5 Day budget gorilla trekking safari + Game viewing tour

USD $1,175pp

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

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Safari Overview

This Gorillas and Game Safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which 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

You’ll go to Uganda 

This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)

You’ll visit Lake Bunyonyi, 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

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator for photograph and lunch in Mbarara town. You will then drive past banana plantations, Farms and beautiful hills of Kigezi for your overnight at Broad Bill Forest Camp orCrater bay Cottages in Kabale town.

DAY 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park headquarters for briefing and joining others for gorilla trekking. You will start your trek which can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas on that particular day. Once you have found them, you will be around one hour of observation and photography before returning back to the park headquarters for certificate and overnight at Broad Bill Forest Camp or Crater Bay Cottages at Lake Bunyonyi.

DAY 03: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park located in western Uganda arriving in time for Lunch at Bufallo Safari resort. This will be followed by a short relaxation and an evening game drive in the savannah plains of Kasenyi where wild animals like buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and big cuts such as lions and leopards can be spotted depending on your luck. Return to your lodge for overnight.

  • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Bufalo Safari Resort
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 04: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

This morning you will head to back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have missed the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like: hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and many other wildlife which flock the channel for drinking water.

  • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Bufalo Safari Resort
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out.

  • Main Destination: Entebbe
  • Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Drinks: Mineral Water

End of Tour

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

COST PER PERSON SHARING

Persons Date Price per person
 1 Person Any date  USD2020.00
2 Persons Any date USD1175.00
3 Persons Any date USD1120
4 Persons Any date USD990
5 Persons Any date USD925
6 Persons Any date USD875

Single room Supplement is USD 95.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • 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

  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek or USD450.00 in April, May and November
  • 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