Gorilla Tracking, Game Drives, Village Walks, birding
GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE – BWINDI AND LAKE MBURO
Gorilla Tour to Bwindi, Birds and Game in Lake Mburo | Visit Lake Bunyonyi (6 Days)
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley. It is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa, with both montane and lowland forest. About
half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas – about 300 animals – are found in Bwindi. Three families are habituated at Buhoma, Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura (8 permits per day are available for each of these gorilla families); and one family is habituated at Nkuringo (8 permits per day are available), making the park accommodate 32 trackers each day. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 0830 hours, but clients should report to the headquarters at 0800 hours ready for a detailed briefing from the
guides on gorilla etiquette.
UGANDA GORILLAS TOUR UG3: GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE – BWINDI AND LAKE MBURO (6 Days)
This safari starts and finishes in Entebbe. It can also be done from Kigali in Rwanda, or from Kampala in Uganda [The Bwindi gorilla permit is included in the safari cost]
FOR GORILLAS IN BWINDI, GAME AND LAUNCH CRUISE IN LAKE MBURO PARK
DAY 1, Arrival
Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Boma Guest House IN Entebbe or to Hotel Africana or Bougainviller Hotel in Kampala for overnight (BB)
DAY 2, Kampala to Lake Mburo Park
A gentle drive on the southbound road; passing charming attractions en route: look at royal drum makers, enjoy the Equator, stop at the roadside markets to enjoy some fruit and vegetables. Proceed to Lake
Mburo National Park, Uganda’s most conspicuous park, with zebra, leopard, hippo, antelope and many birds. Lunch on arrival. Boat trip on Lake Mburo. Time permitting, an evening game drive. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours] O/N: Arcadia Lodge (FB)
DAY 3, Lake Mburo Park To Bwindi Gorilla Park
Early morning game drive. Continue to Buhoma in the thick, impenetrable Bwindi Forest via Kabale. Arrive late afternoon. [Approximate driving time: 5 hours] O/N: Gorilla Resort (FB)
DAY 4, Gorilla tracking!
Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time
of booking), carrying a packed lunch. You will be accompanied by a
guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack for you. You will
then set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas. The terrain can
be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives
the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more
means participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to
track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to
as much as 8 hours before one returns to camp. Difficulty, however, is
not impossibility and coming face to face with the great primates is
well worth it! O/N: Gorilla Resort (FB) To Top
DAY 5, Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive to Kabale and on to Lake Bunyonyi. Afternoon relax at the sandy beaches of lake bunyonyi, explore the lake, visit various islands and the local communities.
O/N: Bunyonyi Overland Resort or Heritage Lodge or similar (FB)
DAY 6, Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala and on to the airport for your flight
Start for Kampala arriving early afternoon and transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight (HB). [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]
Group Price EUR 1647, USD 2223, £ 1482 per person. One gorilla permit included in cost.
Single Room Supplement EUR 146, USD 197, £ 131
DEPARTURE DATES 2010Jan 2010 Feb 2010 Mar 2010 Apr 2010 May 2010 Jun 2010 Jul 2010 Aug 2010 Sept 2010 Oct 2010 Nov 2010 Dec 2010
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- State / Region
- Zip / Postcode
- Uganda 0.315331 32.572394
If cancelled up to 1 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.