4 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI − GORILLA TREKKING & WILDLIFE VIEWING TOUR
4 Days Uganda Safari − SAFARI OVERVIEW
This 4 day Uganda safari is a 3 nights 4 day safari in Uganda featuring a combination of wild game, Mountain Gorillas and recreation. This 4 days trip will take you up-close to the endangered Mountain Gorillas that inhabit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site where almost half of these world’s largest living primates reside. This once-in-a-lifetime, spiritual experience is highly recommended by everyone who has had the chance to encounter these sentient great apes in their natural habitat.
During your gorilla trekking adventure, you’ll also enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery of Bwindi and a chance to see other fantastic creatures that inhabit Bwindi including monkeys, colourful montane butterflies and unique forest birds that will have you wishing your trip was a little bit longer. This 4 day Uganda safari also features an exciting game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park where you stand chances of encountering Plains Zebras, Rothschild’s giraffes, Impalas, Eland antelopes (the largest antelope species in Africa), Topis, Cape buffalos, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Common warthogs, Bushbuck and hippos.
You’ll also undertake a relaxation tour to Lake Bunyonyi one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes in Africa dotted with 29 emerald islands and surrounded by the magical Kigezi Highlands, often referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.
This amazing 4 days Uganda safari was designed to be tailored by a Prime Uganda Safari Expert to fit your preferences and interests – Please contact us.
4 Days Uganda Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
Game walking safari in Lake Mburo NP
Uganda Equator crossing experience
Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre
4 Days Uganda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS
Day 1: Lake Mburo National Park
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala
4 Days Uganda Safari − SAFARI HIGHLIGHT
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stop at the Equator & undertake an afternoon boat cruise on arrival.
Day 2: Undertake a game walking safari & travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat cruise and relaxation
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route
4 Days Uganda Safari − DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kampala To Lake Mburo National Park. Make A Stop At Equator & Do An Afternoon Boat Cruise On Arrival.
After breakfast from your place of stay in Kampala, you embark on the drive to Lake Mburo National Park 240km about a 3 – 4 hours’ drive to the south-west of the country. The Drive will see you make a stop after 77km at Uganda Equator crossing to encounter the world’s main latitude crossing which is a unique site for beautiful photo shoots and water experiments can also be performed to ascertain the exact geographical divide between the two hemispheres.
Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, check-in at the lodge settle for lunch and in the afternoon connect to Rwonyo jetty for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo offering magical views of the lake, the fringing swamp, the aquatics like the Hippos and Nile Crocodiles, the birds that prefer being close to the water like the African Fish eagle and the African finfoot.
You retreat from the encounter and drive through the park as you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Highlight of the day: – The equator experience and afternoon boat cruise on arrival.
Luxury/Upmarket: – Mihingo Safari Lodge/Matana Tented Camp
Mid-range/Moderate: – Rwakobo Rock/Emburara Farm Lodge/Arcadia Lodge Mburo
Budget/Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drive distance & time: – Approx. 240km or 3 – 4 hours
Activities & services of the day:-
- Transfer to Lake Mburo
- Photo-shoots at the Equator
- Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo
Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-
- Evening game drive
- Night game drive
- Horseback safaris
- Cultural visits
Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Safari: Undertake A Game Walking Safari & Travel To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Connect to the park for an impressive wild game viewing on foot; you explore the beautiful views of the savannah dotted with Acacia Species and with sections of open grassland. The protruding rock Kopjes and Precambrian rocks that date back to 500 million years ago are rewarding to view also.
The possible sights of wildlife including the Burchell’s Zebra, the Impala, Topis, the Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Warthog, Rothschild giraffes and Elands among other species can be explored on this morning encounter.
Retreat from the activity and connect to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 33km from Lake Mburo NP after which you proceed to Bwindi welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands connecting to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Highlight of the day: – Game walking safari amongst the wild mammals in Lake Mburo National Park
Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
Mid-range/Moderate: – Silverback Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma
Budget/Basic: – Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 365km 7- 8 hours
Activities & Services of the day:-
- The scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Safari: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a Boat Cruise and Relaxation.
Gorilla trekking is a bucket list experience that naturalists from all over the world dream of doing! We’ll have our breakfast at around 6.00 am and then embark on a short drive to the Buhoma park headquarters and meet with the expert local ranger guides. At around 8.00 am, the guides will provide an informative briefing on the gorilla trekking etiquette and the experience. Top on the list; avoid getting too close. Not only for your own safety, but also for theirs as our colds, viruses and diseases can easily spread to them due to shared DNA.
After the briefing, you’ll head into the forest in search of these great apes. The trek to see gorillas lasts between 2-8 hours. Contact time with gorillas is limited to one hour; group size is limited to 6 visitors and participants must be aged 15 or over. Owing to the nature of the terrain and the need to explore to find the gorillas, the trek doesn’t follow a path and instead, the guides will cut a route through the undergrowth. Strong hiking shoes/boots are highly recommended. Encountering wild gorillas in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. An adult male can weigh up to 485 pounds and reach 6 feet in height. Mountain Gorillas are gentle creatures and are not known to attack unless very severely provoked. The minimum distance that we must keep when we’re with the Gorillas is 10 metres.
Please note that if you’re unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you’ll not be allowed to trek Gorillas. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point to embark on a drive to the magical Lake Bunyonyi driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands. You arrive at Bunyonyi in the afternoon and embark on the 2 hours evening boat trip to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands. The sunset views of the lake, the myriad of Islands and the surrounding hills contribute to lasting safari memories of this trip. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Highlight of the day: – A face to face encounter with one of the surviving families of mountain gorillas who roam Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Luxury/Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort
Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities & Services:-
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
- Evening boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-
- Birding in Bwindi Buhoma sector of Bwindi
- Cultural visit to Batwa/Bakiga communities around Bwindi.
- Swimming at Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer Back To Kampala. Traditional Lunch Stop at Igongo Cultural Center En Route
After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala 417km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive passing through the impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda before making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Highlight of the day: – Driving through the impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda and traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural.
Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch
Activities & Services:-
- Transfer to Kampala
- Lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre
End of the 4 Days Uganda Safari
5 Days Uganda safari − SAFARI INCLUSIONS
Full-time English professional safari-driver guide
4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
Full board accommodation
Gorilla trekking permit fees
Boat cruise fees
Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
5 Days Uganda Safari− SAFARI EXCLUSIONS
International & domestic flight fees
Items of personal nature
Gratuities and tips
Other beverages/ drinks
Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above
Price per Person for Different Numbers of People for 6 Days Uganda Tour, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking & Wildlife Viewing Tour
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Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Safari Lodges
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5 Days Uganda Safari − GORILLA TREKKING TIPS
- Carry plenty of water and some quick calories
- Put on sturdy hiking shoes for the gorilla trek
- Wear long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt, thick trouser and gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants.
- It is often cold at the outset, so bring a warm sweater/fleece
- Bwindi Impenetrable being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain jacket or poncho
- Having sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat is also a good idea at any time of the day.
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