How To Book A Wildlife Safari In Uganda For The First Time

A Uganda wildlife safari adventure incorporates the best of primates, birds, mammals and culture giving you that full experience of Uganda’s true tourism potential. With up to 380 mammal species, over 1060 bird species, 98 species of amphibians, 150 reptile species and a record 56 tribes, Uganda is truly one of the most amazing destinations any safari enthusiast will fall in love with.

Booking a wildlife safari in Uganda is not as easy as hiring a rental car, there is a lot more involved during the planning stages of the trip but good enough the tour operator will be able to craft for you an itinerary including transportation, activities and accommodation.

We at Mumwe Safaris have been organizing safaris in Uganda and we are delighted to help first-time visitors book a widlife safari just by following the 5 easy steps below.

Choose an activity of interest – Before you can book a safari, you have to identify what you what to do the most so it becomes easy to make an itinerary. There are a lot of exciting Uganda safari activities to do top of the list is mountain gorilla trekking which is regarded as the best wildlife encounter by the majority of tourists who visit Africa. Other top activities include game drives, launch trips, bird-watching, nature walks, mountain hiking, adventure sports, launch trip, and community tours to mention but a few. You can 2 to 5 activities based on the national park or destinations you are visiting.

Choose a service provider – There are over 60 recognized Uganda safari companies and choosing one to book with is also a hard task. However, you can easily find a reliable and trusted agency online by looking at factors like Google & Trip Advisor reviews, Safari packages and offers available plus physical office address and social media indulgence. Don’t go for the first tour operator you come into contact with, inquire from various companies and weigh your options based on what they offer and how much it will cost.

Choose a package or tailor-make yours– There are plenty of safari activities to do and numerous destinations to visit but pre-crafted itineraries can help you make a choice. Itineraries can involve one or more destinations combined based on popularity or distance between each other. You can customize your trip to fit your budget and interests if you are not content with the pre-made Uganda safari packages- this offers you chance to dictate your trip adding spice to the adventure.

Get in touch – Once you have decided which activity and company to book with, proceed to contact them via direct email, contact form or telephone call all of which can be easily found on the company website. The reservations team are always online ready to help you make your booking much easier by checking the availability of different items like chimp or mountain gorilla trekking permits, accommodation and activities. They will answer all your queries in the shortest possible time even offering you advise on the best activities to do that will fit your budget so you can save money.

Confirm booking– The reservation of a Uganda tour package is confirmed once a deposit is made to the tour operator. A 30 to 50% deposit of the total amount is to be sent to the company bank account indicated in the invoice they will issue to you, this money is normally used to pay for gorilla permits and book accommodation or activities prior to your arrival. You shall send in the proof of payment and the balance to be paid when you arrive just before the wildlife safari begins.

Planning to visit Uganda for the first time and wondering how to book a safari online, we hope the above 5 steps will help you out. To book a Uganda safari package with Mumwe Safaris today, simply get in touch with us by sending an email to or call us now at +256-700135510 to reserve your safari now.

Bryan Muhoozi