Mountain gorilla Trip, Lake Bunyonyi & Lake Mburo 5 days

By Calah Moira

Enjoy trekking the Gorillas-Discovering the magic come into sight of Lake Bunyonyi along with its adventurous Wildlife at Lake Mburo.Whichever safari you decide to take whether up-market, Moderate or perhaps Budget, we offer you at a discount rate without considering the adventurous wildlife and the luxury private gorilla safari in Uganda.


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 Safari itinerary

Day One Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Depart Kampala very early morning and head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla trekking or tracking. After having such a wonderful time with the gorillas, proceed to lake Bunyonyi and enjoy the beautiful scenery, canoe excursions are arranged and bird watching of different species of birds. Right after a beautiful moment with nature; drive off to Lake Mburo Wildlife 5 day Uganda Safari.

Lunch awaits us in Mbarara and then hit the road as we enjoy the breathtaking attractions of the western part of Uganda, get to Bwindi with so much excitement to meet the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda at a close range. We reach Bwindi in the late afternoon and check-in to our preferred lodging, these ranges from Up-market, Moderate and Budget accommodations. Some of these include Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Gorilla Resort, Gorilla Forest Camp and Mahoganyi Springs Lodge. All these offer a good view of the Impenetrable forest. Dinner is served at your desired Bwindi lodging and rest a bit as you get ready for the Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking Encounter the following day.Below are some of the lodges depending on your budget;

Budget Accommodation;Nshongi Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation;Wagtail safari Camp/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Gift Of Nature Lodge/Trekker’s Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Luxury Accommodation;Gorilla Resort Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation;Clouds Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge/Gorilla Forest Camp

Day Two: With an early rise by the sound of the birds, you are served with breakfast and then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters for the Gorilla trekking (tracking) brief information and meet with the Ranger guide. Split into groups according to one assigned to you.

It’s time to encounter with the gorillas in their natural setting. Trekking through this strange as well as beautiful forest with so much to see prior to meeting your Mountain Gorilla Group. You will enjoy sightseeing different bird species, butterflies, vegetation and other primates which will be amazing and still make your day so exceptional. Something you must take note of is the fact that when tracking (trekking),this will call for hiking as well as climbing the hills as you get the chance to confront the great Mountain Gorillas. At a distance of about 5 meters, you will watch them in their groups as they do their daily routine such as feeding their young ones, playing and resting. Unfortunately, you can’t discover the mountain gorillas in zoos but rather in Africa where a few are still left surviving. With so much work done by the conservationists, many of the gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest thus offering a face to face encounter with them. Right after the adventurous moment with the Mountain gorillas, you go back to the headquarters and considering your energy levels as well as time, you may go for a village walk which involves seeing different cultures, traditional, brewing of beer, traditional healer, and community school supported by the lodge around the park. Performances from the local people which involves dancing and singing will make you appreciate their culture. You will sit and observe them as they do their thing which will certainly be worth your safari in Uganda.

Day Three Lake Bunyonyi:  Have breakfast and head off to the mystifying lake Bunyonyi.Lonely planet has acknowledged this lake as a clear sight of Lord of the Rings. What makes it unique from other lakes is that it’s the second deepest lake in Africa. It has various kinds of fish including the delicious crayfish, therefore get ready for the cookery amusement of the day. After settling in your lodge, you may take a walk around the lake as you enjoy spotting different bird species. Because of the peaceful as well as cool environment, you may decide to meditate upon your life without destructions. Lake Bunyonyi is a Bilharzia free lake thus swimming can be done at any time. It has many islands that can only be seen by taking up a canoe tour around the lake and as you view numerous birds. Nature walk can be arranged along the shores and if Enjoy viewing different bird species in Lake Bunyonyinot, one may decide to sit back and relax. A blend of a wonderful scenery and gorilla tracking will be quite a memorable experience of your safari in Uganda. Lunch and Dinner served at your lodge.

Budget Accommodation;Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Moderate Accommodation;Arcadia Cottages
Luxury Accommodation;Heritage Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation; Bird Nest Bunyonyi

Day Four Lake Mburo: With an early morning breakfast at the lake, leave for Lake Mburo and discover the great Alps of Africa. The Panorama is calming to the sight of the ever green vegetation of Africa. Check in your desired lodge and have lunch. These range from upmarket, moderate and budget. Some of these include Mantana lodge, Arcadia Lodge and Mihingo Lodge. Choice will depend on what you want. The afternoon is set for a boat ride on Lake Mburo and delight in seeing various wildlife that love staying in water. Guided nature walk concludes the day with beautiful memories of your safari. Dinner at you lodging.

Budget Accommodation; Rwonyo Camp
Moderate Accommodation; Arcadia Cottages
Luxury Accommodation; Mantana Tented Camp
Super Luxury Accommodation; Mihingo Lodge

Day Five: Have breakfast at an early hour and off for the morning Game Drive through various kinds of vegetation. This will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of the early risers that you wouldn’t love to miss. The park has about four unique species of animals that you can’t fail to see at any corner of the park, majority are found licking the salty soil. Fortunately Lake Mburo is such a fascinating part of Uganda with crowds of zebras, impalas, antelopes along with the African Eland. Horseback safari can be arranged depending on your choice. Lunch at your lodging. After an adventurous game drive, we get ready to say bye to Lake Mburo as we check out and drive back to Kampala with stops to visit the Equator along with the popular Buganda Royal drum makers.Photographics are taken to make this day memorable. Arrive in late afternoon in Kampala and proceed to your hotel and if you have a flight, you continue to Entebbe Airport. You may wish to visit the vibrant nightlife in Kampala, where the party never ends.You will drink and dance as you enjoy the warm friendship of Ugandans. Our guide will be around to drive you back to your hotel when you get tired.

Safari Price Includes; English Speaking Driver, All Park Fees, Transport with fuel, Boat Launch Trip, Game Drives, All food, Bottled Water in vehicle and Accommodation. Take note it doesn’t not include laundry, Tips, drinks or perhaps alcoholic beverages.