Gorilla Safari Uganda and Tours involving Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Mountain Gorillas in Uganda– 5 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Uganda.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our safari guide receives you and drives you to Kampala for overnight awaiting a trip launch the next morning.
Day 2: Depart for Lake Mburo, brief game drive and boat ride.
Depart by road to Lake Mburo National Park spending approximately 3-4 hours. You will have a break in your journey to stare at the Royal Drum makers, stand at the Equator for a photogenic opportunity and then continue to Lake Mburo National Park. This Park is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Bird watching opportunities are superb, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike. After checking in, you will take a late afternoon game drive or a boat canoe. Overnight in Mantana Tented Camp, Rwonyo Camp or UWA Bandas (Full Board)
Day 2: Lake Mburo Nature Walk, Head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Start an early guided nature walk taking you to the Salt Lick Area. A well located wood stage that offers an opportunity to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. Go back to the camp for breakfast, after which you will head off for Kabale, where we will stop for lunch. Continue on your journey, which offers excellent views including the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road then drops down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, habitat to the mountain gorillas. Overnight at Gorilla Resort, Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
Day 3: The D- Day for Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda
Get up pretty early for a warm breakfast to give you the power considered necessary for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures remaining. If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is a superlative short walk. This trail leads to three delightful shining waterfalls, and there is an abundance of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Alternatively, have a guided village walk and see how the Ugandans live. Overnight at Gorilla Resort, Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
Day 4: Drive to Kampala
After a morning breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala stopping en-route for lunch in Masaka town arriving in the evening. On arrival in Kampala, your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel. If you have energy, your guide will take around the African Craft markets along Buganda road or at the National Theatre where you can buy Souvenirs for yourself. Overnight at Speke Hotel, Mossa Courts or Hotel Africana (Full Board)
Day 5: Airport Transfer
Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight