WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU ARE PLANNING FOR YOUR AFRICAN ADVENTURE?

Updated: Mar 27

Is it time to start thinking about Africa? Our answer is definitely what you expect, a 'YES'!

A safari is one of the greatest travel Adventures you can have. Anticipating it well is extremely urgent to you to guarantee you take advantage of it. Where even an essential inquiry like, "What would it be a good idea for me I wear?" is critical. The vast majority begin arranging a safari six to nine months earlier, yet it's never too early to begin arranging your excursion. Truth be told arranging your safari a year or more furthermore isn't preposterous, particularly on the off chance that you wish to go during top season-November through February and June through October in East Africa - and have your heart set on a specific hotel as well as administrator.


Assuming you're keen to seeing the Big5, Uganda is the ideal destination for you with a reward of primates where the nation fills in as home to the greater part the number of inhabitants in the excess mountain gorillas on the planet.


Here are some of our factors you should consider while planning your African safari!!

1. Deciding on where you want to go, and choosing the right safari operator are the most important things you need to do. Start planning your African adventure safari the way you would any other trip. This involves outlining your interests, checklist for wildlife enthusiasts who want to discover the hidden gems of Uganda, whether endangered species or endemics. Once you have your interests outlined then choose where to go, where you feel most comfortable traveling and contact a travel agency or a local operator.

Murchison falls, "the most powerful waterfalls in the world" is worth visiting on a Uganda safari

2. Figuring your Budget

Think about three things: your flight, the real safari expenses and Extras. You can have a low-financial plan self-cooking excursion to a public park or spend an incredible arrangement for a little, selective camp. Pretty much every market has expensive choices as well as a few prudent ones. Other than airfare, and safari costs, ensure you financially plan for visas, tips, drugs, and other sundries like trinkets. You'll probably remain at a lodging in your appearance/takeoff city on your first and final evenings in Africa. Rates range from US $120 for fundamental facilities to US $1200 per night in the most lavish inns. On the off chance that you so go a little overboard on your safari, however need to minimize expenses somewhere else search for extraordinary offers-at times East African organizations will toss in limited safaris. Plan to burn through $15-40 every day for each explorer on tips.

Having a relaxed afternoon after a morning game drive somewhere with a view can be rewarding

The most popular option while planning for a safari is to book with a tour operator and stay in private lodges which are owned and run by individuals or companies rather than country's government. Prices at the lodge often include all meals and in some cases alcoholic beverages. Occasionally high-end lodges offer extra services such as spa treatments, boat trips, or special occasion meals. Prices range from US $350-US $2000 per person per night sharing a double room.

Having beautiful and comfortable places of accommodation can make your safari a memorable one

3: Budget for all aspects of your trip and watch out for hidden extras. Most safaris are all-inclusive, so you don't think about the cost of your sun-downer drink, snacks on your game drive, or cocktails at mealtime. However some lodges are likely to charge extra for drinks and excursions.

(E.g Batwa Experience in Bwindi).

*Tip* Local beer is often cheap compared to wines that are always imported from outside the country.


Grabbing a Nile beer after a sunny afternoon game drive can be soothing

4: Book your trip locally or at last minute. Last minute deals can offer massive discounts, as long as you are ready to be flexible. Alternatively book a trip locally once you're at your destination however this can be so demanding, time consuming. Booking with a tour operator who is in the country of your destination, will help you save money as you will be cutting out commissions charged by an American agent. This however doesn't serve to discredit the work done by tour and travel agents for these people actually know the best deals out there in the market before anyone else actually does.



At Sail Adventures Uganda (UG +256 774 049952 info@sailadventureuganda.com) we offer a 10Days for $5,724 per person. The price is based on two people sharing on a full-board basis and includes meals, accommodation, Uganda gorilla permits, chimpanzee tracking permits, transfers, boat cruises and game drives.

Get in touch today to learn more about how best you can plan your trip to Uganda.


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