Uganda is one of the top destinations to visit in Africa commonly known for its wide scope of Wildlife in stock, Uganda is strategically located in the Eastern part of the African Continent bordering Kenya in the East, Democratic republic of Congo in the West, South Sudan in the North, Rwanda and Tanzania in the South, its Wildlife includes the mostly wanted Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, African Big Fives which include African Elephants, Leopards, Lions, Buffaloes and the Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Zebras, Kobs, Elands, Bush babies, Black and White Colobus monkeys, L-honest Monkeys, Vervets, Red tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, and different bird species which include the rare shoe bill. But before you engage for a wildlife safari in Uganda first prepare for the better excursion of your Safari which is done through the steps below.
Choose where to go:
Before your Wildlife Safari in Uganda first research and decide about the best places to go in Uganda for Wildlife as Uganda for Wildlife its stably rich and stocked in its top ten national parks named Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Semliki National Park, Mgahinga National park, Bwindi impenetrable National park, Mountain Elgon national park, Kibale Forest national park, and Mountain Elgon National Park plus Sanctuaries which include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
All these destinations are stocked with wildlife but the most suitable ones where you go sure of sighting all what you want include:- Kidepo Valley National Park located far in the North of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National park mostly known for the tree climbing lions is located in the western part of Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park mostly known for the great falls is located in the North western part of Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park also located in the western part of Uganda near Mbarara town, Semliki National Park commonly known for female and male hot spring, Kibale Forest National Park located near fort portal town in the Western part of Uganda and its commonly known for the Chimpanzees, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where the Rhinoceros are only found in Uganda and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary where the orphaned chimpanzees are protected from.
Budget for your trip:
You should have a strategic budget for your trip depending on what you are going to do and mostly consider only activities which will not drive you out of your budget reaching to an extent of getting stuck in the course of your trip. When budgeting for your trip please make sure you cater for miscellaneous such that in case of any problem there is back up at hand.
Choose a Tour operator:
It’s better and a right procedure to choose a local tour operator to arrange for you this trip as for them there are well informed with all information on ground concerning the environment of the country, security, different best destinations to visit, conditions of all routes to different destinations, best seasons to travel, transport means to use plus best accommodation facilities available.
This very tour operator is supposed to give advice on the suitability of your desired itinerary basing on your budget and activities involved in this itinerary.
After booking with a Ugandan local tour operator “ugandantour.com” do not worry there are the ones to handle everything concerning safari jeep bookings, hotel booking, permits bookings like gorilla permit if you are to do gorilla trekking, airport transfers, except visa processing which you are supposed to apply for it by yourself but to enable the operator handle all this you are supposed to send at least a deposit of the Safari quotation which will also help them give a deposit on lodge bookings, safari jeeps and more except for gorilla permits its money is paid in advance and in full amounts. The remaining portion of the Safari quotation is paid on arrival.
Inquire from your chosen local tour operator the suitable payment method in Uganda and as per as the operator’s method used, mostly the payment methods used in Uganda is by use of credit cards, Visa cards, online payment like pay pal and Bank wire transfer therefore its better you inquire with the operator about his suitable payment method and other suitable methods used in Uganda before you board an Aero plane for your trip.
Inquire for what to bring:
It’s better you inquire from your local operator before about the weather setting, climatic conditions, availability of pests and diseases, accepted wearing gears, accepted instruments into the country such that you come well prepared with strong hiking shoes, water proof jackets & umbrellas to protect you during seasons, huts and sun glasses to protect you from sunshine, insect repellents plus trousers and long sleeved shirts to protect you from biting insects like tsetse flies, if you own a camera do not forget a water proof bag where you can keep it in case of rain fall, surveillance instruments like drones are not allowed into the country.
After all preparations the remaining part is into inform your operator the day you are arriving such that one representative from Ugandan tour can wait to pick you from Entebbe airport and transfer to your hotel of residence. Welcome to Uganda for your lifetime Wildlife Safari in its top ten destinations to visit with ugandantour.com the best service provider in Uganda.