Budget Gorilla Safari
The 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda is a gorilla and wildlife combo safari. This budget gorilla safari Uganda goes to QENP and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda features gorilla trekking in Bwindi. This is home to more than half the population of mountain gorillas in the wild. This 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda goes Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park stretches over the western arm of the East African rift Valley. The park overlooks the mystical Rwenzori Mountains. The park is a home to over 600 species of birds and 95 mammal species. It is home to the impressive 45km long Kazinga Channel. This natural channel connects Lake George and Edward. Your 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda will go through the Ishasha sector. This area of QENP is popular for its tree climbing lions. Your 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda itinerary is below:
Day 1: KAMPALA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from your hotel in Kampala by our safari rep. You will have a brief on the 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda. This is to be followed by departure from Kampala. Drive to the south west of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will be punctuated by a stop at the Equator Crossing Kayabwe. The place also features rewarding photographing opportunities. Proceed to Mbarara where you will have another stop for lunch. Embark on the drive passed Mbarara town with the views of Bunyaruguru Crate. You will arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at Pumba Safari Cottages.
Day 2: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Start your 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda with early breakfast. This is before you undertake a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks and the Queen’s Mile. This is in the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You have the opportunity to explore a range of wild game here. They include the cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks and Warthogs. You also have the Hyena, lions, side stripped jackals among other wildlife. There is also an abundance of bird species since Queen Elizabeth National Park. Return to your budget accommodation in Queen Elizabeth. After relaxation and lunch, you will head to the Mweya Jetty. . You will have an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel. The channel stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see wildlife at close range. The cruise also offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. From the boat you will head to your accommodation place. Dinner and overnight will be at Pumba Safari Cottages.
Day 3: QUEEN ELIZABETH – BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
The 5 Day budget gorilla safari Uganda tour day starts with breakfast. This will be followed by a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive goes through Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will spend some time searching for tree climbing lions. After lunch you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrival will be in time for lunch and overnight at Broadbill Forest Camp.
Day 4: BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Start your budget gorilla safari Uganda tour with an early breakfast. You will then head to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00am. Embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails. Gorilla trekking might take up to 6 hours depending on the gorilla’s movement. The trek though tiresome, is very well rewarding when you meet the apes. You will spend time with and photographing these great gorillas. Take note of their inviting brown expressive eyes. This is a life time thrill of a wild life adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point. With picnic lunch done, you will enjoy a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. This will be by driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands. On arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, check in at Byoona Amagara Island Retreat. Dinner and overnight will be here.
Day 5: LAKE BUNYONYI BACK – KAMPALA
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala. This is an approximately 7 hours’ drive. A lunch stop will be made in Mbarara and another at the Equator. Finalize your budget gorilla safari Uganda tour with a drop off at your Kampala budget hotel.