Once you have finalized planning your gorilla safari and decided when to go, the next step is choosing among the many tour operators who to take on for a successful safari, below we give you a high light to guide you on choosing the very best out of the many.
Choose from google by typing in key words like gorilla safari or tour operators in Africa that will bring you a list of all the safari companies.
Make choice among the listed companies, choose between 4-5 different safari companies,
Check for their credibility from google, they should have a physical address and should show direction on google maps. You should also consider searching for the reviews on platforms like safari bookings.com and trip advisor.
The safari companies you choose should be listed and recognized in the country they are operating in by the respective bodies for example Uganda wild life, Rwanda development board, Association of tour operators and many others.
Send in an inquiry by filling in the forms at their sites, the forms usually have provisions for Names, address, country of origin and message body. A safari company should be able to reply within 24 hours due to difference in time zones.
A credible safari company should be able to send you a safari package and quotation. This will help to choose from a safari company with in your budget include the expected package.
Look through the safari packages including activities, accommodation, mode of transport optional activities to choose from, this will help you also choose the best out of them to take on for a confirmation.
It hard to choose the safari company but there is always one who will be exceptional in replies and suggesting alternatives to make every thing right. This is the time to send in a confirmation message to the lucky one.
Arrange for payments, a credible safari company should have a company account on which the money will be deposited. Most safari companies ask for 70% of the total cost of safari, this is to help book permits for the activities to undertake like gorilla permits and also book accommodations. Depending on the arrangement with your safari company, balance can be paid later by bank wire transfer or by cash upon arrival.