Uganda gorilla safaris- Uganda wildlife safaris
4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari overview
On this 4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari, you will trek the gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and enjoy game sightings in Lake Mburo national park. This Uganda gorilla safari starts and ends in Kampala
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, It is home to over 400 mountain gorillas. This is half to the world’s population of gorillas in the wild. Trek through the impenetrable forest to interact with these endangered species. Meanwhile, Lake Mburo is located in the western part of Uganda. The park boasts large herds of impala and zebra among other wildlife. Embark on this Uganda safari tour for amazing wildlife encounters
4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari highlights
- Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo and afternoon boat cruise
- Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi
- Day 3: Gorilla trekking
- Day 4: Transfer to Kampala
4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari detailed itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park.
After an early briefing, we will transfer to Lake Mburo national park. Traveling along the Kampala-Masaka highway, we will make our breakfast stop at the equator. Photos and experiments of the hemispheres will be done here. After our breakfast, we will proceed to Lake Mburo national park. On arrival, we will check into the lodge and prepare for the afternoon boat cruise
Driving in the park, we will have sightings of some game like giraffes, impala, zebras, water bucks and much more. The boat cruise is launched on Lake Mburo. You will be able to relax as you enjoy the scenery and wildlife on the cruise. Hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and plenty of birds can be seen on the boat cruise. After the cruise, we will drive back to the lodge for a relaxing evening.
Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi
Following a restful night, we will embark on a morning game drive. Through the tracks in the park, we will see; buffalo, eland, topi, impala, zebra, warthogs, vervet monkeys, bush bucks, water bucks and many more. This game drive will last up to 3 hours. After the game drive, we will check out of the lodge and depart for Bwindi impenetrable national park. Lunch will be en route on our way to Bwindi. Through the rolling hills of Kabale, we will proceed to the Bwindi national forest. We will check into the lodge, relax and enjoy the views of the forest
Day 3: Gorilla trekking.
This day will start with a warm breakfast in preparation for our gorilla trekking safari. At the park headquarters, we will be treated to traditional dances of the Bakiga people before the briefing. In the briefing, we will be given guidelines on gorilla trekking. These include; keeping a 7 meter distance from the gorillas, avoiding prolonged eye contact with the gorillas, no flash photography and keeping the environment clean. With proper wear (long sleeved shirt, trousers, rain jacket, gloves and sunscreen, we will head into the forest to find the gorilla families.
On making contact with the gorillas, you will watch and observe them as they feed and interact with each other. The thick shaggy coats, the piercing eye glances, the young all make an unforgettable experience. We will have an hour with the gorillas, taking pictures and videos. Depending on the location of the gorillas, gorilla trekking in Uganda takes between 3-6 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax for the afternoon and evening. There is an option of embarking on a nature walk or visiting the indigenous people (the Batwa) on a cultural tour.
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala
On the last day of this 4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari, we will have an early start. After a healthy breakfast, we will depart Bwindi and transfer to Kampala through the terraced hills of Kabale. Enjoy the scenic drive, the road side vegetable markets that characterize Uganda. Lunch will be in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center. On arrival in Kampala, the guide will drop you at your hotel, place of residence or airport. That will mark the end of your 4 Day gorilla and Lake Mburo safari