UAAV 009 – 5 Days Lake Mburo & Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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Lake Mburo & Bwindi Gorilla Safari takes you through both Uganda’s savannah and forested nation of Mburo and Bwindi respectively. where you will be able to explorer Uganda’s wildlife, experience the embarrassing warm hospitable nature of the national as you go through the country. Go eye-to-to with African’s gentle Giants in the wild in Bwindi’s impenetrable national park

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
Day 2: Explore Lake Mburo National Park
Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi National Park
Day 4: Gorilla tracking
Day 5: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park

Meet at your hotel and leave Kampala for Lake Mburo National Park. We shall have a stop at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made, and thereafter proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Bird viewing opportunities are excellent – for birders, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike.

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Tented Camp
  • Mid range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge/Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Rwonyo Camp Site

Day 2: Explore Lake Mburo National Park

After an early morning breakfast, explore the park with a game drive in search of animals like:  zebras, impalas, topis, buffalos, elands. Bird watching opportunities are excellent here, with about 313 bird species recorded here including the rare shoebill stork, White-winged Warbler, Crested Francolin among others. After exploring the park in a car, return to the lodge for lunch before heading out for a boat ride after lunch 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 shoebill stork. Return to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Tented Camp
  • Mid range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge/Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Rwonyo Camp Site

Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi National Park

After your breakfast, we can choose between having a guided nature walk in the park or game drive as we prepare to head south west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famously known for the rare Mountain Gorillas. Bird life and primate life in this forest is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda, of which you might have a chance to encounter some as well as other primate species.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill
  • Mid range (Bhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Wag Tail Eco Camp

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing by the park warden and rangers at 8am. After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track these gentle giants (Mountain gorillas). The thrill of spending time observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a pleasing and unforgettable one, you are allowed an hour witnessing the interaction of these close relatives of ours. You are advised to carry with you a packed lunch for, the time spent tracking the gorillas would not be known to you but varies from 3 to 8 hours. Time permitting; you may go for a late afternoon community walk to see the local people’s way of life and cultures.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): lake Mutanda chameleon Hill
  • Mid range (Bhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Wag Tail Eco Camp

Day 5: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.

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