Trip Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Budget Bwindi Gorillas & Chimps Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Game Drive & Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth
Day 5: Kyambura Gorge Chimp walk-Kibale Forest
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk
Day 7: Departure to Kampala/Entebbe
Detailed Itinerary of the 7 Days Uganda Budget Bwindi Gorillas & Chimps Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, meet the company driver who transfers you to Bwindi Forest National Park via Masaka-Mbarara high way. En-route briefly stop at the Uganda Equator to take photos and snacks. After reach at the Agip Motel for lunch then proceed to the park and on reaching here, check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Engagi Lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Forest
Morning breakfast then continue to the park head quarters for short briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas for a period pf 3-5 hours. After a while you shall meet them and stay in their presence taking photos to keep. After trekking the Gorillas, return to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Engagi Lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha southern sector. After a while you break off for lunch watching Mountain Rwenzori at a distance, birds and green terrain vegetation. On reaching the park, check-in lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bush Lodge.
Day 4: Game Drive & Boat Cruise at Kazinga channel
Early morning breakfast then proceed on Game Drive along the various tracks in the park watching wildlife wander around their natural vegetation habitat. After break off for lunch then proceed to the Kazinga Channel for Boat Cruise where you watch schools of hippo, crocodiles beneath the waters. After cruise, return to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Bush Lodge.
Day 5: Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Walk
Enjoy early morning breakfast then go to the Kyambura Gorge tracking point for short briefing on conduct around the Chimpanzees then later embark on walk to the Gorge watching the Chimpanzees and Birds. Later go to lodge for lunch then after proceed for Dinner and Overnight. Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trek
Early morning breakfast then proceed to the park headquarters for short briefing on conduct around the Chimpanzees then later in groups of 8 with park ranger enter the forest and trek the Chimpanzees for 2-4 hours. After a while you meet the Chimpanzees and stay in their presence taking photos to keep. After trekking Chimpanzees, return to lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 7: Depart to Kampala/Entebbe
Enjoy breakfast and depart to Kampala or the Entebbe International Airport to board your flight back home.
7 Days (Budget) Bwindi Gorillas Wildlife & Chimps Safari Includes
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Full time English speaking guide
- Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
7 Days (Budget) Bwindi Gorillas Wildlife & Chimps Safari Excludes
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
How Much Does A Gorilla Safari Cost
In Uganda, A 3 Days Luxury Gorilla Safari may cost US $2000 to US $5000 per person interested in trekking the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat. The Safari includes; transportation, meals and accommodation, English Speaking Guide, activities inclusive in itinerary.
Is Gorilla trekking worth the Money
Yes Gorilla Trekking is worth the money as the unique adventure gives you an opportunity to trek the rare species of Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation. When you pay for your Gorilla Trekking Adventure, sit back and be assured to trek and watch the Mountain Gorillas in their habitat.
Where is the Best Place to watch the Gorillas
Watching the Gorillas is very exceptional and the destination where to watch them is preferred by the travelers as these offer varying adventures. For example in Uganda these are watched at the Thick impenetrable Bwindi Forest National park & Mgahinga National Park, Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park which is easily navigable and Virunga National Park then Kahuzi Biega National Park in the DR Congo.
What is the Best Time to Visit Uganda
Uganda can be visited any time around the year for Gorilla Trekking Adventure or Wildlife Safari in the different wildlife destinations. However, the BEST Time to visit the country is during the two dry seasons between the months of December and February then June and August.
How Much does a Gorilla Trekking permit Cost
The Gorilla Trekking Permit cost varies from one country to another i.e in Uganda the Permit costs US $700 per person to Bwindi Forest National Park & Mgahinga National Park, Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park US $1500 per person and DR Congo at Virunga National Park and Kahuzi Biega National Park US $400 per person.
How Do you Obtain a Gorilla Trekking Permit
The Gorilla Trekking Permit is obtained through contacting the various boards like the Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda, Rwanda Development Board in Rwanda and ICCN in the DR Congo. The Permits can also be obtained through contacting an authentic Tour Operator agency to book and obtain these on your behalf before the date of arrival or trekking the Gorillas.