Budget Uganda Safaris
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Regardless of your age, personal interests and budget, Uganda has something for you and if you wish to explore this beautiful country on a limited budget, we recommend our Budget Uganda Safaris to get a lot of bang for your buck.
For our Budget Uganda Safaris, we provide visitors with the opportunity of going off-the-beaten-paths and discover the beauty of Uganda even with nominal budgets. For instance, with our week-long Budget Uganda Safaris Tour, you will get the chances to experience three of Uganda’s top safari destinations like Kibale Forest, Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park while ticking the top highlights of the country like gorilla trekking, game drives and chimpanzee treks on a budget.
You will travel in a private and comfortable safari vehicle and stay at a budget but descent accommodation facilities like Ride 4 a woman Cottages in Bwindi, Ihamba Lakeside Resort or Simba Safari Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimpanzee Guesthouse in Kibale Forest National Park.
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How to Plan a Budget Safari in Uganda? - The 5 Tips;
1. Choose the Right Time to Visit Uganda.
While Budget Uganda Safaris are possible throughout the year, one of the easiest ways to save money on a Uganda safari is to choose the right time to visit. Peak season, which runs from June to September and December to February, is when prices are highest.
If you’re flexible with your travel dates, consider visiting during the low season or the wet season; March, April, May, October and November are the best because they are also low season whereby majority of the Lodges offer huge discounts for their room rates, hence a great option for budget travelers.
However, the wet season comes with a number of challenges that include overgrowth of vegetation in the savannah Parks which sometimes make it difficult to sight the animals during game drives. Also, the heavy rain means animals will scatter throughout their rangelands, owing to the numerous watering points.
For travelers with plans of undertaking gorilla and chimpanzee treks, the heavy downpours make forest trails muddy and slippery thus challenging to walk through while searching for the primates. Therefore, it is advisable to carry warm clothing, sturdy hiking boots, rain jacket, a hat, walking stick and hiring a porter will make these treks less challenging.
Note, since Bwindi and Kibale are tropical rainforests, it can rain anytime of the year – even during traditional dry months. See Uganda weather forecast below.
2. Book Basic Lodges or Consider Camping.
If you’re looking for an even more budget-friendly option for your budget safari in Uganda, consider camping instead of staying in lodges. Many national parks in Uganda have safe designated camping sites where you can pitch your tent and enjoy the wilderness.
Not only is camping cheaper than staying in lodges, but it also allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and wildlife. Just be sure to bring all necessary camping gear and follow park regulations for a safe and enjoyable experience.
There are also budget safari lodges in every park where you can spend a night in a lodge either stand-alone bandas or hostels. To meet your budget obligations, you can as well sleep outside the park in nearby towns and cities in hotels with cheaper rates.
3. Travel in Group or Join Group Tours.
The most common way to save money on a trip – Budget Uganda Safaris is to opt for group tours or travelling in group. Group tours allow you to share some of the costs especially on transportation and accommodation with other travelers, making it a more affordable option.
4. Book a Uganda Self-drive Safari.
Uganda Self-drive safaris also offer a budget-friendly alternative, as you can rent a car and explore the national parks on your own. Just be sure of the routes and destinations before embarking on a self-drive safari. You will save money that would have gone to guides.
5. Focus on the same Destinations and Activities.
When planning a Budget Safari in Uganda, it’s important to prioritize the must-see destinations and activities. This will help you focus your budget on the experiences that matter most to you. For example, if mountain gorilla trekking is a top priority, you may want to allocate more of your budget towards that activity and choose a more budget-friendly safari lodges or accommodation option.
On the other hand, if you’re more interested in game drives, you may want to choose a budget-friendly safari package that includes a single game drive to save gas/fuel. By prioritizing the activities to experience, you can make the most of your budget and still have an unforgettable Uganda safari experience.
Bonus Tip: Book Early Enough!
One of the best ways to save money on your Uganda safari is to book early enough. Afrik Trek Holidays together with some lodges offer early bird discounts for bookings made several months in advance. By booking early, you can also secure your preferred dates and accommodations before they get fully booked. So, start planning and comparing the Budget Uganda Safaris as early as possible to take advantage of these discounts and avoid last-minute rush and higher prices.
Extra info About Budget Safaris in Uganda.
Uganda is one of the travel hubs and hidden gems of Africa, christened the “pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, and it’s one of the frequently explored safari destinations for genuine reasons. Majority of Uganda’ s International tourist arrivals are by flights into Entebbe International Airport and this obviously makes Entebbe the base/starting point for exploring beautiful Uganda.
With its sweeping savannah plains, dense and verdant jungles, remarkable gorilla trekking experiences, deliciously irresistible food, diverse cultures that make Uganda a melting pot, World-class birding experiences, adrenaline fix at Jinja, secluded Islands, stunning landscapes and most interestingly cheap prices, it shouldn’t surprise you that Uganda has through the years become most travelers favorite country in the African Continent.
During Afrik-Trek Holidays Budget Uganda safaris, we make it possible for travelers to trek the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats (Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks), watch lots of birds at any of the country’s 33 Important Bird Areas, undertake game drives through any of the savannah-dominated safari destinations like Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley National Parks, go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, Kyambura Gorge or Budongo forest, get the chance to visit local communities to learn about their cultures, and so much more.