How To Choose A Uganda Safari Company

How to choose a Uganda safari company

How to choose a Uganda safari company

How to choose a Uganda safari company : Are you planning your safari in Uganda? I would in other way say that Africa is calling! Do you know any tour company or tour operators in Uganda? Planning a safari to Africa’s remotest destinations, Uganda inclusive can be tiring and disturbing and things can be worse especially when it comes to choosing from over 500 tour operators that are wide spread all over the country. Travelling to new places is one of the most enriching life experience one can have, getting to encounter the culture, food, natural resources and people is a moving experience. Africa is one of the top travel destinations for the curious traveler who seek authentic wildlife, culture and scenery.

 To undertake an African safari- especially when you haven’t been to Africa before is very daunting. However, many people still go on safari and confess that they wouldn’t change the experience for anything else. Now the question becomes, how do you go about it? If you are travelling on budget, it is important to compare prices from other companies before making a final decision. We recommend that you choose a company that offers a reasonable price that is not too low to compromise on quality. Do not choose a safari company just because they offer the lowest price.

The focus of this article is helping you choose a tour operator to handle your travel planning. And here is how best you can choose the best tour operator to handle you safari or road trip in Uganda.

how to choose uganda safari company

  1. Experienced and very informed.

 Every job requires some experience in the same or related field, so is the tourism industry. When travelling miles from home, you need to know that you are putting your trust and life in the hands of someone that knows exactly what they are doing. The experience comes in handy when you meet unexpected situations and that way they handle them and gets you through without wasting time. The correspondences you have prior to your travel should give you a sense of how informed your tour operator is about the business. They should also inform you the state of affairs in the country and the best places that will enrich and meet your expectations.

  1. Do a little research

Look up the tour agencies in the areas you are planning to visit. Take the time and learn a little bit about them. This can be through public reviews, social media or their website. Reviews and bookings websites like the trip advisor and safari bookings are commonly used by African tour operators. Checking the website of the tour company can also be a good way to see if they will do it for you; you can also ask your friends and online community for personal recommendations. Your final decision is really up to you. We recommend that you do some decent research and then follow your gut. Research and gut feeling usually work better than rushed decision; someone trying to rush my decision is usually a bad sign.

  1. Passion and drive

It is very easy for people to say how passionate and driven they are. You have to look past one’s words. While you are doing your little research that was mentioned above, be on the lookout for passion. Not the word passion but as you learn about the company, you will know by instinct that these people really care about the work they do. When you get in touch with a company, then you can be able to tell this even more. In your email exchanges, you should be able to gauge this passion drive. You should ensure to look out for someone more interested in meeting your needs rather than in how they will benefit from your visit. Someone who is professional and willing to provide all the necessary information for you to make you fee welcome even before you set off, this will make you feel comfortable and at ease.

  1. Locally raised

Here you are looking for a company that has more on ground experience in providing all the services you want. A local company will know so much about the activities you intend to take part in, and how best you can enjoy your time. A local tour operator also knows and abides by the local laws and regulations which mean they will guide you in following such laws of the society. This even includes expecting of cultures, beliefs and other unspoken rules. Using a local tour operator can also save you some money. Using middle man will increase your costs slightly because you are employing the operating services of two companies.

  1. Group size

This is something to always put in consideration from your part. With the many tour agencies out there, you will need to end up with one that can handle the group size of your tour companies. Some are not capable of travelling and handling big numbers of people and are more effective with a couple or a small family. If you are travelling with 20 people, ensure that the tour agency you are selecting specializes in this kind of groups. Being in the wild with someone who cannot handle big groups can lead to subpar experiences.

  1. Tour packaging and pricing

Keenly look at the itinerary forwarded to you and the prices attached to ensure that you are not being cheated. On the other hand, you can compare with the rates of other tour agencies for similar packages. Most tour companies have standard already mad safari packages that you can look at and choose. If these standard packages don’t suit your wishes, just ask for a package which ill match you to your desired activities and attractions. Be sure to discuss in detail with the guide on the best way to attain both your goals and still be able to stay within the reasonable price ranges.

  1. First impression and feedback

Remember you are digitally communicating with the tour agency before you even make up your minds. Kind of scouring to see what best fits your needs and budgets. First impression matters a lot, how the person responds in the initial communications says so much about them. When you reach out and the tour operator’s response is less, not friendly, there is no telling how to rest of your communication will go and what it will lead into.

In the event that you are planning to go on safari with group of family or friends, you should involve them and ask for their input as some might provide some meaningful information. We will be thrilled if you choose to tour with us as we shall focus more on meeting your expectations than looking at how much we shall gain from your visit. Be that as it may, we want you to make the right decision for you. To speak to us simply send us an email on  info@exceptionalugandagorillasafaris.com or call us directly on  256775630809 / +256784912876 to speak to our reservations team.

 

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