The 5-Day Uganda budget safari comprises two main activities: Uganda gorilla tours, Uganda wildlife safaris, and a brief Lake Bunyonyi tour. The activities will occur at Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This will make the trip a rich Uganda tour and safari.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
You will be picked up early in the morning by your tour guide from your hotel and driven to south Western Uganda through the Kampala Masaka-Mbarara highway. There will be a brief stopover at the Nabusanke trading center, where you will view the equator stature and take photograms and videos. Then you proceed to Mbarara town, where lunch will be served. After that, you will continue southwestward on a scenic drive through Kibale, also referred to as the Switzerland of Africa, and view the rolling hills filled with terraces. You will reach Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park in the evening. Check-in at your lodge an overnight rest and dinner.
After breakfast, you will move to the park headquarters early in the morning, where you will meet the senior guide. He will brief you on the trip, and later you will be assigned a guide and a game ranger who and move to the forest looking for the endangered mountain gorillas. The activity will take about 2-6 hours, and once you meet the gorillas, you will interact with them for an hour and take photos with them, and later on, return to your accommodation lodge for lunch. There will be a community walk to the Batwa homesteads after lunch, and you will interact with the local people as you learn about their cultures and practices. Another prion could be visiting river Mayanja waterfalls. You will afterward return to your accommodation place for dinner and an overnight res.
You will transfer to lake Bunyonyi from Bwindi. Lake Mburo is one of Africa's most picturesque lakes and is distinguished by a number of small islands. After reaching there, you will do a canoe drive to different islands as you check out the beauty embedded in the islands. Go back to the accommodation areas for dinner and overnight sleep.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi overland camp or Arcadia cottages
Take an early drive to lake Mburo national park, which is through a scenic drive viewing the Kigezi highlands. When you reach the park, you will game drive viewing kobs, impalas, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, zebras, Waterbucks, and Oribis. One will also be able to do a game drive while on quad bikes, making it even more thrilling. Later in the evening, you will return to the lodge for rest and dinner.
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge for luxury, Rwonyo tented camp, or Mantana tented Camp
You will have breakfast in the morning and head for a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Then you will view two other lakes, Lake Bwa and Kazuma. You will see buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles, and some bird species, including the crested crane, which also happens t be the emblem of Uganda, saddle bill lock. After the boat cruise, you will head back to Kampala and stop at Mbarara. Then you continue and have another one at Masaka, viewing the equator statue. Take some photos for memory later, continue on to Kampala, and reach on time for your flight.