Encountering the wildlife of Uganda

Lake Mburo National park | Bwindi National Park

Duration

4 days

Max People

100
Overview

Safari Details

This 4-day Lake Mburo Wildlife and Bwindi Gorillas safari offers a short safari experience in Lake Mburo National Park before taking on the popular gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s smallest savannah park but offers great animal sightings and some of the common animals include zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, hippos, and many species of antelopes. The park is well situated along the route to the gorillas in southwestern Uganda and therefore provides a good stopover for a nice safari experience before continuing for the highlight which is the gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park.

While in these two parks, you will see various wildlife species like the Mountain gorillas, forest elephants, buffaloes, and monkeys in Bwindi, and a big number of zebras, topis, Uganda kobs, giraffes, among others in Lake Mburo as well as bird species in both parks and above all you will enjoy the comfortable hospitable climate and nature.

Tour Highlights

  • ​Its a 4 Days 3 Nights Safari.
  • Destination: Lake Mburo National Park & Bwindi National Park.
  • Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year.
  • Accommodation Type : In Standard Hotels/Lodges
  • Type of transport: - Road using a comfortable 4×4 Tour van/4×4 Jeep (Land Cruiser)
  • Tour Type-Private

(However majority of tourists prefer visiting in the dry seasons where traversing the jungles is somewhat doable – and that is the months of June to October as well as from December up to February.)

Trip Extensions available on request.

Day to day

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kampala - Lake Mburo National Park

Today after your breakfast our tour driver shall pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 7:30am prompt and drive to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park is the closest park to Kampala and therefore within 3.5 hours you will be getting there. Upon arrival you shall check into the lodge and shortly set out to experience the park. Drive through the game trails and enjoy the beautiful savannah as you observe a range of animals and birds. Lake Mburo offers the best sightings of many herbivores (vegetation eating) animals such as antelopes, zebras, buffaloes and giraffes but not so good for cats. Do not expect to see any lions. Leopards and Hyenas are in abundance but quite elusive.

After the game drive you shall go for the boat ride on Lake Mburo, the biggest lake in the park, to watch water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and water birds for the keen birder. Later retire to your lodge for overnight stay and dinner.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
Travel Time: 3 to 4 hrs. (236 Km)
Accommodation In: lake Mburo
Activities: Game Drive/Boat Riding in Lake Mburo
Meals: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 2 - Lake Mburo National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you shall do early morning walk in the park that offers a beautiful experience in the savannah, giving you up-close views of several animals and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Thereafter you shall have breakfast, check out and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have your lunch along the way ,later arrive at the park, check in at the lodge. Have dinner and Overnight.

Destination: Bwindi National Park
Travel Time: 4 to 5 hrs. (273 Km)
Accommodation : At a Standard Lodge/Camp of your Choice in Bwindi
Complementaries: Drinking water
Meals: All Meals (B-L-D)

Day 3 - Full Day in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After early breakfast you shall transfer to the park office for briefing by the park guides and assigning of gorilla families. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to up 459 mountain gorillas which is the highest population of mountain gorillas for any park and up to 19 families have been habituate for the gorilla trekking adventures. You set off into the jungle to track the gorillas and spend a few hours with the gorilla family and it will be an unforgettable experience. Note gorilla tracking activity takes around 2 to 8 hours, this is because these gentle giants migrate and cannot be stationed in one place, they move basing on the availability of food and water.
Return to the lodge after, in the evening if time is available you could also have a walk in the Batwa community and see how they live. After have dinner and overnight.

Destination: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation : At a Standard Lodge/Camp of your Choice in Bwindi
Meals: All meals included and drinking water
Optional Visit: An afternoon Community walk to Batwa villages

Day 4 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kampala

After breakfast you shall check out and travel back to Kampala, and you shall have stop over at the Uganda Equator. This journey will be incredible as you will be seeing various things on the way such as banana and coffee plantations, long horned cattle, rolling hills, arriving in Kampala late in the afternoons.

No Accommodation on this last day
Travel Time: 7 to 8 hrs. (470 Km)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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Included/Excluded

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Services of our professional driver guide
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Personalized service.
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

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