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4 Days Bwindi gorillas & Lake Mburo safari – Uganda Wildlife Tours

The 4 days Bwindi gorillas & Lake Mburo safari is an amazing short tour package crafted to expose you to Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas and savanna wildlife. It ushers you into the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Lake Mburo National Park savannas for game viewing experience.

4 days Bwindi gorillas & Lake Mburo safariBwindi is a stunning Uganda safari park in Kabale, Southwestern side of the country and Lake Mburo is in western part. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park isn’t only a home to mountain gorillas but also protects chimpanzees plus other primates, birds, reptiles to mention but a few.

Lake Mburo National Park is popular for savanna dwellers such as zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, topis, warthogs, elands, 350 birds and others which you will explore on a game drive. Your gorilla and wildlife safari to Bwindi and Lake Mburo respectively starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

Detailed itinerary of 4 Days Bwindi gorillas & Lake Mburo safari

Day 1: Boat cruise on Lake Mburo upon arrival

Meet and greet your Uganda tour guide after your breakfast at a hotel in Kampala. Get briefed on this short gorilla and wildlife tour to Bwindi and Lake Mburo. After, drive to Lake Mburo along Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route with stopover to be made at Equator crossing on your 4-5 hours’ road trip. Get the best of your lunch at the lodge as soon as you arrive and after, go enjoy an exciting boat cruise along Lake Mburo.

On a boat cruise, you won’t lack what to see-you will enjoy astonishing sight of hippos, crocodiles and water birds. The interesting aquatic birds you most likely to come across here include kingfisher, cormorants, shoebills, pelicans, fish eagles and others. Retreat from this watersport to have a relaxed evening or probably proceed for evening a game drive in the evening to catch up with lots of savanna dwellers as they rush to their places to retire.

Places to stay

Budget: Rwonyo Campsite

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge, Mantana Tented Camp

Day 2: Game drive & visit Bwindi National Park, Southwestern Uganda

Rise up for an early morning cup of tea or coffee and after, you will have a memorable game drive in the savannas of Lake Mburo. This will excite you with sight of buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, birds and countless antelopes.

Retreat after 2-3 hours of your game viewing to check out then head to Bwindi in Southwestern Uganda. This will be 6 hours’ drive from Lake Mburo to Bwindi. Lunch will be provided en-route and you will check in a comfortable safari lodge upon arrival.

Places to stay

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Valley Lodge

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp

Luxury: Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla trekking & Batwa community visit in the evening

Have your tasty cup of Uganda tea or coffee and after, be at briefing point in Bwindi early in the morning. Carry along with you some snacks and bottle of drinking because this is exhausting adventure. You will be allocated to a gorilla group and at 8:00am, you will set off on a gorilla trek to see mountain gorillas. Close to 2-6 hours will be spent searching for these massive creatures and once you find them, you have a complete 1 hour face to face with them.

After, return to Bwindi park offices to have your gorilla trekking certificate and get to the lodge to relax. Later in the evening, you join others on a cultural tour at Batwa community to interact with the Batwa pygmies.

Places to stay

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Valley Lodge

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp

Luxury: Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Day 4: From Bwindi back to Entebbe/Kampala-End of the tour

Get your hefty breakfast and later, check out then make a return trip to Kampala/Entebbe which is about 8-9 hours. En-route, you will make a stop visit at Mpambire Drum Makers before you will be dropped off to Kampala/Entebbe.

End of the 4 days Bwindi gorillas & Lake Mburo safari

The safari includes

  • Park entrance fees-Bwindi & Lake Mburo
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla permits
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Accommodation for 3 nights inclusive of meals
  • English-speaking Uganda safari guide fees & ground transportation

The safari excludes

  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Shopping bills
  • Telephone
  • Airfares
  • Any of your optional activities
  • Alcoholic drinks

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