Certain things need to be considered when planning a trip. These things are the difference between having an enjoyable trip and having a miserable trip.
When planning a trip to Uganda, you need to arm yourself with the necessary tips and information that will make the trip less stressful and more enjoyable. Being well-prepared with adequate knowledge will save you a lot of stress.
Here are certain things you should consider when planning a trip to Uganda.
Decide How to Get a Tourist Visa
There are two ways to get a Ugandan tourist visa; online or on arrival in Uganda. Applying for it online will ensure that you have it before entry into Uganda. However, this is more stressful than getting it at Entebbe International Airport when you arrive.
Ensure That You Have Done Adequate Research on Uganda
The importance of gathering information about a place cannot be overemphasized. It is this information that would serve as a guide for planning your budget for the trip and streamlining your choice of feeding, transportation, accommodation and other activities to your budget. Read books on Uganda, search for online local newspapers and watch a few videos on Uganda.
Ensure That You Sort Out Your Transportation Details Properly
A major way to get to Uganda from anywhere in the world is by air. There are two ways to do this; via the popular Entebbe International Airport or via the Kigali International Airport. The airport you choose depends on the first activities you intend to do while touring Uganda. If you intend to go on a safari, you should use Entebbe International Airport because of its proximity to the popular safari parks. If you wish to go gorilla trekking first, you should use Kigali International Airport because it is closer to Mgaghinga Gorilla Park and Biwindi Forest.
Also, ensure that you procure your flight tickets early to avoid last minute hitches.
Figure Out Your Accommodation Details
Start researching on hotels and guest houses early enough so you can get the best available deals. When you contact an accommodation provider, ask as many questions as you need to know and ensure that the amenities you need are present before booking the place.
Consider Enlisting the Services of a Tour Company
A smart way to navigate unfamiliar territory is by getting a travel and tours company to help you plan and arrange your trip. A credible travel and tours company will get you the best deals on transportation, accommodation, exploratory activities and even food. You will definitely need to be guided if you intend to carry out activities like going gorilla trekking and going on a wildlife safari in Uganda.
Enlisting the help of a travel and tours company makes your trip less stressful and more enjoyable.
Though the climate might be different than you are accustomed to and the cultural differences might be very obvious, with the right planning, your trip to Uganda will be hassle-free.