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5 Days Gorillas And Lake Mburo

This 5 Days Gorillas And Lake Mburo safari take you to Track the endangered mountain Gorilla s in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. It also gives you a chance to experience and Learn about the Batwa people the initial inhabitants of the Bwindi Forests, hoe they used to live in this dense forest until they were forced out for conservation purposes. It also takes you to Uganda’s Smallest but very beautiful Savannah Park for a boat cruise and game drive. It is the only park where you have a nature Walk within the Park and experience the wild at a very Close Proximity.

 

Highlights 

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport/ Lodge and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking and visit the Batwa community.

Day 3: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and then proceed to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 4: Early Morning Game drive and a boat ride on Lake Mburo.

Day 5: Nature Walk and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.

 

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport/ Lodge and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Pick up early in the morning after your breakfast at 7:00 is by Alive Africa Adventure guide from lodge or airport to begin your scenic drive to Bwindi national park located in Kanungu district in the southwestern part of Uganda approximately a 539-kilometer drive by road from Kampala via Masaka, however, the long drive will provide you with a very adventurous and marvelous scenic drive view of the western vast land, you will have a stopover at the equator for brief photography which will provide future memories about the wonderfully scenic drive to western Uganda. You will have an en-route lunch at AGip Motel in Mbarara for a brief refreshment for the long journey and proceed with your adventurous drive to Bwindi later in the day arrive at Rushaga in the evening for relaxation and dinner at the lodge.1

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Gorilla heights Lodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Safari Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

 

Day 2: Gorilla tracking and visit the Batwa community.

After an early morning breakfast pickup by the guide to the park headquarters to meet your guide and game ranger of the day who will take you through the park guidelines and precautions before you begin your gorilla trekking experience in the thick Bwindi forest,

Trekking requires a little more effort since it takes some good time. You might also require carrying along with you some light food staff and drinking water to keep you on track with the trekking experience since it usually takes between 1 hour to half of your day inside the thick forest depending on the gorilla family you are tracking. On reaching the gorillas, you are given an hour to watch these gentle primates as they carry on with their daily routine.

The scenic trekking experience will also provide an advantageous time to view different tree species and other mammals like butterflies, tree frogs, chameleons, and many more. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the evening, you will have a guided community walk to visit the Batwa tribe or forest habitats. It is one of the most scenic walks in Bwindi, this experience will give an ideological understanding of the Batwa culture and social way of life. Then transfer back to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Gorilla heightsLodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Safari Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

 

Day 3: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and then proceed to Lake Mburo National Park.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing. This lake is dotted with 29 small islands which makes it a unique and beautiful destination while you cannot miss out on while in South Western Uganda. Among the islands visited is the Punishment Island where girls who got pregnant before marriage were dumped and starved to death, other notable islands include the upside-down islands and many more. After the canoe, you will have Lunch at Arcadia Lodge with beautiful views of the Lake and then Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach the Park in the evening for relaxation and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock.

Budget: Mpogo Safari Lodge.

 

Day 4: Early Morning Game drive and a Boat ride on Lake Mburo.

After breakfast, go for a game drive through the park in search of various animals like the Hyenas, Zebras, buffaloes, Impalas, Antelopes, Elands, Giraffes among others as they return to their hideouts to hide from the scorching sunshine during the day. Return to the lodge for lunch, as you prepare for an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

After lunch drive to Lake Mburo in the heart of the Park for a boat trip. You will have a chance to see various water games such as Hippos, crocodiles, birds, and sitatunga antelopes inhabiting papyruses surrounding the Lake. Having a cup of tea while watching the Golden skies during the sunset over the Lake is one most magical moment on Safari in Uganda. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock.

Budget: Mpogo Safari Lodge.

 

Day 5: Nature Walk and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Wake up very early in the morning and get ready for a morning Nature walk. This gives you an encounter of the wild on foot. During this walk you will be able to spot Zebras grazing freely with the long-horned cattle, different birds can also be sighted during this morning walk. After the walk, get back to the lodge for late breakfast and check out of the Lodge and drive back to Kampala to End the Safari. You will stop at the Equator once again for Lunch, either the Packed Lunch from the lodge or you may decide to buy some hot Lunch at Cafeterias around. Buy some crafts Souvenirs to carry back home.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla Permit
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Boat rides on Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo
  • Game drives and Walk-in Lake Mburo.
  • All Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinking water in the Vehicle.
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking Guide

 

  • EXCLUSIONS
  • Flight fares
  • Visa
  • Items of Personal Nature like tips
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Additional Accommodation

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