Uganda Budget Gorilla Tracking Safaris

Explore the best national parks in Uganda

8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla Tracking Safaris

Our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris will provide you with an opportunity to take you to Lake Mburo National Park for the game drive safaris and enjoy its Lake Mburo while on the boat cruise as you see wonderful wildlife species. From here you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for the best wildlife encounter with endangered Mountain gorillas, then queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise at Kazinga channel, and then have another primate experience for chimpanzee in Kibale forest National Park coupled with Bigodi bird watching experience. Our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris are designed for our visitors who have less money but would like to enjoy the world’s greatest primates in Uganda. Yes, this is a budget safari but remember that if you want to book this safari on luxury, then inform us and we shall tailor-made it to suit your travel demands. At Africa Adventure vacations, we have along with outstanding relationships with different lodge and hotel operators a reason as to why this safari gives a chance to enjoy our discounts on accommodation and transportation. However, the costs of the gorilla permit and chimpanzee permit remain fixed. Our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safari will begin and end at Entebbe International Airport. Visitors for our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris must adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.

8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla Tracking Safaris  highlights

Day 1: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park in Western Uganda

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Actual gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

Day 6: Kasoga community tour and then transfer to Kibale Forest National park

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking combined with Bigodi Bird watching 

Day 8: Return to Entebbe International airport for the end of your 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris 

Safari package expectations 

Boat cruise in both Lake Mburo and Kazinga channel

Seeing gorillas in the wild

A moment at the equator

Bird species as you trek both chimpanzees and gorillas

Traveling in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Spend about 3 hours in the forest searching for the endangered mountain gorillas

Accommodation for 7 nights

Services of the English speaking guide

Staying at a comfortable lodge or accommodation

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up at the Airport and drive To Lake Mburo National Park

Whom you will stay with till the whole safari and after this, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park through Kampala and Masaka city. But before Masaka, you will make a stopover at the Equator line at Kayabwe for the photo moments and get some informative talks and then drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The moment you enter the park you can start the route game drive and continue to check in to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, you will go for the afternoon boat Cruise at Lake Mburo where you will get an opportunity to see the amazing wildlife both aquatic animals and land animals such as the school of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes, and zebras. The boat cruise takes 2 hours and after return to the lodge and prepare for the night game drives in search of the leopard and other nocturnal. Return to the lodge for dinner and then overnight stay

 Main destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (4-5)

Lodging options: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Rock (midrange), and Mbogo Safari Lodge (Standard

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Drive to Lake Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will set off and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after your amazing safari activities in Lake Mburo National Park. The Bwindi Forest is known for its magnificence of mountain gorillas amidst other primates that inhabit the forest such as monkeys and chimpanzees and several bird species. The road trip is so interesting to the spectacular magnificence hills of Kigezi highlands you will have your dinner a jolly night at a lodge near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park

Journey Time: Six to seven hours (6-7)

Lodging facilities: Silverback lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange) and Ride 4awoman, and Haven Lodge Rushaga for (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Actual gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This day is the Major highlight of Our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda! Enjoy the early morning breakfast and get ready with your packed lunch to embark on the lifetime adventure with a memorable walk to the Bwindi impenetrable forest headquarters to stark the amazing and long waited for a gorilla trekking experience. The gorilla trailhead will be so rewarding with amazing moments of the huge mountain gorillas that you will encounter within the forest rewarding you with a wondering experience. The experience of gorilla trekking is likely to last for about 4 to 5 hours in the forests and after all, you will return back to the starting point for the certificate and then drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Lodging facilities: Silverback lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (midrange) and Ride 4awoman, and Haven Lodge Rushaga for (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Morning road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park which is found in western Uganda after breakfast. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda with several wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and tree-climbing lions. The journey will take you approximately 6 hours and you will reach the park via Ishasha sector in the southern direction where you will have lunch and then as you drive slowly on a game drive for sightings of the tree-climbing lions and other species such as the elephants, antelopes and if you’re lucky you will be able to spot, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Then you will proceed to your lodge in the northern sector of the park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

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

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

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.

Main destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Kasoga community tour and then transfer to Kibale Forest National park

Wake up early in the morning and after that having your break and then your driver-guide will take you for a community experience in Kasoga community village which is one of the best initiatives that was established with all forms captivating all forms of the local artifacts to enrich your authentic and extraordinary cultural experience and engage in canoeing trips at lake George as well as Fishing trips. Drive to Kibale Forest National Park with a stopover in Fort portal tourism city for Lunch and you go and check on your booked Lodge

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park 

Journey time: Approximately three to four hours (3-4)

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (Midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking combined with Bigodi Bird watching

Drive to the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. The briefing is done by the professional ranger guide and thereafter, you will be led by the guide for the walk into the forest primate walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. Here you will integrate the chimpanzee trekking with Bigodi wetland after lunch which is the best destination for bird watching and primate watching. After, return to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park 

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (Midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard).

Day 8: Return to Entebbe International airport for the end of your 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Kampala at your hotel with en-route lunch and this marks the final moments of our 8 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla tracking safaris, a tour that will leave you yearning for more wildlife experiences in Uganda the pearl of Africa.

The price Includes:

Gorilla permits

Chimpanzee permits

Ground transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle

Accommodation for 7 nights

Meals at the lodge as stipulated in the itinerary

The price excludes

Laundry expenses

Tipping

Air ticket and Visa costs

Extra activities outside the itinerary

Alcoholic drinks and soft soda

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