6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari

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6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari

6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo safari take you to Track the endangered mountain Gorilla s in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.  Gives you a chance to experience and Learn about the Batwa people the initial inhabitants of the Bwindi Forests, how they used to live in this dense forest until they were forced out for conservation purposes. Takes you to Uganda’s Smallest but very beautiful Savannah Park for a boat cruise and game drive. It is the only park where you have a nature Walk within the Park and experience the wild at a very Close Proximity.

 

Itinerary Highlights:

Pick up from the Airport/ Lodge and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Gorilla tracking and visit the Batwa community.

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and then proceed to Lake Mburo National Park.

Early Morning Game drive and a boat ride on Lake Mburo.

Nature Walk and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport and Transfer to the Hotel in Kampala.

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International airport, Arcadia Safaris driver-guide will be there to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Kampala for a Bed and Breakfast overnight stay. This will be a great opportunity for you to rest and relax after a long flight.

Destination: Kampala City
Accommodation Options:

Luxury Latitude 0 Degrees or Similar
Mid-Range Kaazi Beach Resort or Similar
Budget Acactus Hotel or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – 6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari.

Pick up early in the morning after your breakfast at 7:00 is by Arcadia Safaris guide from your hotel and you embark onto you amazing adventurous journey to Bwindi National Park located in Kabale District in the southwestern part of Uganda. Approximately a 539-kilometer drive by road from Kampala via Masaka. However, the long drive will provide you with a very adventurous and marvelous scenic drive view of the western vast land.

You will have a stopover at the equator for brief photography which will provide future memories about the wonderfully scenic drive to western Uganda. Have an enroute lunch at Agip Motel in Mbarara for brief refreshment for the long journey. And proceed with your adventurous drive to Bwindi later in the day arrive at Rushaga in the evening for relaxation and dinner at the lodge.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury Gorilla Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Ichumbi Safari Lodge or Similar
Budget Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking and visit the Batwa Community: – 6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari.

After an early morning breakfast pickup by the guide to the park headquarters to meet your guide. And game ranger of the day who will take you through the park guidelines and precautions. Before you begin your gorilla trekking experience in the thick Bwindi forest,

Trekking requires a little more effort since it takes some good time. You might also require carrying along with you some light food staff and drinking water. To keep you on track with the trekking experience since it usually takes between 1 hour to half of your day inside the thick forest depending on the gorilla family you are tracking. On reaching the gorillas, you are given an hour to watch these gentle primates as they carry on with their daily routine.

The scenic trekking experience will also provide an advantageous time to view different tree species and other mammals. Such as butterflies, tree frogs, chameleons, and many more. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the evening, you will have a guided community walk to visit the Batwa tribe or forest habitats. It is one of the most scenic walks in Bwindi. This experience will give an ideological understanding of the Batwa culture and social way of life. Then transfer back to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury Gorilla Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Ichumbi Safari Lodge or Similar
Budget Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and then Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing. This lake is dotted with 29 small islands which makes it a unique and beautiful destination while you cannot miss out on while in South Western Uganda. Among the islands visited is the Punishment Island where girls who got pregnant before marriage were dumped and starved to death, other notable islands include the upside-down islands and many more.

After the canoe, you will have Lunch at Arcadia Lodge with beautiful views of the Lake and then Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach the Park in the evening for relaxation and overnight at your lodge.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury Kigambira Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Rwakobo Rock Lodge or Similar
Budget Mpogo Safari Lodge or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Early Morning Game Drive and a Boat Ride on Lake Mburo: – 6 Day Gorillas and Lake Mburo Safari.

After breakfast, go for a game drive through the park in search of various animals like the Hyenas, Zebras, buffaloes, Impalas, Antelopes, Elands, and Giraffes among others as they return to their hideouts to hide from the scorching sunshine during the day. Return to the lodge for lunch, as you prepare for an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

Immediately after lunch drive to Lake Mburo in the heart of the Park for a boat trip. You will have a chance to see various water games such as Hippos, crocodiles, birds, and sitatunga antelopes inhabiting papyruses surrounding the Lake. Having a cup of tea while watching the Golden skies during the sunset over the Lake is one most magical moment on Safari in Uganda. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury Kigambira Safari Lodge or Similar
Mid-Range Rwakobo Rock Lodge or Similar
Budget Mpogo Safari Lodge or Similar
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Nature Walk and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Wake up very early in the morning and get ready for a morning Nature walk. This gives you an encounter of the wild on foot. During this walk you will be able to spot Zebras grazing freely with the long-horned cattle, different birds can also be sighted during this morning walk. After the walk, get back to the lodge for late breakfast and check out of the Lodge and drive back to Kampala to End the Safari. You will stop at the Equator once again for Lunch; either the Packed Lunch from the lodge or you may decide to buy some hot Lunch at Cafeterias around. Buy some crafts Souvenirs to carry back home.

This will be a great opportunity for you to reflect on your amazing adventure in Uganda and to make plans for your next trip.

Destination: (Kampala) Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when you next visit!

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit Fees
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour Rates/Prices are Per Person and exclude International Flight from or to your home Country).

RATE PER PERSON

2 People
1 Room
4 People
2 Rooms

6 People
3 Rooms

7 People +
Luxury  $3,600 $2,940 $2,720 GET A QUOTE
Mid-Range $3,246 $2,586

$2,366

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Budget $2,994 $2,334

$2,114

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