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Top 5 Most Affordable Uganda Tour Packages In 2022

Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa” boasts a wide diversity of iconic wildlife species, enormous landscapes, flourishing green vegetation, heterogeneous cultures, beautiful water bodies and welcoming people making it one of the best tourism destinations in Africa. Some of the tourists traveling to Uganda are fixed on myth that all the Uganda tour packages are very expensive taking into consideration high class safari lodges & hotels, but that shouldn’t worry you as that’s just delusional. There are plenty of budget tours that are fit for all types of travelers including back packers as well tourists looking for short trips.

Mumwe Safaris has been organizing budget Uganda tours and excursions for over 7 years and we a re proud to present the top 5 most affordable safaris based on our past clients reviews and our expert savvy travelers.

1 DAY NGAMBA ISLAND SANCTUARY 

Ngamba Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary on the fresh and peaceful waters of Lake Victoria. It is part of the ssese Island Archipelago and It is a home to the helpless rescued orphaned primates all over Africa. To the chimp trekkers, Ngamba Island is prime for you because it’s both time and cost saving and yet it provides a close and easy access to the cousins of man.  It is a home to about 52 chimps of all age groups and they are all named after the generous tourists like you who donate to their well-being, nice names like Bolly, Themba, Becky, Billi, Maisko, Umutama, Kalema among others.

Under proper guidance from the caretakers, you can take part in the different interesting feeding sections of the primates as you hear a lot of funny stories about the individuals in the holding. Enjoyable as the chimps excitedly try and gain your attention to receive food. Besides the chimps, at no extra cost expect to enjoy bird watching because the island has over 200 hundred bird species, shopping souvenirs on the land cultural shop, swimming at the Equator, sunbathing and relaxing, expect a ride to the nearby fishing villages on the neighboring islands.

ON SPEED BOAT APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES

1pax   USD 350 if alone but the higher the number, the cheaper

2pax USD 250

3 pax USD 200

4 pax and above USD 100

ON MOTORIZED CANOE APPROXIMATELY 90 MINUTES

6 people USD 84

7 people USD 78

8 and more USD 73

1 DAY JINJA SAFARI

white water rafting jinja

Another affordable Uganda tour package you can try out is a 1 day tour to Jinja city; the Adventure Capital Of East Africa. It is well known for the many activities that can be carried out on a safari. 2-hour drive from the capital of Uganda, Kampala to get you to the source of the Nile. On a speed or canoe boat enjoy a boat cruise to the monument and at the source. You can preferably do a white-water raft on the hard wild rapids that rage up to the 5th grade. At no added fee, enjoy bird watching, the cool breeze, guided fishing and besides the waters, you can still enjoy your safari by taking part in Bungee jumping, Quad biking, Horse riding, visit the historical Ssezibwa falls, a beautiful nature walk in the middle of Mabira forest. Keeping it budget and affordable the remarkable budget safari to Jinja is expected not to exceed, Usd 400 per person. and the fee includes, breakfast, lunch, transport, driver and the activities like boat cruise or the rafting.

2 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

As much it is among the top visited tour destinations in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is also one of the most affordable parks to visiting offering budget accommodation in camps. A night guided game drive in the park on the day of arrival will give you a great experience of catching the night hunters like lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and late grazers like hippos, warthogs, elephants, antelopes among others.

An early morning boat cruise on the Kazinga channel; a small water channel connecting Lakes George & Edward renowned for its huge population of hippos and crocodiles . You will able spot a variety of birds most notably the beautiful crested cranes, the majestic African fish eagle, long created eagle, white backed vulture, brown backed scrub Robin to mention but a few as well wild animals resting ashore and drinking water.

2 DAYS MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK 

murchison falls park

Another fascinating budget and affordable tour in Uganda is a 2 days visit to Murchison falls park, the road trip lasts about 5 to 6 hours and once you arrive at the park in the evening and head starigh the top of the falls; the star attraction of the park. . An amazing experience witnessing the fast flowing thundering Nile waters squeeze through a narrow gorge of rocks before plunging down into the devil’s cauldron. Make your affordable budget safari more memorable by enjoying the beautiful photo scenery provided by the colorful rainbow trademark that is as a result of the hard roar. Proceed to the next stress freeing activity of the boat cruise on the bottom of the fall where you will be expected to see a number of wildlife including the African Elephants, Buffaloes, hippos, which are regular visitors and water bucks, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

An early morning Game drive to catch the early raiser before they run in to hiding and night haters will do you more wonder on making your safari very unforgettable and these may include leopards, buffaloes, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribi, duikers, bushbucks, reedbucks, warthogs among others. Your journey out of the park will as well be rewarded with the beautiful view of the escarpments, the green planes of tea plantations, birds and animals as well freely grazing in the open grasslands.

2 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Uganda’s smallest national park, Lake Mburo national park should be among your top thoughts when you think of an affordable budget safari in Uganda. Located in the western part of Uganda and its just 4-hour drive from the capital city Kampala. Very friendly in terms of distance and costs and yet very entertaining and refreshing. It is a home to over 68 mammal species like the leopards, buffaloes and it is also known for a vast number of impalas and to be having the highest number of the zebras. These mammals make the morning game drive very rewarding and its an added advantage for the bird lovers because its also richly blessed with a number of species like the rare shoebill, African finfoot, Pelican, heron among others. The small park has 5 lakes which make your boat ride on the fresh waters very interesting with the close view of the hippos, buffaloes, bushbucks, crocodiles, zebras, hyenas both in water and at the shores. Spot fishing and fishing is also an activity you can freely participate in during your affordable and budget safari in Uganda since the waters are rich with a number of Tilapia fish.

1 DAY NGAMBA ISLAND SANCTUARY 

Ngamba Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary on the fresh and peaceful waters of Lake Victoria. It is part of the ssese Island Archipelago and It is a home to the helpless rescued orphaned primates all over Africa. To the chimp trekkers, Ngamba Island is prime for you because it’s both time and cost saving and yet it provides a close and easy access to the cousins of man.  It is a home to about 52 chimps of all age groups and they are all named after the generous tourists like you who donate to their wellbeing, nice names like Bolly, Themba, Becky, Billi, Maisko, Umutama, Kalema among others.

Under proper guidance from the caretakers, you can take part in the different interesting feeding sections of the primates as you hear a lot of funny stories about the individuals in the holding. Enjoyable as the chimps excitedly try and gain your attention to receive food. Besides the chimps, at no extra cost expect to enjoy bird watching because the island has over 200 hundred bird species, shopping souvenirs on the land cultural shop, swimming at the Equator, sunbathing and relaxing, expect a ride to the nearby fishing villages on the neighboring islands. As side, affordable budget safari in Uganda, the whole day trip costs, keeping all factors constant

ON SPEED BOAT APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES

1pax   USD 350 if alone but the higher the number, the cheaper

2pax USD 250

3 pax USD 200

4 pax and above USD 100

ON MOTORIZED CANOE APPROXIMATELY 90 MINUTES

6 people USD 84

7 people USD 78

8 and more USD 73

So are traveling on tight budget but would love to safari Uganda this season, the above 5 Uganda tour packages are guaranteed to help you save some money on your adventure. You can book any of the packages online simply by sending an email to info@ugandasafaribookings.com or call us on +256-700135510 to speak with us now.

By Gloria Nalubega