Ever thought or wondered how much a Uganda safari can cost? If you are planning to undertake your next vacation in Uganda, knowing how much you are most likely to pay for a trip is of great significance prior your actual trip and this article is meant to give you some highlights and guide you appropriately.
Like any destination, a cost of Uganda holiday is undeniably one of the most debatable things by most travelers and as a result, most interested visitors have been barred from realizing their dreams. Uganda is one of the best African safari destinations that feature 10 magnificent national parks and several game reserves as well as numerous tourist sites.
Uganda tours are exciting and interesting but they come with a cost which hinders most travelers from embarking on their trips.
For any traveler who is planning to have his or her next vacation in Uganda, price should be one of the factors that you should bear in mind if you are to have the most successful holiday. The cost of Uganda trips depend on several factors most of which include the class of accommodation and most of this range from luxury, mid range to budget; the booking system and you can choose to make your reservation using the local tour operator or direct from Uganda Wildlife Authority (an organ that is in charge national parks and other tourism areas in Uganda), means of transportation of which if you chose to travel as an individual, it means you will incur the cost alone unlike if you traveled in a group where you will all share the cost of your safari, the type of activity and many more.
Before making your final decision, it is advisable that you first check through different tour agencies to find out how much they offer for the related services and this will help you weigh and come up with a better option. As you look through different costs of the companies bear in mind that every tour operator or safari company sets its own mark up and it is always added to come up with a total cost!
If you are interested in mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park, gorilla permits are a must to have and you have to be familiar on when to purchase one to make your dreams come true. The peak season for this lifetime experience starts from June to September and from December to February. The permits in Uganda cost $600 per visitor and this is a price for foreign non residents, $500 for foreign residents and shs.250000 for East African residents.
For visitors who wish to enhance their experiences with gorilla adventure, gorilla habituation experience shouldn’t miss in your bucket list and the permits for this extra-ordinary adventure costs $1500. Most lodges cost around $100 t0 $1000, however, this depends on the type of hotel or lodge that you choose to have overnight stay.
Generally, you may incur a total cost for Uganda safari from $1000 to $1200. For visitors game drive safaris in savanna protected areas especially Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo and Kidepo valley the safari can cost around $1000 for budget visitors and this may also depend on the number of nights or days that you prefer to spend. For group safaris, the cost can be cut down and at the end, they can save some money as some costs can be shared especially if you are taking a three day tour. Therefore, if you are planning to spend your holiday in Uganda, the above factors must be put into consideration to help you make a successful safari.