The major attractions are Lake Mburo national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and Ssese Island on Lake Victoria. The bwindi impenetrable forest is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda and home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves, and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. It accounts for 52% of the world’s gorillas. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.
Lake Mburo National Park is the closet national park compared to all the national parks in Uganda. The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles, and for the birding enthusiasts, this is close to paradise. And over three hundred (300) bird species.
- Gorilla Permit $700 per person
- Tour Guide
- Activities mentioned in the program
- All transportation to the destination location
- Tips & Optional Activities
- Any Private Expenses
- Room Service Fees
Arrival at Entebbe airport and hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by Alps Safaris representative who will brief you on your brief you on the 10 day trip and then transfer to your accommodation at Acactus hotel for a dinner and overnight
Kampala– Bwindi Impenetrable national park
In the morning after breakfast, you will check out at your hotel in Kampala and head to Bwindi national park. En-route stopovers are inevitable; therefore you will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and crafts/ souvenirs; you will also have a lunch stopover in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center. Dinner and overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge, Bwindi
The Gorilla trekking which can take a full day
Today is your day for trekking the Gorilla’s. After an early but very powerful breakfast your driver/guide will bring you to the starting point of your gorilla track. (Packed lunch will be provided). Before you start the real tracking you will gather at the Uganda Wildlife Authority meeting area. Here you will find other people as well who will track with you in the same group. A clear briefing will be given to you on what you can expect during the day as well as safety rules and behavior when you are meeting the gentle giants. After the introduction it is time for you to start searching for the Gorilla’s. Depending on where the Gorillas are located we can never tell you how long it will take for you to see them.
But please keep in mind that it can be active, adventurous, sometimes a bit difficult but definitely a worth it experience, that can last a full day. Return to the lodge in the afternoon and if time allows you will do some site inspection of some of the lodges in this area. Dinner and overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable national park – Lake Mburo national park.
After breakfast you will transfer to Lake Mburo national park, you will arrive at the park in time for Lunch. After lunch, transfer to enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo’s numerous lakes. This boat cruise will get you to come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake. And along the bank, you will also see many animals that come to the water. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, and over 3 types of otters that are found in the lake. Also when it comes to the birds, you will view the malachite kingfishers, African Fish eagles, blue-headed weavers, Rufulos long-tailed starlings, the pied kingfishers, hammerkobs, Herons, pelicans, the rare shoebill as well as the cormorants. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge
Lake Mburo National Park to Ssese Island
Early morning warm up tea, transfer for a game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, Giraffes elands, oribi, topis among other animal and bird species that your guide will help you spot. Return to your lodge for full breakfast, and then transfer to Masaka for your ferry to Sssese Island.
On arrival at the land site you will be received by the lodge who will then transfer you to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Today you will have breakfast at leisure, you can choose to stay at the hotel and enjoy swimming or use massage and parlor or have an option to tour around the Island village, hiking or birding. Diner and overnight at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Ssese Island – Kampala/Entebbe.
Have breakfast and get ready to Entebbe. This marks the end of your trip. Transfer to the airport will be arranged according to your flight schedule.