faq

I’m 55 years old, am I too old to go on a safari tour?

Steady Safaris is not about age but attitude and if you’re young at heart, you will never be too old to go on a Uganda Safari tour. Some of our operators request that you fill out a travel questionnaire to assess your fitness and suitability for the tour. Speak to a Consultant and they can recommend the best tours suited for older people.

I’m 17 years old, am I too young to go on a safari tour?

Most of the steady safaris operators set a minimum age of 12, but if you are accompanied by an older person you may be able to join some selective trips. Some Uganda Safari tours are also suitable for families. Speak to our consultants

Does my tour include time in the start/finish destinations?

No, tours depart from the start destination early in the morning on day one and end at the finish destination in the late afternoon on the final day. If you want to explore the start/finish destinations it’s best to arrive a few days early and leave a few days after the trip ends

I’ve booked a tour from A to B but at the end of the tour need to get back to A to catch my international flight. How do I do this?

Africa is not well served by reliable public transport, and you may have to book an additional flight back to your arrival point in Africa. Speak to our consultants who can arrange this.

Will the Steady Safaris vehicle pick me up from my hotel on the first day?

Yes, all tours have a pre-appointed departure point and. These are often hotels , where often a pre-departure meeting is held the night before. If you would like to arrange accommodation at a hotel where your tour departs from, speak to our guide during pick up time from the airport.

How much spending money should I take?

Easily the most frequently asked question! It’s very difficult to advise on how much money to take as everyone spends their money on different things. You can find general advice at personal spending money and don’t forget to include visas and optional activities in your budget.

What about visas?

Generally speaking the majority of nationalities require visas for several of the African countries. However these are obtainable on route so there is no need for you to get them before you leave on a tour. Our Pre-Departure Dossier which you will receive upon booking a tour will give you more up-to-date information regarding visas and the costs for each nationality.

I want to come to Africa but do not want to take malaria prophylactics?

Please still with exciting game watching opportunities. Speak to our consultants and they can advise on the areas where you do not have to protect yourself against malaria.

I am a vegetarian, will I have problems with food on my tour?

Fruit and vegetables are abundant in most regions of Africa and the cook, group or safari cook will always be able to whip up a non-meat dish. Bear in mind if you are on a longer trip you may want to consider supplementing your diet with vitamin tablets as items such as cheese are scarce. Vegetarians do not get a discount on the kitty or local payment.

How often will I be able to communicate home?

The infrastructure in Africa is variable so do always expect to find reliable phone networks or internet access. Uganda is fairly reliable but in east Africa public phones and internet access is only found in the main centers. It is also worth remembering that the tour is not going to stop every few days for 20 people to answer and empty all their in-boxes! There are far better things to do. But there will be the opportunity to send the odd line home about what a good time you are having. In the event of an emergency your crew will get you to a phone.