5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

Cost of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

USD $1,535 pp

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room


Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


Safari Overview of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

This 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel.


Kazinga Channel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world, over 600 species of birds can be spotted an on a good day, this boat cruise can expose you to more wildlife than you can find on any given game drive.


It then takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will have a chance to trek one of the habituated mountain gorilla families and take back memories.

Tour Summary of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

  • You’ll go to Uganda & Rwanda
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali-Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Activities: gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day

Day 1: Pickup from Kigali  and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP for an evening game drive

On your first day of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari you will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park is western Uganda.


The journey will take you through Kabale with its rolling hills, Bunyaruguru popularly known for its crater lakes. Enjoy a stunning view of the rift valley as you enter Queen Elizabeth National Park.


You will arrive at you Lodge for a short relaxation before heading to Kasenyi Plains for an evening game drive.


On your game drive, you will have an opportunity to sport several animals including antelopes, buffaloes, Elephants, and if lucky big cats like lions and leopards.


Retire to your lodge for overnight.


Drive time: Approximately 5-6 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth NP - Game drive and Boat cruise

After a cup of coffee on your second of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari , begin the day with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that may lead you to see bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes, Lions, elephants and many more.


You will later return at the lodge for a late breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch. In the afternoon, you will enjoy an afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga Channel for a wide view of yawning hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, various bird species such as red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoe bill stock among others.


Return at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.


Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Day 3: Search for Tree climbing lions & transfer from Queen Elizabeth NP to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a heavy breakfast on your third day of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari, you will depart for Bwindi impenetrable national park- a home to half of the  endangered Mountain gorillas in the world.


It is a scenic drive with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector that offers an opportunity of viewing the tree climbing lions at a closer range and later continue to Bwindi with lunch en route.


Arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.


Travel time: 4 hrs

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bwindi Backpackers Lodge (room)

Day 4: Bwindi National Park - Gorilla trekking and Community walk

Following the morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest.


You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours.


If you have time and still feel strong just head for an optional brief community walk to the local Batwa community.


Check out the curio shops, children’s school and also get a chance to explore more about their unique culture and many more.


Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.


Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bwindi Backpackers Lodge (room)

Day 5: Transfer from Bwindi to Kigali

After breakfast on your last day of 5 Day budget gorilla trekking & wildlife safari,transfer to Kigali, have a city tour, visit the market and later be transferred to the Airport for your flight out of Rwanda.


Travel time: 4.5 hrs

Meal plan: Breakfast

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Gorilla permit at USD 600.00 per person per trek
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD100 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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