6 DAYS UGANDA MGAHINGA GORILLA PARK, LAKE MUTANDA TOUR, LAKE MBURO WILDLIFE SAFARI – TOUR OVERVIEW
This exciting 6 days Uganda Mgahinga gorilla Lake Mutanda Lake Mburo wildlife safari tour enables you to explore the smallest rain forest national park in Uganda covering just 38 sq. km and located on the Northern slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes with two rare primates Gorillas and Golden Monkeys that can be tracked and also visit one of the interesting lakes in Kisoro, Lake Mutanda where you will enjoy canoe rides and relax at the resort after a gorilla trekking adventure and Batwa experience in Mgahinga national park. With a Visit to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest Savannah Park (370 sq. km) a perfect base to explore mosaic habitats such as Open Water, Wetlands, grassland, woodland and Forest Patches with Wildlife species such as the Impala, Zebra, Eland and Topi that are not often seen in Other National Parks in Uganda but can be viewed on a Game drive and Boat ride. Also, have a chance to stand on the Uganda equator monument in Kayabwe for memorable pictures.
6 days Uganda Mgahinga gorilla Lake Mutanda Lake Mburo wildlife safari tour – DETAILED ITINERARY.
Day 1: Transfer to Kisoro Town or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
A Safari guide from MuAfrika Adventures will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala after breakfast and transfer you to Mgahinga National park, through the Kampala-Masaka Road then connect to the Mbarara-Kabale-Kisoro route driving through the stunning and beautiful landscape. Mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, bamboo forest and tropical rainforest. The landscape unfolds beneath us on the last hill and it takes in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. Mgahinga national park is among the four national parks located in the Virunga region and is well known for its golden monkeys that are distinguished by their golden patches on their back. It is also home to the mountain gorillas, with only one habituated gorilla family. Have a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe for photography and souvenir buying. Arrive at the Lodge after a long day’s drive through the well-terraced hills and valleys of Kigezi. Enjoy your Dinner and Overnight at the famous Travelers Rest Hotel which was visited by Dian Fossey the American gorilla-woman in the sixties or Mount Gahinga Lodge, Mgahinga Community Camp, Virunga Hotel, Mgahinga Rest camp.
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and cultural encounters.
Have breakfast and then head to the park headquarters at Ntebeko for a briefing on simple instructions that will help you to a smooth trek, you will be assigned to an armed park ranger guide who will guide you through the forest to look for the gentle giants. On locating them, an hour will be offered to you to take photos while in their presence. But you should know that trekking time can range between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of these gentle giants. While on the trek, you will enjoy different birds and other animals that dwell around your presence.
After the gorilla trekking, you will enjoy another memorable adventure that starts after lunch for you to visit the Batwa community on the Batwa Trail illustrating aspects of Forest life before descending into Garama Cave, once home to the Batwa King. The pygmy people who used to leave in the forest then and are now neighbouring the park will entertain you as you learn from their culture through music and dances, stories from the elders, traditional dishes among others. Return to the lodge for your dinner and Overnight as above.
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Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mutanda and canoeing experience.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and transfer through the mountainous terrain of Kisoro to Lake Mutanda with a misty Virunga mountain in the backdrop and its stunning view across the Lake. The lake is bilharzia, crocodile and hippos free, making it good for swimming and canoe riding. Relax at the Lodge as you await your Lunch, Later in the afternoon take a canoe ride or a hike to the top of Lake Mutanda or even a Visit to Python Island to admire the stunning views of this beautiful Lake. Later return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge, Lake Mutanda Eco Camp
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Day 4: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Breakfast at the Lodge, Later proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, a smaller but unique park and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas, zebras, elands, and topi. We will go for a village or cultural walk in the afternoon visiting the locals and the pastoral communities. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Resort, Eagle’s Nest Lodge.
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Day 5: Morning Game drive and Boat trip on the Lake Mburo
Enjoy a morning game drive or go for a game walk in the park. We will take an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo and another game drive in the evening. This Small park has a variety of animals, that is to say, 68 mammal species, including a large number of Impalas (the antelope from which Kampala is named after), plain zebras, Uganda kobs, duikers, bushbucks, topis, buffaloes, leopards, spotted hyenas, Defassa waterbucks, warthogs and 315 bird species. The vegetation is mainly open savannah of acacia trees, Olea and Boscia. This park is a natural haven for fauna and flora. Crocodiles and hippos will be easily seen when you take a boat trip. Later drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
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Day 6: Morning game drive and transfer back to Kampala.
Morning breakfast at the lodge head for another game drive in the park to view wildlife and transfer to Kampala or Entebbe airport for your flight back home. End of your 6 days Uganda Mgahinga gorilla Lake Mutanda Lake Mburo wildlife safari tour.
This 6 days Uganda Mgahinga gorilla Lake Mutanda Lake Mburo wildlife safari tour is inclusive of;
- Park entry and activity Fees
- ground transportation and Fuel
- English speaking safari guide
- Accommodation and meal plans as per tour plan
- Bottled drinking water
This 6 days Uganda Mgahinga gorilla Lake Mutanda Lake Mburo wildlife safari tour package excludes:
- International flight
- Personal Travel insurance,
- Items of personal nature
- Laundry service
- Souvenirs and any other items of personal.
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