4 Days Lake Mburo Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi

Details

Game drives, Equator, Boat rides, Gorilla tracking, Birding Watching and Nature Walk.

Destinations

Lake Mburo National Park Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Duration

4 Days

Availabilty

All Year Round


4 DAYS LAKE MBURO WILDLIFE AND GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI BWINDI

TOUR OVERVIEW

This 4 days lake Mburo wildlife and gorilla trekking safari Bwindi is for Visitors that wish to encounter a number of wildlife species and mountain gorillas to enjoy a Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, combined with a short Wildlife excursion to Lake Mburo National Park which is Uganda’s smallest Savannah Park and the nearest National Park from Kampala. The Park Offers great animal sightings and on a Game drive, you will view a variety of wildlife such as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, Oribis, Defassa waterbucks, Bushbucks, duikers, hippos, hyenas, Warthogs topis, reedbucks, Giraffes and luckily leopards. Taking a boat ride on Lake Mburo will reward you with sights of water-loving animals such as crocodiles and Hippos and for the bird lovers, Lake Mburo National Park is home to 350 bird species giving you opportunities of enjoying a variety of bird species including the rare shoe bill stork.

This Tour further takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, for the most popular and thrilling Uganda Safari adventure of meeting and interacting with the world’s shy primates the Mountain Gorillas in the Impenetrable Jungles of Bwindi that every tourist is looking for during their visit to Uganda. This 4 days lake Mburo wildlife and gorilla trekking safari Bwindi is a memorable Uganda safaris Tour that starts and ends in Kampala / Entebbe Town.

4 DAYS LAKE MBURO WILDLIFE AND GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI BWINDI – DETAILED ITINERARY.

DAY 1: Transfer from Kampala / Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park

Our Driver Guide will pick you up from your Hotel and drive west to Lake Mburo National Park which is the closest park to Kampala within a driving distance of 4 Hours (253Km). You will have a stopover at the Equator crossing line in Masaka for Photos. Proceed to the Park and drive through the game trails to enjoy the beautiful savannah as you observe a range of animals and birds. Lake Mburo offers the best sightings of many herbivores (vegetation eating) animals such as antelopes, zebras, buffaloes and giraffes but not so good for cats. Leopards and Hyenas are in abundance but quite elusive.

After the game drive you will enjoy lunch at the Restaurant and Later in the Afternoon Take a boat ride on Lake Mburo, the biggest lake in the park, to watch water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and water birds for the keen birder. You will later continue to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Optional horseback riding Safari; for 2 hours to see the wildlife at a close quarter

Optional night safari: After sunset you can do a night game drive to look for the nocturnal especially the elusive cats such as leopards and hyenas which are quite active by this time.

Luxury Accommodation: Mihingo safari Lodge / Mantana Luxury Camp / Kigambira Safari Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Hyena Hill Lodge / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge / Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest / Rwonyo Rest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Distance from Kampala: 253 Km

Travel Time Taken from Kampala: 4/5 Hours

DAY 2: Morning Safari Nature Walk in the Lake Mburo National Park, transfer to Bwindi Forest – Home of the Mountain Gorillas

Today you will go for a Morning Nature walk with a Ranger guide to the Salt Lick Area which is a strategically located wooden platform (Observation point) where you will have the chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. This beautiful experience in the savannah, gives you an up-close view of several animals as you enjoy the beautiful scenery! Thereafter you shall have breakfast at the Lodge and later check out and embark on the long drive to the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps, the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Enroute stop in Mbarara for a visit to Igongo Cultural village for an amazing visit to the Ankole museum. Lunch will be in Kabale Town and proceed to the home of the magnificent giant mountain gorillas in Uganda as you arrive to your Accommodation for Dinner and overnight stay at

Luxury Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge / Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest Camp

Midrange Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla Resort

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Bandas / Wagtail Eco Camp

Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Driving Distance Lake Mburo to Bwindi: 309 Km

Travel Time Taken: 6 Hours

Day 3: gorilla trekking Safari Experience in Bwindi National Park

Begin the day with early breakfast ready for your Gorilla Trekking Safari experience in Bwindi National Park, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA Park guides and assigning of Gorilla Families. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to about 459 mountain gorillas which is the highest population of mountain gorillas for any park and up to 19 families have been habituated for the gorilla trekking adventures. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla. You will set off into the jungles of the impenetrable Forest to track the Mountain gorillas and spend 1 hour with a gorilla family. This is perhaps one of the most exciting an unforgettable Wildlife experience. This Gorilla Trekking Safari Experience can take between 2 – 6 hours but its well worth the effort.

In the afternoon, you will take on a village Community walk that gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park live. It is also a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at the Camp and is most informative to the Visitors. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay as above

Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4 – travel back to Kampala / Entebbe

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala or Entebbe for a drop off to your Hotel for dinner and Overnight or transfer to the Airport for your flight Home. Along the way you will have a lunch stop enroute. End of your 4 days lake mburo wildlife and gorilla trekking safari bwindi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Driving Distance: 512 Km

Travel Time Taken: +8 Hours

The above 4 days lake mburo wildlife and gorilla trekking safari bwindi Includes;

  • All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary.
  •  All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
  • An Experienced English speaking Driver guide and all his Expenses.
  • Park Entrance fees, Vehicle Entrance Fees
  • Ranger Guide Fees.
  • Game drives
  • Boat Cruise on the Lake Mburo.
  • Nature walk
  • Gorilla Tracking Permit
  • Community Visit
  • Equator Visit
  • Bottled Mineral Water While On Game drive

The above 4 days lake mburo wildlife and gorilla trekking safari bwindi Excludes;

  • Local and International Flight fares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Optional Activities mentioned in the Itinerary such as Horseback riding Mburo, Night Game drives
  • Any other items of Personal nature / expenses

Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.

Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.

Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.

For fly-in Tours/safaris / Private Charter flights: a combination of light aircraft and small plane Charters can fly you to all National Parks in Uganda Such as;

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrip) for your Gorilla Trekking Safari.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya and Kasese Airstrip) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari.
  • Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba and Chobe Airstrip ) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari and the Murchison Falls.
  • Lake Mburo National Park ( Mbarara Airstrip)
  • Kibale Forest National Park ( Kasese Airstrip)
  • Kidepo National Park.  These Flights decrease the miles on ground needed to reach remote destinations. This is also Combined with the use of closed 4×4 Wheel Drive Vehicles with pop-top roofs that pick you up from the Airfields since they are located far away from the National Parks and Lodges that are usually in remote areas and this may involve some travelling on main tarmac or dirt roads to reach the final destinations.

What to bring with you for a wildlife safari

  • Rain Jacket is essential as it could unpredictably Rain
  • Light Clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect you from direct sun rays
  • A zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent Insects and Mosquitoes away.

NB: It is not a Guarantee to see all the Various Animals in the Parks, especially Cats but there is a great chance that you might see them during an Evening or Early Morning Game drive because it is less hot around that time and therefore the animals are freely roaming around as opposed to typical afternoon hours when it gets too hot for the animals and they go undertaking cover from the sun.

ABOUT GORILLA TREKKING: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda) Trails
are steeper and less accessible, hence high levels of Energy is needed. Treks are often 2 to 3 hours each way (but can be more Or Less) and involve hiking through dense forest and traversing steep ravines and mountainsides, often in damp conditions. However, all this adventure is worthwhile for a glimpse of one of nature’s finest spectacles.

There is a minimum age of 15 years on gorilla treks

What to wear and take on your gorilla trek:

With changeable weather conditions and dense forest vegetation it is
advisable to take layers of protective clothing. We recommend wearing the following:
• t-shirt
• long-sleeved top
• warm fleece / jumper
• thick trousers
• thick wool socks (and gaiters preferably)
• strong lightweight, water-proof walking boots
• hat with brim
• garden gloves to aid scrambling up banks
And carry a small rucksack with:
• water
• packed lunch and snacks
• binoculars
• camera / video camera with spare battery, memory cards or film
• light-weight rain Mac / poncho
Walking sticks are available at the Park headquarters and porters can be hired for approx. US$20.
A sealed plastic bag around camera / lenses will help keep them dry on the trek. Pockets are useful for valuables and spare camera batteries / lenses etc. as all other equipment must be left with porters approx. 200 meters away from the gorilla groups.

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