Going on your first safari: What you need to know : Among the people that keep going for safaris, they are those who go year in year out, over and over again. There are also those who are just going for a safari for their first time.
Going for a Uganda safari is such an amazing experience, so we are very happy for you that you have decided to take the chance and go to this spectacular experience, we know you will have a time of your life and to help you better, here are some of the things you need to know about safaris.
Types of safaris
There are a number of safaris you can for go for, definitely you cannot go for all at once so as you plan you need to know which safari you want to go to for at the particular time you are going. The types of safaris include but are not limited to primate safaris, savannah wildlife safaris, birding safaris, adventure safaris, recreational safaris, nature safari, hiking safaris among others.
You could use the help of a tour operator to narrow down which safari you would go for exactly.
As they are number of safaris, there’s also a variety of safari destinations you can visit on your safari. The destination is determined by the type of safari you wish to have. Safari destinations in Rwanda and Uganda include Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
On top the parks mentioned above there are also other tourism destinations in both countries that you may want to visit.
Types of safari accommodations
The type of accommodation shouldn’t be hard to land on as long as you have a destination however, your preference and budget with dictate they kind of accommodation facility you get. They are three types of accommodation facilities which are: – budget, mid-range and luxury.
To decide you may need to have advice from a tour operator on what’s ideal for a particular safari.
Safaris offer a variety of safari activities which include but not limited to primate trekking, mountain climbing, bird watching, hiking, game viewing, nature walks, community tours, water activities, boat rides and many more. The activities you do, may be greatly determined by the safari destination you go to.
Safari have quiet similar requirements, like park fees, activity fees and others. However it’s good to inquire from your tour operator the other specific requirements that may be needed for the safari you are going for. Like for mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park you a mountain gorilla trekking permit, for lion tracking experiences in Queen Elizabeth National Park you need a lion tracking permit etc.
There’s no rule for safari attire, but we advise you have clothing that is moderately light and comfortable for you. However for trekking and hiking you may need specific clothing, the same applies to water safaris and recreational safaris.
Best time to have a safari
The best time to have your safari is the time you want to go for the safari, anytime you decide that I want to go the wild is open and ready to welcome you.
Well most people prefer to safari during the dry months but even the wet months give you an amazing experience.
So, welcome to the safari lovers world. We can’t wait to have explore the wild with us.