Planning a memorable Uganda safari can be a night mare wondering where to start from and not sure how it will go. In this article we shall give a highlight of what is necessary for a memorable safari.
Search for a Trip
Make friends with Google and get to a search engine to find a find a safari agent. The best way to search is to include specifications and key word, let say gorillas safari in Uganda, a 4 day safari in Uganda. This key word will help you bring related articles and safari companies that you will be likely to choose from.
Make a choice among the appeared searches, choose as many as you can and search about by visiting their websites, check to see if they are functional and up to date with their contact numbers and Google map directions.
Send an Enquiry
Send an inquiry to each of your selected tour operators by filling in the forms on their sites. The forms usually include names, nationality, package activity, and then your budget for safari. This helps the tour consultant t know what the client wants and will answer in according to the need. Due to difference in time zone, the reply may not income instant but will surely come if the site you inquired on is operating.
Compare the Offers
Compare the packages and cost each safari tour has presented and gage with your expectation and means. There will always be a difference in price but it’s good to consider average in the same price range not to high and not too low.
Compare the accommodation, look through all the listed accommodation and check out their facilities on their websites. Accommodation is usually grouped in classes, budget, midrange and budget. This will also help you in determining a memory safari. Good accommodations gives comfort and make you enjoy your stay.
Narrow Down with a Local Tour Operator
Follow the tour operator you have selected on plat forms like safari booking, Trip advisor for other information like reviews from the previous clients. Bad reviews about the service provided, scam of money should help you narrow your choice of tour operator.
Check for membership, registered and licensed tour operators should be members of the tourism association, for example Association of Uganda tour operators, TUGATA ,UCOTA, UTA, Atta and so many other related association. Registered members are easy to track through such associations.
Compare the relationship you have attached to the tour operator you selected, for this you have to base on the quick response and how knowledgeable how the tour consultant is, the many options one on suggesting for you to have for a memorable safari. A safari is not alone about wild life there other activities you can engage.
Make a Decision & Book
Make a decision on the tour operator to take on for your memorable safari, after the all the precautions and the steps you have taken, of course there is one lucky tour operator who has satisfied your inquiry with your budget and expectation. Feel free to place your confirmation mail.
Await your memory safari by making a payment. Once you confirm a safari you are then required to make a deposit of 30-70% of the total cost to help in buying permits and securing accommodations.
Depending on your arrangement and communication with the tour operator, you can pay by credit card, direct transfer to the company account, pesapal or by cash on arrival.