Camping in Uganda

Top Camping Tips: Recommendations for Uganda

Camping is one of the best hung out for people who fall in love with nature {ecologists}. And with the right company, camping can be a lot of fun and pleasurable, away from our fast-paced world. You can enjoy and find satisfaction just by sitting back and taking in nature, looking at the birds, hiking, walking along the beach to sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. But amidst all the fun, camping also requires some great planning.

Here are 4x4Uganda Car Hire’s camping recommendations and tips for campers who are planning to visit Uganda in the wilderness.

Research your location/ Where to go.

Many people have been traveling before and felt as though they missed out on seeing the best things, those hidden places that sometimes you stumble upon if you’re lucky, but otherwise you won’t ever find. That’s why research is absolutely a key to getting the best out of travel.

What to pack?

For a camping trip will usually depend on your destination, so only bring what you really need. Make some research on the area you are planning to explore in case the place is prone to rain. Note that in Uganda, weather is unpredictable it can rain any time and in some parts such as kisoro are too cold so don’t for get to pack you rain jacket.  It’s better to come prepared and ready than being sorry on you one time experience.

Know the basic camping must-haves

Enjoy the great outdoors by creating a must-bring bag with all of these basic supplies, such as first aid kit, pack of matches, rope, flashlight, maps and compass, pocket knife, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, basic toiletry kit (tissues, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap), water bottle, mosquito repellent, and some extra set of clothes and under-garments.

Dress properly

For a more enjoyable outdoor adventure, make sure to dress appropriately. Bring and wear cotton simple t-shirts and shorts for the heat. If you are heading out in a wet climate, you will want to bring cold weather clothing like a rain jacket and rain pants, wool socks and hiking boots.

The country is hot so do not forget to put on a hat to keep the sunlight away and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. It’s also recommended you wear the right hiking boots or trail-running shoes.

Bring low-tech accessories

Take the opportunity to escape from the city grind and get closer with nature. For once, abandon your gadgets. There are lots of things to do: you can curl up with your favorite book, take a few minutes to write a journal and jot down your thoughts, take a breather and go for a walk or boat cruise. You can revisit and play some camping games and feel like a kid all over again with your friends or family.

Book a car and camping gears

Renting a car and camping gears is a great get away to your holiday. Thankfully, there are cheap and reliable camping gears and car hire options available when you book with 4×4 Uganda Car Hire. Just pick the right car that will suit your needs.

There is noting that makes the vacation to be a memorable one like having photos, so don’t forget to bring your camera. Whether you favour taking photos on a fancy DSLR, or with your phone – go grab some shots to capture the memories!






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