5 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour

Tour Overview

The 5 days Uganda Gorilla Tour is one the most impressing gorilla tour organized by Prime Safaris and Tours .It is a life time safari that will give you a golden opportunity to trek the endangered mountain Gorillas habituated for tourism purposes in the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park in south western Uganda. The 5 days Uganda gorilla safari will take you through Lake Mburo National park famous for its richness in bio-diversity with approximately 68 different species of mammals and 350 different species of birds including even the endangered species of the rare shoe bill. The interesting gorilla Tour will connect you to Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake of a thousand islands in Uganda.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park & Do an Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Day 2: Do early morning Game drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking & an evening Cultural encounter with the Batwa Communities.

Day 4:  Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi & Do afternoon boat cruise

Day 5: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala.

Detailed Tour itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park & Do an Afternoon Boat Cruise.
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Early in the morning after breakfast, your professional English speaking driver guide will pick you up in your Kampala place of stay and depart from Kampala city heading to Lake Mburo in South western Uganda 240km about 3-4hrs drive without enroute stopovers. The journey to Lake Mburo will take you through Mpambire Drum makers and the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where you will have stopover for marvelous water experiments and amazing photo shots. Thereafter, advance with the drive to Lake Mburo national park through the farmed hill sides and the wonderful rangelands of Ankole. You will arrive in Lake Mburo early afternoon and have your lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the stunning game and birds within the park. After lunch, embark on an afternoon boat cruise that sets of at 2:30pm on the waters of Lake Mburo. The boat cruise will offer you an opportunity to encounter the unique wild game such as Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and a variety of water bird species such as the colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles, Hammerkops as well as the prehistoric-looking Shoebill. Retreat back from the activity to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Mid-Range), Eagle’s Nest (Budget).

Day 2: Do early morning Game drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Following an early morning breakfast, embark on the interesting game drive through the park in search of wild game. The connection of game tracks found in the eastern part of the park passes through a variety of beautiful landscape such as acacia woodland, wetlands vegetation, savannah grassland which supports the existence of unique wildlife grazers including gigantic eland antelope, Zebras, Waterbucks, Klipspringer and the rare Topi, Impala, Warthog, Oribi, Buffalo, Defassa reedbuck. The game drive will take you between 2-3hours. After the activity, you will embark on drive transfer drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive will take you through the impressive country side landscapes with rural setting and local populations. On arrival to the park, you will drive to your pre-booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking & an evening Cultural encounter with the Batwa Communities.

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After taking your early morning hearty breakfast, continue to the Park headquarters to meet other tourists in an early morning briefing from the park rangers about the rules and regulations to follow while trekking the mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As soon as the briefing is done, you will enter the jungle to trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas. The trek may take you between 2-8 hours to encounter the Mountain gorillas and this will mainly depend on the movement of the apes. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Once up-close to the apes, you will be given one magical hour to View and interact with these stunning apes plus taking photographs. Retire back to the starting point after the one hour and proceed to your lodge for a late lunch and relaxation. After relaxation, you will be driven to the nearby Batwa community for memorable, refreshing cultural encounter.  Here you will be guided by a local guide who will take you to the different communities to see how people have managed to survive through farming.  You will see how local brew is processed from fresh Bananas and forest remedies to get beer and Waragi and also enjoy the performances done by the local Batwa women groups. After that interesting cultural encounter, you will drive back to your respective lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 4:  Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi & Do afternoon boat cruise   

Immediately after having an early morning breakfast, you will depart Bwindi driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands for an afternoon boat cruise, relaxation, dinner and overnight in Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. It is the second deepest lake in Africa; it contains lots of the tasty crayfish, so get ready for a thrilling culinary. On arrival to Lake Bunyonyi, you will drive to your lodge to check-in and lunch. After lunch, proceed to catch up with the afternoon boat cruise, you may also participate in other activities such as swimming in the bilharzia free waters of Bunyonyi .After exploring the different adventurous activities in Lake Bunyonyi, you will retire to your lodge to chill in the fire place while enjoying cool evening of Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic

Day 5: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala.

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on drive transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala drive distance of 437 kilometers about 8-9hours drive without stopovers. The long drive will take you through the impressive sceneries of south western Uganda dotted with local home steads and beautiful Ugandans. After coving distance of 199kms, you will have stopover for Traditional Lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre .On your way, you will by-pass Mpigi village, famous for the Royal Drums Makers and of course the Ugandan Equator, where you will have stopover for photo shot and shop for a souvenir, water experiments.  Thereafter, continue with the drive to Kampala. On arrival to Kampala, the driver guide will drive you direct to your lodge or Entebbe international Airport for your Scheduled flight back home.

End of Safari

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