Thinking of a traveling solo to Uganda? Well, Uganda is that one exceptional African safari destination that is worth exploring. Whether you are on a solo trip or guided safari, African safari to the pearl of Africa-Uganda rewards travel endeavors with distinct and authentic experiences. To get the best of these incredible experiences while on solo tour, here are some tips to guide you.
Where to go and to see while trip in Uganda
A solo trip in Uganda takes you through its most spectacular tourist sites and for starters, most of African safaris in this particular part of the continent are mainly ideal in national park. Each national park rewards you with distinct experiences as each of them features unique wildlife species. The notable safari destinations for you to explore while on solo tour in Uganda include Kibale Forest National Park which is situated in western side and this is best described as a capital of primates. While on Uganda safari don’t miss to explore over 13 incredible primate species that are all confined in this rain forested park and most importantly, chimpanzee tracking should be a must in your bucket list or spend the whole day with chimpanzees by embarking on chimpanzee habituation experience. Primate adventures in this park also come with amazing sights at other species including birds, butterflies, plants and trees as well as many mammal species that call this park a home.
While on Uganda primate safari in Kibale Forest National Park, you can also incorporate your trip with a visit to Bigodi Wetland where you have a chance to catch varied primate species and some birds that make up a total of about 200 avifaunal species. Besides Kibale, the other significant tourist sites for you to catch a glimpse at chimpanzees include the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo forest, Semuliki national park a mention but a few.
Gorilla safaris in Uganda on the other hand are best done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The two parks lies suitably in southwestern side and in order for you to take part in gorilla adventures in this magical country, you need a permit which you can obtain at $600. One gorilla permit allows you to track only one habituated family. For exceptional wildlife safari experiences, consider visiting Murchison Falls National Park a must and you will have the best views over lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, birds including the elusive shoebill stork, hippos, crocodiles a mention but a few; Queen Elizabeth National Park which inhabits mainly lions plus the rare tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, over 620 bird species and many others; the others include Kidepo Valley National Park in the extreme northeastern Uganda and Lake Mburo National Park.
Solo trips in any destination come with worries but the interesting part of it is that Uganda is an ideal safari destination for solo travelers to realize their dreams. Most importantly, there are set safety rules that every traveler should observe at all times while on solo safari in the pearl of Africa. They include no driving when you are drunk, no walking alone at night; observe safe food and water guidelines-know where to eat from. There are many classic hotels and restaurants for you eat out and please avoid road food.
Before you consider embarking on actual trip to Uganda, you need to take some vaccinations. You need to vaccinate yourself against polio, hepatitis A and B, Diphtheria, tetanus as well as rabies and meningitis. Equally, you need some anti-malarial tablets but it is important that you seek advice from your doctor who will prescribe for you medicine.
What is the cost of things in Uganda?
Depending on what your travel interests are in Uganda, each safari has its own rate. If you are interested in gorilla safaris, Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 per person. Chimpanzee permits cost $150 per person in Kibale National Park.
In conclusion, to undertake a solo trip means you are a manager of your road trip. This requires you to be very keen what is around you so as to stay safe and that is why the above tips are of great significance.