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5 Days Uganda Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari

5 Days Uganda Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari

Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest & Queen Elizabeth

Day 1: Kampala or Entebbe / Lake Mburo National Park

Early departure from Kampala or Entebbe and drive to Lake Mburo National Park; on arrival enjoy a boat ride on the lake as you enjoy tracking, photographing and watching crocs and hippos. Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go- Away bird. In the evening enjoy captivating game drives along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks.

Overnight: Rwonyo Rest Camp / Lake Mburo Tented Camp / Mihingo Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early breakfast followed by morning game drives or a guided safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The leisurely pace of a walking safari also provides excellent opportunities for the keen photographer. The Kopjes are particularly interesting with camouflaged klipspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi.  

Overnight: Buhoma Community Bandas / Engagi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge 
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking

Early breakfast followed by organized entry into the Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.

Overnight: Buhoma Community Bandas / Engagi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner, breakfast

Day 4: Bwindi National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early breakfast followed by departure to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector. In the afternoon enjoy a unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.  

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge / Katara Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch, dinner and breakfast

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth / Entebbe or Kampala

Early breakfast followed by final morning game drives. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You will arrive in Kampala in the early evening.

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