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Experiencing Africa at affordable costs is every traveler’s dream to enjoy its authentic wildlife, scenery, culture and all other unique creatures the continent is blessed with. Unlike most European and American destinations, Africa is one of the most expensive destinations to travel to, with high costs related to expensive air tickets, high costs of accommodation, meals, park entry and activity fees.
However regardless of these exorbitant costs, Africa still remains a one-stop-shop and a travel magnet for all travellers.  And now we are going to talk about how to reduce costs of travel to help tourists plan well their tours to Uganda.

If you want to have a budget safari in Uganda, book with a tour operator in advance especially if you want to include gorilla trekking in your safari. The reason why you should book a Uganda tour in advance is because most travelers from all over the world have their vacations in months (June, July, August and December, January) so this tends to be a peak season and visitors pop in at a high rate, all the accommodation of the national parks can be fully booked and hence increase their rates, as well as costs of transportation also increase. Therefore in order to fully realize a budget safari in Uganda, travelers are advised to book well in advance to get discounted rates on accommodation, transportation and other services.
Group travel Vs solo travel; Travelling as a group saves lots of money and reduces costs per person. The food, accommodation, and entrance fees do not change but costs of transport- fuel, vehicle cost is shared and that is one of the big cost factor. Do not worry about the vehicle for the safari because luxurious land cruisers are used for budget safaris in Uganda. A successful Uganda safari depends squarely on the kind of driver, the one who can interact and tell you about the local insights and who truly understands the ins and outs of road system in Uganda.
To have a budget safari in Uganda, travelers are advised to use budget or moderate priced hotels and lodges for accommodation. These can range between USD 50-150 for budget lodges while moderate rooms can range between USD 160-300 per night in shared double rooms on full board. Most hotels in towns such as Kampala and Entebbe you can stay for 100-250 USD per night including breakfast.
If it comes to restaurants, Uganda has many of them that suit all travelers’ tastes and budget, including all types of dishes ranging from 5 USD in Kampala and other major towns.
Travelers intending to come to Uganda can buy Visa online from any country around the globe, however it is cheaper to acquire visas on arrival at Entebbe airport. This helps to minimize mailing costs associate with online visa application. An ordinary visa costs only 50$, but this increases to 80$ if bought online due to the costs of mailing the visa to your country of residence.
These tips will help you to put together a life time budget safari in Uganda. Uganda is the only country with half of the world’s unique mountain gorillas that live in the jungles of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. It also shelters a variety of primates like chimpanzees, golden monkeys and numerous types of monkeys. It is also home to over 1000 species of birds, meet the hospitable, friendly and welcoming people of Uganda while they display amazing culture, diverse languages, rich history and impressive craft work.

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