4 Days Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour
4 Days Gorilla Trek & Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour takes you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park a home to the highest population of mountain gorillas and Lake Mburo a ugandan savannah grassland national park housing the highest population of uganda zebras. The trip starts in Uganda and ends in Rwanda.
Day 1- Pick up and transfer to Lake Mburo National park
On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will transfer you to Lake Mburo national park . You will reach the national park in the afternoon, check in , refresh and have lunch at the lodge. In the evening, you may go for a boat cruise at lake Mburo and then return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge/Rwakobo Rock lodge/Mpogo Safari Lodge.
Day 2-Game Drives- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
You will wake up very early in the morning at 6:00am and go for game drives for wildlife viewing. Game drives will give you a clear view of wildlife grazing and browsing in the open Savannah’s. Among the animals you should expect to see include impalas, zebras and buffalos among others alongside various bird species. You will then return to lodge for late breakfast and rest waiting for hot lunch before checking out. After lunch, you will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park via the rolling hills of kigezi. Dinner and overnight stay Mahogany Springs Lodge/Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking and Batwa Community Walk
As early as 12:00am, you will have breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers.at 8:30am, you will transfer to the trekking trail starting point and then hike into the forest in search of the allocated mountain gorilla.The time to spend in the forest will depend on where the mountain gorilla family slept the previous night and the speed of their movements.Though challenging associated with panting and sweating, looking into the eyes of the mountain gorillas face to face is the best wildlife encounter every trekker lives to remember. You will have great chances of encountering other animals such as monkeys and elephants. On reaching the mountain gorillas, you will spend an hour taking photographs and observing their human like behaviors and then return back to the lodge for refreshing. In the evening, visit the Batwa pygmies communities and interact with these traditional dwellers. Mahogany Springs Lodge/Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day 4:Transfer to Kigali for departure
You will have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to Kigali Via kisoro Chanika border. It will take you approximately 3 hours drive to reach kigali city, tour some tourism sites(Kigali genocide memorial centre and the kigali convention centre) and then connect to the airport for a return flight.
End of Tour
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. The coordinates of the park are:00 36S, 30 57E (Latitude:0.6000; Longitude:30.9500).
The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, hippopotami, impala, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, jackals, leopards, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors. Kimbla-Mantana African Safaris operate the only luxury tented camp inside the national park – Lake Mburo Tented Camp. In 2009, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which manages the park announced plans to introduce balloon tourism in the park.