Before taking a safari in Uganda, many tourists will want to know how much a safari in Uganda can cost. There isn’t a concrete cost for a safari in Uganda, however, the cost of any tour is dependent on how many activities are included in the itinerary.
Each Uganda safaris tour activity has an attached cost and some are very much expensive than others. Activities like mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, and hot air balloon experience are much more expensive than most of the other activities.
A mountain gorilla trekking permit costs USD 700 for foreign non-residents, USD 600 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000. A chimpanzee gorilla trekking permit costs USD 200.
The cost of these activities is much more than any other activity, however, note that the cost of the activity isn’t even the cost of the safari.
Factors that determine the cost of a safari in Uganda include the number of days spent on the tour, the accommodation facility is chosen, the activities included on the tour, the number of people on the trip, and the means of transport.
There are majorly three different kinds of travelers which are luxury, mid-range, and budget. The luxury tours are those that are the most expensive and constitute transportation on luxury safari vehicles as well as chartered flights. Mid-range tourists, stay in standard hotels and also use comfortable means of travelers.
Budget travelers are those who love to travel at the lowest cost, staying in low budget hotels as well as safari vans.
To know how much a safari in Uganda costs, you need to contact Acacia safaris with details of your activities and you will receive the final cost of your trip.
Just like there are factors that lead to a luxury safari in Uganda, here are things you can do to travel on a low budget;
As you plan to take a cheap Uganda safaris tour, you should be ready to book your tour so early at least 6 months in advance. Wondering why you have to book your tour early? this is so because you have the chance to choose from different packages.
When you contact your tour operator early you can request several safari packages that can fit into your budget. The other advantage is that you have time to bargain and make a few changes that fit your budget.
This is not possible with last-minute bookings where the tour operator also may have a hard time making your bookings and therefore can not compromise.
Traveling in a group is one way of making sure you share costs. Traveling solo is expensive since you pay the same amount for the same services that a group could pay.
A group of 6 to 10 people is one way of having an affordable trip. In a group, you can share transport, guide, fuel costs which makes the prices very low.
Getting together and traveling in a group makes costs less and as well makes the trip enjoyable with a lot of fun as a group. However, post-COVID-19 we advise all our travelers to travel in very small groups to control any forms of infections.
The several activities in Uganda have different costs most especially derived due to the conservation efforts needed for the species.
Uganda gorilla safaris are with no doubt the most expensive and in case your budget is constrained you can choose to do wildlife viewing that is less expensive.
You can take time to know from your tour operator the cheapest activities to undertake. However, in case you need to have an expensive activity, then take a short tour.
Definitely, the safari land cruisers are more expensive than safari vans. Vans are comfortable too and can reach any point of the country be it on a gorilla trekking safaris tour in Uganda, bird watching tour, or Uganda wildlife safaris tour. Choose to book a safari vehicle and reduce your transport expense.
Each of the 10 national parks in Uganda has accommodation facilities that can suit all travelers ranging from luxury to budget.
Book budget facilities that are in most cases very cheap compared to the luxury accommodation facilities. As you choose budget facilities and you are in a group sleeping in double rooms is another wise option.
Sometimes as you book a trip, you may have to spend your first and last day at the hotel. Book flights that offer you a chance for early arrival and late departure.
For the first day of your trip, arriving early in the morning can help start off your trip immediately. On the last day, you can depart late in the evening after your safari activities. This saves you from the costs of staying at a hotel after arrival and as you wait for a departure flight.
Still, wondering how much is a safari in Uganda? all you need to do is contact Acacia Uganda Safaris with all you need and receive the desired cost for your trip immediately.
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