5 days BUDGET camping gorilla trekking tour and chimpanzee trekking safari to Uganda

5 days budget camping gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi National Park

USD $1438 pp

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

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


5 day budget camping gorilla trekking safari overview

Imagine combining gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that has half of the endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world with chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park which has been declared the best place to view habituated wild chimpanzees? This all inclusive tour will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala but return Airport transfers are included.

5 day budget camping gorilla trekking safari summary

  • You’ll go to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kibale Forest National Park
  • Activities: gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, search for tree climbing lions.
  • 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  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 your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
  • Accommodation: Camping at Bwindi Backpackers
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

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 your booked lodge.

  • Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
  • Accommodation: Camping at Bwindi Backpackers
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight at your booked lodge. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this savannah dominated National Park. You will have a chance to cross the equator for the second time and crossing several rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy a lunch break in Fort Portal town before checking in at Isunga Lodge.

  • Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Camping at Kibale Forest Camp
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park headquarters for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will be divided into small groups of six people headed by one guide who will then move with you into the forest to find one of the chimpanzee parties. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but breakup into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nest. You will be allowed one hour with the chimps before returning back for lunch and then a wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for primates and birds and 12 primates species have been recorded.

  • Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Camping at Kibale Forest Camp
  • Meals: All Meals Included
  • Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe for your post tour accommodation (not included) or to Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight.

  • 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 Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Gorilla permit at USD 600.00 per person per trek 
  • Chimpanzee permit at USD 150 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