How to plan for a budget Uganda safari in 2020 – Acacia Safaris Uganda. 2020 is here and many people would want to travel more with Uganda as part of their bucket list. However, in most cases, their travel plan does not get fulfilled as planned because of the cost of a safari in Uganda which might at times look expensive.
The fact is that Uganda is one of the cheapest African countries to visit, it just depends on how you plan and who helps you plan your trip.
we share the best of our secret tips on how to plan for a budget Uganda safari in 2020, check them out and start planning;
As the year starts, you can plan on traveling with friends and family that you plan together for a perfect trip. 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. In a group you can share transport, guiding, and fuel costs which makes the prices very low.
Getting together and traveling in a group costs less and also makes the trip enjoyable with a lot of fun as a group. It is recommended to travel in a group of about 6-10 members.
Joining group tours is another cheap way to travel, group tours are already scheduled trips by the tour operator open for booking by any kind of traveler.
You travel in a group but not organized amongst yourselves but rather the tour operator. Acacia Safaris Uganda always organizes group tours or scheduled trips.
These group tours in most cases have a bigger number of people and therefore costs are low for each individual. These trips have scheduled dates and therefore you need to contact and get part of the trip as soon as possible.
As you plan to take a cheap Uganda safari, you should be ready to book your tour 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 cannot compromise.
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 learn from your tour operator the cheapest activities to undertake
The cost of your safari vehicle could be the cause of the very expensive trip. 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 safari in Uganda, bird watching tour, or Uganda wildlife safari. Choose to book a safari van and reduce your transport expenses.
Each of the 10 national parks in Uganda has accommodation facilities that can suit all travelers ranging from luxury to budget.
Book budget facilities are in most cases very cheap compared to 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.
Note: We have offered you the best and easiest tips on planning a budget trip, however, contacting us is the best way you can have your budget trip at ease.