New health and sanitation protocols

Now that Entebbe Airport has reopened, and your Ugandan safari can finally become a reality, this article will give you an idea of what to expect as you transit through the airport, and travel about the country. As always, your safety is our primary concern, so you may be assured that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep you safe. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

https://utb.go.ug/press-releases/international-travelers-are-required-adhere-new-health-and-sanitation-protocol

As Uganda cautiously reopens…

To our dear esteemed clients:

We are so thankful for your loyalty.

This is to let you know that we are taking extreme precautions in keeping our guests safe from the Covid-19 pandemic.  We would first like to say that Uganda has been one of the least affected countries in East Africa, due to quick action by the government in March.  As we cautiously begin to reopen, here are some of the steps we are taking:

1.  We are enhancing our cleaning protocol, which includes thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing our vehicles.  Vehicle surfaces are also sanitized after any 30-minute stop while on safari.

2.  Our staff are regularly tested to ensure that they are safe from the virus.

3.  Our guests are advised to travel with a Covid-19 certificate to ensure that they are safe from the virus.

4.  We have a temperature gun that will check our guests immediately upon arrival and while on the trip to ensure we are all safe. This will be done every morning upon the start of our safaris.

5.  Social distancing will be observed from the start and all throughout the safari or tour.

6.  A mask is essential to carry along as you travel. We advise that you carry the type of mask made of cloth with a filter, and carry a good supply so that you may change as necessary.

7.  We will have hand sanitizer available in the vehicle.  As an added precaution, please carry your own personal supply of hand sanitizer.

Protocols have been established for travelers arriving and departing through Entebbe International Airport.  In the next post, we will let you know what you can expect as you transit through.

We so look forward to welcoming you back to Uganda. Please let us know how we can help make that happen.

SUGGESTED READING

The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda
by Andrew Rice
From Rwanda to Sierra Leone, African countries recovering from tyranny and war are facing an impossible dilemma: to overlook past atrocities for the sake of peace or to seek catharsis through tribunals and truth commissions. Uganda chose the path of forgetting: after Idi Amin’s reign was overthrown, the new government opted for amnesty for his henchmen rather than prolonged conflict.

Ugandans tried to bury their history, but reminders of the truth were never far from view. A stray clue to the 1972 disappearance of Eliphaz Laki led his son to a shallow grave—and then to three executioners, among them Amin’s chief of staff. Laki’s discovery resulted in a trial that gave voice to a nation’s past: as lawyers argued, tribes clashed, and Laki pressed for justice, the trial offered Ugandans a promise of the reckoning they had been so long denied.

For four years, Andrew Rice followed the trial, crossing Uganda to investigate Amin’s legacy and the limits of reconciliation. At once a mystery, a historical accounting, and a portrait of modern Africa, The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget is above all an exploration of how—and whether—the past can be laid to rest.
— Goodreads

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

by Roméo DallaireOn the 10th anniversary of when UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada proudly publishes the unforgettable 1st-hand account of the genocide by the leader of the mission. Digging deep into shattering memories, Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal, naïveté, racism & international politics. His message is simple, undeniable: Never again.

When Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire was called to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in ’93, he thought he was heading off on a straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned & suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in 100 days.

In Shake Hands with the Devil, he takes readers with him on a return voyage into hell, vividly recreating the events the international community turned its back on. This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings. Woven thru the story of this disastrous mission is his own journey from confident Cold Warrior, to devastated UN commander, to retired general engaged in a painful struggle to find a measure of peace, hope & reconciliation.

This book is a personal account of his conversion from a man certain of his worth & secure in his assumptions to one conscious of his own weaknesses & failures & critical of the institutions he’d relied on. It might not sit easily with standard ideas of military leadership, but understanding what happened to him & his mission to Rwanda is crucial to understanding the moral minefields peacekeepers are forced to negotiate when we ask them to step into dirty wars.–Goodreads

Museveni Address today

#M7ADDRESS

1. SCHOOLS OPENED FOR ONLY CANDIDATE CLASSES

2. AIRPORTS OPENED. ALL TRAVELLERS MUST HAVE NEGATIVE COVID RESULTS

3. BARS, CINEMAS, GYMS REMAIN CLOSED

4. SPORTS ACTIVITIES PERMITTED. NO SPECTATORS

5. WORSHIPPING CENTRES OPENED

6. PUBLIC GATHERINGS BANNED

7. RESTRICTIONS ON BORDER DISTRICTS LIFTED

UWEC TOUR

This very affordable tour helps educate the younger generation about animals. We can take up to 5 kids per day. Prebooking is required due to Covid-19 measures.

Includes: Transportation, lunch, entrance fee, bottled water.

Parents, if you want to come with your child, add an additional 80,000 ugx per parent.

Start time 8am

End time 4pm

cost per kid 50,000 ugx