safari-shoesShoes are widely known a big part of fashion that is both practically and frivolously. Each time you plan to go anywhere, you always want to be dressed right for the occasion, which means having the right shoes.

On a safari in Uganda, shoes are not just an accessory to complement your outfit; they are a necessity to every visitor. There is no way one can enjoy a Uganda safari in the wild without the right shoes.

The kind of  shoes you need for your Uganda safari tour are determined by what you intend to do while on your safari. There are shoes which might be okay for a given activity but totally incompatible for another one.

Did you know the right shoes can make or ruin your safari! Find out why and how.

If your safari in Uganda involves walking safaris, gorilla tracking or chimpanzee tracking, you are advised to get a pair of light hiking boots that can comfortably support your ankles while hiking. Sturdy walking shoes also work for some people on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, but if you are walking across an uneven terrain, you will love the ankle support that the light-weight hiking boots give.

Travelers also need light weight hiking boots for volcanoe Hiking for example hikes in the Rwenzori mountain foothills, Mgahinga gorilla national park and Mountain Elgon national park.

All the safari shoes you pack for your Uganda safari should be well worn such that you won’t be uncomfortable in the unbroken stiff shoes. Buy these shoes so early such that you can wear them and get used to them before your  trip.

White colored shoes are not practical on African safaris, unless you are parking a pair of nice shoes for a dinner you might have in a hotel in the city. White shoes or sneakers get dirty quickly with the African dust and you will spend most time trying to clean them. So the best thing to do is just keep them at home.

Because safaris in Uganda, is a basically all about the African wildlife, you need a sturdy shoe for whatever activity you take part in. Uncomfortable shoes will ruin the exciting adventure and hiking boots protect your feet, ankles and give you a steady footing even on slippery grounds.

While you shop for your safaris to Uganda try to find the right shoes for your safari and try them for comfort so you do not have any surprises of un-fitting boots when you get to Uganda and embark on your safari activities.