With its opportunities for gorilla trekking and world-class safari options, along with the adventure hotspot of Jinja and the bustling capital of Kampala, Uganda has more than earned its place as one of Africa’s top travel destinations. From buzzing nightlife to traditional villages to rugged wilderness, this is a country that has something for everyone. And the relative stability and well-developed tourism infrastructure make it a safe and accessible place to visit.
But if you’re planning your first trip – and especially if it’ll be your first time anywhere in Africa – you’ll be asking, “What do I need to take to Uganda?” We put together this list so you’ll have exactly what you need (and won’t end up having to lug around things you won’t use). Scroll down to see the top Uganda packing essentials along with what to wear in Uganda, what NOT to bring, and answers to FAQs.