Uganda Budget Tours

Uganda Budget Tours are those kinds of Uganda Safari Packages that are meant for people with a low budget/expense plan so that they can also enjoy the tours in this country. Several people all over the world would wish to engage in Uganda tours but always think that the tours are very expensive. There are also Uganda Budget tours done in Uganda’s favorite national parks. Uganda budget tours are always done in groups hence sharing most of the costs such as the vehicle, fuel, accommodations, ranger fees, and a whole lot of shared costs yet enjoying the tour at ease.

Budget tours in Uganda are done in the best national parks of Uganda including Murchison falls national park which is the largest and the oldest park in Uganda offering the best game drives tours, boat cruise tours , waterfall hiking among others , budget tours are also done in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park for the mighty gorilla trekking , golden monkey trekking and visiting Batwa, budget tours to Rwenzori national park for the Rwenzori mountain trekking/ climbing , budget tours to Kibale for chimpanzee trekking and habituation experience, budget tours tour to queen Elizabeth national park , lake Mburo national park for boat cruise and game drives and many more tours in Uganda.

Below are some of the Uganda budget tours that can be done in a group or as an individual for an adventurous Uganda tour;

Budget Gorilla tours in Uganda

Gorilla tours are the most selling budget primate tours in Uganda that involve gorilla trekking tours and gorilla habituation experience. Uganda offers the best Budget Gorilla tours in its two national parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Gorilla trekking is best done in Bwindi impenetrable national park which has several habituated gorilla families in its four sectors that is Rushaga sector, Buhoma sector, Nkuringo sector and Nyakagezi sector all available for Gorilla trekking at any given period of time. Visitors interested in a budget gorilla trekking tour need to book their permits in time so as to be allocated one gorilla family for trekking. However, only eight people are allowed to trek a particular gorilla family at a time and the trekking fees or the permit is per person at a cost of $600. However, with effect from July 2020, the cost will increase by $100 to $700 per permit. In addition to trekking, Bwindi offers another awesome experience of gorilla habituation in the Rushaga sector where visitors spend a full day searching for the semi habituated gorilla families and once a certain family is located, a period of 4 hours is allowed in presence of gorillas, teaching them, feeding them and interacting with them. This is done at a cost of $1500 which is higher as compared to trekking but trust me habituation is more fun since it offers more time than trekking which allows only one hour in presence of mountain gorillas.

Note: Mgahinga national park has one habituated gorilla family thus offering eight permits per day for trekking at any given period of time. 

Budget Chimpanzee trekking and habituation tours in Uganda

Uganda is home to over 5000 chimpanzees hence offers several budget chimpanzee trekking tours in several locations including Kibale forest situated in Kibale National Park which is the number one primate destination best known as the primate capital paradise of the World when it comes to chimpanzee trekking with 1,500 chimpanzees ready for trekking and habituation. Trekkers in Kibale forest are always 99% sure to meet with the chimpanzees and other 12 primate species including monkey species. A group of 6 people is allowed to trek the chimpanzees with the help of the armed rangers and guides and it is done by people above 15 years. It is only in this park that chimpanzee habituation (CHEX) experience takes place. Currently, Uganda Wildlife Authority offers chimpanzee a trekking permit for Kibale National park at a cost of $150 per person and a habituation permit at $200 per person for visitors who intend to spend more time with our cousins in their natural habitat. However, with effect from January 2020, the chimpanzee trekking and habituation costs will rise by $50 to $200 and $250 for trekking and habituation respectively. The permit fees include the park entrance fees for the trekkers and habituators. However, if you are visiting the park for other activities other than chimpanzees, then a park entrance fee is charged separately. 

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest is done in the morning and in the afternoon depending on the visitor’s choice. Though also one hour is allowed in the presence of these primates.

Karinzu forest is yet another place to visit for a chimpanzee trekking tour. This forest allowed people above 12 years and is slightly cheaper than trekking in Kibale forest. The advantage of trekking from karinzu forest is that it can be done alongside game drive in kasenyi plains and boat cruise on Kazinga channel and tree climbing lion in the ishasha sector all in Queen Elizabeth national park.

More chimpanzee trekking tours in Uganda are carried out in Toro-Semliki wild reserve which is near mount Rwenzori, queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale forest national park hence chimpanzee trekking in Toro Semliki can be joined with Rwenzori climbing tours, game drive tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and other primate tours in Kibale for the best experience

Visitors also enjoy Chimpanzee trekking tours in Budongo Forest which is in close vicinity with the Murchison falls national park thus easily done alongside Murchison fall tours. Chimpanzee trekking tours in Budongo forest offer 80% chances of sighting the chimpanzees making it the second-best destination for chimpanzee tours in Uganda after the Kibale forest.

There are also chimpanzee tours in kyambura gorge which is situated near Queen Elizabeth national park, Kaniyo Pabidi in Budongo forest and many more.

Budget Golden monkey tours

In Uganda, golden monkey trekking tours are only done in Mgahinga national park. Several visitors who opt for a budget safari need not forget to add these beautiful creatures on their tour bucket. Spending an hour in the wilderness with these cheerful and playful primates as they jump from one tree to another is an everlasting memory that a budget visitor needs to consider. 

Budget wildlife tours 

These wildlife tours are always combined tours taking visitors to several parks in Uganda sighting several primates, mammals, birds, and the people around the park. During these tours, visitors view several mammals including the big five mammals which are done as a result of combining a tour to Murchison falls with rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Masindi district.

Budget Cultural tours

There are also budget cultural tours enjoyed by several visitors on a Ugandan tour. These cultural tours involve meeting the locals from different tribes such as baganda, Batooro, Banyankore, Batwa, Bakiga, Karamojong, and many more. Each of these tribes has different cultural practices and performances that are worth visiting while on a Uganda budget tour.  Most visited cultural sites include kasubi tombs where the royal family members in Buganda kingdom are buried, several worship sites including Bahai temple, Gadhafi mosque which was established by Gadhafi, Namugongo martyrs shrine, Namirembe cathedral, another tour to the Ndere cultural center offers maximum entertainment of traditional dance and drama from different cultures across Uganda among others both inside and around kampala city. There are also budget cultural tours enjoyed by several visitors on a Ugandan tour offered by Ndere cultural troupe situated in Kampala. This cultural troupe offers very beautiful budget tours involving traditional dances and drama by different cultures.

There are also several cultural tours far from kampala which include; Cultural tours with the Karamojong and the IK-people is yet another mind-blowing experience as visitors learn more about the culture of this minority population in Uganda with beautiful performances. Visitors who wish to enjoy this tours always combine it with the tour to Kidepo valley national park for birding and game drive.

During the cultural tours, also meet with the Batwa who were forest dwellers in Mgahinga forest and Bwindi impenetrable forest before they were gazetted into national parks. These have a unique and touching history that pulls every visitor around the world to pass by and have a glimpse of their traditional ways of living. They were hunters and gatherers and lived peacefully with the mountain gorillas in the wild before they were forced out of the forest. Their entertainment and storytelling is worth a visit during the cultural tours in Uganda. 

Budget Boat cruise tours

Uganda has plenty of fresh and clean water bodies that attract several water lovers to spend 2-3 hours cruising while viewing plenty of water birds, water mammals, and other wildlife as they quench their thirst. Several boat cruise tours in Uganda are carried out on Murchison falls, Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park, on Lake Victoria, River Nile, and Lake Mburo among others that attract all visitors including the budget tours.

Budget birding tours 

Uganda the pearl Africa has beautiful vegetation with the tropical rain forests, savanna grassland in the western region, swamps among others that favor the existence of several wildlife and birds thus the best destination for birders. 

Uganda is blessed with over 1050 bird species with some unique species such the rare shoebill stork, great blue turaco, papyrus Gonolek, swamp flycatchers, black-headed heron, Fraser’s eagle, goliath heron, regal sunbirds and many more birds that create the best memories for the birders on a Uganda tour.

Best birding destinations in Uganda include the forested areas such as Mabamba forest, mabira forest, Budongo forest, kyambura gorge , Kalinzu  and other forested national parks such Bwindi impenetrable national park, Kibale forest national park, Semliki national park, Lake Mburo national park, wetlands such as Bigodi wetland without forgetting Kidepo valley national park which harbors Ostrich the largest bird species, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park for the rare shoebill stork and water birds and many more. 

Other unique bird species that will never be missed out during the birding tour in Uganda include; weaver birds, hornbills, king fishers, honeyguides, nightjar, pelicans, African Fish Eagle, Grey-crowned crane, African grey parrot, Great blue turaco, African skimmer, Bee-eaters, Papyrus Gonolek and many mare that create the best birding imagine for birders on a Uganda budget tour.

Uganda Budget Tours
Uganda Budget Gorilla Tours

Budget wildlife tours 

These wildlife tours are always combined tours taking visitors to several parks in Uganda sighting several primates, mammals, birds, and the people around the park. During these tours, visitors view several mammals including the big five mammals which are done as a result of combining a tour to Murchison falls with rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Masindi district.

“Achieve global safaris organizes several budget tours for all visitors from different corners of the world. These include gorilla tours, chimpanzee tours, golden monkey tours, alongside other tours such as wildlife tours, birding tours, boat cruise tours, Uganda cultural tours among others for both budget visitors, midrange and luxury visitor all year round.”