The cost of a safari in Uganda is highly dependant on the activities you wish to do, number of days you are to spend, season of travel and the level of accommodation you want to overnight in.
Activities like gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation, chimpanzee tracking, chimpanzee habituation, mountain trekking tend to be the most expensive activities on safari in Uganda. Entry permits for these activities are generally high before you even add on the logistics of transport, safari lodges, safari guides among others hence making the general safari cost high. Game drives in Uganda safari parks require one to purchase an entry permit of course not as high as the above. So someone going on a 3 days safari to Bwindi to do gorilla trekking will always spend more than a nother going on a 3 days safari to Queen elizabeth or murchison falls even if they go for the same class of safari lodges.
It is also quite obvoius that the cost of a long safari in Uganda will be more than a short one not forgetting the other factors at play( level of accommodation, season of travel and activities to do)
The season one decides to travel will also have some impact on the total safari price. There are times when safari operators are most busy and those when they are not. During the busy season, accommodation providers tend set high prices yet you can get the same accommodation at less, some times half the price at some properties. Tour activities like mountain trekking, sightseeing, community visits among others also tend to be expensive in the high season and cheaper in the low season.
Accommodation is also a big deterninant when it come to cost of a Ugandan safari. While an individual spends a night at a property of 50 us dollars, another will spend the same night at a property of 500 us dollars. There is a big difference in prices of these two safari goers and it becomes even more as they spend more days on a trip.
We at Mandela Safari Holidays pride our selves in creating Ugandan safaris at all levels. Whether you want it luxury or midrange or budget, we design some thing for you. We also do camping safaris for the more adventurous ones.