6 Days Budget African Safari with Gorilla Trekking

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6 Days Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi National Park Safari

6 Days Uganda Budget Safari with Gorilla Trekking

This 6 Days Uganda Budget Safari with Gorilla Trekking starts with arrival at Entebbe and transfer to Lake Mburo NP. Walking safari and continue to Queen Elizabeth NP. Expect game drive/safari, chimp tracking, Boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Connect to Bwindi via Ishasha sector – famously known for it’s tree-climbing lions. Then enjoy the gorilla experience and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. On 6th Day, return to Entebbe to catch flight out or be dropped off at a hotel of your booking.

Day 1: Start from Entebbe Airport or be picked from a Hotel and transfer to Lake Mburo NP

6 Days Uganda Budget Safari with Gorilla Trekking

The pick-up will be from either; the Hotel or from the Entebbe Airport upon arrival. The assigned Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide from Nextgen Safaris will pick/receive you and hit the road to Lake Mburo National Park. Mburo is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Entebbe/Kampala to the parks of western Uganda.

It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah National Parks but home to 350 bird species as well as animals such as: Giraffes, Zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, hippo, and the elusive leopard among others. On arrival, we shall check in and if we still have some time available, we can proceed for a late afternoon-to-evening game drive. Otherwise, we shall check in and have the evening at leisure – relaxing.

Accommodation: Hyena Hill Lodge

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2: Morning walking safari and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

6 Days Uganda Budget Safari with Gorilla Trekking

We shall enjoy an early morning breakfast and then move out for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. On this morning guided walk, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others. You may take the Trail to the top of the hills to see Lake Mburo and beyond.

Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. We expect to reach the accommodation in Queen in time for lunch, short rest and then proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, we have opportunity to encounter; herds of buffalos or elephants, lion pride, elusive leopard, warthogs, a number of antelopes among others. Thereafter, we shall return to the accommodation and you will take rest.

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Transfer Time: 3 hours.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge and an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel

3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimpanzee Trekking

We shall have breakfast and proceed for the Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. The gorge is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys and also bird species. Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees here. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward.

During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. After the boat trip, you can proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Day 4: Sunrise game drive in Kasenyi plains and after head to Ishasha sector and connect to Bwindi

6 Days Uganda Budget Safari with Gorilla Trekking

Be up early and proceed for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the lodge and check out then head to Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey).

Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable. From Ishasha, we shall continue to the accommodation at the edge of Bwindi National Park (Ruhija sector) – arriving in the evening (around 5 or 6pm). #Optional (extra cost USD 120$): You may consider experiential lion tracking that will see you join a member of the predator research team who will eventually lead you to this expedition.

Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp

Transfer Time: 6 hours.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates.

Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The time with these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Thereafter, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical.

Accommodation: Itambira Island

Transfer Time: Approx. 2-3 hours.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 6: Relaxed breakfast, return to Entebbe and fly out (1800hrs or later)

3 Days Last Minute Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

You will have a relaxed breakfast with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you. Thereafter, you will hit the road for the return to Entebbe (arriving in the late afternoon/evening) for your flight out (18:00hrs or later). Expect a stop at the Equator for lunch and also you can take some memorable photos.

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