8 Days Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Gorilla Tour
8-day Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Gorilla Tour offers an unforgettable journey through two of Uganda’s most remarkable natural destinations. This carefully crafted itinerary blends wildlife encounters, scenic landscapes, and the rare opportunity to observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. The adventure begins with a visit to Lake Mburo National Park, a compact gem known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Over the course of a few days, travelers can explore the park’s rolling hills, acacia-dotted plains, and shimmering lakes. The park is home to a wide array of animals, including zebras, impalas, elands, and numerous bird species. Boat safaris on Lake Mburo provide a unique perspective for spotting hippos, crocodiles, and water birds.
The highlight of the tour comes with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the sanctuary of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Tracking these gentle giants through the dense tropical forest is an awe-inspiring experience, allowing travelers to observe these majestic creatures up close in their natural habitat. Alongside the gorillas, Bwindi is rich in biodiversity, hosting a variety of primates, birds, and unique flora. This 8-day tour provides a balanced blend of wildlife encounters and natural beauty, showcasing two distinct ecosystems within Uganda. It offers a rare chance to connect with nature and witness some of the world’s most magnificent creatures, making it an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With comfortable accommodations, experienced guides, and a thoughtful itinerary, the Lake Mburo and Bwindi Gorilla Tour promises an unforgettable and deeply immersive journey into Uganda’s natural wonders.
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- A Visit to the Equator
- Igongo Culture Center
- Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
- Game drive in the Queen Elizabeth NP on the way to Kibale NF
- Bigodi Village community work
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, after completion of customs and immigration formalities you will be met at the airport by LIFETIME AFRICA EXPEDITIONS representative, and introduction to your Safari driver guide. Upon arrival at your hotel, you will be given a detailed briefing on your safari.Check in at your Entebbe Hotel for your overnight.
Day 2: Entebbe – Ngamba Islands Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Have breakfast at your hotel, Boat ride to Ngamba Islands Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of plants and tree species, wild water and forest bird species, beautiful but unique reptile species such as snakes and lizard varieties plus a beautiful lake scenery all available to make your safari a great memory. You will have a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural environment due to the pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) that bring the chimpanzees to within meters of the raised walkway designed for easy viewing and provide excellent photographic opportunities. You will have a chance to participate in feeding chimpanzees. Have lunch at your lodge. Afternoon spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your Ngamba Islands lodge.
Day 3: Ngamba Islands – Entebbe – 8 Days Lake Mburo National
Have a leisure breakfast at the lodge, thereafter proceed for a boat ride back to Entebbe, upon arrival you will have lunch in Entebbe. After lunch, have a visit the botanical gardens.
Overnight at your Entebbe lodge.
Day 4: Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park for game drive
Have breakfast at your lodge, thereafter drive to Lake Mburo National Park, arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Lake Mburo National Park which is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, and reedbuck. Afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 5: Second Game Drive – Boat Ride – Night Game Drive if Time Permits
Have breakfast at your lodge, This time you will have a chance to do a second chance for another game drive to capture any animal that you missed on the first game drive.
Have Lunch at your lodge, thereafter proceed with a boat ride on Lake Mburo.
In the evening/night if time permits you will do a game drive.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Day 6: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Breakfast at your lodge, thereafter drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lunch at your lodge in Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the smallest National Park in Uganda, it is famous for its mountain gorillas. It has a rich ecosystem, 95 mammal species and 345 bird species have been recorded.
In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to the Batwa cultural community. You will learn more on how they live their daily lives.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 7: Second Gorilla Trekking – 8 Days Lake Mburo National
Early breakfast at your lodge. Early morning transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park registration, where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit the park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group’s Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the “do’s and don’ts” while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point.
Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After Lunch, if time permits you will have a visit to the Batwa Community or do a village walk
Dinner and overnight at your Bwindi Lodge.
Day 8: Bwindi – Entebbe for Departure
Have a leisure breakfast. Transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your Aerolink flight to Entebbe International Airport where you will connect to your departure flight.