Working with a tour company : With tourism booming in Uganda as an industry, creative people saw the need to make touring the country easier while they are making money. It is this need that birthed the very many tour operators we have now. When seeking a tour operator, it is important to look out for one that is registered with the Uganda Tourism Board and has a good reputation. It is also important to look out for one that fits the needs for your tour. Tour companies have different packages with different prices and it is paramount to pick one that fits your tour budget.
When considering the packages offered by tour companies, you should look out for the accommodation options, the activities to be done the car to be used which most preferably should be a 4 by 4-wheel drive and an open roof and the driving hours. Also look out for the refund package in case of cancellation of the trip.
If the company is registered by the Uganda Tourism Board, is it registered with other crucial bodies? A tour company should not only be registered by Uganda Tourism Board but should also be operating within the laws of Uganda. The company should be registered with AUTO. These are some of the easiest ways to check out the company’s registration status. Before listing their members, AUTO first asks for the original registration documents making it a credible source to check a company’s registration.
When making deposits to a tour company, make sure that the bank account is registered in the company’s name not an individual. this is because only fully registered companies get company bank accounts. You should as well check the financial position of the company if you can just to be sure that you can be refunded when you cancel and that your booked tour is safe and up to the standard you paid for.
Experience also comes to play when booking a tour operator. How long have they been in the industry and how experienced are their workers? It is possible for a company to have been in the industry for long but have inexperienced staff and a company that has just come up to have experienced staff. The newer companies tend to have people that have been working in the industry for long start up their own companies hence the experience. So, check those packages offered and do research to determine experience. You can check out Tripadvisor, SafariBookings and google business verification for the reviews and ratings (above 4.5) of a company, Working with a tour company.
After checking reviews and ratings plus experience, call in to the company and observe the customer care. Check out how respondent they are, how they communicate with you and if it is what you expected as a customer. If they communicate well, they are likely to maintain that same care when you book that safari with them.
You can also weigh and compare offers, a good tour company should be able to offer you an unforgettable experience safari, the best way to have that is to have a tailor made safari. So look out for companies that can give the Uganda Rwanda safari that suits your needs and desires.
Look out for a tour company that cares, a company with consultants that will walk with you the journey from the start to the end. That will care for you every step of the way not just planning your safari and leave you hanging.
Well, Achieve Global safaris is the tour company that meets all these checks, it offers you tour services above your expectation.