4 days of Gorilla trekking and Lake Mburo.Ancient
The 4 days safari takes you to the top highlight of Uganda’s ecosystem; The Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Lake Mburo National park for a Wildlife Uganda Safari. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts more than 300 Gorillas, almost half of the entire world’s Gorilla population. While in the park, you also get to see some wildlife, including Forest elephants and various birds. Visit Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of them all in Uganda. The park also offers you a boat cruise on Lake Mburo, with sights of Crocs, and Hippos, which often leaves many awestruck.
Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla trek and community walk
Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala
Day 1: Drive or Fly-in from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Start your adventure with a meet and greet from your safari guide and driver. Thereafter, embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a 530km drive lasting about 9-10 hours. The journey takes you through Kayabwe, with a stopover at the Equator for photography and a visit to the African Craft shops. Proceed to Masaka, with scenic overland sights along the way, through to Mbarara home to the long-horned cattle.
This is the point for your second stopover for a traditional-served lunch in Igongo Cultural Center and a brief tour around the place. Proceed to the beautiful rolling hills of Kigezi, the eye-catching panorama, and the terraced landscapes of Kabale! When at the park, check in for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation (full Board)
Luxury: Mahogany Safari Lodge, Buhoma Safari Lodge, 4-Gorilla Safari Lodge, Kiho Gorilla Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge, Ichumbi Safari Lodge
Budget: Ride 4 a Woman, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla friends’ camp
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Community Walk
Rise to an early morning breakfast, after which, transfer to the park headquarters for registration and briefing on the dos and don’ts. This is your ultimate day of Gorilla trekking, as you join other visitors in groups of not more than eight with whom you are to trek the Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After the briefing, start the trek with an experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, leading you through the impenetrable trails in search of the gorillas. This is one of the top highlights while on a Uganda safari.
The Gorilla trek often takes between 2 -8 hours to get a face-to-face encounter with the gentle and loving mountain gorillas. Once you get sight of a family, you have an hour to spend in the presence of these gorillas. You may decide to sit and listen to the gorillas as they feed, crumble or even the little ones play with their parents. Go on, study their daily activities, and may take some photos, however, without the use of a flash. Retire to the starting point and head for lunch at your booked lodge.
After Gorilla Trekking, head out for an evening community walk, visiting the Batwa people projects around the park. The Batwa are the native community around Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Have a cultural encounter as they display their dances, crafts works, local foods, and way of living. You may also visit some of the waterfalls within the park. Thereafter, head back to your lodge for supper and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park _ Afternoon Boat Cruise
On this day of your Uganda safari, you say bye to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest after the Gorilla trekking. Start your day with a good breakfast, check out and drive off to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive lasts about 4 – 5 hours taking you through the winding hills of Kigezi, Mbarara to the whispers of Lake Mburo National park. Arrive just and check into your reserved and booked lodge just in time for lunch. Thereafter, go for lunch along the lakeshores, and proceed for the afternoon boat cruise that sets off at 2:30 pm. The cruise takes you across the lake on a 2- 3 hours adventure, encountering wildlife as they busk and brink on the waters of Lake Mburo. The lake is home to Hippos, Crocodiles, and a variety of birds like the Hamerkop, Kingfishers among others.
After the Boat cruise on Lake Mburo, you have the option of taking on a nature walk in this smallest National park in Uganda. Many find this nature walk a big highlight while on this Uganda Safari. The walk gives you the opportunity of seeing the wildlife while on foot, with guidance from an experienced game ranger from UWA. The park is home to the Eland zebras, Impalas, antelopes, warthogs, and buffaloes, among others. At the end of the day, retire to your booked lodge for supper and relaxation.
Accommodation (full Board)
Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Rwakobo Safari Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge
Budget: Mpogo Lodge, Eagles Nest Lodge
Day 4: Morning Game Drive and departure to Kampala.
This is your last day of the 4 days’ Gorilla trekking and Lake Mburo National park Uganda Safari. After breakfast, head out for the morning game drive in the park, searching for wildlife. The park is a haven with beautiful habitats like wetland vegetation, acacia woodland, and savannah grassland. These house many wildlife grazers like antelopes, gigantic elands, waterbucks, Tops, Warthogs, Impalas, buffalos, etc.
The game drive often lasts about 2- 3 hours covering about 150km in this rewarding park. With our very experienced safari guides, your wildlife expectations come to life. After the drive, head back to the lodge for lunch, check out, and drive toward Kampala. You may get a stopover at the Equator one more time for an extensive photography moment; taste the foods around the craft shops and buy some souvenirs.
Arrive in Kampala or Entebbe for your flight at around 5 – 6 pm. END OF SAFARI
You can make this safari a Fly-in Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Kihihi Airstrip. This saves you long day road drive to Bwindi, and only drive back through Lake Mburo. This safari can be customized your needs.
- Private safari Van/ Land cruiser.
- Flight (In case you intend to fly into Bwindi)
- Full board Accommodation
- Safari guide
- Boat Cruise
- Game drives
- Park entrance fees
- International Flights