6 Days Lake Mburo, Gorilla Tracking & Bunyonyi Birding

Lake Mburo, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Birding Safari

Lake Mburo, Gorilla Tracking & Bunyonyi Birding Safari

Safari Overview

This Uganda Safari experience starts from Lake Mburo National Park containing an extensive area of wetland that harbours several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes and water animals and birds. The Safari then proceeds to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trekking and cultural experience with the Batwa forest people. This Safari is crowned with a visit to Lake Bunyonyi for either a boaet ride, swimming or view point hikes.

Safari Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Bird watching in Bwindi
  • Batwa cultural trail
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kampala

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.

Day 2: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park and Boat ride

You will set off after breakfast for the Lake Mburo National Park in the western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Mpigi Drum Makers village to see how the Royal drums are made using traditional methods that have been handed down over generations. Another stopover will be at the Equator for photos at this international landmark where you will also watch the mesmerizing water experiments conducted at the spot where the two hemispheres divide. You will continue the drive through the rolling hills and plains dotted with community homesteads and herds of the long horned Ankole cattle to Lake Mburo National Park. You will arrive in time for an afternoon boat ride and later retire for dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.

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

Day 3: Game drive in Mburo and transfer to Bwindi

You will wake up early and set off for a morning game drive to enjoy the rich biodiversity of this small park that boasts of the large herds of zebra, impala, gigantic eland, topis and a variety of bird species. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and hit the road again for Bwindi Forest National Park, arriving in the evening. 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: Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner.  

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

  • Lower budget: Bushara Island Camp
  • Moderate:  Bird’s Nest
  • Up-market: Bird’s Nest/ Archadia Cottage
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Canoe ride, swimming and hiking to the view point

Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. You will spend the whole day in the Lake Bunyonyi area taking boat rides, swimming if you like and hiking the hills around the lake to get views of the beautiful scenic landscapes.

  • Lower budget: Bushara Island Camp
  • Moderate:  Bird’s Nest
  • Up-market: Bird’s Nest/ Archadia Cottage
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Travel to Kampala

You will have a relaxed breakfast and set off on the journey to Kampala. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon and either be transferred to the airport for your departure flight or to the hotel of your booking for dinner and overnight.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Gorilla permit (a US $600 value)
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Game drive
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • 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

Enquire about this safari.

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