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How to save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park

How to save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park: Prices are not always affordable to everyone, park entrance fees, activities, lodges etc

How to save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park

How to save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park: Safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park is a dream come true for lots of travelers in the world. Prices are not always affordable to everyone, park entrance fees, activity fees, safari vehicles, and lodges are costly, and this leads to a high price of the safari package. The safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park is even higher when it is booked by an agent that is not found in Uganda due to the middlemen between the customer and the local tour operator.

The question is “How to save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park”?

Travel with a tour operator

Tourists who would want to visit Mountain Rwenzori national park are asked to use local tour operators. Local tour operators really help a lot in organizing safaris as they provide everything a tourist would need for their safari to be complete and successful. A tour operator hires a car, books chimpanzee or gorilla permits, books accommodation, and also gets a driver guide for the safari.

If a tourist tries to book for themselves all the above, they might end up dealing with fraudsters and for the case of accommodation, the prices will be higher since they don’t have special rates with the lodges. Tourists cannot book chimpanzee or gorilla permits by themselves as this is only done by tour operators registered by the Uganda Tourism Board and members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators.

Travel as a group

Traveling as a group is one of the ways that will help tourists to save while on a safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park. When tourists travel as a group, they will share accommodation since rooms can be shared. Tourists will also be able to share transport and here we are talking about fuel fees, safari vehicle fees, and driver allowance fees.  Tourists that don’t have groups to travel with can ask tour operators to join them with any if available.

Visit Mountain Rwenzori national park during the low season

Tourists who are looking at saving on a safari to Rwenzori Mountains national park are advised to travel during the low season. March to May and October to November are the low season months in Uganda and that is when a few tourists are in the country. When the number of tourists are low, the lodges are forced to reduce prices in order to attract a few tourists to the parks and the tour companies reduce the prices of the tour packages.

Use road transport to access Rwenzori Mountains national park

Rwenzori Mountains national park can be accessed by both air transport and road transport. Air transport is a bit expensive therefore tourists to save on a safari will have to use road transport. There are several routes that can lead tourists to Rwenzori Mountains national park within a single day. The time taken to access the park depends on the number of stopovers as well as the speed of the drivers.

Accessing Rwenzori Mountains national park using road transport starts from Kampala/Entebbe which are the main starting points of safaris in Uganda. Different routes are used for example Kampala/Entebbe via Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Fort Portal, and Bundibugyo to the north of the park. The other route is from Kampala/Entebbe via Mpigi, Masaka, Lyantonde, Mbarara, Ibanda, Kamwenge, and Kasese to the south of the park.

Opt for cheaper accommodation facilities

On a safari to Mountain Rwenzori national park tourists who are to spend a night or more in the park can stay at affordable accommodation facilities. There are budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation facilities in Rwenzori Mountains national park but tourists who are looking at saving can choose to stay in budget or mid-range accommodation facilities.

There are budget and mid-range accommodation facilities in Mountain Rwenzori national park where tourists can stay and get good services. Accommodation includes Ruboni Community Camp, Rwenzori Backpackers, Hotel Margherita, Rwenzori International Hotel, and Mihunga Safari Lodge to mention but a few.

Participate in a few park activities.

There are different activities organized in Rwenzori Mountains national park and tourists can always participate in a few major ones or the ones they are really interested in doing. Hiking is among the most done activities in Rwenzori Mountains national park and to save on this activity hikers can hike for a few days. This will help them with accommodation and food on the mountain as well as guide fees.

Visit Mountain Rwenzori national park for a few days

To save on a safari in Rwenzori Mountains national park, tourists can try to reduce the number of days they are to spend in the park. The more number of days in the park would mean more money because tourists will stay more nights at the lodges, park entrance fees every 24 hours, and might end up doing more park activities which come at a fee.

Bargain

Yes, tour operators have their own prices they will send but tourists have got a right to bargain. Every tourist has got their own budget for a safari and when the price of the tour operator is higher than what they have they can always bargain to see if the tour operator can reduce. In most cases, the tour operator does reduce a certain amount of money because they wouldn’t want to lose a client.

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