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7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping)

This 1 week  budget camping Uganda Gorilla Safari allows you to experience the beauty that is Uganda and trek to see Gorillas in their natural habitat. This is an affordable Gorilla adventure tour experience.

R10,250

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3200

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking USD 630 - 730


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited Uganda
Starts Kampala
Ends Kampala
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
 

 

7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping) Tour Overview

Departing from Kampala
Ends in
Kampala

This 1 week  budget camping Uganda Gorilla Safari allows you to experience the beauty that is Uganda and trek to see Gorillas in their natural habitat. This is an affordable Gorilla adventure tour experience.

Highlights

Included

  • Meals -  7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 5 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottles Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Activity Package and Optional activities

SKU: CAE0449
 

7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping) Itinerary

Day 1

Kampala – Masindi – Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

We start the day making our way to Murchison National Park – Recognized as one of the best National Parks in Uganda. Once settled in at your accommodation, a briefing will be given on the various activities available for the upcoming day.

Accommodation: Camp: Kabalega Resort Hotel
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Jinja to Masindi to Murchinson National Park ±330 km

Day 2

Masindi – Budongo Central Forest Reserve, Uganda

Today you will participate in a Chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo Forest, the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa. This is home to the largest number of chimpanzees in Uganda. A game drive will take you through the forest where you can spot other wildlife.

Note: If there are more than 12 guests on the tour, the group will be split into two between the morning and the evening. We ask that you please allow for flexibility.

Accommodation: Camp: Kabalega Resort Hotel
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Chimp trekking (half day)
Included Highlight: Game drive (half day), visit to Murchison Falls lookout

Day 3

Kampala, Uganda

Today you are given the opportunity to participate in any activities if you have not had the chance to partake in them previous days. Then we head to Kampala where you have leisure time in the afternoon in the bustling city of Kampala.

Accommodation: Camp Sky Hotel International
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route:Masindi to Kampala ±210 km
Activity Package: Ziwa Rhino walk
Optional Activity: Dinner Out

Day 4

Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi), Uganda

A small, but beautiful lake with steep banks and plentiful birdlife, Lake Bunyonyi is circled by mountains and is most famous for its abundant otter population and picturesque surrounds. We take this day to unwind in this stunning spot the evening prior to our final drive to the gorillas.

Lake Bunyonyi, or ‘place of many little birds’, is situated on the Rwandan border. At 25 kilometres long and 7 kilometres wide, the Lake spreads over 61 square kilometres, whilst it’s depth is said to deviate between 44 and 900 metres. It is one of the rare lakes in the area that is bilharzia-free and safe for swimming. All 29 of its islands are clustered in the central part of the region.

Accommodation: Camp: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi ±420 km
Gorilla (Lake Bunyonyi)

Day 5 - 6

Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni), Uganda

The mountain gorilla is an extremely endangered animal and though the precise numbers of its population vary, it is largely believed that there are just around 650 of the gentle giants remaining. Paying a visit to the gorillas is a lovely way to support their future on earth as the money you spend on your gorilla permit goes toward their protection. A crucial part of conserving the gorillas that are still left lies within the community development work. As local communities adjust their attitudes toward nature and wildlife, and begin to protect rather than poach, the future of the beautiful mountain gorilla is guaranteed.

Because permits granted to visit the gorillas are extremely limited, we will require some flexibility on both our travel itinerary and the location where will actually get to see them. The mountain gorillas reside in man-made borders, therefore, their inhabitance range includes Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. Whenever it is possible, we will be making use of the National Park in Uganda, but this is dependent upon the availability of permits. If we do not manage to obtain permits to go on our Gorilla Trek, then all passengers will be told beforehand that our journey will travel to Rwanda or the DRC.

On our free day spent in Bunyonyi, we will have the chance to partake in some Optional Activities. You can also opt to go hiking or to explore the region on mountain bike.

PLEASE NOTE: Although there are 2 days allocated to Gorilla Trekking you will only spend one day on the trek. The other day is there to provide a large enough window in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 of you on the tour.

Accommodation: Camp: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort or similar
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Lake Bunyonyi National Park to the starting point of the gorilla trek ±125 km (in safari or smaller vehicles)
Activity Package: Pygmy village visit (including motor boat transfer)
Optional Activity: Gorilla Trekking

Day 7

Lake Bunyoni – Kampala, Uganda

Today we head back from the Gorilla Trekking at Lake Bunyoni to Kampala. Tour Ends but we suggest you  book post tour accommodation as your arrival in Kampala will be in the early evening.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us

 

7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping) Activities

This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be an ‘essential activity’ on our tour.

  • Chimp Trekking Murchison Falls ZAR1750
  • Pygmy visit Kabale ZAR500
  • Ziwa Rhino walk ZAR950

This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.


Other Activities

  • Uganda Lake Bunyonyi Gorilla Trekking
  • Uganda Kampala Dinner out

 

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7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping) Highlights

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7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Camping) Price

R10,250

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3200

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking USD 630 - 730


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R10,250

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 3200

+ Gorilla Trekking Permit (Optional) USD 630 - 730

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