4 DAYS BWINDI & LAKE MBURO WILDLIFE SAFARI-TOUR
4 days bwindi & lake mburo wildlife safari tour. the best of Bwindi and Lake Mburo safari tour, Gorilla trekking, wilderness game experience
View Safari Highlights:
- Transfer to Bwindi National Park
- Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Bwindi)
- Transfer to Lake Mburo NPK
- Boat trip on Lake Mburo
- Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.
More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 340 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including thirteen (13) habituated mountain gorilla groups that are open to tourism: Bitukura, Mubare, Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo among other groups
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.
List of Activities in Bwindi
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National park is amazingly the closest national park to Kampala , it also doubles as the smallest national park. Situated between Masaka and Mbarara district taking approximately 4 hours’ drive time to arrive. The park covers an area of 370km² including the lakes ( 5 lakes). Lake Mburo is endowed with several wildlife species to mention recently trans-located giraffes, buffaloes, elands, waters bucks, antelopes, zebras, oribis, topis , warthogs as you take a boat cruise on lake Mburo you will be in position to observe , hippos and crocodiles. In addition, the park also is home a wide a ray of birds amounting to 350 species some which include water birds, forest and savanna birds.
Activities to expect in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national park has got thrilling safari activities that keep the visitors always on the desire for more and the most common tourism activities herein include;
- Game drive in the park
- Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
- Birding/ bird watching
- Nature walks
- Horse riding to view wildlife
- Cultural tours
- Cycling among others
DAY 01 : BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Drive from Kampala/ Entebbe and head southwest to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll briefly stop at the Equator to take photos and have an educative talk, later have lunch in Mbarara. You will drive through the verdant rolling hills of Uganda, and through the highlands of Kigezi referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’, enjoy the breathtaking views of Kabale . Bwindi and the Virunga volcanoes of Congo as well as Rwanda are home to the only surviving in danger of extinction mountain gorillas. from here you will drive into the verdant valley and finally into the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi overnight at your lodges though this shall depend on the location to the Gorilla permits
DAY 2 : MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI
A morning cup of coffee or tea is recommended before your gorilla tracking safari. You will then head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the do’s and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the gentle Giants. You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with at least more than 2 litres of drinking water.
Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. After tracking you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is one iconic lakes in the western Uganda with its beautiful 29 small Islands
DAY 3 : LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After our early breakfast proceed to Lake Mburo national Park, home to the impalas which are small antelopes mainly concentrated around Lake Mburo of all the national Parks in Uganda. Actually the capital city f Uganda – Kampala was named after this stunning small animal. Along the way you will be able to see the spectacular Kigezi highlands plus some other uncultivated scenery.
Also getting a chance to see how the Bakiga community cultivate their land with lots to Patatoes and beans plantations. On arrival in the park, you will have a game drive to see some other wildlife that’s commonly found in small national park: zebras, warthogs, buffaloes, klipspringers, elands, oribi as well as waterbucks. Dine at overnight at the budget Rwakobo tents or the luxurious Mantana tented camp FB
DAY 4 : BOAT TRIP ON LAKE MBURO
After breakfast have a boat trip in the morning on Lake Mburo,or doing an extra game drive and while on the lake you will have an opportunity to even see some smaller lakes such as lake Kazuma and Lake Bwa. Marvel at the giant hippos, buffaloes plus crocodiles just in the shallows of the water.. There are several stunning birds to see such as , saddle bill storks and the beautiful crested crane (which is on the national emblem of Uganda), among others. After the activity transfer to Entebbe / Kampala and lastly stopping in Mpigi at the equator to take your last picture at zero degrees in the Pearl of Africa.
Mid range : Trakkers / Buhoma community, Crater bay
Luxury : Buhoma lodge/ silverback lodge, Mantana tented camp FB, Acadia lodge
Budget: Rwakobo tents
The 12 Days Uganda Birding Safari Cost Includes
- photography and touring
- full board accommodation
- Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Transport 4×4 safari Van.
Our Safari cost exclude:
- Pre and post accommodation can as well be arranged on request
- Laundry services
- Beverages/ drinks
- international flights
- Gorilla permits
- Items of a personal nature
- optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary