COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

Why you should visit Uganda now! 

The Ugandan Wildlife Authority UWA offers some big discounts up to March 31st, 2021: 

Gorilla tracking permits will go for $400/per person (instead of $700/pp!).
Chimpanzee tracking permits will go for $150/per person (instead of $200/pp!).

Moreover, park permit fees are discounted with 50% up to the 31st of March

We encourage you to book and explore this magnificent country now more than ever. The people need it, wildlife protection can become under pressure due to lack of income from tourism, and having such iconic parks as Queen Elizabeth to yourself is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Good to know that lodges offer great discount prices and you will have the parks to yourself. Moreover, it will be very easy to apply social distancing over-here, when going on a self-drive safari and camping in the bush. Do we need to say more? 

Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities and our no risk payment terms.

Uganda

After months of strict lock down, Uganda opened its borders and airport again on 23th of September, and airlines have relaunched their flights to Entebbe. 
Practicalities
  • When you arrive by plain, you need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 96 hours (4 days).
  • If you enter Uganda overland, you do need to show a negative COVID test. 

 East Africa

Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have the Safe Travel Stamp, a certificate from the World Travel and Tourism Council acknowledging that it's safe and possible to travel to these countries again. East Africa managed to curb the spread of the corona virus and number of cases and deaths are far lower than those in Europe, Asia or the Americas, as shown in the WHO map below. The number of COVID-19 cases keep dropping on the African on the continent, mainly driven by South Africa, which accounts for nearly half of Africa's cases. 

Early and strict interventions played a crucial role in curbing the virus' spread. Also, East Africa has a young population with low obesity and diabetes rates. Also, the low population density works favourable against the spread of the virus. 

The Coronavirus in Africa Tracker from the BBC also gives an updated overview of all confirmed, active, recovered and death cases of the entire continent and on country level. Access it here.

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and payment terms

To minimise your risk, we have very flexible payment terms. We accept cash payment on arrival and online payments by credit card or bank transfer are only due 1 week before departure date. In the rare situation that you paid, and all of a sudden you are not able to enter your roadtrip destination due to changed COVID regulations, you can reschedule your trip up to one year after your original travel date.