General

This is a 4 days budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari. This Uganda gorilla safari combines wildlife and gorilla trekking. The 4 days budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari goes to L. Mburo and Bwindi. The main highlight of this budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari is gorilla trekking. You will also have time for a game drive in Lake Mburo. Watching the sun go down while on a boat ride could be a good picture moment. Find the budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari itinerary below:

4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari Itinerary

Day 1: KAMPALA – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

our Uganda safari rep will come meet you at your Hotel in Kampala. You will be briefed on this budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari. This will be followed by departure driving south West. Your destination on day one of the budget gorilla trekking safari is Lake Mburo. You will stop at the Equator for some photo moments. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival, enjoy a short game drive as you go to your camp. After check in and lunch, get some time for rest. At 1600hrs, you will embark on an evening game drive. You may also undertake a boat ride on the Lake. Return to Eagles Nest in time for dinner and overnight.

About Lake Mburo National Park

With a varying landscape of open plains, acacia grasslands and marshes, Lake Mburo National Park is home to a huge array of flora and fauna. About 68 different species of mammals can be found within its 260 square kilometers (160 square miles). The park also has approximately 313 different species of birds including Uganda’s national emblem, the crested crane. Lake Mburo National Park is known as the ‘Home for Zebras’. The park’s well developed acacia woodland harbors a number of wildlife species and it is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as topi, impala and several acacia-associated birds. It is the only park in Uganda to contain impala and the only one in the rift region to host Burchell’s zebra and eland.

Day 2: LAKE MBURO – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE RAIN FOREST

You will start your day with an early breakfast. The budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari will then embark on a game drive. You will be searching for the animals you were not able to see the previous day. This will be followed by departure to Bwindi Forest National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch. An afternoon rest will not do any harm to you. An evening walk to the Batwaa Village will help you understand them. Return back to Buhoma Community Bandas in time for dinner and overnight.

About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda. It is a renowned for mountain gorilla tracking. Approximately 340 of the surviving  world mountain gorilla population are found in this forest. Bwindi forest National Park covers a total land expanse of 331 sq km, and supports an assortment of jumbled vegetation, steep landscape, high slippery valleys, drought ridges and thick forest with under growth vegetation. People on this Uganda safari holiday in this park are recommended to carry warm clothing plus strong hiking boots particularly for the cold temperatures, mainly in June and July and also to enable you move along the slippery paths. The Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park experiences 2 rain seasons; the long rains are received starting in September up to November while the short rains are received starting in March up to May.

Day 3: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING

Start your budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari day with an early breakfast. Proceed to the Bwindi Forest National Park HQ for the morning briefing. Accompanied by an armed ranger and a guide, embark on gorilla trekking in Bwindi. This may last the entire day depending on the movement and location of the gorillas. The trek goes through the rain-forest and bamboo covered slopes. The walking can sometimes be tough and long. It is rewarding when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback. Any discomforts will be quickly forgotten.

When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 7 meters from the gorillas. You will sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions. This can sometimes be accompanied with rain overhead. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. Return back to at Buhoma Community Bandas in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: BWINDI – KAMPALA

Early breakfast will end your budget gorilla trekking Uganda safari day in Bwindi. After checkout, you will return to Kampala. Ensure that you don’t miss the impressing long horn Ankole cattle. A lunch break in Mbarara on own account will do you some good.  On arrival you will be transferred to your budget hotel in Kampala.

End of 4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari

4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari Costs

The 4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari cost includes

  • Accommodation with meals as per program
  • Bottled water
  • Customized safari-vehicle
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Nature Walk
  • An English speaking guide
  • 1 X Uganda gorilla permit
  • Government taxes
  • Lots of fun and African sunshine

The 4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari cost does not include

  • Items of personal use
  • All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
  • Deviation from the Itinerary
  • Visa
  • Tips and porterage
  • Insurance

What you carry for your 4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safarik:

  • Sun glasses
  • Camera gear
  • Heavy and light clothes
  • Sturdy hiking boots

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Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, Read more

Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – Read more

Kampala

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. With a population of 1,208,544 (2002), it is the largest city in Uganda. It is located in the district of Kampala at 0°19’N, 32°35’E, at 1,190 m (3,900 ft) above sea level. Kampala City is situated 40 km north of Uganda’s international airport at Entebbe on Lake Victoria, Read more

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