5 days Bwindi

Impalas

This 5 Days Uganda safari takes you through several the leading safari places in Uganda including the famous home of the endangered mountain gorillas left in the whole world Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi also known as Africa’s second deepest and Lake Mburo National Park, the nearest national park of all national parks in Uganda. You will engage in several adventure activities including gorilla tracking, game viewing, nature walks etc.

Uganda safari highlights for the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Do mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 5: Do morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and Return to Kampala.

Detailed Uganda safari Itinerary for the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour

Day 1 of the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with en route at the equator and lunch in Mbarara.

You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning after your breakfast at your hotel by your driver guide on your safari Uganda. He will give you a short safari briefing about your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour. You will then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda via Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road driving a distance of about 492km driving for about 9-10 hours. You will break your journey with a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe, take some photos, have a polar water experiment as well as visit the souvenir shops around the equator. Retreat and continue to Mbarara where you will have lunch. From there head to Bwindi impenetrable national park the centre of attraction and a distinct feature for Uganda’s tourism.

Day 2 of the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour: Do mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

5 days Bwindi

Gorillas

Take an early morning breakfast at the lodge and head to the park office headquarters with your packed lunch for a briefing from the park rangers. You will then be let into the forest  ready to trek the gorillas in the thick impenetrable Bwindi forest. 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 3 of the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi

Say farewell to the impenetrable forest and head to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. The word Bunyonyi means “small birds” in direct translation which means that the lake is a must stopover for committed birders and besides that its serpentine shape and numerous islands other highlights one must look out for. When you reach do a canoe ride, check out several islands like Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk helping you to appreciate a variety of small birds. During this boat cruise, you will see quite a number of birds like the grey crowned crane, red-chested sunbirds, and many flycatchers. Your guide will also tell you a lot of stories about Lake Bunyonyi including the Akampene punishment Island. Return to the lodge after the cruise.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park.

After breakfast, head to the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park; a haven for “impalas” small antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in this park of all the Ugandan national Parks. There are also many beautiful impalas after which Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named. You will do an afternoon boat cruise 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. This boat is good for visitors on Uganda birding safaris as well as Uganda wildlife safaris since you get chance to see a lot of birds and animals as they quench their thirst in Lake Mburo.

Day 5 of the 5 Days Bwindi gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda wildlife safari tour: Do morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and Return to Kampala.

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, in a car and horses as well; they are much fun. Retreat and drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and take a last gaze at the equator in Masaka leaving you with everlasting memories of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.

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