16 Days Budget Uganda Wildness

Book Now For visitors that are looking for extreme adventure in Uganda, then you look no further from this well prepared customized itinerary that give you an opportunity to have two Gorilla treks, two chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale, Wildlife game photography and viewing in Uganda’s most spectacular parks including Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha section al […]

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For visitors that are looking for extreme adventure in Uganda, then you look no further from this well prepared customized itinerary that give you an opportunity to have two Gorilla treks, two chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale, Wildlife game photography and viewing in Uganda’s most spectacular parks including Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha section al the way through to Murchison falls for the rare encounter with the African Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

 

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport-Kampala

 

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Forest Cottages (Budget end) for an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Dinner

 

Day 2: Kampala -Bwindi

 

Our guide/driver picks you at 7:30 am from your hotel or place of residence in Entebbe or Kampala. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps.  Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on
earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma community Bandas Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Second Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, you will go for the second gorilla track but in another group returning in the afternoon. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma community Bandas Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Bwindi –Queen Elizabeth Ishasha


Begin your day with a cup of African coffee, ready for the drive to Queen Elizabeth North of Bwindi via Ishasha sector. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on a mid morning game drive in search of tree climbing lions. After lunch is dedicated for relaxation and the evening will be spent on a sunset game drive for more wildlife and photography. Overnight and dinner at @The River Ishasha Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Ishasha-Mweya Side

 

Early morning guided bush walk for a closer interaction with nature. The mid-morning will be spent on a game drive for the tree climbing lions. Later drive to Mweya Side of Queen Elizabeth the journey takes about 3 hours but driving through interesting features. Dinner and overnight stay at Bush Lodge camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 7: Queen Elizabeth

 

Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Bush Lodge camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth

 

With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge with birding through the gorge as you will be watching a number of beautiful birds. After primate walk, drive back to Mweya Safari Lodge. Evening relaxation, . Dinner and overnight stay at Bush Lodge camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth-Kibale

 

Drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy using Kasese-Fort Portal road. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal for lunch. The afternoon is spent on a guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Dinner and overnight at Kibale forest camp Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 10: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale

 

In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Kibale forest camp Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Second Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale

Again after breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Kibale forest camp Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 12: Kibale-Murchison Falls

Begin the panoramic drive north through Hoima verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 13: Murchison Falls

After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile.  This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Murchison Falls

After your morning breakfast ready for a boat trip to the Nile Delta that takes you between 4-5hrs, this one of the most interesting experiences in Murchison falls National Park through the extensive papyrus delta through which the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. Here again there are plenty of animals and birds to see with an excellent chance of seeing the rare Shoebill. The afternoon is spent relaxing at your Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Murchison Falls-Kampala

Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Drive back to Kampala with a visit to Ziwa Sanctuary for a canoe ride on a swamp in search for the rare Shoebill bird, picnic lunch and later return to Kampala Forest Cottages for your overnight stay. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Kampala-Entebbe Out

Today is dedicated for airport transfer depending on your flight details and timing. Meal plan B End of service

The above safari package includes:-

Airport transfers
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle 1 vehicle up to 5 and more than 5 pax will use 2 safari vehicles
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Boat trips
Two Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Park fees
Two Chimpanzee permits for Kibale and One Kyambura Chimpanzee permit
Community visits
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
Enroute lunches
Bush walk Ishasha
canoe ride for Shoebill bird
Ferry crossing fees
Hike to the Top of the falls
A boat ride along the Nile Delta
Game drives


However,
the package excludes:  expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.



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