Since I’m coming solo, all of the trip operators are quoting me prices for a solo safari/trip (essentially); I’m posting here as I’m wondering if there are others who might be interested in forming a group? Plan is to leave from Kigalia (Rwanda) as the trip/drive is much shorter than for Kampala (assuming driving). I originally thought I might try and buy a permit on my own (from UWA - uganda wildlife authority - but from what I’ve read, it’s nearly impossible to do this in advance of a trip - eg over the phone/online; one might show up in person to assess/buy a permit but in high season, they since they could be booked many months in advance). Because it would be risky to plan the whole trip a la carte (eg, transportation, lodging, etc) and then potentially not be able to buy a permit upon arriving there, I don’t know if there is any other option than to somehow try and form a group beforehand.
Any other advice for a solo traveler hoping for this experience but not wanting to commit to the (HUGE) price of a solo travel experience? If there are others, I’d love to hear from you!
Thank you so much in advance and happy new year!