Go gorilla trekking on a budget
There are various provisions in all aspects, be it accommodation, transportation or adventure, to begin with, Uganda has budget lodges, hostels, bandas, etc. of as low as $20 dollars per night and in different national parks. These lodging options provide visitors with good meals, beddings and comfort. If not, you can also opt for a homestead, which is a very budget friendly option and an opportunity to interact and share good moments with the local people who render an authentic African culture covered with love and care. Alternatively, one can also choose to erect a camp in any of the national parks or the designated places which is an interesting option since you have the real feel of staying and listening to the wildlife at night, those who have tried testify. When it comes to meals, eating fancy meals from luxury lodges feels nice and very good, however, does it reward? Or, is it the only place yummy food and safe water can be got? No, the reality is that Uganda has different places that offer very sumptuous meals as well as safe water. The different restaurants and eating places provide real cheap but tasty meals in a very clean environment. One other thing everyone needs to know is that, every person is free to buy food along the road sides such as Rolex, bananas, roasted chicken, etc., all at a small cost.
Budget transportation. Be it one traveler or a thousand, transportation is possible with a small budget, one can access the national parks or tourism attractions with ease, just tell the tour operator and all will be set. Different destinations can be accessed by private means or by using public buses, taxis or Boda-Bodas within big towns, among others. But in case you own your own vehicle, then it is fine, all is accepted as long as the traffic and driving rules are properly adhered to. It is possible to use public means that lead to your destination such as the buses, these are cheaper, safe and comfortable. However, in case it is a group tour, the travel company takes the challenge of booking a vehicle for the trip. Every self-drive traveler has to follow some safety measures. Ensure to drive during day time for different safety reasons, and make sure that there are spare parts such as two ropes, spare tires, among others to help in case of any breakdown. Ensure that you pick contacts of at least one mechanic incase of any challenge, they are always willing and ready to assist.
There are several activities one can do though on a budget safari. These include Cultural encounters. One can visit the Igongo cultural center in western Uganda to encounter real cultural performance and local culinary. Others activities include night life in the open leisure places in the city of Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Fort portal and many more. Encounter the wilderness to spot some game such as lions, Buffaloes, cheetahs, Elephants and many more in Uganda’s most famous savannah parks. Not forgetting that you can also enjoy hiking, White water rafting on River-Nile, city tours, religious tours and many more. Processing a Ugandan Visa from whatever country might be very costly, but rather, get one on arrival at Entebbe international airport since it comes at a very subsidized price or consider acquiring the East African single tourist visa should you wish to travel to more than one east African country. Make sure you plan to Visit Uganda; your budget shouldn’t be the reason as to why you deprive yourself of the unforgettable experience the pearl of African offers.