Entebbe ⇾ Lake Mburo ⇾ Bwindi National Park


Cities covered: Entebbe ⇾ Lake Mburo ⇾ Bwindi National Park 5 Days Gorilla Safari 4 Nights/5 Days


  • Category: Uganda Safaris
  • Duration: 00:45 Hours
  • Address: Uganda (Map)

Dates
Hours

Description

Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe- Airport- Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by our Company representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and transfer you to your accommodation for an overnight.
Your journey will be approx. 8km. 15min drive

Day 2: Entebbe- Lake Mburo N. P

Your Ugandan safari adventure begins in earnest with a trip to Lake Mburo National Park. You will head west on a scenic drive towards the heartland of the Ankole Kingdom. The drive is one of the most scenic in Uganda as you transition out of the suburbs of the city and into open marsh and the grasslands, where the famous long horned Ankole cattle graze.
Your journey will be approx. 270km. 6hrs drive

Arrive for lunch at the lodge and an afternoon boat ride on lake Mburo. Some of wildlife to see include; large groups of hippos as well as crocodiles and buffalo lining the banks of the lake and various species of bird life.

Day 3: Lake Mburo N. P- Bwindi N.P

A Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park is a perfect way to begin or end a Safari in Uganda. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts it's small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. Species include, antelopes, Rothschild's giraffe, the Burchell's zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda.  After the game drive you will drive to Bwindi National park with Lunch en-route.
Your journey will be approx.; 280km. 6hrs drive

Day 4: Bwindi N.P

Your Gorilla Trekking experience is finally here, hope your camera is charged and you are ready for what lies ahead. An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have begun to track their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie-talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.
Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable.

After your trek may have time to relax at your lodge or visit Ride for A Woman project in the afternoon.

5: Bwindi N.P- Kihihi Airstrip- Entebbe Airport

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe. The drive from your lodge to the airstrip shouldn't long, the journey will be approx.; 70km. 2hrs drive.
On arriving at Entebbe International Airport, you will connect with your outward flight to the next destination.

Inclusions

  • Transfers and transportation in a 4x4 Safari Vehicle with an English-speaking driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 x Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest (Permit not Included)
  • Game drive in Lake Mburo
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Flight Kihihi to Entebbe - 15 kg luggage per person
  • Accommodation as stated above or similar depending on availability at the time of booking
  • Meals as stated above, Full board on safari and bed and breakfast in Entebbe
  • 1 liter of drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • USD 700 per person Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Optional activities and activities not mentioned in above
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • International Airfare
  • Visas to Uganda
  • Travel insurance

Terms & Conditions

  • USD 700 per person permit Gorilla Trekking Permit Must be paid upon booking

Child Policy

  • Minimum age for Chimpanzee tracking 13 years, for Gorilla Trekking 15 years 

Cancellation Policies

  • Trekking permits can only be refunded according to the terms of Uganda Wildlife Authority, otherwise not refundable.
  • 100.0% till 30 day(s) before package start date
  • 75.0% till 60 day(s) before package start date