This is a 5 days gorilla safari starting and ending in Kampala. This safari can also be done on a scheduled basis. The safari will take you to one of Uganda’s small savanna national parks, Lake Mburo National Park where you may see different wild animals such as the gigantic eland antelope, topis, impalas, sitatungas, bush duikers, among others. The five lakes within the park also attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope.
The guide will later take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will track the endangered mountain gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and memorable encounter that you do not need to miss. There are four habituated families of mountain gorillas in the park living in the thicker tropical forests. Tracking from Bwindi is however a more challenging adventurous activity given that it involves you walking on the steeper forested hillsides looking for these great apes. Other residents of the park include birds, monkeys and orchids.
Note: 1 gorilla permit is included in the price and gorilla tracking subjected to availability of the permit.
- Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
- Day 2: Game drive at Lake Mburo National Park.
- Day 3: Buhoma cultural tour
- Day 4: Gorilla tracking
- Day 5: Return to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
The safari guide will pick you from your hotel and brief you about the safari. You will then drive to Lake Mburo, arriving at the park during lunchtime. Take an afternoon game drive to see different animals such as buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, impalas, topis among others. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo Lodge
Day 2: Game drive at Lake Mburo National Park.
Wake up early in the morning for a game drive through the park. After breakfast take a guided nature walk to the Salt lick area where you might be able to see three different animal species. In the afternoon take on a boat trip on Lake Mburo where you will see different animals at the lake shores as well as water birds. You will relax in the evening as you prepare for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 3: Buhoma cultural tour
After an early breakfast, depart for Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in the south western part of Uganda. You will have lunch, and then visit the local communities to have an experience of their lifestyles and culture or take a nature walk in the forest or relax at the lodge. Overnight at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill
Day 4: Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will go for gorilla tracking deep in the dense tropical moist forest. Tracking in Bwindi requires enough energy and often takes most of the day. You are required to move with packed lunch. You will then relax at the lodge or engage in any activity you missed before. Overnight at Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill
Day 5: Return to Kampala
After breakfast return to Kampala arriving late afternoon.