5 Day Cheap Gorilla Tour
This is a 5 day cheap gorilla safari in Uganda. This African budget safari tour in Uganda goes to 3 great Uganda safari destinations.
About the 5 day Cheap Gorilla Safari in Uganda
This 5 day cheap gorilla safari Uganda tour goes to several premier destinations. They include Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park.
The cheap gorilla safari Uganda tour combines wildlife and gorilla trekking in Uganda.
You will trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Rain Forest. This is before you get to relax in Lake Bunyonyi. It is the second deepest lake in Africa after the Lake Tanganyika. The name can be translated to the 'Lake of the small birds'.
5 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari in Uganda Highlight
The 5 day cheap gorilla safari Uganda tours the home of great apes. This cheap African gorilla safari Uganda tour also goes to Lake Bunyonyi.
You will finish your 5 day cheap gorilla safari Uganda with a tour of Lake Mburo National Park.
- Gorilla trekking
- Big game safari
- Zebras and Eland
- Great beautiful scenery
- Relaxation at the shores of lake Bunyonyi
5 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari in Uganda Itinerary
Day 1: KAMPALA - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Meet and greet by Uganda safari rep will be at your Kampala hotel. You will receive a briefing on the 5 day cheap gorilla safari Uganda tour. This will be followed by departure from Kampala.
Your drive heads southwest of Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road. A stopover to view the equator at Nabusanke trading centre and take some photos will be worthwhile. Continue to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch.
From there you will head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your arrival will be late in the evening. Check in for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas.
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park occupies the remote south-western corner of Uganda. This is on the border with the DRC and Rwanda.
It is next to the Parc National des Virunga, and is one of the largest (330 sq. km) natural forests in Africa, containing both montane and lowland woodland.
Dense and difficult to access, the ancient forests of Bwindi are a haven for a rich variety of fauna and flora. Much of the biosphere is endemic to the region.
The park is the natural habitat of approximately half of Africa’s remaining mountain gorillas. These gorillas are divided into several groups, or families. Their numbers, once in the low 200s, are steadily rising. Thanks in part to the conservation funds generated by tourism.
The gorillas are Bwindi’s major attraction, but there is much more of interest. This is one of the most abundant ecosystems in Africa. The plant life is spectacular, and so too is the birdlife.
Almost 100 mammal species are found in the park. They include 10 primates, the beautiful red-tail monkey and black-and-white colobus.
Day 2: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI
Start your day on the cheap gorilla safari Uganda tour with an early breakfast. Proceed to the park office headquarters with packed lunch.
After briefing it’s time to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. With little energy you can have a nature walk to the Batwa community.
Return to your Bwindi budget accommodation in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: BWINDI – LAKE BUNYONYI
An early breakfast will begin your cheap gorilla safari in Uganda tour day. This will be followed by departure to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is a major tourist stopover that is amazing.
The Lake is a birders haven as the name ‘Bunyonyi’ means a small bird. You will enjoy a canoe ride to check out several islands. These include Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk. Your accommodation here will be at Byoona Amagara.
Day 4: LAKE BUNYONYI – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, head to Lake Mburo National Park. This is another beautiful park that is home to some rare antelopes in Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park is a haven for impalas. You may also see zebra, warthog, buffalo, klipspringer, eland, oribi and waterbuck.
Better yet you can do the game drive on ATV quad bikes; they are much fun. You will have your sleep and dine at Eagles Nest.
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is located in southern Uganda along Mbarara – Lyantonde highway. This Uganda National Park lies in an area covered by extensive acacia woodland. Here there are different fauna than other reserves.
This is the ideal park for any visitor to closely encounter the gigantic eland antelope. There is also zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds on foot.
The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds. The fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus mammals such as the sitatunga antelope. We also have red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek.
What to do in the park
Some of the interesting activities visitors can engage in include game viewing drives. There are about 68 different species of mammals. Walking safaris can also be pre – arranged and are more recommended.
The park has an outstanding bird population. This can be encounter as one takes the game drive or the walking safari.
Taking the splendid boat trip on the lake is a much sought-after activity. This is to see the more bird life within Lake Mburo national park. They include: Open water birds, Lake shore and papyrus swamp birds. Here there are also Seasonal swamp birds, Woodland birds, and grassland birds.
Day 5: LAKE MBURO – KAMPALA
After your cheap gorilla safari Uganda tour breakfast go for a boat ride. Here you will admire several other lakes like Kazuma, Lake Bwa besides Lake Mburo.
Gaze at the huge hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes as they drink water. There are attractive birds to check out. They include the likes of Abyssinian ground hornbill and the crested crane. After the boat trip, it will be time to drive back to Kampala.
You will stopover in Mbarara for lunch. Proceed to Kampala where you will be dropped off at your budget Kampala hotel.
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5 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour Cost
5 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour Cost Includes:
- Meal plan on full board while on safari
- All Transportation and airport transfers
- All park entry fees
- Services of an experienced English-speaking driver guide
- 1 X Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
- Nature walk
- All government tax
- Lots of African Sunshine
5 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour Prices does not include:
- Deviation from the program
- Items of personal use
- Tips, Porterage and personal expenses
- Drinks, beverages
What to Pack for your 5 Day Cheap Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari
- Light and heavy neutral color clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Light rain coat
- Insect repellant
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses