Uganda is such a destination which as something for all types of tourists ranging from the top end luxury class to budget backpackers, and there is a lot of tour packages favoring all types of tourists and below we have listed some of the cheap and affordable tour packages you can do in Uganda at a very cheap price.
2 Day wildlife watching in Lake Mburo National Park @ 420$
Lake Mburo National Park is found in the western part of the country in the district of Kiruhura about 240km west of Kampala. The park is home to over 300 different species of birds and a variety of wildlife. A safari to Lake Mburo National Park offers a chance to explore the different attractions in the park. There are a lot of tourist attractions you can enjoy in the park and some of them include; Game drive to see different animals, birding watching, horse riding, natural walk among others. The 2-day wildlife safari to Lake Mburo National Park can go for roughly 420$, and the price includes safari car hire, accommodation in the park, and park entrance fees and drinks.
3 Day to Queen Elizabeth National Park @ 601$
This safari will always start from either at the Entebbe International Airport, Hotel in Kampala, or at your residence and early in the morning because the first day you will have a long journey to drive. From Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park it’s approximately a 6hour drive meaning take you the whole first day to drive from to the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park, is one of the most loved and visited national park in Uganda, it’s found in western Uganda in the districts of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rukungiri, and Rubirizi. The park is home to a variety of different wildlife and bird species and the Kazinga Channel that connect Lake Albert and Lake George is the main feature in the park and a boat cruise along with this channel rewards amazing view of different wild animals, and birds, and it’s also believed that the channel has the largest concentration of Crocodiles and hips in the whole world.
Among the tourist activities, you will enjoy when you on a safari in Queen Elizabeth National park, there is Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel, a Game drive in the national park, bird watching since the park is home to over 500 different bird species, natural walk, and others. A wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park can cost you around 601$.
5 Day safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park @860$
The 5-day wildlife safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park is one of the affordable Uganda safari packages which everyone can do. It always starts in the early morning by a 3hours drive from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is found in 170km from Kampala along Kampala – Gulu Highway in Nakasongola district. The sanctuary is the place in Uganda where you can see the rhinos in the wild and apart from rhino tracking there are also many other tourist activities you can enjoy in this place like; birding since the sanctuary is home to over 300 different species of birds, shoebill trek and canoe ride, guided nature walks, among others. You will spend a night at the sanctuary before you continue to Murchison Falls National Park the next morning. Murchison Falls National Park is found in about 90km from Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and it might take you about 2hours to reach Murchison Falls National Park and you will reach there at around the middle for lunch at the lodge before you set off for an evening game drive around the park. After the game drive in the park, you will return to the lodge for relaxation as you wait for dinner, and overnight.
Murchison falls national park is found in the northwestern part of the country and is believed to be home to over 76 different species of mammals and 451 species of birds. In the park you will enjoy a morning game drive where you will enjoy watching different animals in the park, you can also enjoy a boat cruise up to the bottom of the falls where you will get a chance to see different animals that come at the riverbank to drink water which include, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents of this place. In the evening after lunch, you can have a simple guided walk to the top of Murchison Falls from where you can get a chance to clearly watch the falls and the surrounding of the park.
After two days when you exploring this amazing national park, you will have to drive for about 8hours back to Kampala.
Those are some of the short and easy trips to do in Uganda. In case you in Uganda for a business trip, and you have something like 2-5 days free time, you can use that chance and pick on one of these short tour packages and see some of the reasons why Uganda was nicknamed the ‘Pearl of Africa’