Traveling as a group is one guaranteed way to avoid spending excessively on travel; any number of days may be done without fear of getting costly. "One who goes alone goes fast," but "those who go with others go far," as the old adage states. Be it a school vacation, family get-together, end of year group gatherings in the wilderness or a private friendship retreat in Uganda, a safari done in a group is simply the finest.
By choosing a group tour, you may rekindle the vibe, escape the noise, loneliness, fear and expenses while also making new friends, relaxing and getting most out of your vacation. Tailor-made group trips are open to anyone who enjoys sharing moments and having fun with others. A safari is an excellent opportunity to learn, refresh your mind or have some personal entertainment, especially when done in a group, when you are not alone. New stories are shared and you learn to mix and mingle with different people, adopt new behaviors and save travel costs while enjoying finest of the places and Mother Nature. Most of the things we know is theoretically; thus, the need to find that one place with diversity, and having a vacation.
Travel becomes that fantastic aspect of inspiration, motivation and love after a year of hard work, summer, winter experience, or family sharing. People with various characteristics but similar interests and desires are brought together. It can be a group of up to five people traveling to any location in Uganda, starting with the country's oldest city, Kampala.
The group outings are for socializing and research, since joining a group or making your own is an exciting opportunity to experience new things. Our professional driver guides provide the greatest vacation for small or large groups, and each member of the party receives customized attention. Indoor and outdoor activities are carried out, with the best nights spent in tents under the stars, with the moon's rays lighting across the sky.
Simple advice: regardless of the nature of the trip, personal boundaries must be respected as the journey begins. The importance of mutual respect, openness, and coordination cannot be overstated. Allowing people with the best gadgets to occupy the window side of a safari vehicle or wildlife drive is the ideal thing to do, but then sharing the images later. Following the ranger guide's directions ensures that the group is well-organized and trouble-free. Asking for any help is not an offence as the entire group becomes a family.
Connect with the endless savannah plains, lush tropical forests, African drum beats with local cultures, and reuniting with primates and birds in their natural habitats in the east, west, north, and southwestern parts of Uganda, dubbed "the pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill during the Second World War in his book "My African Journey." Is a stunning destination with the sought-after tree climbing lions, the world's highest concentration of primates (mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys), African Big cats (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and Cape Buffaloes), 10% of the world's bird species, lakes, mountains, lush vegetation, and much more.
Uganda is a highly calm country with excellent lodges, transportation, and cuisines, as well as some of the world's most kind and hospitable people, cool temperatures all year and stunning landscape. In the Republic of Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and South Sudan, it shares its body with some of the most amazing neighbors.
ACTIVITIES TO DO WHILE ON A GROUP SAFARI IN UGANDA.
Uganda is one of the three countries in the world hosting the endangered mountain gorillas; other countries being; Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Half of the total population of these primates call Uganda home, with trekking exercises done in the misty tropical jungles of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern region. A gorilla trekking exercise is done in the group of only 8 persons, aged 15 years and above, with a valid trekking permit.
This is a lifetime adventure, lasting for about 2-6 hours, depending on how far the apes have moved. Gorillas are the largest primates on earth, primarily feeding on vegetables, with gentle and shy nature. They are man’s closest relatives, sharing over 98% similar DNA, playing and residing at the high-altitude areas in the African continent. The gorilla trekking permit costs 700 USD per person for foreign non-residents; 600 USD for foreign residents and 250,000 for East African citizens, including Ugandans.
Uganda prides in having a profusion of wildlife species in the swamps, wetlands, forests, mountains, lakes and national parks and can be spotted during a game drive experience, boat cruise, hiking, camping and more. The day and night group game drives unveil lots of mammals, primates, birds and plants and the stunning landscape, most of which many people have Just encountered on television.
Visit Mountain Elgon National Park, whose slopes are home to the magnificent Sipi Falls; Semuliki National Park; Murchison Falls National Park, which has the world's most powerful waterfall; true wilderness of Africa-Kidepo Valley National Park; Lake Mburo National Park, which has zebras and impalas; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which has golden monkeys; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which has gorillas; and Queen Elizabeth National Park, which has
The gigantic African elephants, cape buffalos, zebras, elands, leopards, Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, chimpanzees, gorillas, tree climbing lions, hyenas seeking for food at night, warthogs, and more are among the famous species to look out for in Uganda. Take a full day, half-day, or night game drive in the park to see the residents up close.
Boat cruise at the Nile, Kazinga channel, lake Mburo and more enables you encounter other different aquatic creatures in and around the waters, such as kingfishers, hippos, water ducks and the crocodiles among others, yet not forgetting the waterbucks and other animals congregating at the water bank.
Uganda prides in having the largest primate species in the world. As a group, reunite with your cousins - the chimpanzees in their natural habitat; co-existing with several others, notably the olive baboons, white and black Colobus monkeys and so much more. This activity is limited to a few number of people per-day for every chimpanzee group, to avoid stressing these apes and damaging their habitat.
Birds are unique and lovely to watch. Their sound and color evoke a certain type of thought, art and feelings in us. Uganda has 10% of the total bird species in the world, with some more arriving seasonally for breeding and food.
Birding adventures mainly take place within the swamps, lakes, rivers, mountains and forests spread around the country; such as at the Ituri forest in Semuliki national park; Bigodi swamp and more. Among the many, lookout for the cranes, lovebirds, sunbirds, ostrich, Kori bustards and the sought after-shoebill stork.
Guided nature walk and hiking safaris.
Spend about 6-7 days hiking to the snowcapped summit of Mountain Rwenzori as a group, or having a guided forest walk with the Batwa pygmies, hiking mountain Elgon; exploring Sezibwa falls and much more. a group guided nature walk is real fun and unforgettable, as the stories to tell each other is endless and interesting.
Is it the heart feeling Bamasaba beat from the east of Uganda; the Jumps and shouts of the IK and Karamojong herdsmen; the ancient stories of the forest dwellers-the Batwa pygmies in the southwestern region, the long-horned cattle in the west or the yummy Luwombo in the central part of the country; What Is your quest for culture; Uganda with its over 56 unique cultures offer visitors a unique entertainment and experience. Every one in the trip gets to engage, and interact with the local natives of the place; singing, dancing and walking with them.
City walks, camping, hot-air balloon safari, and beach escape are all the other activities you can do as a group during your safari.
Best time to undertake group tours in Uganda.
Group safaris can be done throughout the year, except for some outdoor activities like gorilla trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walk, culture adventure and more; need when there is no, or very little rains. Pick any day in the months of June to September and December to February.
Bird watching and budget travel be done during the months of November; March to May. The national parks open throughout the week, from about 6:00am to 19:00hours at sunset.
Packing list for group tours in Uganda.
During the time of travel, what to pack is a big deal, but here are a few guidelines to your travel inquiries for every individual of the group. Don’t forget your travel documents such as the passport, covid19 vaccination proof, visa; personal effects; gadgets like a camera and binoculars; descent clothes covering all body parts, insect repellants, and gorilla trekking permit if you are out for it; long sleeved shirts, and more. Let the nature of the activity, and the number of days you intend to spend in the trip help you choose to pack to avoid discomfort.
Group tours are a great way to meet new people. There is a pretty comfortable custom-made deal in Uganda. Even if you don't have a group, one can be formed for you to join and explore Africa's pearl at a much lower cost. For good planning, it is best to arrange your group tour in Uganda at least six months in advance.