4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari in Uganda

The 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla trek and Lake Mburo wildlife safari is a perfect blend of Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The wildlife encounters in Lake Mburo National Park including; Impala, Zebra, Eland, Topi, Waterbucks, warthogs, buffaloes among others and the recreational boat cruise on Lake Mburo that brings out the aquatic biodiversity combine with the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi to generate ultimate safari experience.

Bwindi and Mburo national park

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Day 1: Travel by road to Lake Mburo National Park & do boat cruise
Day 2: Do game drive & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Day 3: Do gorilla trekking
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1: Travel by road to Lake Mburo National Park & do boat cruise.

After breakfast embark on the journey to Lake Mburo National Park. You will drive out of Kampala towards the south west before making a stop at the Equator 77km from Kampala for amazing photo shoots and water experiments featuring the geographical divide between the northern and southern hemispheres. Continue on the drive to Lake Mburo amidst the lush countryside shaped by the local activities that support people’s livelihoods. You will arrive early for lunch and relaxation after which you will embark on the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo to enjoy recreational calm waters amidst sights of Hippos and birds like African fish eagle. Return to the lodge for overnight.
Drive distance: 240 km Drive time: 3 – 4 hours.
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Arcadia Cottages (Midrange/standard) or Eagles Nest (Budget/Basic).
Bwindi and Mburo national park

Day 2: Do game drive & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Wake up for an early morning game drive though the designated park tracks and have chances of encountering Elands, Zebras, Impalas, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, warthogs among others. Birds including Kingfishers, African fin foot, crested cranes among others can be seen. After the game drive return to the lodge for simple relaxation after which you will embark on the transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park 261km. You will reach in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Drive distance: 261km.
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp (Upmarket/luxury), Engagi lodge (Midrange/standard) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking:

After your early morning breakfast, gather at the Park Headquarters Buhoma for briefing from the park rangers about the conduct of gorilla trekking activity. After the short briefing, you embark on the challenging trek through the impenetrable jungle of Bwindi with its rugged landscape involving valleys, swamps, steep slopes and rocky areas amidst amazing jungle sounds and bird songs which is an attraction in its self. You will finally come across these endangered apes in thriving in their ancient habitat foraging or socializing. You will marvel at the gorillas as they welcome you, interact and finally say bye when your one hour with them is used up. The opportunity to take as many photos as you can is availed to you while asking questions to your guide about these apes is up to your discretion. Retreat from the activity to the lodge for relaxation.
Trekking duration: 2 – 8 hours.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala.

After your breakfast, embark on the journey back to Kampala. The drive will expose you to country side sceneries and economic activities that have sustained the lives of the local communities for centuries past among which include extensive Banana plantation and cattle keeping. You will make a stop for lunch at Igongo cultural center 12km past Mbarara. You can opt for a 30 – 40 minutes’ tour in the cultural museum after which you will continue on the drive to Kampala to arrive in the evening.
Drive distance: 527km Drive time: 10 hours
End of the 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari in Uganda
General Safari Inclusions
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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