5 Day Gorilla Tracking and Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari

Lake Mburo National Park Tour Safari - Wildlife Safari

Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari – 5 Days

Overview

This 5 day gorilla tracking safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 880 Mountain Gorillas in the world.  Gorilla trekking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. You will have the option of enjoying a community walk among the Batwa people who used to stay in the forest before it was gazette and learn about their interesting past or to track Golden monkeys in Mgahinga forest. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive and boat launch.  

Safari Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi Forest
  • Community walk
  • Batwa Trail Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trek
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • Game viewing in Mburo

Safari Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight will be at this hotel. You’ll be briefed about the next day’s gorilla tracking safari before you check in.

Accommodation: Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe,, Gately Inn Entebbe

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi

After breakfast we’ll embark on the gorilla tracking safari adventure by traveling south westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the home of the Mountain gorillas. We’ll have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take memorial photos. You will continue to Mbarara town where you will have lunch before proceeding to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking. 

Lower Budget : Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Moderate : Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
Up market : Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
Meal plan : Dinner.  

Day 3: Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi

Our gorilla tracking safari continues on the 3rd day after having an early breakfast and we drive to the Park Headquarters for a briefing about the rules of Gorilla tracking. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla hunt in the thick jungle. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited before returning to your lodge. Time allowing you will go for a guided nature walk around the lodge.

Lower Budget : Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Moderate : Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
Up market : Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
Meal plan : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 4: Golden Monkey trekking or Batwa trail and travel to Mburo

After an early morning breakfast you will drive to Mgahinga National park where you can either go for Golden monkey trekking or go for a community walk among the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people. You will have lunch and then travel to Lake Mburo National Park. Time allowing, you will have an evening boat ride on the Lake Mburo and later return to your lodge booked for overnight and dinner.

Luxury : Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Lake Mburo Camp/ Arcadia Cottages
Moderate:
Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Rock
Budget:
Eagles Nest Camp
Meal Plan :
Dinner

Day 5: Game drive in Mburo and travel to Kampala

After breakfast, you will go for a game drive before proceeding to Kampala with a stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers’ village where you will be able to watch the Royal ceremonial drums being crafted using traditional methods passed down through generations. Time allowing you will visit a craft village to buy some souvenirs before being transferred to the Airport for your departure flight. No accommodation provided.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Chimp permit.
  • Gorilla permit (a US $600 value)
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Boat cruise
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

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