4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari    

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari    

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari : The 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari will take you to the savannah plains of Lake Mburo national park where you will enjoy great views of wildlife species including buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, zebras, impalas, elands, warthogs, topi and different bird species. During the 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari you will also visit Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Highlights of 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Lake Mburo national park- afternoon boat cruise

Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Lake Mburo national park,

Depending on your location on the first day of the 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Lake Mburo national park. The journey takes about 3 to 4 hours drive with a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe to take photos and buy souvenirs, from the Equator you will continue the journey to Lake Mburo national park. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge for lunch where after you will go for an exciting boat cruise on Lake Mburo. During the boat ride which takes about 2 hours you will be rewarded with views of hippos in water, crocodiles basking along the shores, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs drinking water along the shores among others. After the boat cruise you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Morning game drive

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari, you will check out of the lodge, meet up with your driver guide to go for a morning game drive where you will be able to view animals when they are most active. During the game drive you will be able to see animals like zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, elands, warthogs, impalas, topi among others.

Game Drives in Bwindi
Game Drives in Bwindi

After the game drive you will drive out of the park and start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park with en-route lunch at Igongo cultural centre or Mbarara town. After lunch you will proceed to the park with spectacular views of the beautiful scenery, terraced farmlands, countryside, Kigezi hills on the way. Upon arrival in Bwindi impenetrable national park you will continue to check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast on the third day of the safari, you will carry packed lunch from the lodge and your driver guide will pick you up to  transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be divided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about gorillas and also conversant with gorilla trekking trails. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, variety of bird species, different plant species among others. once the gorillas are located you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you a chance to learn about their behaviors, lifestyle, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, playing, breastfeeding, take pictures and record the incredible moments to show people back home. After the one hour with the gentle giants you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and later meet up with your driver guide to return back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to Kampala. On the way you will have en-route in Mbarara town and then continue the journey to Kampala arriving early evening. Upon arrival in the park your driver guide will pick drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of convenience.

Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park

End of 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Mburo safari

Tour includes                    

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees/ Game drive
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes          

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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