13 Days Uganda Budget Gorilla trekking Tour

Safari/Tour Overview

Our 13 day Uganda budget safari option is so unique, developed for visitors who wish to spend less on accommodation. Staying at budget rooms.

Day by Day Itenarary details

Day 1: Kampala- Jinja
Today, begin your drive to the East heading to jinja the great adventure capital Jinja. A visit to Sezibwa falls enroute is very attractive. Thereafter visit Mabira Forest the largest in East Africa for a guide nature walk to see lots of primates and many beautiful birds. Continue to Jinja, with a visit and a boat ride to the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at Surjior’s Guest house Jinja Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 2: Jinja-Mbale
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee ready to explore Jinja and sightseeing. You will visit the Itanda falls where rafting begins, thereafter your lunch drive to Mbale at your convenience through great scenery and large farm plantations. Overnight and dinner at Lacam Lodge. Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 3: Sipi hike –Kampala
Today is dedicated for the magnificent Sip hike; the walk to Sipi is so excellent, return to your lodge for lunch and thereafter return to Kampala for your overnight at Hotel triangle for your overnight at dinner Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 4: Kampala- Murchison Falls
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile's beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile. “The Murchison Falls ". Overnight and dinner at Red Chili Camp (Budget facility) Meal Plan L-D

Day 5: Murchison Falls
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron". En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your - quite heavy - hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Overnight and dinner at Red Chili Camp (Budget facility) Meal Plan B-L-D

Day 6: Murchison Falls-Kibale
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meals and overnight at Chimp Nest (Budget facility) A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon". Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: 2012: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking -Queen Elizabeth National
Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth NP
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. . Dinner and overnight stay at Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: : Queen Elizabeth NP-Bwindi
With previous day's memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge) High end facility) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Bwindi Gorilla tracking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it's one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas - believed to number just 720. There's also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Bwindi –Mgahinga National Park
Drive to Mgahinga via Kisoro regions, ready for the next day’s Volcano climbing. Overnight and dinner at Kisoro traveler’s rest Hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Mgahinga-Bunyonyi Island
After an early breakfast, Climb Volcano topped by swamps-filled crater and giant lobelia. Lucky climbers may spot golden monkeys on their way through the bamboo forest. After the climb transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. The afternoon is spent for relaxation and sightseeing around the Lake. Overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Bunyonyi Island –Kampala/Entebbe
After early breakfast, Begin the day with a boat ride a long Lake Bunyonyi before driving back to Kampala with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch enroute before you drive to back to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up your evening flight back home. Meal Plan B-L End of Service

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safari Inclusions

  • Enroute lunches
  • Services of English speaking Driver/guide
  • Community visits
  • Game drives
  • Boat trips Murchison and Queen Elizabeth
  • Kyambura Walk
  • Kibale Chimpanzee Permits
  • Kibale Chimpanzee Permits
  • Park fees
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Boat trip in Bunyonyi
  • Volcano hike in Mgahinga
  • Sipi falls hike
  • Boat ride to the source of the Nile
  • A guided walk in Mabira forest
  • Sezibwa falls visit
  • Igongo cultural village visit
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle

safari Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips

13 Days

13 days & 12 nights

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