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8-Day Budget Safari Uganda

Experience in only 8 days' time much of the best that Uganda has to offer! Queen Elizabeth National Park features grassland savannah teeming with wildlife and Bwindi Forest is full of interesting endemic flora and fauna. All of this is on top of all main highlights like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and the boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture, animals & fun! The tour will be guided by a Ugandan professional tour guide/driver.

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8 days


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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • All fuel for the tour
    • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (US$ 150);
    • 1 gorilla permit per person (US$700).
    • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
    What's excluded :
    • International air fares
    • Entry visa Uganda
    • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
    • A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack)
    • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
    • Government tax or park fees increase
    • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
    • - All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

    Pass By: Entebbe, Uganda
    You will be picked up from Entebbe airport by our representative to your accommodation for tonight. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to do some optional activities in Entebbe; for example, a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Please note that all activities today are at your own cost.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: No premium drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Papyrus Guest house

    Day 2: Kibale Forest Via Fort Portal

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    In the early morning you will be picked up from your accommodation by your driver/guide. You will begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda.
    After about five hours driving, you stop for lunch in the cosy town Fort Portal. You have time to walk around town and/or visit the local market or hike to the top of the world. Check-in at your lodge and have a relaxed
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No premium drinks
    Accommodation included: Night at Kibale Forest Camp

    Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking &Bigodi Swamp Walk

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    Today you will experience some serious monkey business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
    In the early morning you will go with an experienced ranger for chimp tracking; you might also see other monkey species that live here. Once you locate the chimpanzees you will have a full hour of eye-to-eye contact with them. Since they are wild animals, we can never guarantee you to see them and might have to settle with hearing their hoots and hollers.
    Your swamp-walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Night at Kibale Forest Camp

    Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
    In the morning, you can relax at your lodge, make a crater lake hike or visit a nearby tea plantation, where you will be able to assist the tea pickers and learn about how leaves are selected for the highest quality (All activities of this morning are at your own cost). You will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including Gazelle, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck. You will stay at a nice accommodation overlooking the Kazinga Channel where you will go for lazy camping.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Night at Bush Lodge

    Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Safari

    Pass By: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    Today you wake up early and you will go for your first game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP. Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.
    In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Night at Bush Lodge

    Day 6: Game drive Ishasha sector - Transfer to Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
    After breakfast you will continue your journey to Buhoma sector; also called the Impenetrable forest. We do a game drive In the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park looking for tree climbing lions before proceeding to check in at our lodge overlooking the impenetrable forest for relaxations.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

    Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest - Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    Today is the epic day for gorilla trekking, meet Uganda's gentle giant! For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family
    Groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (Bunyonyi literally means many birds), the second deepest lake sounded by different Islands overlooking the Virunga mountains

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Bunyonyi Eco Resort

    Day 8: Back to Kampala/Entebbe

    Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
    After your morning activity, your driver/ guide will drive back toKampala or Entebbe (Airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping.Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If youwish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flightis at 10 pm or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private residences within the defined radiusAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Safari Retreats Uganda

Activity ID: V-256596P3

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