Mid-range or Luxury Uganda Safaris, What is the difference? – Gorilla trekking safaris – Wildlife safaris and Chimpanzee trekking safaris
Mid-range or Luxury Uganda safaris – The most common question here is what differences do a Mid-range and a Luxury Safari have? The price of a safari depends on some choices made by you and the choices come down to what kind of accommodations you desire while on your safari and how many people you are in a group?.
You get what you pay for and not always, you can get to pay a lot more than what a safari is worth. Many times a safari will be overpriced since there are too many hands involved, especially if you buy a safari package in your country of origin.
There can be a marked difference between the prices of safaris and just because you are paying more, does not mean you are getting more for your money.
Fixed costs and items that are the same regarding Safaris in Uganda
Transportation costs such as fuel, vehicle, and English Speaking Driver/guide. We use Safari type vehicles that have a pop-up roof for maximum viewing of wildlife and birding on game drives. Transportation Costs make up a large part of the safari, fuel being presently at around 2.00 USD a liter.
Your choice of what to do while in Uganda also affect the price of your safari. If you include Gorilla Tracking the price per person has just increased to USD700, Chimpanzee Tracking is the next largest expense in parks ranging from 200 to 250 USD plus park entrance of USD40 per day for foreigners in some cases vehicle entrance.
Lodging and accommodations in Kampala and the National Parks come in three basic categories and each one there is a certain cost range.
Luxury can range from 200 USD per person per night to as high as 85000 USD per person per night full board depending on the location, the type of accommodations available, and so on. Luxury accommodations are available at most locations in or near National Parks and Wildlife Reserves.
Mid-range or Moderate rates from about 100 USD to 150 USD per night per person and are available in most locations. The difference is the decor and furnishings in the rooms, the quality of food served. A bit more basic than luxury where dinner might be 4 or 5 courses served. Some moderate accommodations are just a few dollars below up-market in certain areas and the difference in quality is miles apart but we will certainly advise you.
The budget ranges from 40 to 90 USD per day per person. It is usually very basic and not self-contained in most cases. There are some areas where budget accommodations are not advised and we will make you aware of those places.
Full Board safaris are our standard, but in cases of budget safaris where meals have to be figured in, it might save a bit by purchasing your own meals ale carte.
Feel free to contact Great Adventure Safaris if you have any questions regarding the choices that you have so that we can arrange for you the best experience of your safari.