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Medical Preparation When Traveling With Us!

When traveling to Uganda, Rwanda, or eastern DR Congo with Us, You will have to take a look at Your health. Our environment is much different from other regions in the world. Here, We want to help You when getting prepared for a trip with Us!


Compared to the latitude and against most people’s expectations, east Africa’s climate is rather cool. This is due to the combination of the regions high altitude and the rain of the monsoon winds. These monsoon winds are created by the Rwenzori Mountains and the Ethiopian Highlands. The Rwenzori Mountains can be visited on this tour!

Physical Fitness & Gorilla Tracking:

Mountain Gorilla tracking is extremely rewarding, but also very exhausting. Your body has to cope with high humidity, coldness in the morning, and heat or heavy rain at noon. Gorilla tracking can take anywhere from one and a half up to ten hours and will demand many calories from You. Therefore, it is important to drink much water and to consume enough food to gain energy, mainly carbohydrates. Short tours which include Mountain Gorilla tracking are Gorillas in the Mist – 3 Days, The Giant Robelia Route – 5 Days, and The Giant Robelia Route – 5 Days. Our long tours which offer the memorable experience are The Land of a Million Hills – 6 Days, Ape’s Unity – 9 Days, Volcanoes & Gorillas – 6 Days, and Lion’s Prey Journey – 13 Days.


Before going on a tour with Us, You should go and consult Your doctor to assist You with immunization. Going there eight to four weeks before Your departure to east Africa will save You a lot of nerves and prepare You for Your journey! Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Polio, Meningococcus, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and Tetanus-diphtheria should be covered.

Deal With Malaria:

Prophylaxis to avoid malaria is recommended for Our travelers. Either mefloquine (Lariam), doxycycline, or atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) can be used. You can learn more about malaria here (WHO)

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About Niels Sievertsen

I first came to Uganda in 2010. As a volunteer working for the German government, I have been implementing projects in Rubuguri, a small village bordering Bwindi Forest. These projects included coaching a local dancing group, giving computer classes to community members, opening a public library, and doing research about endangered species in the area. Now, I am partnering with Turyasingura Rabani to make quality tours available in Uganda, a beautiful destination for every ambitious traveler.

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