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Prices and rates for Uganda Safaris
There are many factors that determine the rates and charges for Uganda safaris and Holidays. No matter the rates, it is important to stick to your safari tour budget. Here are some very important tips to look into before choosing your safari itinerary.
Things to Do
There are plenty of safari adventures in Uganda such as gorilla trekking, Mountain climbing and chimpanzee tracking among many others.
Gorilla trekking excursions are USD 500 per person in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga national park.
Chimpanzee tracking; Kibale Forest park chimpanzee tracking is normally rated at USD 150 per person (price inclusive of entrance fees USD 35). Budongo forest chimpanzee tracking is rated at USD 60 for the peak season.
Murchison Falls Park is USD 35 entrance charges for a day. Boat cruise on the falls and river is USD 25 while a UWA guided safari game drive is normally USD 20. The same rates apply for Queen Elizabeth National Park but walks at Kyambura Gorge are USD 50 per person. Rhino tracking is USD 25 (includes UWA Guide fees).
White water rafting at Bujagali falls Jinja is USD125 person.
Transport and Transfers
Transfers and transports are determined by your travel agent or tour operator providing the van or vehicle. Hiring charges may include fuel and a driver/guide. Note: Fuel costs USD1.50 and most tourist vans have diesel tanks
Accommodation and Lodging
There are safari lodges in many national parks in Uganda. Rates normally range from USD 1,000 per night for a couple. Lodges at Bwindi Forest Park are at USD 550 pp for a night in an up-market lodge while the rates are slightly higher for a couple and full board accommodation at USD 100pernight. Early booking is very important for cheaper accommodation packages and lodges.
Luxury and Up-market lodges: USD 250-550 per night
Moderate & Standard lodges: USD 150-200 per night
Budget safari lodges: Full board USD 100 more/less per night
Shoestring-USD 50 with running water
Top Destinations for Uganda Safari
Uganda offers numerous opportunities for holiday safaris in its various game parks and national reserves that give you the opportunity to explore the rich African landscape and have a close encounter with the resident wildlife in their un-spoilt natural habitat. If your holiday is short-lived you can choose just one of the so many. Below are some of the most exhilarating destinations.
Murchison falls National Park; this park provides you with a chance to sight at the stunning wildlife like elephants, Uganda Kobs, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes and crocodiles. Wildlife drives are usually done along the northern banks of the Victoria Nile in the regions between Lake Albert and the Paara region. It is such a rewarding tour visiting the falls riding to the base of the Victoria Nile. On the way you will view hippopotami, some elephants and crocodiles together with numerous birds like the occasional shoebill stork.
Bwindi impenetrable national park; this is a haven for more than half the populace of the remaining Mountain gorillas in the world, and majority of the visitors that visit Uganda majorly come to Bwindi to track these wonderful gorillas. The park is a haven to forest elephants, and a number of other primates like the chimpanzees, baboons, colubus monkeys, bushbucks, and the big forest hogs. Bwindi is a very popular destination for watching birds and it hosts numerous bird species and insects. The Bwindi forest is among the ancient forests in Africa and boasts of its rich flora and fauna.
Queen Elizabeth National Park; this park is the most popular of all safari destinations in Uganda and covers close to 2,000 sq kilometers of land. It is bordered by Mountain Rwenzori and on the western side is Lake Edward. It is strategically located in the rift valley region between lakes Edward & George and hold over 90species of mammals in addition to the 612 species of birds. Activities in this park include wildlife tours, safaris for bird watching and chimpanzee tracking.
Lake Mburo National Park; as you explore thro the great biodiversity supported by this park, you will discover the varying terrain cover that includes open savanna lands, acacia woodlands, open water, gallery forests, seasonal and the persistent permanent swamps, and the rock kopjes. The park has some rare species that are only unique to this park like the eland, Burchell’s zebra and the impala. Activities there include a launch cruise or a boat trip, fishing tours, guided safari walks, and bird watching. Notably, this is the only park where visitors can view wildlife on foot but in the company of an armed guide.
Author: Sandra Nans