5-Day Gorilla Trek – relax at Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari

Posted by on January 7, 2017

Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Magical Lake Bunyonyi  – Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari

Our Popular 5 Day  Gorilla Trek – relax at Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari


5 Days of tracking Mountain Gorillas – Exploring Magical Lake Bunyonyi and the Wildlife of Lake Mburo Park on this Budget – Moderately or Upmarket  Priced Safari. Enjoy the once in a lifetime Gorilla Trekking experience, relaxing along the scenic Lake Bunyonyi and hiking through the Savanna with its wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park. 

Add on top of all that, a visit to the Equator that runs through Uganda and you have a fabulous 5-Day African Safari in Uganda.


Day 1 – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Leave Kampala or Entebbe at an early hour for your 5-Day  Gorilla Trek – relax at Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari as you take the scenic drive to  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Lunch along the way

We arrive at Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where we check into the lodge you have chosen.

If permits are not available in the Buhoma area we will be using lodges near one of the other parts of the park.

We check into Buhoma Community Rest Camp for the next two nights – the camp supports the local community with its profits and through employment at the camp.  Self-Contained Tents with bath, the tents are permanent tents with thatching over them and a deck for you to sit on and enjoy your surroundings in the forest.  The Budget option is African Bandas with shared bath.

Dinner

Lodging: Mahogany Springs Lodge – upmarket – Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Moderate and Budget – other lodging choices.

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Day 2- Mountain Gorilla Trekking:

Have an early breakfast and be at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters for the Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) orientation and meeting with guides and separation into groups depending on which group you will be tracking .

Then it is off for your own Gorillas in the Mist experience. Hiking through this mysterious and magnificent forest where there is much else to see on your way to your Mountain Gorilla Group.  The flora and fauna, the other primates, mammals, birds, butterflies will be most beautiful and only enhance this very special day.

The tracking (trekking) can involve some rigorous climbing and hiking but then you are face to face with these powerful Mountain Gorillas, observing them just a few meters from you watching the group, mothers with a baby, the gorillas doing their daily routine and you are there.  You will not find the mountain gorillas in any zoo, but only in this small section of Africa where the remaining mountain gorillas are found.

Fortunately and due to much work they are thriving and surviving here at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and you are there seeing them up close and personal.

Needed for your Gorilla Trek:  Daypack, packed lunch from lodge, 2 liters of water, jeans, long-sleeved shirt, rain jacket, light hiking boots, a hat is good, gardening gloves,  you can buy a walking stick, a porter can be hired to carry backpack.

Afterward, it is a return to the lodge – depending on time and your energy level a village walk is an option not included in the price where you will see traditional ways, from the brewing of beer to remedies made from the forest.  There will be some dancing and entertainment as you observe the ways of the local people and it is certainly worth your while.

Lodging: Mahogany Springs Lodge – upmarket – Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Moderate and Budget – other lodging choices.

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner


Day Three – Lake Bunyonyi:

Breakfast and off to the magical Lake Bunyonyi.  Lonely Planet refers to this lake as a scene out of Lord of the Rings.  It is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa, it has lots of the tasty crayfish, so get set for a culinary delight.

Check into to Birdnest Resort at Lake Bunyonyi.  There are lots of things to do while you are there.  Swimming in a Bilharzia Free Lake, canoeing and exploring the many islands and the countless of birds, a nature walk along the shore on one of the islands or simply relax.  Well deserved after a day of gorilla tracking the day before.

Lodging: Birdnest Resort UpmarketBirdnest – Overseas – Budget – other Lodges

Meal Plan:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4- Lake Mburo Park:

Breakfast on the lake,  leave for Lake Mburo and venture through the Alps of Africa.  The scenery is soothing to the eye in the evergreen state of Africa.  Arrive for lunch at Mburo Safari lodge – self-contained with bath cottages.

An afternoon Boat Ride on Lake Mburo and then a guided nature walk  – an optional night game drive can be added.

Dinner at your lodging.

Lodging: Mburo Safari Lodge 0ther Lodges

Meal Plan:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day Five:  Morning Breakfast and a morning Game Drive or (nature walk to salt lick)through the savannah or an ultimate treat, a horseback safari, the horseback safari can only be taken if you are staying at Mihingo Lodge.  The choice is yours.

Lunch at your lodging

Drive back to Kampala with stops along the equator and at the Buganda Royal Drum Makers.  Arrive in Kampala in late afternoon as the Gorilla Trek – relax at Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari comes to an end.


Safari Price-includes: Transport including fuel and English Speaking driver – Water in Vehicle, all park fees, accommodations, game drives, boat launch trip, top of falls excursion and all food.  It does not include alcoholic beverages and drinks, laundry, or any other purchases you might make.


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