How to Plan a Uganda Safari

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Did you plan that it would be a time to meet the mysterious highland gorillas, climb the Rwenzori Mountains or see the enormous five? So, you could be thinking about how to plot an Uganda safari to make it possible.

Take step 1 to plan the Uganda safari.

Suppose you are wondering about the questions that are mentioned below. Our answer will support you in mapping the plan for your Uganda safari.

How much time do you have for your Uganda safari?

The first step in planning your Uganda safari is to think about how long you wish your safari to be. Do you have time for a long three weeks holiday or just a few days? For a gorilla trekking safari, the minimum length is three days plus arrival and departure days if needed, so that is the least amount of time you would have to allot for your adventure if the target is to see the mountain gorillas. If your dream is to reach the peak of the Rwenzori Mountains, you have to allow seven days for the hike and travel days to get to the mountain and back to Entebbe. With that said, many who decide to come for a safari to Uganda wish to discover more of this beautiful country; since Uganda is so diverse, you can be kept busy for three weeks if you wish to, but you will see plenty during a safari of 10 days too.

What budget do you have for your Uganda safari?

Before considering options and getting carried away, it is good to think about how much you are willing to spend on your Uganda Safari. Plan what your budget is and start looking with that in mind. Decide if you are looking for budget, mid-range, luxury, or a mix regarding accommodation. Also, you can take the help of travel advisory Uganda.

When do you plan to travel for an Uganda safari?

We usually say that you can travel to Uganda any time of the year; being at the Equator, the seasons here don’t vary that much, even if we have dry seasons and wet seasons. Planning your safari during the dry season reduces the risk of rain but also means traveling during the high season, so it is a tradeoff between traveling in busy times and wishing to minimize the risk of rain. Our high seasons last from June to August and mid-December to February, the driest time of the year. The wet season in Uganda typically gives rain for an hour or so per day, so it is no problem to travel at this time if you don’t mind that, and you get the luxury of fewer people in the national parks.

What do you wish to include in your safari?

When planning for a Uganda safari, it is good to think through what you wish to get out of your safari. Is the main target to see the Big 5, learn more about the culture, tick off as many birds as possible, or go trekking mountain gorillas and chimpanzees? The answer to this question will make it easier to sort out an itinerary that fits you and ensure you get the most out of your safari. Take time to read about Uganda and possible activities to answer this question, read guide books and look at itineraries to help make decisions. You will find well-tested itineraries that give you a good idea of what is possible here in the Pearl of Africa.


Step 2 to plan your Uganda safari


When you have the answer to the questions above, it is time to take the next step by contacting us. At this stage, you might already have found an itinerary that fits you, or you have decided that you wish to have a tailor-made itinerary for your Uganda safari. In your first mail to us, you can include many people and preferred rooming arrangements and your answers to the questions above. Our experienced tour consultant then gets back to you with a suggestion of an itinerary and price based on your given information. Let us tell you more about how safe Uganda is for tourists who travel under the supervision of a well-known tour operator and take the usual precautions to avoid falling prey to tourist scams and petty crime. From there, planning your Uganda safari gets into the fine-tuning stages of answering any questions and adjusting the itinerary until you are satisfied.

Step 3 to plan your Uganda safari.

At this point of finalizing, you have decided to book your Uganda safari with us. Our tour consultant drafts a contract for the safari and mails it to you to read through, fill in your details, and scan to mail back to us. At the same time, you receive information on how to make the first deposit to secure the safari, and we start to make arrangements for your adventure in Uganda. After that, it is just for you to lean back and relax as you dream of your journey to come.


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