Budget Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda, 5 days
5 Days Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Tracking plus Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari as well as
This is among the finest chances you to see the different wildlife Uganda offers including the mountain gorillas, huge elephants, tree climbing lions, hippos, profusion of birds, leopards, boat ride safari on the Kazinga Channel, Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge and game drives. This is one of the most popular safaris we offer, the 5 day Better Budget Safari where you will see, Gorillas, Chimpanzees and wildlife at an affordable price.
The Trip starts early as you drive to the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to visit the impressive Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. This journey is lengthy, however interesting, particularly if you haven’t visited Uganda or Africa before. Enjoy the great diversity of scenic landscapes, the heavenly African Villages, the tiny farms covering the countryside as you journey on this 5 day safari.
You will have a lunch break along the journey that will include two sodas or a beer, in the vehicle you will be provided with bottled drinking water.
Arrive at Buhoma Community Rest Camp in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest late in the afternoon – after a 9 hour drive accommodation in all-in-one tents with full board near the park entrance and actually gorillas often visit this area. The Location of accommodation varies according to which gorilla permit we acquired for you. There are nine groups and you will track the larger groups. in addition the park has 4 entrances each if which has its own accommodation from where you can base for your gorilla tracking since the activity starts very early in the morning.
The Buhoma Community Rest Camp is a community initiative so the proceeds got from this camp support the local community – therefore your stay here will return a good deed to this local community. The tents are nicely furnished and the African circular Bandas have thatched roofs. Their self contained rooms having an inside bath are standard but very clean and comfortable.
Some lucky clients actually are fortunate to see a gorilla family visit the lodge while they are here and that can certainly be very delightful and an unforgettable experience. Such clients are certainly overjoyed and in fact get an opportunity to see the gorillas twice on their holiday.
Dine at Buhoma Community Rest Camp however Drinks like wine, sodas and beer are offered at your personal expense.
After Breakfast set off with a packed lunch and enough drinking water for the gorilla tracking lifetime experience. Usually it takes around 5 hours and it is somewhat strenuous. some of the items you will need on this trek include: long trousers preferably jeans, long sleeved shirts, hiking boots, a daypack, a light rain jacket, a liter of bottled drinking water, a hat preferably with a wide brim.
Assistance from a porter may be employed and that way you will help a Ugandan family also you can buy a walking stick which is very helpful for many and once again you would have support a family of Ugandan, indeed gorilla tourism brings about a difference in the day-to-day lives of the people staying close to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The specific Trek may take Five hours or even more as a whole, which includes an hour you will spend with the Gorilla family. Principles of conduct have been put in place when tracking gorillas and these must be followed for the safety of these Mountain Gorillas and for you as well.
At the end of the tracking options in terms of activities to do including relaxing, a Village Walk, a Mountain Bike Ride or visit the Batwa however some of this optional activities go for an extra price
Dine at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
after Breakfast leave for Queen Elizabeth Park driving for about 90 minutes before arriving in the Ishasha region which is home to the renowned Tree Climbing Lions. It is actually the finest place across Africa to see these tree climbing lions as you go for a game drive guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger. Your Safari Vehicle which possesses a pop-up roof offers better wildlife viewing. Other than the Tree Climbing Lions, you may come across leopards, several elephants, Topi Antelopes, Uganda Kob and buffaloes.
Ishasha is among the unfrequented parts of Queen Elizabeth Park, however, you will be delighted that you came and certainly will be astonished by what you will see on your game drive within the Ishasha area.
Have Lunch at the Savannah Resort with 2 sodas or a beer
You will go on to the Mweya area in Queen Elizabeth Park and later checking into the Bush Safari Lodge a permanent Tented Camp whose tents are self-contained having bath. However prior to we checking into your lodging you will go for a thrilling 27 km explosion crater drive. This is very spectacular scenic drive takes you through Queen Elizabeth Park’s highest point. you will observe Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon plus the Explosion craters, a number of them filled with some water, some containing salt, and other covered by forest or savannah grass. It is very breathtaking that National Geographic incorporated a picture of these explosion craters not too long ago. Additionally you will be able to see the Western Rift escarpment.
Go on to Bush Tented Camp a permanent camp situated on the Kazinga Channel, different wildlife goes through this camp. There is a wonderful deck, its tents are furnished and each and every tent has a exclusive private Bush Shower place at the rear of the tent. Loosen up and become settled in.
Dinner although the drinks not incorporated.
After Breakfast drive to Kyambura Gorge to begin Chimpanzee Tracking. This Kyambura Gorge is section of the Western Rift and as you move closer to it you will discover this massive slash in the savannah which actually is the Kyambura Gorge, a section of the Western Rift.
BBC refers to this gorge as “The lost Valley”, while many others refer to it as the “Valley of the Apes” in regards to the chimpanzees which live there.
Although they have occasionally moved up to the savanna, they always return back to the Kyambura Gorge valley.
After a briefing you will set out in the company of trackers and track these closest cousins to human; the chimpanzees. Similar to gorillas they are as well habituated meaning that they are accustomed to people and don’t run away when humans make an appearance in their area. Once again, just like Gorilla Tracking, this chimpanzee tracking is a very remarkable experience. Spending an hour with these chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge is another mind-blowing experience on this 5 days Safari in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.
Following lunch have a game boat safari on the Kazinga Channel sailing down the banks of this channel in the direction of Lake Edward and there you will notice the biggest number of hippos in the whole of Africa, a huge selection of birds and in fact a bird watcher will observe more than 40 bird species on this 2 hour sluggish boat safari. You will also observe several elephants and buffaloes coming to water, and their numbers are even more particularly in the dry season, also in the late afternoon you will see an occasional predator visiting the water before heading for its night’s hunt.
This boat ride is slow moving so you get the finest chances for taking photos – the boat ride is among the highlights of any trip to Queen Elizabeth National which is a paradise of amazing natural wonders.
After Breakfast leave for your final game drive on this 5 day Better Budget, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Wildlife Safari in Uganda. Each game drive unfolds new wonders of nature with new surprises to enjoy. Again you will be escorted by Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger together with our expert driver guide and certainly there won’t be much that you’ll miss on this game drive. A final look at antelopes, lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and warthogs, plus various savannah birds as you go over the vast savannah studied with candelabras euphoria trees in which you may even see the tree climbing lions resting.
Have Lunch (which will be your final meal here) at the Bush Safari lodge as you enjoy the view of the Kazinga Channel
We return to Kampala or to Entebbe making a stopover at the Equator to take photos before finally continue to Kampala or to Entebbe where you will reach in the early evening.
Contained in the Safari is: Accommodation and all Meals, English Speaking Driver, 4WD Safari Vehicle, Bottled Drinking Water during the Drives, Fuel, Park Entrance fees as well as entrance fees to a cultural site, Permits where appropriate, Guide for Game Drives plus Tracking.
The Safari price does not include: Air Travel into and out of Uganda, Visa Costs, Drinks other than those included in accommodation meal price, Laundry as well as Tips. Activities states as optional aren’t contained in the price however can be included upon request.
5 days on a better budget Birding, Gorilla, Wildlife, Chimpanzee, and Spectacular Wonders Safari in Uganda – in case you read the itinerary above, you will see that there is so much to do and even see. You get the finest of Uganda in 5 days, the gorillas, the tree climbing lions, the chimpanzees, the birds plus other wildlife. Enjoy Uganda the Pearl of Africa.