5 Day Budget Uganda Safari, Chimps, Gorillas, wildlife Tour

Safari Overview

The 5-day budget Uganda safari takes you to Bwindi impenetrable National park, home to the world’s last remaining population of mountain gorillas, then go to Queen Elizabeth wildlife park for game viewing and boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. You can choose camping throughout the trip, or mix with some budget lodges with en-suite bathrooms and toilets. Below is a detailed day by day Itinerary;

Day One: Transfer to Bwindi National Park (7-10hrs)

Your professional tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Kampala and set off for Bwindi national park. The journey goes through many small towns, villages, and roadside markets that offer a chance for photographing, en-route stop at the equator for photographs, lunch in Mbarara town at Agip Motel, arrive at your lodge in Bwindi by early evening for dinner, and overnight at Buhoma community rest camp / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp/ Ruhija Community Rest Camp.

mountain-gorilla-bwindi-forest-ugandaDay Two: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Morning breakfast followed by an assembly at the park headquarters (with packed water and lunch) for briefing about gorilla trekking. The trek takes between 1-7hrs before meeting these gentle Giants camouflaged in thick vegetation. You will be allowed to stay with the Giants for a maximum of 1 hour, get back to the lodge for late lunch. Time permitting, take a community walk to nearby Batwa people (Pygmies), dinner, and overnight as on Day 1.

Day Three: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning breakfast at the lodge, followed by a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey goes through small trading centers in rural areas of Uganda. We shall have a wonderful game drive in the Ishasha sector, famous for tree-climbing lions alongside other wild animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, and several antelope species, overnight at Kyambura Tented camp / Simba safari camp / Enganzi lodge.

Day Four: Game drive and a fantastic Boat cruise

boat-on-murchison-fallsStart with a cup/tea and proceed with a fantastic game drive along Kasenyi track to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hide-outs. Expect an encounter with wild animals such as the Africa Lion, Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, Baboons, and sometimes leopards among others. Return to the lodge/camp for late breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch, after which, you embark on a fantastic boat cruise on Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa with Huge Nile crocodiles, Elephants, and Buffaloes seen basking along the shores. Return to the lodge in the sunset, campfire in the evening, dinner, and overnight as Day 3.

Day Five: Chimpanzee tracking / Departure

Breakfast followed another game drive along Mweya Peninsular for more animals. Or we can go for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, lunch, and hit the road back to Kampala where the tour ends.