Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and wildlife encounter in Queen Elizabeth National Park

5 Day Uganda Budget Gorilla And Game Drive Safari

This 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and then to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wonderful wildlife game viewing and Boat cruise safaris are conducted at the Kazinga channel which is the largest water channel in the whole of East Africa. Kazinga channel kin Queen Elizabeth National Park has the highest concentration of hippocampus in the whole World and the park has the Highest Number of Birds species over 600 making it one of the best destinations for birds in Uganda. 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari are designed to enable budget travelers to have access to Ugandan national parks and explore Uganda’s wildness including the primates. Visitors will enjoy our budget discount on the accommodation and transportation however for luxury travelers, we can tailor this safari to suit your travel category or demands and interests. Our 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari will start and end at Entebbe International Airport after seeing the endangered mountain gorillas in their wildness

5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari highlights

Day 1:  Picked up from Entebbe International airport and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise safaris Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

Expectations 

Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park

A stopover at the Uganda equator en-route at Kayabwe for a photo moment

Seeing the golden monkeys

Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel

Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe for the start of 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari

From Entebbe international airport, you will meet our guide who will meet and greet and give you a brief tour of our 5 Day Uganda budget Gorilla and Game drive safaris drive you to a restaurant for a simple juice and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey features interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor, and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury)|Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Forest

Start the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing at 7:45 am early in the morning which is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter other different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning after taking the early morning breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is found in the western part of Uganda and you arrive in the park in time for lunch at your booked lodge and then for short relaxation. After relaxation, you can decide to for community cultural walks in Katwe and see the entire Katwe community entirely dependent on salty mining, see how the salt mining in the lake is dominated by women. After this local community experience, you will return to your lodge for your Dinner and overnight stay.

Point of stop:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Morning Game drives and Kazinga channel afternoon boat cruise

The morning game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are full of praises with the interesting sightings of the wildlife animals such as leopards, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, and leopards. Kasenyi plains also feature the mating ground for the antelopes for the after this adventurous game drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you wait for the afternoon boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will see the different animal species on the channel banks after strong sunshine as they are drinking or swimming in water. The channel also attracts interesting bird species such as lesser swamp-Warbler, black bee-eaters, and the pied kingfisher among others. Thereafter you will return to the lodge and relax and you prepare for the next day’s course of action.

Lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast &Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Return to Entebbe international airport

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari

The price includes;

The gorilla permits

Park entrance fees

Our professional guide

Accommodation for 4 nights

Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Park activities fee

The price excludes;

Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks

Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary

Laundry services, personal items, or expenses

What to bring for 5 Day Uganda budget gorilla and game drive safari

Comfortable hiking shoes

Rain jacket

Insect repellant

Sunscreen

Sun hat

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