, although Ugandan clinics and medical centers are well equipped.
  • Orophax for those who are sensitive to noise, unfortunately there is no mandatory night’s sleep in Uganda, so you can sometimes hear the neighborhood at night
  • Sufficient hygiene articles, as these are rather expensive or not available in Uganda
  • For Artemisia tea, a tea infuser or tea bags If you would like to donate to our other art, culture, and community projects, please contact us for suggestions and recommendations: We hope this overview will help you further and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. Greetings from Uganda and hopefully see you soon,

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10 Reasons to Visit Uganda

Visit Uganda

It's always summer time.

Considering that the equator crosses Uganda right in the middle, Uganda’s sun blazes all year round. Having said that, Uganda’s weather still amazes even the Ugandans themselves, as it can pour and shine within 10 minutes. This weather alone makes Uganda Safaris a great choice for Africa travel.

One of the friendliest people in the world

It’s not just the sun that shines in Uganda, the Ugandan smiles are as warm as their sun. It’s been said over and over again that Ugandans are the friendliest people in the region. They are welcoming and curious about their visitors and where they come from, and a Ugandan will go out of their way to make a Uganda safari traveller feel welcome.

Mountain Gorillas

Uganda is also the home of the famous endangered mountain gorillas, and it has the highest population of mountain gorillas in the world. They can’t be found anywhere else on earth but in the Virunga Massif that is shared by Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These gentle giants can be found in two of Uganda’s national parks: Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Home to the BIG FIVE

Although Uganda is home to the Big Five (lion, elephants,leopard, rhino, buffalo) it also boasts unique wildlife such as tree-climbing lions and the Nile crocodile. Uganda Safaris are a must on any birder’s bucket list, with over 1,000 bird species, including some of the very rarest, such as the shoebill, the great blue turaco, Shelley’s crimsonwing, and many more. Indeed, Uganda’s wetlands and savannah are great habitats for some of the world’s most spectacular birds and wildlife.

Most affordable Prices

As prices are continuing to fluctuate in the entirely , most travelers are seeking high style at a low budget, which makes Uganda the best destination in the region for its affordability. The cost of living in Uganda is lower than that of its neighbors, which gives travelers more purchasing power to indulge in all that Uganda has to offer.

Lake Bunyonyi Region

Lake Bunyonyi also known as the “the Switzerland of Africa”, which means “lake of small birds,” is located in southwestern Uganda. It is the second-deepest freshwater lake in Africa and is a stunning view when seen from one of the hills around it. Its beauty is even such that it is printed on one of Uganda’s currency notes. There are 29 islands in the lake, and it’s a heaven for bird lovers.

Source of the Nile River

The colonial city Jinja is known as East Africa’s adrenaline capital. It is home to the source of the mighty River Nile and is also a bucket list Uganda destination for those seeking adrenaline kicks through white-water rafting and kayaking. Jinja offers what are arguably the best rapids in Africa. If water isn’t your thing, you can get your dose of adrenaline by bungee jumping instead. There is also quad biking and horse riding through the villages along the Nile.

The scenic nature of Uganda’s beauty

The scenic nature of Uganda’s beauty, with an abundance of gifts bestowed to her: the snow-capped Rwenzori mountains, named one of the best hikes in the world by the National Geographic; Mountain Elgon, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world; and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria; the mighty River Nile, the second-longest river in the world, whose largest source is in Lake Victoria.

Rich Culinary Diversity

Uganda’s food is as rich as its culture, because each tribe has its own staple food. A proper Ugandan meal is a celebration in itself, and some meals are prepared as early as the day before, to be served at lunch the following day. Then there is the street food, the most notable being the rolex. While a Rolex is a timepiece in most countries, in Uganda it’s a popular street food that can be eaten any time of the day. It’s an omelette that is rolled with a chapatti and some onions and tomatoes; bonus points if the tomatoes are raw and if you eat it by the stall.

Rich variety of Ethnic Groups

Uganda is made up of a number of ethnic groups from the central and south, east, west, and north, each with its own language, distinctive customs and norms. There are over 50 languages are spoken in Uganda. It’s this cultural diversity that offers curious Uganda Safaris travelers an authentic and enjoyable experience. There are 56 different tribes in Uganda and over 43 indigenous langauges.

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