We offer Car rental services in Kampala Uganda and Rwanda to whoever wishes to rent a car like 4×4 safari Land cruiser , 4×4 Safari tour vans for rent with pop up roofs, 4×4 buses, 4×4 mini buses. We are known for providing luxury and commercial affordable car hire services in Uganda for both business and leisure travelers not forgetting Uganda Rwanda safari tour travelers .
Rent a self drive car in Uganda Rwanda with us and enjoy the convenience of commuting at your own pace.
Our fleet of vehicles include 4×4 safari car vehicles, saloon cars, coasters, safari omnibus as well as luxury cars. We cater for all budgets and special needs. Our prices include a lot of benefits and all our cars are comprehensively insured. Inquire with our car hire department and book now to avoid disappointment.
Below are items to bring on safari based on weather and climatic conditions. Almost all safari supplies needed can be bought in one of the big towns or cities near destinations visited. Technologies such as cameras, binoculars and tablets should purchased prior to traveling, because the price for them might be twice in Tanzania than in the US or UK.
When packing your clothing, pack as little as possible. The climate in sub-Sahara Africa East Africa is moderate to warm throughout the year. The long rainy season is March-May, the short rainy is November-December, and the rest time of the year is summer. You should pack sun hat, sun creams and screens, both long and short pants, light cotton clothing that covers all of your body, insect and mosquito repellant, warm clothing such as light sweater and trousers at night and fleece and rain jacket during the rainy season.
While in the bush, you are advised to wear colorless clothing that provides camouflage in the natural environment so as not scare the animals. The most preferred colors are: gray, light green, light brown or any pale color and if trekking the mountain gorillas, bring gloves.
Medical Items and Vaccines
Although Gorilla Mist Uganda Tour & Safaris’ safari jeeps have first aid kits, we suggest you also bring your own medical kit including a pain killer, diarrhea ’stoppers’, antihistamine for allergy relief, tweezers, scissors, band aids, sunscreen / sun cream, antiseptic for cuts, lip balm, and insect repellent spray or jelly. Deet is a great product to repel mosquitoes. You should also bring personal sanitary items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, contact lens, and other toiletries. Please buy your own travel insurance from your home country.
Vaccinations and Inoculations: Routine vaccines for African travel include protection against chickenpox, measles, polio, influenza, measles, diphtheria, mumps and rubella, pertussis, and tetanus. A traveler must consult a travel medicine clinic or personal doctor before your travel to receive right inoculations. When traveling to Africa vaccines needed include hepatitis A and B, yellow fever typhoid. When traveling to some countries in sub-Sahara countries, a yellow fever certificate is required. There is a high risk for hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa, when visitors get in close proximity to animals in the African bush. Therefore, pre-exposure vaccinations are recommended. There is no vaccine to fight against malaria so consult your doctor or travel clinic to prescribe the specific anti-malaria medication.
Electronic Items and Technologies
Phone: Get unlock phone (if locked) prior to your safari and just buy a SIM card for around $2 as soon as you arrive. The local SIM card will enable you to communicate locally, make local calls, send text messages, and receive international calls.
Bring power adapters using a square plug, as most electrical outlets in East Africa are the kind used in the UK.
Camera with film, memory cards and USB devices for transferring information will help you preserve all of your memories in Africa. Please bring flashlight and batteries.
Passport and Visa
Make sure to bring travel documents such a passport, Visa(s), travel insurance, credit cards, plane tickets, passport photos, and cash for Visa’s.
Spread out your money so you never carry all of it in one pocket. This is for security purpose. Your expenditure will determine how much you should have in you brought with you. Gorilla Mist Uganda covers the cost of all accommodations, meals and transportation expenses, except for items not mentioned in your safari package. You should have cash available for tips.
Banks and ATM’s are available in all major town and cities.
The exchange rate is not fixed. It fluctuates constantly but the general rate of exchange is: $1.00 US = to 2500-3520/=Ugandan shillings (UGX).
Gorilla Mist Uganda offers various kinds of food options, including vegetarian meals. All special meals must be communicated in advance. Bottled mineral water is provided for all meals. Travelling in sub-Sahara can create dehydration, so you need to drink plenty of water. Bottle water is sold at your accommodations and lodging restaurants.
Pick up from your hotel at 07:00AM for the city tour. This tour includes the Uganda Museum, Nommo Gallery, Baha'i Temple, Kabaka’s Lake, Kabaka’s Parliament, National Theatre, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Crafts’ village on Buganda Road and much more. Lunch is not included, but transport provided to one of the many restaurants in Kampala. In the afternoon, enjoy guided shopping in various craft markets. This trip can be modified to fit your special areas of interest.
1.1. Gorilla Mist Safaris provides safari services which include transportation, accommodation bookings, restaurant meals, excursions and other services in cooperation with independent suppliers.
1.2 All information provided in the client tour programs is given to the best Knowledge of Gorilla Mist Safaris basing on the latest information available. We cannot be liable for modified information from third parties, nor for any obvious typing errors.
1.3. Before booking a safari, the client must inform Gorilla Mist safaris of any preferences and special requests of the participants; these can include. Medical needs, diet, requirements relating to disabilities and any other requirements. The team will try to meet the requirement if these are possible.
1.4 All our Uganda and Rwanda safari packages are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed. A number of lodges and hotels used by Gorilla Mist Safaris have limited capacity and therefore it is crucial to make reservations well in advance of your planned trip.
1.5. To reserve flights and gorilla permits we need your full names as they appear in passport, your nationality and passport number.
1.6. In cases that you may wish to amend your reservation, Our team will make the preferred modifications where applicable and possible and we will confirm accordingly. Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd reserves the right to charge an amendment fee relative to the actual costs, which will be added to the total invoice.
1.7 Gorilla Mist Safaris ltd reserves the right to change and re-adjust the tour schedule, transportation, accommodation and services indicated in the itinerary in the event of unforeseen circumstances before arrival. Any changes to the itinerary will be communicated to the client as soon as possible.
2.1. Our prices are quoted to include; ground transportation, English speaking driver/Guide, overnight stay at hotels, tents, lodges as specified, all meals as indicated on the itinerary, Entry Permits where applicable, park entrances, sightseeing as stated in the program , bottled mineral water and airport transfers where applicable.
2.2 Expenses that are not covered: drinks, visa fees, airfares both International and domestic, travel Insurance, tips and gratuities for Guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, and any other items of personal nature.
2.3 Our prices on the website or quoted to our clients are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until confirmed in writing.
2.4 Gorilla Mist Safaris reserves the right to adjust prices at any time should there be any fluctuation in the exchange rate or increase in the cost of any element of the tour. The company will however make every effort to minimize any increases.
SAFARI AND TOUR EXECUTION
3.1 Our safaris are organized in such a way that animals are visited or seen from their natural habitats. We therefore cannot guarantee wildlife or game viewing. You must take caution when viewing the animals and carefully follow the instructions given by either the tour guide or wildlife rangers. Gorilla Permits and Chimpanzee permits guarantee that clients will be able to track primates but it does not guarantee that you will see them.
3.2. Our accommodation is based on a twin or double bedded room, tent or banda, with private bathroom where possible. Single rooms may be available with the payment of a supplement fee but availability cannot always be guaranteed.
3.3. Gorilla Mist Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest superior standard accommodation (extra charges may apply in the later case).
3.4. The mode of transport to be used will depend on the number of clients and the route taken, based on the specifications of the chosen itinerary. Every effort is made to ensure that vehicles are provided in a roadworthy condition but no liability can be accepted for a puncture, breakdown, damage, or any delay as a result of the poor road conditions.
3.6 Experienced English speaking driver/guides are a key part of your tour. They are the only person(s) allowed to drive Gorilla Mist Safaris vehicles’. The driver’s decision on all matters, such as the route taken, is final.
3.7 Gorilla Mist Safaris reserves the right to alter any route or arrangement, to cancel the operation of any scheduled tour or vary the safari services in any way in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as road closures, bad weather, problems with national parks or hotels and security considerations. In such cases, alternative arrangements will be made as circumstances permit.
3.8 Gorilla Mist Safaris reserves the right to employ subcontractors to carry out all or part of the services agreed to be supplied.
3.9. Gorilla Mist Safaris reserves the right to stop any person from participating or continuing any tour if, in Gorilla Mist safaris’ opinion or in the opinion of any person in authority, the person concerned behaves in a way that may cause or is likely to cause danger, hazard or inconvenience to third parties, or damage to property or to environments and ecosystems. In this case No refunds will be made and Gorilla Mist Safaris will not be responsible for expenses that will be incurred as a result of Termination.
4.1. All tours will be booked and confirmed only upon receipt of a 30% deposit of the basic program rate. For gorilla chimpanzee and other permits that require pre-booking, a full advance payment of the permit fee is required in order to make the reservation.
4.2. The balance of the Fees will then be due not later than 50 days prior to the safari, unless agreed otherwise.
4.3. All bookings that are confirmed within 50 days before arrival must be paid in full at the time of confirmation.
4.4. If payment is not received in accordance with the above, Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd reserves the right to cancel the booking.
4.5. Payment can be made by; Telegraphic Bank Transfer, Credit and Debit card (Maestros , Master Card, American Express and Visa – Subject to a 7% Service Charge), and lastly by Cash at our Offices. We regret to inform you that travelers Cheques are no longer acceptable.
4.6 All costs of telegraphic transfers shall be fully cater for by the client. The same applies to the 7% service charge on credit and debit cards.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
5.1 All Safari cancellation requests must be made in writing and shall be effective on the date of actual receipt or email by Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd.
5.2 The following cancellation charges apply to the basic program rate:
60 days or more prior to arrival 25% charge
59 – 34 days prior to arrival 50% charge
35 – 15 days prior to arrival 75% charge
14 – 0 days prior to arrival 100% charge
Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd reserves the right to deduct all expenses incurred in forwarding the money back to you.
5.3 Gorilla permits, chimpanzee Permits and air tickets are refundable basing on the policy of Uganda wildlife Authority and the airline company.
5.4. Gorilla Mist Safaris will not make any refunds for any unused services, late arrival or no-show of any of the members of the tour.
6.1 As Gorilla Mist Safaris we will try to ensure that the company exceeds the expectations in every area of the safari arrangements. However, suggestions are very much appreciated in order to keep improving the quality of the service.
6.2 All complaints must be reported immediately to the Gorilla Mist Uganda representative and to the supplier of the service in question, who will do their best to resolve the matter. If the problem is not solved to the client’s satisfaction, the complaint should be reported in writing and not later than 30 days after completion of the tour.
6.3 Liability for any complaints not notified in accordance with the above described procedure shall not be accepted.
7.1 Gorilla Mist Safaris will work hard to make sure that all arrangements and services offered as part of the safari are carried out as specified in the most efficient way possible. However, the company does not have direct control of the provision of services by suppliers and, whilst every supplier is chosen with the utmost care, Gorilla Mist Uganda will not accept liabilities for errors or omissions of such suppliers.
7.2 Gorilla Mist Safaris shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any nature whatsoever whether to person or property.
7.3 Whilst every care is taken, Gorilla Mist Uganda ltd cannot be held responsible for the direct or indirect costs of loss or damage to baggage or personal possessions.
7.4 Gorilla Mist Safaris cannot accept liability or pay compensation for unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the company or its staff. These include; flight delays/cancellations or force majeure such as war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist acts, border closure, acts of government or other authorities, strikes, thefts, epidemics, road closures, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, extreme weather conditions, fire, technical and/or mechanical problems to transport and all similar events beyond the company’s control.
7.5 It is the responsibility of the travel agency/wholesaler and the clients to ensure that all members of the tour have the appropriate passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, travel insurances and other documentation required for the safari. It is the responsibility of Individual clients to take proper Medical and Practical precautions in regards to Health and safety. We strongly advise clients to Obtain Comprehensive Travel Insurance before visiting Uganda. Local Evacuation Coverage can be organize in urgent cases.( Only available on prior Request)
7.8 The respective laws of the country govern Gorilla Mist Safaris liability to passengers carried in its own vehicles. All claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the cause of action arises.