Overland trip in Uganda with camping

Overland trip in Uganda with camping - Camper offroader with roof top tent and awning camping in nature among green trees in sunny day

I'm looking at a overland trip in Uganda, approximately 14 days. I am ok with some amount of camping, but I'm not terribly interested in the "dig your own hole" sort of camping. I'd like to do it somewhat cheaply, and I don't need hotels every night. Is there a certain phrase I'm looking for that is somewhat inbetween these two extremes when looking for operators? There are several that appear to be nice, but I'm not sure that I also want to cook for the whole party.

Best Answer

Gorilla Tracking is an exhausting activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy gorilla trekking. Skilled guides will accompany groups but no porters are available to carry personal belongings and the minimum age is fifteen years. Anyone with signs of communicable disease like cough or runny nose will not be allowed to trek.

While ownership of a gorilla permit is a guarantee of trekking, it isn’t a guarantee of finding. However the chance of finding is high – 95% or more. Maximum time allowed with the gorillas is one hour at a minimum distance of 7 meters.

Pictures about "Overland trip in Uganda with camping"

Overland trip in Uganda with camping - Hiker resting near fire and tent during travelling
Overland trip in Uganda with camping - From above of open textbook between mug of hot drink and retro photo camera on crumpled fabric
Overland trip in Uganda with camping - Sad African American male traveler resting in tent and browsing Internet on cellphone while spending journey in nature

UGANDA - Roadtrip | Drive yourself

More answers regarding overland trip in Uganda with camping

Answer 2

In Uganda, outside of the main urban centres, it's hard to find accommodation that's reasonable value for money. Either it's very expensive (and not too bad), or extremely cheap (and quite bad, if not really bad). Or there's nothing at all.

Camping inside the national parks is not too much of a problem, though you will have to pay park fees, which, for foreigners, are steep, and typically also a nightly fee for pitching a tent. You would want to pitch your tent in a designated area, typically meaning close to a hotel or a park ranger.

I would not advise camping in the wild. That is, somewhere on the side of the road. And I would not at all advise this if you're on your own. One way around this is to find hotels with their own grounds and to ask if you can pitch your tent on their ground. Don't expect to be able to do that for free, though.

Several tour operators in Uganda offer road trips, both self-drive and organised. They are great ways to see Uganda ('the pearl of Africa'), but they're not cheap.

Here are a few that are well regarded (I also have had good personal experience with all three):




Answer 3

There are plenty of camping options in Uganda especially if you would like to keep the costs down. if your interested in Visiting Queen Elizabeth National park then you could use Elephant home or Little elephant camp,Simba safari camp,Kasenyi Lake retreat. You would spend roughly max $25 per night caping.

Murchison falls,Kibale,Kalinzu would offer camping at various campsites and budget hotels/motels are almost similar rates as with Queen Elizabeth National park.

With Kidepo ,Bwindi, Lake bunyonyi you would have to spend roughly $50 per night minimum for value for money.

As for tour Operators, Inbox me as for further details. Please not that Most of the parks charge park entrance per person roughly $40 dollars if you don't have permits(trekking permits for gorillas and chimpanzee)

Sources: Stack Exchange - This article follows the attribution requirements of Stack Exchange and is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Images: Uriel Mont, Baihaki Hine, Uriel Mont, Kamaji Ogino