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Bwindi national park

5 days Gorilla tracking and Lake Mburo National Park Safari

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This 5 day Uganda Gorilla and Lake Mburo N.P safari, will take you for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321 sqkm and is among the oldest forests lasting over 25,000 years. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups.
Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the Red tailored monkeys, Chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkey among others. This forest is also home for 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterflies’ species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the Turaco.
This 5 day safari takes you also to Lake Mburo national park which  is found in mbarara, in the western part of Uganda. The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippos, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, African leopard and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors.
The park is famous for having a large number of Zebras

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All about the 5 days Gorilla tracking and Lake Mburo National Park Safari.

This 5 day Uganda Gorilla and Lake Mburo N.P safari, will take you for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321 sqkm and is among the oldest forests lasting over 25,000 years. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups.
Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the Red tailored monkeys, Chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkey among others. This forest is also home for 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterflies’ species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the Turaco.
This 5 day safari takes you also to Lake Mburo national park which  is found in mbarara, in the western part of Uganda. The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippos, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, African leopard and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors.
The park is famous for having a large number of Zebras

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Inclusions:
– Gorilla tracking permit
– Park entry fees
– Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
– 5x Lunch and 4x dinner
– 4x Breakfast
– Snacks/Rolex
– 4x Accommodation
– Boat ride on  Lake Bunyonyi

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Exclusions:
– Tips for the guides
– Souvenirs
– Flight tickets
– Visa processing
– Drinks during and after the meals
– Personal health/third party/travel insurance

DOS AND DON’TS DURING GORILLA TRACKING

Water: Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.

Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.

Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth,  therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.

Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.

Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.

Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience

THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN BOOKING A GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

1. Tour can start any day
2. Solo travelers can join this tour
3. Tour is done under the post covid 19 SOPs
4. Age limit: 15 years and above

5. Suitable for single travelers as well

6. When tracking the gorillas, you should be having some level of fitness because it involves    some hiking while tracking the gorillas
7. No sandals, open shoes allowed during the tracking of the gorillas, only covered shoes, hiking shoes

  1. Additional accommodation on the last day can be arranged at an extra cost
    9. The official currency in Uganda is Ugandan shillings. US Dollars are widely accepted which are printed after 2006.NOTE:
    If the initial deposit is only equivalent to the value of the gorilla permit, expect no refund.Accommodation before or after the tour, can be arranged for an extra cost.
  1. Day 1 Drive to  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Our experienced driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel/airport early in the morning and drive to  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in the western part of Uganda, where on the way, we shall have  a stop at the equator for pictures, also some experiments. we will also pass another National park called Lake Mburo National park, but if lucky, we might see some wild animals like Zebras on the way. As we are half way the journey, we shall stop and have lunch, and refreshments. After lunch, we drive with our journey to get to our final destination and also get ready for the activity for the following day.

  2. Day 2 Gorilla Tracking

    Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the tracking point for Gorilla tracking, there will be briefing as you’re also given groups/tracking team, gorilla tracking might take like 8 hours to come back.
    After the gorilla tracking, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up, as we also prepare to plan for departure the next day.

  3. Day 3 Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will be able to interact with the local people, have lunch on the hotels on the shore of the lake. After lunch, we shall get on the boat and   visit some of the islands on the lake and also visit some villages like the Batwa villages, the short people as well, as we head to the hotel for the night.

  4. Day 4 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

    In the morning, after breakfast, we set off to Lake Mburo National Park and we decide to go for either an evening or morning game drive depending on the preferences. we shall spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.

  5. Day 5 Game Drive & Back to Kampala

    Early in the morning, we can decide either to go for a morning game drive or to drive back to Kampala. we shall have lunch on the way preferably at the equator, and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.