7 Days Budget Primates & Wildlife Safaris in Uganda
If you are interested in a blend of Gorilla species, Wildlife and Primates encounter, there is no package suitable than this 7 Days Budget Primates and Wildlife Safaris. It takes you to some of Uganda’s top Parks in the Western part of Uganda. It starts in Entebbe and ends in Entebbe, from Kampala you will drive to Kibale National Park for Chimp tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and then end with the mind-blowing Gorilla Trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport – Pick Up
You will be picked by our Safari guide at the airport, share greetings and later transfer up to your hotel of residence in Entebbe or Kampala. Check-in for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay. Hotels recommended in Entebbe include Protea Hotel, Lake Victoria Hotel, 2 Friends Hotel, then in Kampala, you can stay in Kampala Serena Hotel, Namirembe Guest House, and more.
Day 2: Kampala – Transfer to Kibale.
Early in the morning after breakfast and all preparations, check out to meet the guide, embark the Safari Car and the amazing journey to Kibale Forest National Park starts via Kampala – Mityana – Mubende – Fort portal highway. You will arrive in the late afternoon, check-in for relaxation. Later in the evening, you can do the Bigodi walk.
Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse.
Midrange: Chimps’ Nest/ Mountains of the Moon/Kibale Forest Camp.
Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge/ Primates Lodge.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking - Transfer to Queen
After your breakfast in the morning, transfer and arrive at the Park headquarters in time for the short briefing. The briefing is conducted to highlight trackers about what it takes for Chimp tracking – Dos and Don’ts. You will do a morning chimp tracking session since after there is transfer to Queen.
Later you will start the trek into the jungle in search of these primates for up-close encounters. While in the Jungle, you are exposed to other Wildlife species such as birds, monkeys, baboons, insects, and more. After a great time with the chimps, you start the journey back to the starting point/ lodge. Have lunch and later check out for transfer up to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening, check-in at the lodge, and below are the options.
Budget: Bush Lodge/ Mweya Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp
Midrange: Simba Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge.
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge/ Ishasha Wilderness Camp.
Day 4: Morning Game Drive in Kasenyi – Afternoon Launch Trip Cruise.
Wake up early for the morning breakfast and after transfer to Kasenyi plains for a game drive to catch the early risers such as Leopards, Spotted hyenas, Lions, Buffaloes, Kobs, Elephants and more. You can visit the Kasenyi town for scenic views of the salt lakes. From Kasenyi town, you will drive straight to Mweya for lunch at Mweya canteen and be in for the afternoon launch trip cruise along the Kazinga channel.
This cruise offers breathtaking views of different Wild animals along the banks and aquatic life like crocodiles, hippopotamus, and more. Later return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Queen –Drive to Bwindi NP via the Ishasha sector route.
Have breakfast, sort out your entire luggage, and check out for the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the southern Ishasha sector route. What inspires most with this route are the stupendous sights of the famous tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. You can stop over to take photos of these lions resting up in the tree branches. After continuing to Bwindi – Buhoma sector side. Check-in at the lodge. Accommodation options include:
Budget: Bakiga Lodge/ Buhoma Community
Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/Silverback lodge
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Buhoma lodge
Day 6: Gorilla Trek in Bwindi
Everyone’s dream- have morning breakfast and after transfer with your guide to the Park headquarters for the briefing and group allocation. After the Journey to the Jungle commences following the permanently established trails in search of these apes.
You are allowed to spend only one hour with the Gorillas while seeing them playing, feeding, laughing, and more. You are free to take a lot of Photos and Videos but a Camera with flash is not allowed. It’s advised that you come with the packed food and drinking water. After one hour, you start the journey back to the starting point and later to your lodge. Later in the evening, you can visit the Batwa people for cultural encounters in their local communities.
Day 7: Bwindi – Transfer back to Kampala – Departure.
It’s obvious the night will be fantastic after your dream has come true. Therefore early in the morning, wake up, prepare all your belongings, check out and meet our driver for transfer back to Kampala. Lunch is provided en-route in Mbarara town. After continuing to Kampala and be at the airport in time for your return flight. End of services.
- Airport Pick & Drop
- Ground Transportation
- Gorilla permits
- English speaking local guide
- All accommodations
- Meal as indicated in the itinerary
- Park Entrance fees
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Launch Trip Cruise
- Game drives
- International flight
- Visa and personal insurance
- Luxury Drinks
- Tipping fees.
- Personal expenses.