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6 Days Kibale, Bwindi Gorillas, Lake Mburo

A 6 Days Uganda Safari to Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Parks is a unique trip you will enjoy. The adventure tour is an intense fun filled set of exceptional gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, game viewing, nature trekking and game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park.

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Day 2: Enjoy Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Day 5: Return to Kampala

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kibale National Park
From Kampala to Kibale is 358km and 7hr drive. Drive early from Kampala city heading west past Mityana and continue to Fort Portal where you will stop for lunch.  Catch a glimpse of the Toro Kingdom palace, the Royal tombs the mosque, many shops and eating-places but continue to Kibale, just a few kilometers ahead.  When you reach, check in at Ndali lodge or Primates Lodge. Kibale national park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa including chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest. Return to Ndali Lodge/Primates Lodge.

Day 2: Chimp Tracking
After morning breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Return to Ndali Lodge/Crater Valley afterwards.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Connect from Kibale to Bwindi impenetrable national park.  Bwindi is known as a centre for gorillas and therefore a key feature for Uganda’s tourism. Bwindi national park, Mgahinga National Park alongside Rwanda’s Volcanoes Park and Congo’s Virunga Volcanoes are habitats to the only endangered mountain gorillas left in the whole world. Sleep and dine at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort/Buhoma community Bandas/Buhoma Homestead.

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are not so worn out in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life or the Muzabajiro/ Ruhija trails which offer forest and grassland bird species plus more primates. Return to Gorilla Forest Camp/ Gorilla Resort/ Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.

Day 5: Lake Mburo
From Bwindi,proceed to Lake Mburo that is nearby and alarmingly attractive Park. Lake Mburo national Park, a haven for “impalas” small antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in Lake Mburo of all the Ugandan national Parks. There is more to impalas, Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named after this beautiful animal.  Check out the lovely Kigezi highlands and other wild scenery on your way. When you reach the park, do a game drive and check out Uganda’s wildlife besides the mountain gorillas in Bwindi such as zebra, warthog, buffalo, klipspringer, eland, oribi and waterbuck. Better yet you can do the game drive on ATV quad bikes; they are much fun where you will admire several other lakes like Kazuma, Lake Bwa besides Lake Mburo. Gaze at the huge hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes as they drink water. There are attractive birds to check out like Abyssinian ground hornbill, the crested crane (Uganda’s national emblem), saddle bill storks among others. Afterwards drive back to Kampala. Enjoy this scenic drive as you head back to you so full of everlasting memories of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.

End of the Safari

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in this tour package;

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee viewing Permits
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

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