5 Days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

5 Days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari is an amazing safari in Uganda that will take you to Lake Mburo national park in Kiruhura district where you will have great views of animals like buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, elands, impalas, waterbucks, hippos among others during the game drive and boat cruise. During the safari you will also visit Bwindi impenetrable national park where u will have a face to face interaction with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat during gorilla trekking activity.

5 Days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Highlights of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari

  • Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe and transfer to Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 3: Transfer from Lake Mburo to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 5: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari

Arrival and transfer to Lake Mburo national park, upon arrival at Entebbe international airport on day 1 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Lake Mburo national park in western Uganda. On the way you will have a stopover at the Equator where you will take photos, buy craft souvenirs and then proceed to Lake Mburo national park. Upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge, have lunch and thereafter go for an afternoon game drive in the park where you will have great views of animals like zebras, giraffes, impala, giant forest hogs, warthogs, buffaloes among others grazing in the flat grassland plains, have views of the sundowner, different bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive to the loge, check in for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive, after an early breakfast on day 2 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari you will meet up with your driver guide to go for a morning game drive where you will be able to view animals when they are most active.  During the game drive you should look out for animals like topi, bushbucks, impala, warthogs, buffaloes, elands, zebras, giraffes among others which will be grazing in open grassland with due, look out for different bird species like saddle billed stork, grey crowned cranes, bare footed go away bird, African wattled lapwing among others because Lake Mburo national park is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. During the safari you will also be able to view predators like leopards, hyenas if you are lucky, after the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

Boat cruise, after lunch you will go for an interesting boat cruise where you will have an opportunity to view water animals like hippos, crocodiles, view buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes at the shores, water birds like cormorants, hornbills, kingfishers, fish eagles, pelicans, black crake, the rare prehistoric shoebill stork among others. After the boat ride you will drive to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer from Lake Mburo national park to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After breakfast on day 3 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to go for a short nature walk in the park where you will be accompanies by an experienced park guide and an armed park ranger to protect you from any danger. During the nature walk you will be able to get up close and personal with animals like zebras, giraffes, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, impala among others in the natural habitat, view colorful butterflies, different birds flying in the air, different plant and tree species, relax you mind in a quiet environment, enjoy the cool breeze among others. After the guided nature walk you will meet up with your driver guide, drive out of the park to start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park in south western Uganda with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. After lunch you will proceed to the park with great views of Kigezi hills, terraced farmlands, local people, homesteads, some primates like l’hoest monkeys among others. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking, after an early breakfast on day 4 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and  Bwindi gorilla safari you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the jungle. Trekking of gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park starts at around 8:00am and takes about 30 minutes to 8 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family.

 During trekking  you will have great views of other primates like chimpanzees, monkeys, view different plants, bird species among others and once the gorilla family is found you will be allowed to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to  know more about their behaviors, habits, lifestyle, take photos and record the moments as they carry out their daily activities like feeding, playing, breastfeeding among others which gives you unforgettable experiences. After the breathtaking face to face encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking, meet up with your driver-guide to drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

5 Days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
5 Days Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 5: Departure to Kampala

After a relaxed breakfast on day 5 of the 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kampala. You will have en-route lunch at Igongo cultural centre and stunning views of beautiful scenery on the way, upon arrival in Kampala your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of convenience

End of 5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari

5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari includes

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All mentioned activities
  • Boat cruise fee
  • An English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

5 days Lake Mburo and Bwindi gorilla safari exclude

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips to the guide among others.
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