5 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Lake Mburo

OVERVIEW

This trip will enable you explore Lake Mburo Naional Park and Mgahinga National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest National Park in Uganda. You may be in position to see a lot of mammals like Zebras, Impala, buffaloes and many species, Birding and fishing will also be done with in the park.Mgahinga National Park is one the few parks in Uganda that has gorillas that every tourist would like to see. Still Mgahinga also has avolcanoe that offers 3 challenging peaks that are interesting to climb. Mgahinga National Park also has a lot of mammals and Birds to offer.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2: Game drives and a boat trip

Day 3: Lake Mburo to Mgahinga National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga

Day 5: Return to Kampala

Trip Itinerary

Day1: Depart from Kampala to Lake Mburo National park

After your breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival, you will go for a game drive in the afternoon on which you may see various animals such as, oribis, zebras, buffaloes,topiselands, impalas among several others.Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national park and underlain by Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. You will Dine and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp /Mburo safari lodge/ Mihingo safari lodge/ Mburo Eagles Nest Camp.

Day2: Game drives and a boat trip

After breakfast in the morning you will go for a game drive in which you may see the early risers retire from their hunt. Later, in the day, you will head back to the lodge to enjoy a late breakfast and rest. After lunch, go for a boat trip on which you may see a lot of water birds likeCarruther’s cisticolas, the Papyrus gonoleks,strange White winged Warbler, Bare-faced Go-away bird and Brown-faced lapwing. Return at Mantana Tented Camp /Mburo safari lodge/ Mihingo safari lodge/ Mburo Eagles Nest Camp.

Day3:Lake Mburo to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast in the morning, head to Mgahinga National park in southwestern corner of Uganda, the Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes which include Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m) and Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), The Park is one of the only two parks in Uganda that offer habitat for the endangered Mountain gorilla.Have Dinner and overnight at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day4: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga

After an early morning breakfast, go for briefing and registration for gorilla tracking. You will have packed lunch and water.Fitness here is required in order to do the walking through the thick jungle and dirty forest. Other primates may also be seen such asblack and white colobus monkey andgolden monkey. Come back at the lodge for lunch. If you have energy in the evening you may go for guided walk and visit the Garama cave which is 342m long and 14 deep. It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day5: Return to Kampala

After a morning breakfast head to Kampala. Stop at Mbarara Hotel for lunch and then after proceed to Kampala.The Safari Price quotations include: Transport with fuel, an English-Speaking driver, Water within the Vehicle, accommodation, park fees, boat fee and all meals. It however doesn’t include alcoholic drinks, laundry, and any additional personal purchases.

End of the Safari