Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest and Lake Mburo Safari - 4 Days

Itinerary:

Day 1: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Drive from Kampala 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 if the legendary snow capped Rwenzori mountain ass you drive through this area. 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 Mahogany Springs / Engagi Lodge (BLD)

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Silverback GorillaFollowing an early breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters for a  briefing by your guides before venturing into the dense forest for mountain gorilla tracking. Keep alert as you may hear the young ones making noises as they swing from one tree to another, and when you finally come face to face with them, you will be fascinated by the sheer size of the silverback (the dominant male).

It is an unusual feeling sitting there within this thick rainforest aware that you are with a couple of the very few surviving mountain gorillas.  in case you have some extra energy you will have a guided walk in the afternoon along the Munyaga River trail where you will see the beautiful waterfalls, a diversity of vegetation cover several birds plus an array of colorful butterflies. The Bwindi forest is a sanctuary for primatologists as well as ornithologists.

Another option is having a guided community walk with the Batwa inhabitants living close to this forest. Head back to your accommodation for dinner, overnight Overnight Mahogany Springs / Engagi Lodge (BLD)

Day 3: Lake Mburo national Park

Following 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 of UgandaKampala was named after this stunning small animal.

Along the way you will be able t see the spectacular Kigezi highlands plus some other uncultivated scenery. On arrival in the park, you will have a game drive to see some other wildlife in Uganda besides the gorillas you saw in Bwindi and among these will be: zebras, warthogs, buffaloes, klipspringers, elands, oribi as well as waterbucks. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented camp (BLD)The long-horned Ankole cows

Day 4: Boat trip on Lake Mburo

Breakfast, game drive then have a boat trip on Lake Mburo, and there 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 the Abyssinian ground hornbill, saddle bill storks and the beautiful  crested crane (which is on the national emblem of Uganda), among others. In the afternoon you will return to the capital.

Stop at the Uganda Equator to take pictures and Visit the craft shops to purchase souvenirs to remind of the great holiday you had in Uganda. Reach Kampala in the late afternoon, check-in to your hotel and in case your flight is that day your transfer to Entebbe airport(BL)

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