Uganda Safaris

12 DAY UGANDA BUDGET SAFARI

From $1,625 per person:

Highlights:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Visit To Murchison Falls
  • Big Game Drives
  • Chances of seeing Big 5
  • Equator crossing for photos
  • Kampala/Jinja Adventures
  • Day to Day Itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe Airport

    On arrival at Entebbe Airport your driver/guide will pick and transfer you to your guest house for the night.

    Accommodation:Guinee Fowl (Midrange) Entebbe Backpackers Dorm (Budget)

    Day 2: Kampala Tour

    After a leisurely breakfast, head to Kampala city for a tour of Uganda’s capital city. Experience this vibrant metropolis and learn more about the city that is at the heart of Uganda’s rapid urbanisation and growth. Visit the iconic buildings and hills that make up this city of over 3 million residents. Highlights include the Gadhaffi Mosque, down town taxi park and hill top views. .

    Accommodation: Source of the Smile (Midrange) or Bush Pig Backpackers Dorm (Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3: Jinja

    Visit Jinja one of Uganda’s most beautiful towns. Head to the source of the Nile which is bordered by Lake Victoria, Jinja offers an authentic Uganda experience. See the historical streets, the craft markets and enjoy the local coffees and food on offer in this scenic town.

    You can choose from the optional activities: Biking, Rafting and Horseback riding, Source of the Nile Boat cruises, Cultural tours, Jinja tour and Mabira Forest Walk.

    Accommodation: Source of the Smile (Midrange) or Jinja Base Camp Dorm (Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park for evening game drive

    Set off at 06:45am for Murchison Falls. Break-off in Masindi for lunch before you proceed to Murchison Falls for an evening game drive. On the game drive expect to see giraffes, elephant and buffalo among other grazers. With a little luck lions and other big cats might be seen too.Return to the lodge for the night’s stay.

    Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Midrange) or Murchison Treehouse (Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast.

    Day 5: Game Drive & Boat Ride to the Bottom of Murchison Falls + Hike to top of falls

    Awaken early to the beautiful sounds of the wild and start the day with a game drive in the northern sector of Murchison Falls.

    Look out for night dwellers including the leopards, lions and hyenas, which, with a little luck, we will see before they retire to their dwelling places. After your lunch break, sail to the bottom of Murchison Falls as you enjoy the unique sights of aquatic wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds and the breathtaking views of the water falls. Disembark from the boat and start the hike through the wilderness as you head to the top of the falls where you will find your guide waiting to return you to the lodge.

    Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Midrange) or Murchison Treehouse (Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast.

    Day 6: Transfer to Fort Portal

    After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the 6 -7 hour drive to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. You will arrive in the late afternoon hours and settle in to the guesthouse for the night’s stay.

    Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest house(Midrange) or Travellers Inn(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast.

    Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking + Relaxation or optional Bigodi walk

    Arise at leisure and head into the Kibale forest with the ranger guide to track these fascinating primates. Once found, watch the chimpanzees at proximity and observe as they go about their business in their natural habitats. You will also see numerous other ape species including the collubus monkey baboons and red-tailed monkeys.

    Spend the afternoon hours relaxing by the lodge or have a walk in the swampy areas of Bigodi in search for the many bird species in this part of the park. .

    Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Midrange) or Travellers Inn(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Arise to a hearty breakfast, embark on an 8 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and if time permits, head for a game drive through the savannah grasslands of the park. .

    Accommodation: Park View(Midrange) or UWA lowercamp(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Ishasha

    After a leisurely breakfast embark on a journey through Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With a little luck we will see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park and thereafter embark on the final leg of the journey to Bwindi.

    Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge (Midrange) or Broadbill Forest Camp(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 10: Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    Arise early for breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00am for briefing. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth, with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families. Tracking can take between 2-6 hours. However, once found the experience of watching these incredible primates in their natural habitat is well worth every ounce of energy expended on the tiring forest trails.

    It is most advisable for trackers to be in good physical condition before embarking on the trails. Get in close proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe these pacific primates in their natural habitat. Watch the Gorillas eat, groom and play. After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Bunyonyi. Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge. .

    Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages(Midrange) or Crater bay cottages(Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi

    Spend the day unwinding in the idyllic Lake Bunyonyi, expect to take a hike around the hills and a canoe ride on the lake. Swimming will also be possible here as it is a bilharzia free lake. .

    Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages (Midrange) or Crater Bay Cottages (Budget)

    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 12: Drive to Entebbe Airport

    After your leisurely breakfast, drive back to Entebbe or Kampala. Enjoy road side activity as you return from your safari.

    Accommodation: : No accommodation planned

    Meals: Breakfast

    Option of upgrading to midrange is available: