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AVU 017 Lake Mburo Wildlife & Bwindi Gorillas (4 Days)

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Tour Overview

Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah National Parks. It is known for sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and its idyllic lake shores with a variety of different species of mammals and birds. After Mburo, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a park known as a home of endangered Mountain Gorillas, the most awe-inspiring primates to be found in Africa.

Safari Highlights:

Day 1: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park; Afternoon Game viewing and a Boat ride.
Day 2: Game viewing travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking.
Day 4: Travel to Kampala.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park; Afternoon Game Viewing and Boat Ride.
InquireFrom Kampala, drive to Lake Mburo National Park using Masaka road. The park is made up of a diverse eco-systems  and this has rendered it to be one of the richest in bio-diversity. Expect to see animals like Zebras, Elands, and Buffaloes, Impalas, Roam Antelopes, Leopards, Hyenas, Hippos, Bush bucks, and Klipspringer. The presence of the Lake within the Park enables visitors to take a boat ride, do some sport fishing and see the Crocodiles, Pelicans, Shoebill stork, Hippos, Cormorants, Fish eagles along the shores of the lake. After lunch take a boat trip inside Lake Mburo and see for yourself the Crocodiles, Pelicans, Hippos, Herons and the rare Shoebill stork.

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge or Arcadia Cottages or Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 2: Game Viewing Safari transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forests
After early breakfasts, go for an early morning game drive which will offer a wonderful encounter with wild like; Zebras, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, Topis, Elands, Leopards, and a variety of bird species. After the game drive, tranfer to Bwindi having lunch on the way to Bwindi, continue using Mbarara road and later pass through the beautiful evergreen mountain country which is well known as, the “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Arrive at Bwindi late in the evening for dinner and an overnight.

Mahogany Springs or Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
InquireHave an early morning breakfast and then head to the gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This Park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken to find them and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and also an exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they play and interact with each other.

In the evening, have a cultural walk and interact with the local people. Participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphan children groups. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park.

Mahogany Springs or Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Travel to Kampala:
After breakfast drive back to Kampala. While Heading to Kampala have lunch on the way. On the way to Kampala make a stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. Make another stop at the equator for photographs, arrival in Kampala in the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

The Safari Package Covers:

  • Gorilla Permit.
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Boat Rides
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (3 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Safari Exclusions:       

  • Air Fares  
  • Visa Fees    
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities



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