3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari:
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari features visiting Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking and Lake Mburo national park for a wildlife safari. Bwindi forest is located in the southwestern part of Uganda close to Rwanda-Uganda border at the edge of the Rift Valley. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is one of Uganda’s oldest national park with diverse rainforest of over 25,000 years ago and contains about 400 plant species. Bwindi Impenetrable national park inhabits half of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world with half of the remaining gorilla in the world and it is divided into 4 sectors including; Buhoma sector which is the oldest trekking sector, Rushaga sector which has the largest number of gorilla families, Ruhija sector and finally Nkuringo sector. Bwindi forest also shelters some species of mammals including the forest elephants and the different species of antelopes. The park is also rich with different bird species including Albertine Rift endemics. Lake Mburo national park is located on the highway from Kampala to the western part of Uganda close to Mbarara city. Lake Mburo national park is Uganda’s smallest savannah national park with not a lot of wildlife species to find in the park however it is the only park to find the Impalas comprised of dry hillsides, bushes thickets, mosaic habitat, open and wooden savanna forests, lakes and swamps which provide home to a diverse wildlife and plants species. Some of the animals to find in Lake Mburo national park include; Zebra, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Waterbucks, warthogs, lions, and birds like the Bill storks which happen to only be found nowhere else in Uganda. The park was named after the lake that is found in the park. The lake is rich with a diversity of animals and plants species which can only clearly be spotted while in on a boat trip such as the Crocodiles, and Hippos, and different bird species. The boat takes about 2 hours. Other activities to be enjoyed in Lake Mburo national park include; Mountain biking, Walking safari, nature walks, and horseback riding safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi home of Uganda Gorillas
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Mburo national park
- Day 3: Game drive and boat trip – transfer back to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi home of Uganda Gorillas
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in the western part of Uganda with approximately 8-9 hours from Kampala by road. You will have a stopover at the equator for photography and the experiment and another stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. Proceed to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Rest Camp for budget/Buhoma Haven Lodge for mid-range/Silverback Lodge for luxury
Enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for a briefing by the ranger guides and later head into the forest for your trek. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. These primates roam the park freely and there is no way of telling where they will be for a particular day.
On finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to view and take photos of these gentle primates, enjoy your lunch packs and meet your driver/guide and transfer to Lake Mburo national park. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive arriving late afternoon. Check-in at Eagle Nest lodge for budget/Mpogo Lodge for mid-range/Mihingo lodge for luxury for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Game drive and boat trip – transfer back to Kampala
Early morning after breakfast, head out for in search for the early risers on a good day you may spot the lions and the leopards are actually rarely seen and it will be by luck to find them. Do not forget to carry your camera in order to keep all your memories forever intact and also to ensure not to miss out a detail on your amazing game drive and find animals such as the Impalas, Zebras, Waterbucks, Oribi, buffaloes, Giraffes to mention a few.
Later afternoon, connect for a boat trip on Lake Mburo; it will take about 2 hours. Have your bags packed up to drive back to Kampala. It’s a 5 hours’ drive arriving late afternoon. The driver will drop you off at a location you advise.
End of the 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari