5-day Budget Friendly Safari to the Pearl of Africa Including Gorilla Trekking.

5 Days | 4 Nights

Safari Overview

Join us on a thrilling 5-day wildlife adventure in Uganda, where you’ll be immersed in the captivating world of gorilla trekking. This extraordinary journey will take you deep into the heart of Uganda’s lush rainforests, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to encounter and observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. With expert guides leading the way, you’ll embark on exhilarating treks through dense foliage, discovering the intricate ecosystems that sustain these magnificent creatures. Prepare to be awe-struck as you witness their playful interactions, marvel at their immense strength, and connect with these gentle giants intimately. Alongside gorilla encounters, you’ll also have the chance to spot an array of other wildlife species, including chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and a diverse array of birdlife. This unforgettable wildlife expedition promises to leave you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for Uganda’s remarkable biodiversity.

 

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Transfer from Entebbe Airport/Hotel to Queen Elizabeth NP upon early arrival in Entebbe. Drive time Approx:7-8 hrs.

We anticipate your flight to arrive in Entebbe early in the morning, ensuring a smooth start to your safari adventure. Upon landing at Entebbe International Airport, your dedicated driver-guide will warmly welcome you and commence the journey towards the magnificent Queen Elizabeth National Park, a renowned destination cherished by countless travelers. This exceptional park encompasses a rich tapestry of ecosystems, providing a haven for an astonishing array of wildlife. Prepare to be captivated by the presence of ten primate species, including the enchanting chimpanzees, over 600 captivating bird species, and an impressive collection of majestic creatures that form the classic big game. During our scenic drive, we will pause to savor a delightful lunch before continuing our venture into the stunning Queen Elizabeth NP. As the late afternoon transitions into the evening, we will arrive at our accommodations, allowing you to seamlessly check-in and embrace a moment of relaxation,

Lodge/Hotel: IRUNGU SAFARI LODGE  Budget Level:
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Begin your day with a thrilling expedition through Kyambura Gorge, tracking chimpanzees in the morning. Then, in the afternoon, enjoy an exhilarating game drive that extends into the evening.

Begin your day with an early rise, savor a delightful breakfast, and embark on an exhilarating adventure through the Kyambura Gorge. This awe-inspiring location is teeming with diverse wildlife, featuring habituated Chimpanzees, playful baboons, curious monkeys, and an array of captivating bird species. Today’s highlight is an immersive chimpanzee tracking experience, allowing you to witness these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat. After an eventful morning, retreat to your accommodation for some well-deserved rest and a scrumptious lunch. Following your rejuvenating break, set out on an afternoon game-viewing excursion, eagerly scanning the landscapes for magnificent Cape buffalos, majestic herds of elephants, and the elusive presence of lions and leopards, which require a keen eye to spot. Alternatively, for an additional fee, embark on a captivating 2-hour boat trip along the breathtaking Kazinga Channel, connecting the serene Lakes George and Edward. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sight of colossal hippos, graceful elephants, and stealthy crocodiles, while the water’s edge reveals a vibrant tapestry of avian species. Conclude your day by returning to your accommodation, where you can unwind, relish a delectable dinner, and embrace the comfort of an overnight stay.

 

Lodge/Hotel: IRUNGU SAFARI LODGE  Budget Level:
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Depart Queen Elizabeth National Park and proceed towards Bwindi, enjoying game viewing along the way at Ishasha sector.

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, embark on a journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, passing through the remarkable Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This particular area is renowned for its unique population of tree-climbing lions, adding an exciting element to your adventure. Although there is a 70% chance of spotting these magnificent creatures, sometimes they can be elusive, especially when they are hidden in the grasslands while hunting for prey. Nonetheless, if luck is on your side, witnessing the tree-climbing lions in action will undoubtedly be a breathtaking sight!

Upon reaching Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, take a more relaxed approach upon arrival. Check in to your accommodation and take some time to unwind and prepare yourself for the highly anticipated Bwindi gorilla trekking experience, which awaits you the following day.

 

Lodge/Hotel: BROADBILL FOREST CAMP Budget Level:
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Embark on an exhilarating adventure of Gorilla Trekking amidst the breathtaking beauty of Bwindi, followed by a serene retreat to the tranquil haven of Bunyonyi for blissful relaxation. Drive Time : Approx: 3-4 hrs.

Enjoy a delightful breakfast before heading towards the rangers’ post, where you will receive valuable guidance from an experienced ranger guide regarding essential trekking etiquette. Embark on a thrilling adventure as you enter the enchanting Bwindi Forest, known for its awe-inspiring beauty. The dense forest boasts a captivating landscape with steep slopes, while its intricate network of animal trails provides access for adventurous tourists. The duration of the trek and the terrain encountered may vary depending on the gorillas’ movements. Once you encounter a gorilla group, you will have the privilege of spending an unforgettable hour observing these magnificent and endangered creatures. The experience of being in their presence is both humbling and awe-inspiring. Afterward, return to your accommodation, complete the check-out process, and embark on a scenic transfer to the breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi. Nestled amidst verdant, terraced hills reaching heights of 2,200 to 2,478 meters, this picturesque lake is adorned with 29 islands of diverse shapes and sizes. Each island adds a touch of magic to the already mesmerizing surroundings, offering a sight so captivating that it could captivate your admiration all day long.

 

Lodge/Hotel: LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT   Budget Level:
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Embark on a journey from the captivating Bunyonyi and make your way back to the esteemed Entebbe Airport, where you shall bid farewell to this enchanting land and commence your voyage homeward.  Drive Time: Approx:  8-9 hrs.

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast while viewing the breathtaking scenery of the charming Bunyonyi islands directly in front of you. Afterward, you will begin your journey back to Entebbe, with an estimated arrival time in the late afternoon or evening, just in time for your departure flight. We look forward to welcoming you again or any recommended guests on your future visits, and thank you for selecting Private Trip Uganda as your preferred choice!

 

Lodge/Hotel: Excluded (Only provided on Demand).
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 2,838 USD 1,999 USD 1,822 USD 1,651 USD 1,608 USD 1,546

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