Uganda Safari Preparation
Simply Practical information, advice and tips about going on a Safari in Uganda
Safari Tips and Advice
Going on a Safari in Uganda? It all begins with Preparation – gathering information – planning the Safari – from Immunizations to getting your visa, from budgeting for the safari to planning your itinerary about what you do not want to miss in Uganda and what activities you would like take part in such as visiting the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, chimpanzee tracking, volcano Climbing and much more.
Uganda is adventure country from wildlife to white water rafting – depending on your wishes – your Safari is an Adventure in the Pearl of Africa Uganda. Below you will find some information that will make your safari a pleasure – an adventure in the African Wild of Uganda. Enjoy your Safari (journey) in Uganda…from Kampala…jon
If you are planning a trip to Uganda – it begins with preparation for that trip to the Pearl of Africa. Your journey (safari) to Uganda will be enriched by the time that you invest in preparing for your time in Uganda. Your safari tour will have an added dimension to it by you preparing for your Ugandan Safari. Simple things like reading Ugandan Newspapers on-line to purchasing a copy of the Uganda, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide Uganda). Trip preparation enhances the time that you have in Uganda.
Packing for a Safari in Uganda – keep it to just the essentials and keep it light – most people over pack – bring along a good book,Uganda, 6th (Bradt Travel Guide Uganda). For Safari, pack clothing, neutral in color – bring along some insect repellant – the Australian Rid product is most effective against mosquitoes and even Tsetse flies. If you are hiking, gorilla or chimpanzee tracking – pack a light pair of boots. Top Things to bring for a Safari in Uganda.
Keep it simple – Plain and Practical for your comfort while on Safari in Uganda – definitely do not try to look like big Bwana on Safari – comfortable, jeans, otherwise neutral colors, sturdy shoes, a hat come in handy for most. Khaki is good for its color, easy to wash and feels good as you wear it. A rain jacket also comes in quite handy and long-sleeved shirts provide good protection for you. The key is casual, plain and practical – enjoy your safari in Uganda. What to wear Gorilla Tracking. The kind of shoes needed for a safari in Uganda.
Being part of designing your own safari in Uganda increases the anticipation of your time in Uganda – we take your input and handcraft it into the African Dream Safari that you wish for. You pick the activities such as Gorilla Tracking, you pick the lodging facilities or indicate the kind that you want – add days – budget and your safari itinerary and will put it together according to your wishes. There is nothing like a safari that is beyond mere brochures – reflecting you.
Kabiza Wilderness does not do scheduled group safaris, but only private safaris and that begins with one and the largest private Group we have ever taken on a safari was 32 in number. There are some major differences between a group and private safari…the biggest difference is that with a private safari it is you who chooses and not some set itinerary – you are in control of what you would like to do and see in Uganda and no one else.
If you look at many itineraries on-line and if you checked lodging facilities that were selected for you, the quality would often be what I would call abysmal, even when it comes to budget facilities we only use better budget facilities that in most cases they have self-contained rooms. Lodging is an important aspect of your safari in Uganda and we do not take it lightly. If our clients complain about a lodging accommodation facility – our response – it goes off our list and we remove our recommendation of it from our website. We feel that if you are staying in a substandard accommodation it takes away from your overall safari experience in Uganda.
You can always find a driver in Uganda – the need is for a driver that is also a tour guide. At Kabiza Wilderness Safaris we handpick the tour guides based on their past experience and also we use the feedback from our clients. Customer service and satisfaction is foremost on the minds of our guides who will go beyond the expected norm to make your safari in Uganda a success.
The budget of a safari in Uganda depends on many factors and variants such as the activities that you want to take part in – activities such as gorilla tracking raise the price per person on safari by 500 usd alone, Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest is 150 usd, add on top transportation, lodging, entrance fees, game drives – it simply adds u.
Luxury Safaris are the ultimate way to see and experience the wild of Uganda in the Pearl of Africa. We at Kabiza Wilderness Safaris use small – intimate luxury Safari Lodging facilities that cater to your every whim. You get the best of Uganda on a luxury safari – and you will simply be amazed by the quality of the safari, the accommodations and the customer care that you receive during your time in Uganda.
Many budget safaris that are advertised as such are in actuality shoe-string Safari and not budget safaris – we offer full service budget private safaris – we use better budget lodging facilities that are self contained, we include Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for lunch or dinner we include 2 sodas or one beer, bottled water is on board in vehicle and we use only better budget facilities that meet our standards.
Why should a person consider a tented camp safari in Uganda? There is a sense of authentic Africa about a Tented Safari – there is the nostalgia, but certainly with the tented camps of old there are none with the associated discomforts from days gone by…Tented camps in Uganda come in Luxury – Moderate and Budget variety, but most are up-market or moderate in price – it is however the experience to be in a tent in the African Bush. (Most Tents are self-contained)
If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” John Hemingway, African Journey