SPECIAL FEATURE | Tricia Lee | Perhaps you have always wanted to do a road trip through one of the many amazing countries on the continent of Africa and have lately decided on Uganda. It is renowned for being a country where you will want to spend much of your trip off-road. With all the safaris and other natural wonders within the country, you will have plenty to see. Just don’t forget to bring along the best videocam you can. No road trip through Uganda is ever complete without days of videos to bring home with you.
1. Before You Leave Home
The first thing you will want to do before leaving home is to have an itinerary set up. While you may take little side trips along the way, it is vital that you plan out any overnight stops so that friends and family can keep track of you. It isn’t that Uganda isn’t as safe as it is lovely, but on the road anything can happen.
Also, it is vital that you have someone back home that can send money if you run into any unexpected expenses. It’s easy to use an app for a Ria Money Transfer to send money and it will be immediately available to you. You may never need this resource, but it pays never to be caught off guard in a foreign country.
2. A 4X4 Is a Must!
The one thing you really should be prepared for is taking the occasional side journey as mentioned above. The roads in Uganda are paved and well-kept, but the real adventure comes in when you take those less-travelled dirt roads leading off to one of Uganda’s many safaris and natural habitats. For this you will need a 4X4 and not just any 4X4 will do!
Make sure to get one with a roof pop-up tent so that you can sleep right there in the vehicle if the mood strikes you. Here, it is recommended that you bring a videocam with night vision because this is when the most timid of creatures will wander out. You wouldn’t want to miss catching them to talk about back home, would you?
3. Pack Plenty of Water and Food Supplies
Even though there will be a huge number of villages you will want to stop in to shop the local markets, it is a good bet that the bulk of your road trip will be through the less inhabited lands. This is what a road trip is for after all and the reason why you chose Uganda in the first place. With that said, you should also be aware of the climate in Uganda which is tropical so the days can be quite warm. You will want plenty of water as you wander about, and a good quality ice chest is highly recommended as well as a good emergency safari first aid kit.
Bear in mind that if you wanted a holiday in big cities, you wouldn’t be looking for adventure in Uganda. You’d probably spend your time in countries like Egypt so that you could get in all those world famous restaurants and clubs. This isn’t what you are after, so be prepared to spend much of your stay in some of the remotest places on earth.
Author Bio: Tricia Lee is a contributing writer at Sparkwebs, a Digital Marketing Agency. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, dance, and read non-fiction.