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4 Days Lake Mburo & Bwindi Tour – Gorilla & Wildlife Safari Uganda

The 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour package is a gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing safari that leads you to the magnificent Bwindi National Park, haven to the half of the World’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas as well as Lake Mburo National Park, a small savannah National Park sheltering large herds of zebras and impalas.
The 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour begins from Uganda-Kampala or Entebbe City and ends from Rwanda in Kigali.

4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour

Highlights of the 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour

• Gorilla trekking.
• Batwa community tour.
• Wildlife viewing with sights of zebras, impalas, and elands expected.
• Relaxing boat cruise on Lake Mburo.
• Abundant bird species will be spotted.

Summarized itinerary of the 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 2: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Community tour.
Day 4: Depart to Kigali.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Upon arrival at the Entebbe International airport, you will receive a warm welcome to the Pearl of Africa from our professional driver who will take you through the itinerary of the 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour. Later transfer you to the magnificent Lake Mburo National Park on the western side of Uganda through the Entebbe-Kampala-Masaka-Lyantonde route.

You will have your first stop at the Uganda Equator for snacks as well as photography at the natural landmark. Arrive the National Park in the afternoon, thereby check-in and freshen-up as well as have lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon go for a boat cruise at Lake Mburo and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation options;
• Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge or Mantana Tented Camp
• Midrange: Mpogo Safari Lodge or Rwakobo Rock Lodge.
• Budget: Leopard Rest Camp or Eagle’s Nest Lodge.
Travel time: 3-4 hours.

Day 2: Morning Game drive and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up very early in the morning at 6:00 am and head for the early morning game drive for chance to see other wildlife species that call Lake Mburo National Park home. The early morning game drives reward you with a better view of the nocturnal wildlife species still hunting as well as the grazers and browsers also going by with their norming activities in the open Savannah.

Some of the wildlife species to expect during the game drives include impalas, zebras, and buffalos among others several outstanding bird species. After the 3-4 hours’ drive, return to the lodge for late breakfast and relaxation as you wait for hot lunch before checking out and transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the awe-inspiring rolling hills of Kigezi popularly referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”.
Accommodation options
• Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
• Midrange: Silverback Lodge or Engagi Lodge
• Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Bwindi View Bandas.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking and Batwa Community Tour.

As early as 6:00 am, you will have a delicious breakfast and with your backpack, packed lunch and drinking water transfer to the Park headquarters for the pre-briefing from the park rangers at 7:00 am. At 8:00 am you will transfer to the trailhead and then hike into the jungles in search of the allocated mountain gorilla group.

The trekking time will depend on where the mountain gorilla family slept the previous night and the pace of your movement. Mountain gorilla trekking is considered physically demanding and associated with panting and sweating but eventually having a face to face encounter with the mountain gorillas is the best wildlife encounter every trekker lives to remember.
You will have opportunities of encountering other wildlife species found in the Park like the black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, buffaloes and elephants. On reaching the mountain gorilla group, you will spend only one-hour taking photographs and observing their human-like behaviors that will blow your mind.

Return back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch and in the evening, visit the Batwa pygmies’ community and interact with these wonderful former forest dwellers.
Accommodation options
• Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
• Midrange: Silverback Lodge or Engagi Lodge
• Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Bwindi View Bandas.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4: Departure

You will wake up to an early morning breakfast and then transfer to Kigali through the Cyanika border in Kisoro district and after a journey of 4 hours, you will be ushered unto the City of Kigali. Have a brief City Tour and connect to Kigali International Airport for your return flight.
End of your 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour

The 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour Includes;

• Transport by a customized and comfortable 4 WD Vehicle and fuel.
• Park entrance fees.
• Gorilla permit at $600.
• Accommodation for 3 nights (one night in Lake Mburo and two nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
• Relevant Government taxes.
• Boat cruise.
• Border crossing.
• Game viewing
• Bottled water.
• Uganda Equator experience.
• A full-time English speaking driver.
• Meals at the Lodges and en-route.
• Optional activities on the itinerary.

The 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour excludes;

• Ugandan Visa fees
• Domestic and International Airfares.
• Border crossing.
• Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry fees, insurance, souvenirs, telephone bill and many others.
• Optional activities not included in the itinerary.

Mountain gorilla trekking guidelines

• Do not trek the gorilla when sick of flue or cough.
• Avoid using flash cameras.
• Avoid making noise during trekking and while in the presence of the mountain gorillas.
• Littering the Park is prohibited because rubbish acts as a breeding ground for germs.
• Trekkers are expected to spend only one hour with the mountain gorillas.
• Tourists have to be above 15 years to trek the mountain gorillas.
• A minimum distance of 7 meters must be maintained when seeing the gorillas.

What to pack for your 4 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Tour

• Documents-passports, visa and other travel documents.
• Yellow fever inoculation certificate.
• Gorilla Permit.
• Pair of shorts.
• Safari pants.
• Cotton socks.
• Long-sleeved shirts.
• Gardening gloves.
• A backpack for carrying the things you will need during trekking.
• Sturdy waterproof hiking boots.
• A sweater to keep you warm during chilly mornings and evenings.
• Pair of binoculars.
• Energy giving snacks and enough drinking water
• First aid kit with bandages, liniment, and many others.
• Non-flash camera.
• Sunglasses.
• A flash torch.
• Poncho.
• Pajamas.
• Wide-brimmed hat.
• Toiletries such as hair gel, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste and hair comb.

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