Booking

What is excluded in the price of my Uganda or East African safari?

Great Lakes Safari prices do not include: international flights tourist visa (available at the airport) meals and snacks that are not mentioned in the itinerary beverages (other than the bottled mineral water provided in the safari vehicle) tips and gratuities for safari guides and/or park rangers laundry gorilla trekking or chimp trekking permit optional activities […]

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What is included in the price of my Uganda or East African safari?

Great Lakes Safari prices are inclusive of : ground transport in a comfortable four wheel drive (4WD) safari vehicle a visit to all places detailed in the programme the service of an experienced English speaking driver/safari guide National Park entrance fees activities as detailed in the itinerary (except for those that are marked optional) overnight […]

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How many people are in your group safaris?

We offer tailor-made safaris for any number of participants. There is no minimum number for a group tour, although the bigger the group, the more attractive the price will be. Our comfortable Land Cruisers offer seats for four to six people. We also own several 4WD minibuses which can take a maximum of 8 people. […]

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I am travelling on my own. Can I book my safari with Great Lakes Safaris?

Single travellers are very welcome! However, to minimise your costs we would suggest joining a group. Although we can try and arrange this for you, we cannot guarantee we can find a group whose interests, budget and preferred route correspond to yours, especially during low season. If you would like to stay in a single […]

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Can I do the gorilla tracking in Uganda?

If you are interested in a mountain gorilla safari in Uganda or Rwanda you are required to buy a gorilla permit well in advance of your trip. As only eight people are allowed to visit each gorilla group per day, the demand is high. Great Lakes Safaris are happy to book your gorilla trekking permits […]

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What vehicles does Great Lakes Safaris use for safaris?

Great Lakes Safaris provide open roofed 4WD (four wheel drive) safari vehicles for all our tours. Our comfortable Land Cruisers offer seats for four to six people. We also own several 4WD minibuses which can take a maximum of 8 people. To ensure that everybody has a window seat to enjoy the best views of […]

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What is the Safari accommodation like?

Uganda Safari accommodation falls into three categories: budget, mid-range or luxury. Budget accommodation may be simple and basic rooms, bandas or tents, with double/twin beds and mosquito nets when necessary. Private bathrooms are not always available and you may have to share bathroom facilities. 3-star, 4-star and 5-star accommodation offer comfortable rooms or luxury furnished […]

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How can I pay for my safari?

Once you have confirmed the final itinerary with us, you will be asked to pay a deposit of 30%. Gorilla permits must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Note that availability of accommodation and permits is not guaranteed until officially confirmed by Great Lake Safaris. Accommodation, permit and activity reservations will […]

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