Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by our Company representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.
5 Day Gorilla Safari
5 Day Gorilla Safari - Itinerary
Your Ugandan safari adventure begins in earnest with a trip to Lake Mburo National Park. You will head west on a scenic drive towards the heartland of the Ankole Kingdom. The drive is one of the most scenic in Uganda as you transition out of the suburbs of the city and into open marsh and the grasslands, where the famous long horned Ankole cattle graze.
One of the best activities to do in Lake Mburo is a scenic boat ride on the lake. This is one of the best ways to see the diverse wildlife that the Park has. The boat ride can be done at dawn or dusk depending on your safari itinerary and will normally take around 2 hours.
All the rides begin at the Rwonyo jetty, it will not take you long before you begin to see large groups of hippos in the water as well as crocodiles and buffalo lining the banks of the lake. The lake is also famous for its bird life, from majestic fish eagles, colourful kingfishers, to hammerkops and their enormous nests.
A Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park are a perfect way to begin or end a Safari in Uganda. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts it’s small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. The park doesn’t have any large cats apart from leopards who are normally only seen at night
Lake Mburo has a large variety of antelopes and Rothschild’s giraffe have recently been reintroduced. However the highlights of the park have to be the Burchell’s zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda.
Saying goodbye to Lake Mburo National Park is never easy. It has an uncanny ability to charm visitors with its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, stunning landscapes and great wildlife viewing. The safari will continue westwards leaving the Ankole Kingdom, heading towards Bwindi and the Kigezi Kingdom, home of the remarkable mountain gorillas.
Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge | Luxury Banda
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe. The drive from your lodge to the airstrip shouldn’t take more that one and a half hours.
On your flight back from Bwindi to Entebbe you will be afforded a fantastic view of Bwindi the Impenetrable Forest from the air. This always gets people thinking just how did I manage to find the Gorillas in all that jungle below? Make sure you have your camera ready or simply enjoy the amazing view. From this high up you can also see the mountains and forests in Congo and Rwanda!
As your time in Uganda has come to an end, we truly hope you have had a memorable experience that you will remember for many years to come. Have a safe onward journey and we hope that Uganda will always be close to your hearts!
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