5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Wildlife Safari Uganda
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala – Bwindi National Park
Breakfast and transfer to the southwest of Uganda via Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road. Stop at the Uganda Equator for memorable photos. Continue to Mbarara for en route lunch. From there head to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Welcome to Bwindi where gorillas are the centre of attraction. Relax at your lodge as you wait for dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla mist Camp, Silverback lodge, Chameleon Hill lodge or Gift of nature Lodge.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch, bottled mineral water, tracking gears among others. Be led by the ranger guide to search for the gentle giants in the impenetrable forest. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-6hours. If you are not so worn out in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community.
Day 3: Bwindi Forest – Lake Bunyonyi for canoe ride
Breakfast and after having that encounter with those mysterious mountain gorillas, leave the home of mountain Gorillas and head to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. 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. Sleep and dine at Arcadia Cottages or Bunyonyi Overland Camp or Bird nest resort.
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo
After breakfast, head to Lake Mburo that is nearby and another beautiful Park. Lake Mburo national Park, a haven for antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in Lake Mburo of all the Ugandan national Parks. There is more to impalas, Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named after this beautiful animal. Check out the lovely Kigezi highlands and other wild scenery on your way. When you reach the park, 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; they are much fun. Sleep and dine at Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo lodge / Rwonyo Tented Camp.
Day 5: Lake Mburo – Kampala
ave breakfast and proceed for a morning boat cruise on Lake Mburo where you will admire several other lakes like Kazuma, Lake Mburo. 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. After the boat trip, drive back to Kampala. You will 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.