Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari

4 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari

Destinations: Lake Mburo & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Price:
From USD $1,436 per person (10 pax)

Safari Overview

This 4 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari package designed for up market clients who would wish to spend 4days of their holiday vacation in Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda has got ten major national parks and this package covers two of them, Lake Mburo national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. This package involves tracking of primates like Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi national park as well as a nature walk, and  a wildlife tour in Lake Mburo national park.

In addition you will have chance to view beautiful scenery of nature and the locals of Uganda on your way to the park. The Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari package also provides accommodation to enable you enjoy your stay in our country as you explore your safari dreams in the two national parks.

This safari package also insures your Transportation in a 4×4 customized safari vehicle (land cruiser /min van) as a priority to make this package safe and successful due to the rough terrain in these national parks.

Book with us for a tremendous 4days safari experience.

NOTE: You need to book for your Gorilla Safari at least 6 months (but not more than two years) in advance for us to ensure availability of Gorilla permits on your requested dates of the trip.

QUICK ITINERARY

DAY2
Game drive
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Stop over forLunch Agip in Mbarara
Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Check in at Mahogany Spring (over night)

DAY3
Briefing at Tracking point
Gorilla tracking
Community walk
Mahogany Spring (over night)

DAY4
Relax at the lodge
Check out of the lodge with packed lunch
Drive out of  Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Drive back to Kampala-Entebbe
Check in at Gatel-on-Nile (Freshen up and dinner)
Airport transfer

DateItineraryAccommodation             Meals
Day 1Kampala- L.MburoMihingo LodgeL,D
Day 2L.Mburo – BwindiMahogany SpringsB,L,D
Day 3GorillasMahogany SpringsB,L,D
Day 4Bwindi- KampalaGately-on-NileFreshen up

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1:Kampala – L.Mburo NP

On arrival you will be welcomed by our Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari guide representative at Entebbe International Airport  who will also brief you about the safari trip  and drive south westwards stopping at the Mpigi Drum Makers where you will watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations you will have another stopover at the equator to take photographs continue on to Lake Mburo National Park, the only park in the country with an entire lake from which it derives its name. In the afternoon have a boat ride on the lake overnight at Mihingo Lodge. FB

Boat Trips: The presence of Lake Mburo within the park is a blessing. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species, which can only be viewed clearly while on a boat trip. These include crocodiles, hippopotami and birds like Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant and Fish eagle but you may also see the rare Shoebill stork, all of which will furnish your visit with pride.

The duration of each boat ride is 2 hours maximum, but arrangements for extra time can be made with management at an extra fee.after check in at Mihingo lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: L.Mburo – Bwindi Forest National Park

Breakfast and then go for a game drive and then check out of Mihingo.Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, a stop over will be made at Agip in mbarara for lunch and then proceed to Bwindi, guest will check in at Mahogany Springs.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

The Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari party will enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. Observe the gentle giants as they feed and play.

Overnight stay at Mahogany Springs. FB

Gorilla Trekking: This is the major activity in Bwindi, with Ten Gorilla groups currently available daily for tourists. Mubare group (5 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993, Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 2 silverback) opened in July 1999, Rushegura group (20 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opened in July 2002, while Nkuringogroup (20 gorillas, 3 silverbacks) was opened for tourism in April 2004. Bitukura group (14 members with Silverbacks) was opened up for tourism in 2008.

Nshongi group was opened for tourism in 2009 and is believed to be the largest Gorilla family in the world with 25 gorilla members with 4 Silverbacks.Mishaya group with 9 members and 1 Silverback was opened up for Tourism in 2011, Oruzogo group with 23 gorilla members with 2 silverbacks was opened for tourism in June 2011 and Kahungye with 13 members including 3 silverbacks. The latest groups to be opened for tourism include Busingye which was opened at the beginning of the year 2013.

You need to book for your Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo Wildlife Safari at least 6 months (but not more than two years) in advance to ensure that requested dates are available.

Gorilla trekkking in Bwindi can be challenging, therefore ensure fitness. The tracking experience starts at 8.30 am local time and can last from a few hours to a whole day!

Registration at the gate commences at 7.45 am.

Day 4: Bwindi – Kampala.

In morning after breakfast transfer back to Kampala, Lunch in Mbarara optional stop over at Igongo for visit to the museum, arrive in Kampala late afternoon. Check in at Gately-on –Nile to freshen up thereafter be dropped off to preferred location (Entebbe International Airport)

WHAT TO CARRY IN YOUR BACK PACK

What to bring:

  • Wear jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet.
  • Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Carry a lunch box

For conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled. The following rules apply and must be strictly adhered to:

  • No one with a communicable disease (e.g. flu, diarrhea) is allowed to enter the park.
  • Stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, don’t surround them.
  • Don’t get closer than 7 metres (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Don’t eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 metres from the gorillas.
  • Turn away from the gorillas if you have to sneeze or cough. Cover your nose and mouth in the process.
  • Burry all human feaces a minimum of one foot deep and ensure that the hole is properly covered.
  • Don’t leave litter. All litter must be carried out of the park and disposed off properly.
  • No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas.
  • Don’t spit on vegetation or soil when in the park; use your hankie or other garment.

Your group must not be more than 8 tourists and must all be over 15 years old.

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Gorilla permit  (USD 600.00 per person-per trek)
  • All items of personal nature e.g telephone call bills,fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  •  international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary
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