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Uganda/Rwanda Trek and Safari Preparation

GEAR PACKING LIST The following packing list is only meant as a guideline as you may have your own preferences. The quantities listed below will vary depending on the length of your trip. Clothing Waterproof Jacket Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight (2) Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight (2) Hiking Pants (convertible to…
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How to Pre-Acclimatize to Nepal’s High Altitude?

Everyone can benefit from using altitude training systems to pre-acclimatize to the high altitude. Altitude training systems work by simulating the high altitudes found in Nepal. The altitude training system reduces the percentage of oxygen in the air you breathe. Through regular use, the body undergoes physiological changes to cope with the lower oxygen level.…
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The Uganda Safari Experience

On our traditional safaris, clients travel inside a 4-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up style roof, which allows you to stand up in the vehicle and view animals unobstructed. The Land Cruiser can seat seven people comfortably. Land Cruisers are the undoubtedly the best vehicles for safaris, and are used exclusively by most…
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Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

Travel insurance is mandatory. All trekkers must be insured against medical and personal accidents including the costs of a helicopter evacuation. Being sick or injured in the remote regions of Nepal is very dangerous, and at times being rescued by helicopter is the best option. However, helicopter evacuation is very expensive ($4,000-$10,000). We want to…
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Where do Himalayan Treks Begin?

Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang treks begin in Kathmandu; all other Himalayan treks fly (the following day) into Lukla, which is the gateway town to the Everest Base Camp trail system.  You will need to fly into the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu (airport code: KTM).  And on the day of your arrival one of…
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