Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
5 Days Uganda Safari combining mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest and a wildlife tour in Lake Mburo National Park.
Mountain Gorilla - Bwindi Gorilla Forest
This is a 5 days Uganda Gorilla Safari starting and ending in Uganda’s capital Kampala. This safari can also be done on a scheduled basis. The safari will take you to one of Uganda’s small savanna national parks, Lake Mburo National Park where you may see different wild animals such as the gigantic eland antelope, topis, impalas, sitatungas, bush duikers, among others. The five lakes within the park also attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.
The Gorilla Safari will later take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will track the endangered mountain gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and memorable encounter that you do not need to miss. There are four habituated families of mountain gorillas in the park living in the thicker tropical forests. Tracking from Bwindi is however a more challenging adventurous activity given that it involves you walking on the steeper forested hillsides looking for these great apes. Other residents of the park include birds, monkeys and orchids.
NB; Only 1 gorilla permit is included in the price and gorilla tracking subjected to availability of the permit.
Zebra in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 1 Kampala - Lake Mburo NP
Our safari guide picks you from your hotel and gets you briefed about the safari. Drive for Lake Mburo, arriving at the park during lunchtime. Take an afternoon game drive to see different animals such as buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, impalas, topis among others. Dinner and Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp
Day 2 Lake Mburo NP
Wake up early in the morning for a game drive through the park. After breakfast take a guided nature walk to the Salt lick area where you will be able to see atleast three different animal species licking the salty rocks. In the afternoon take on a canoe trip on Lake Mburo where you will see different animals at the lake shores as well as waterbirds. Relax in the evening as you prepare for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Day 3 Buhoma Cultural Tour
After an early breakfast depart for Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in the south western part of Uganda. After having lunch, visit the local communities to have an experience of their lifestyles and culture or take a nature walk in the forest or relax at the lodge. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead
Day 5 Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest
After breakfast go gorilla tracking deep in the dense tropical moist forest. Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Packed lunch. Relaxation at the lodge or engage in any activity you missed in Day 2. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead.
Day 5 Return to Kampala
After breakfast return to Kampala arriving late afternoon.
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