Uganda Budget Safaris take you on a journey of the soul to meet the mountain gorillas in the wild and enjoy wildlife safaris including the Big Five animals in various Uganda National Parks. Uganda Safaris to national parks including the ancient Rwenzori Mountains to the world’s heritage sites, Bwindi Impenetrable national park famous for gorilla trekking, Kidepo valley national park, the only place in Uganda to see the cheetah, etc.
Welcome to Saso Uganda Safaris, the destination master offering spending safaris in East Africa. We have an experienced team planning private safaris guided by quality local tour experts.
Our safaris highlight the top undertakings in Uganda including gorilla journeying, untamed life safaris, and mountaineering and the sky is the limit from there. Through long periods of involvement, we have chosen a decent arrangement of spending safari lodges and Camp locales where you can appreciate an overnight remain during your Uganda Safari Tours.
Factors To Consider When Booking A Budget Uganda Safari
There are not so many factors to consider when booking an Affordable Uganda Safari. Below we discussed some of the factors to consider when booking a Uganda Budget Safari.
- Your Travel Agency
One mistake you should never make is going for high-profile companies or booking through a travel agent. High-profile travel companies have made a brand and will always charge you a crazy amount for a tour. A travel agent on the other hand will also want to make a profit out of your safari.
The best option is to search for operators online. Alternatively, you can book through these recommended trekking operators.
Make sure you book with a company that is based in Rwanda or Uganda. Do not book your gorilla safari with a Kenyan company, Tanzanian company or any company outside Rwanda and Uganda.
The local tour operators usually have low operational costs and will give you the best quote.
- Choosing a Destination
Uganda is a perfect place for budget safaris if you want to combine both the savannah and the rainforest experience in the same destination without crossing borders. Of the many advantages that visiting Uganda rewards, being a more fordable option by many is one, fewer crowds in the park and lodges are the other advantages among many.
- Choice of Accommodation
Gorilla safari lodges play a huge part in your safari. We would suggest you book comfortable accommodation. Do not allow your tour operator to book lodges that are too cheap as it will ruin your trip.
When you go tracking, you return to your lodge to relax and if you do not feel comfortable with your accommodation then you won’t enjoy your trip the way you should have done.
- Your Safari Car
A safari van is usually quoted at $100 per day whereas a Land Cruiser goes for $250 – 300 per day. This depends on your tour operator as some operators charge less. Nevertheless, the charge above is the industry standard.
Opt for a safari van, super custom in particular if you may. These cars can sometimes mean to be more comfortable that land cruisers.
Only ensure they are 4-wheel and not 2-wheel drive. Ugandan roads can get muddy at times hence, a 4wd safari car is highly recommended.
- Number of Days
The fewer your days, the less you’ll spend. A five-ten day safari cannot cost the same as a 2 – 3 days safari.
If your main aim is seeing gorillas, booking a 3 days Gorilla Trekking Uganda from Kigali is a good option and you should consider it.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s proximity to Kigali has made it easier for clients to arrive in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi on the same day than trek gorillas and transfer to Kigali on the same day too. This way, you can see gorillas on a budget in 2 days.
- Where You Arrive From
Arriving from Uganda is a bit costly. It’s impossible to arrive and transfer to Bwindi on the same day unless your flight reaches earlier than 0700 hours.
Besides we would not recommend this. Imagine sitting on a flight for 6 – 8 hours then you arrive and take on another 8 – 10 hours journey to Bwindi. Either way, you will have to spend a day/night in Kampala or Entebbe then transfer to Bwindi the following day.
This is costly because you will have to pay for accommodation, meals, airport transfer plus a few more costs that may arise.
So where should you arrive from? Arriving in Kigali and driving to Bwindi is the best option. It is only 4 – 5 hours from Kigali to Bwindi with a stopover. You can arrive and transfer to Bwindi on the same day and won’t need to spend money on accommodation for the first night.
These are just a few of the things we take into consideration when planning a Budget Safari Uganda for our clients. Other factors include how to get around, what type of travel documentation is required, if any vaccines are recommended, safety, and many more. Our Uganda Travel Tips that we provide are well articulated and you won’t miss any necessary things or equipment on your trip.
In conclusion, Saso Uganda Safaris is a Ugandan-based Tours and Safari Company established to deliver enriching African holiday experiences to tourists visiting Uganda. one of the best leading companies in Uganda welcomes you to enjoy some of its offers on Uganda Safari Tours.
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You need a visa to enter Uganda. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Uganda High Commission in London.
The charge for the visa on arrival is US$50 in cash while the charge for processing the E-visa application yourself via the correct Uganda government website (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) is US$52.53 including credit card fee.
Single Entry Visa is allowed to USA,UK and other European countries travellers who wish to stay in Uganda for a short period. … Foreigners who travel to a Uganda for tourism purpose or business purpose or medical purpose. The applicant needs to mention the purpose of his visit. Uganda tourist visa and Uganda work visa are the single-entry visas.
The official processing duration for a Ugandan visa as per the official Ugandan Consulates’ site is 14 business days. However, this duration does vary between 2 and 15 days depending on the Embassy to be contacted.