Uganda Safari Tips

Uganda is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa ranked among favorites like Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Tanzania to mention but a few. Thousands of tourists including nature lovers, primate enthusiasts , culturalists as well as adventure seekers and leisure travelers travel from all corners of the world for chance get the feel of this magnificence of the renowned Pearl Of Africa. However like any other destination , you need plan very cautiously straight from what you will be doing to how much it will cost or what you need to pack among other items.
Below are some Uganda safari tips to help you make the right decision and get that affordable Africa safari adventure have always dream of.
Choose a destination or attraction of interest–  With up to 10 national parks and various other local attractions spread across Uganda, it’s hard to determine what to do and so that’s why we advice you make up your mind before you even inquire online. If you are interested mountain gorillas, chimps and birds, then Bwindi & Kibale forests should be on your list, if you are into game drives and boat rides plus nature walks, then Murchison falls park, Kidepo valley and Queen Elizabeth park present the best options and if you are into adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, horseback riding , then you should make a tour to Jinja town ; East Africa’s adventure capital.
Request for quote–  Go online and request for a travel quote that includes an itinerary and prices but make sure you inquire with a trusted and reliable Uganda safari company to avoid fraud and poor services. You can find out the reputation of a tour company through online reviews from past customers and affiliations they have. Ask for an itinerary that fits the number of days you will be in the country.
Request for affordable accommodation – Do go for the luxury hotels and lodges if you are on fixed budget, opt for camping or guest houses and get the real feel of night life in Uganda while saving money. The rservation personnel will give an option of cheap hotels/ lodges and campsites to choose from in each destination or park you will be visiting , it’s up to to make a wise choice that fits your budget and personal needs.
Request for an ideal safari car – There are a variety of rental cars available in Uganda but only a few can be called safari cars , pick one that fits the  number of people you are traveling with comfortably with their cargo but most importantly fits your budget and personal interests.  If you plan on doing a safari in Uganda with family or small group, then a mini van, safari land cruiser or coaster bus are the best options but if you are traveling as couple, then you could rent a Rav4 or Land Cruiser prado.
 
Do a community visit – Uganda is home to over 30 heterogenous tribes spread across the country categorized into Bantu and Luo ethnic groups. You can add a visit to some cultural sites in Buganda kingdom, Ankole kingdom, Karamajongs, Bugisu kingdom and get the feel of their way of life, history and traditional customs , get chance to interact and dance with the locals giving you the full sample of the Ugandan tribes.
 
If you are planning a Uganda safari this season, then the above travel tips should be useful during your planning phase if you want that successful trip to one of Africa’s top tour destinations. To book or inquire about safari tour in Uganda, simply send us an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team.