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4 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS OF GORILLA AND LAKE MBURO SAFARI

4 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS OF GORILLA AND LAKE MBURO SAFARI

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its outstanding gorilla tracking, but it also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope and bird species. If you book a Uganda safari without Gorilla trekking then you would have missed an opportunity to see these rare and threatened gorillas.

Extraordinary diversity, yet in one experience! It’s exciting and very memorable… game drives at Lake Mburo NP….

Get to see the zebras, herds of buffaloes, new giraffes recently relocated to the park.

Get yourself ready for the fascinating walks.  Keep your eyes open for the different bird species and breath-taking beautiful countryside Sceneries. It’s an irresistible, magnificent, natural experience.  Enjoy!

Day 1
DAY 1: KAMPALA – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (Travel time: +8hrs)

A very early rise today and together with your guide you will transfer by private vehicle south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will stop over at the Uganda Equator for some photo shoots and a visit to the Craft Village. You will then head towards the western part of Uganda to the town of Mbarara where you will take your lunch and visit the Igongo cultural center.

After lunch you will go for a museum tour where you will get an insight into cultures of people in western Uganda then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Dine at your place of accommodation and relax the rest of the evening as you prepare for a thrilling experience of Mountain Gorilla Tracking the following day, the reality is that tonight you actually are sleeping within an African Rain forest which is habitat to half the population of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Dinner)

Day 2
DAY 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (Gorilla Tracking)

After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.

The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming. You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity.

Today afternoon we will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for an evening game drive that will take you to the Kazuma Look Out Point. Here you will enjoy the beautiful Sceneries of the lakes, swamps, the plains that run all the way to Tanzania and then the irresistible sunset! Lake Mburo offers the best opportunities for viewing the big Elands, Burchell Zebras, Topis, Buffaloes and Impalas. With roughly 310 species, birds are also well represented. Among them are species whose breeding grounds are mainly characterized by the acacia trees, as well as water and swamp birds. The lake bearing the same name within the park attracts herds of hippos and crocodiles. The hedges of the embedded swamps hide the rare Sitatunga-antelope.

Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge (High end), or Lake Mburo Tented Camp (Mid-range) or Arcadia Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 3
DAY 3: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After an early morning breakfast, explore the park with a game drive in search of animals like: zebras, impalas, Topis, buffaloes, elands. Bird watching opportunities are excellent here, with about 313 bird species recorded here including the rare shoe bill stork, White winged Warbler, Crested Francolin among others. You will then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will go for a boat ride that gives you the chance to view water animals like; Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds including; Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant, and the rare shoe bill stork.

Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge (High end), or Lake Mburo Tented Camp (Mid-range) or Arcadia Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 4
DAY 4: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

At dawn, rise up for a guided nature walk to Nakivale wet land (Ramsar site) or Rubanga forest enables you to see a number of bird species like Shoe bill, papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus yellow warbler, and red-faced Barbet. Later you will return to your accommodation for late breakfast. Take time to relax and reminisce your trip so far.

Enjoy your lunch and leave for Kampala in the afternoon arriving in the evening. Meal Plan: B&L

Inclusions

  • 1Gorilla permits per person for Bwindi
  • Batwa Experience
  • Nature walks as per itinerary
  • Game Drive (Lake Mburo)
  • Boat trip as per the itinerary
  • Lunch en-route
  • Park entry fees
  • Transportation on a 4x4 vehicle
  • English speaking Driver
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal expenses
  • Activities not included in the itinerary

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