7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour
Budget gorilla tour Uganda safari is a budget Uganda gorilla safari. This budget gorilla tour Uganda safari gives you gorilla and chimp trekking. You will also enjoy game watching on the budget gorilla tour Uganda safari. Your 7 days budget gorilla tour Uganda safari goes to Bwindi, QENP and Kibale Forest.
Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda Safari
The highlights of this budget gorilla tour Uganda safari is trekking primates. Just imagine an encounter with mountain gorilla and the chimp. Find the budget gorilla tour Uganda safari itinerary below:
Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: KAMPALA – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
Start your budget gorilla tour Uganda safari with a meet and greet. This will be done by our Uganda safari rep. Depart after a briefing on the 7 day budget gorilla tour Uganda safari.
You will drive to the south western side of the country. This will be through a verdant country side. You will be fascinated by the traditional drum makers. You will have a photo shoot at the Equator and the Ankole long horned cattle near Mbarara.
After a lunch stop in Mbarara, proceed further south west. This is through the fascinating scenery of Kabale with rolling hills adorned with terraces. You will reach Bwindi impenetrable forest in the evening and check in at Buhoma community bandas.
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is Uganda’s star attraction with the most endangered gorilla species, the mountain gorillas, which habitat Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic Congo. Other primates of the forest are the intelligent chimpanzees, which are our closest relatives.
It covers 331 km2, with mist covered hillsides, and poignant wildlife encounter in the whole of Africa. This impenetrable forest is the oldest, and the most biologically diverse rainforest, with over 400 species of plants.
It lies on the edge of the rift valley in south-western Uganda and protects at least 120 species of mammals, 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, among other endangered species.
Day 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
You will report to the park headquarters with a picnic lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. Enter the forest and enjoy its beauty and freshness. This is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Proceed through the dense vegetation to trek for the endangered primates.
This depends on where they built their nest the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is one hour. Observe the gentle giants as they feed, groom the young, make love and play.
If time allows, after tracking, you may take a community visit. This is to experience the life style of the local communities. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma community bandas.
Day 3: BWINDI– QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Your budget gorilla tour Uganda safari drive through the country side. You will pass through traditional homesteads and farms. Continue on to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the southern part of the park. This is the Ishasha sector popular for the tree climbing lions resting in the fig trees.
You may as well be rewarded by the sight of cobs, water bucks and other antelopes. Have lunch and continue to the upper part of the park with an evening game drive. You will arrive in time for dinner and overnight Albertine Rift Camp.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
On the savannah plain below the Rwenzori Mountains is the Queen Elizabeth National Park. This Uganda national park offers excellent wildlife viewing with tree climbing lions on the Ishasha Plains. You will as well as elephant buffalo throughout the park and hippo line the Ishasha River.
Plains wildlife includes reedbuck, topi and bushbuck to name a few. Rich birdlife and varied game viewing is offered from a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is lovely afternoon activity. Nearby, you can track a fast moving and elusive troop of chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge.
Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Take a morning game drive to catch up with the early raisers. This includes leopard, lion, and spotted hyena among others. The park’s has a diverse ecosystem consisting of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers and swamps. As you go to Kasenyi area be on the lookout for buffalos, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, topis, kobs and waterbucks.
Also to expect is a stupendous bird life that includes the martial eagle, and the Woodland kingfisher. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation. After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds.
They include the African Fish eagle, the African Skimmer, pelican and the pre-historic looking shoe bill. Crocodiles and hippos are common residents and will be sighted along the channel banks. Return for dinner and budget gorilla tour Uganda safari overnight at Albertine Rift Camp.
Day 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH– KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
After your budget gorilla tour Uganda safari breakfast, it is time for a transfer. You will be headed to Kibale Forest National Park. This park is famed for its highest population of primates in Africa. It is also home to the Chimpanzee.
You will pass through Kasese as you enjoy the captivating sight of the Rwenzori glacial peaks. You will arrive in Kibale in time for lunch. Embark on a nature walk through Bigodi wetland for primate and bird watching after lunch. Your dinner and overnight stay at Rwenzori view guest house.
About Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale is an extensive National Park, protecting a large block of rainforest that offers some excellent forest for bird watching. It harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.
Superb birds and primates combined with easy access, a good infrastructure and a variety of interesting activities make this forest a worthwhile Uganda safaris destination.
Many of the facilities are community based, thus providing the local community with the necessary revenue to keep their interest focused on the long-term protection of the area.
Kibale has a well-established Chimpanzee-tracking program with a high success rate. Other primates that may be found on these guided walks include Guereza Colobus, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L-Hoest-s Gentle ( Blue) and Red-tailed Monkeys is more likely to be found in open areas adjacent to the forest.
You may find evidence of Elephant, Bush Pig and Bufallo along the trails, whilst Bushbuck, Blue, Harveys and Peters Duickers are other shy inhabitants of the forest interior.
Day 6: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
After an early morning breakfast on budget gorilla tour Uganda safari report to the park HQ. This will be with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park guide. Proceed to track man’s closest relative of all the apes in this vast forest.
You are likely to encounter other primates like olive baboons and bonobos. There are also red colobus, black and white colobus, red and blue monkeys among others. If time allows, you may take an optional evening visit to the crater lakes of Ndali. Retire for an overnight at Rwenzori view guest house for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK-KAMPALA
You will check out at the lodge after breakfast and drive back to Kampala through Mubende. You may take an optional visit to Nakayima Tree. This is believed to be the house for a goddess Nakayima and her spirits. Some locals go to seek their favor.
Proceed with an en route lunch in Mityana or Kampala depending on where time for lunch will find you. Upon arrival in Kampala, you will end your budget gorilla tour Uganda safari with a drop off at the hotel.
End of 7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda
7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda Cost
7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda 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
- 1 X Uganda Chimpanzee permit
- Nature walk
- All government tax
- Lots of African Sunshine
7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda Prices does not include:
- Deviation from the program
- Items of personal use
- Tips, Porterage and personal expenses
- Drinks, beverages
What to Pack for your 7 Day Budget Gorilla Tour Uganda
- Light and heavy neutral color clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Light rain coat
- Insect repellant
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses