There are several ways to adventure in Uganda’s countryside and National parks. One of the adventure tours in Uganda is out door camping and backpacking. Camping is one surely to feel the closer touch to Mother Nature’s gifts of birds, wild animals, insects, butterflies and the vegetation itself.
Often, backpacking tourists look for adventure and fun but disaster may come along the way. If you have decided to take a camping trip for Uganda’s national parks and forest reserves, make sure you have the right camping gear that includes tents, hiking boots, supplies and clothing. It may seem obvious for some of these tips but you often need to be reminded on the importance of having to follow the advice from the professionals.
Be careful when shopping for camping equipment to use in Uganda. Check the quality of camping tents, backpacks and boots you’ll be using on your trip to Uganda because they need to be very sturdy and stand the dust, shrubs and tears in the bush. Your backpack should have extra pockets on the side to keep items you need to use more often like drinking water bottles, sunscreen, ointment for insect bites and bruises, sunhat and other quick items. You also need lots of straps to keep your baggage in position and firm to the back. A padded backpack is good for comfort. Buy some small locks for safety!
Camping in Uganda is good for summer months. Camping in Uganda is done at designated site within a park or forest reserve. Camping beyond these points may be dangerous with possible attacks from wild animals. Follow each of the guidelines that are given by park’s official at campsites and get a tour guide along for you safety concern. Many of the camps in Uganda have self catering kitchen, a chef and basic facilities like a pit latrine, hot water buckets and a canteen.