6 Days Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth & Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP & Gorilla Trekking Safari

6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP Wild & Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Safari Overview

6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP Wild & Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, is Uganda Safari experience that starts from the infamous highway wildlife savannah park, 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, then the Safari adventure proceeds to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and cultural experience with the Batwa forest people. On the height of the 6 day lake mburo Safari, we crown the adventure with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise.

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. The 6 day Lake Mburo, QENP & gorilla trekking safari briefing will be done right before dinner at the hotel where you will be spending the night. The next early morning we begin our 6 day lake mburo adventure we’ve all been preparing for..

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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Game drive in Mburo and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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.

Accommodation

  • 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 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and cultural tour

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 before returning to your lodge. Time allowing you will go for a guided community walk to experience the livelihoods of the local communities. You will visit a traditional herbalist to see how he prepares native medicine to treat a wide array of human sicknesses, see a black smith manufacturing local tools used in everyday life and see how local beer is brewed using local methods. You will also be entertained by the traditional dances offered by the community. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Accommodation

  • 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 5: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat cruise

You will after breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the beautiful scenery of this part of the country characterized by gigantic hills and steep valleys of volcanic origin. You will get to Queen Elizabeth through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector) renowned for the tree climbing lions and have lunch at one of the lodges before continuing to the centre of the park. You will arrive in time for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will enjoy a close view of a variety of water animals and birds. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.

Accommodation

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 6: Game drive and travel to Kampala

You will wake up early and go for an early morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. You will see buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat after which you will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and transfer to Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.

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.
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Driver / guide.
  • 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

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