Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Uganda

We depart early on the first day when we head southwest towards the gorilla forests – crossing the Equator we stop for lunch at Mbarara.

Afterwards we pass through savannah grasslands covered in acacia trees and into the foothills of the Virungas where there are vast banana plantations. We stop for the night next to the stunning Lake Bunyoni and get the chance to enjoy the sunset whilst looking out for otters and the many different types of bird life found in this beautiful area. [BB]

Duration: 5 Days

Country: Uganda - Lake Mburo National PArk

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Duration 5 Days

Day 1: Lake Bunyoni
We depart early on the first day when we head southwest towards the gorilla forests – crossing the Equator we stop for lunch at Mbarara.

Afterwards we pass through savannah grasslands covered in acacia trees and into the foothills of the Virungas where there are vast banana plantations. We stop for the night next to the stunning Lake Bunyoni and get the chance to enjoy the sunset whilst looking out for otters and the many different types of bird life found in this beautiful area. [BB]

 

Day 2: Mountain Gorillas
After a good breakfast we have the opportunity to take a local dug out canoe trip in order to discover the many islands around the lake. We will explore Kabale Town and have lunch at one of the quality local restaurants before continuing our drive into the hills towards the forests of the Mountain Gorillas. We spend the night just next to the National Park where the sounds of the forest can be heard very clearly. [BLD]

Day 3: Gorilla Trek
We rise with the sun in order to eat a good breakfast, followed by a meeting with a ranger guide before setting off into the gorilla sanctuary. The rain forest landscape is steep and densely forested, but criss-crossed with animal trails allowing access to tourists. The trek to find the earth’s greatest primate can take up to a full day, but the thrill of discovering this gentle giant in it’s own habitat is rated as one of Africa’s best wildlife watching opportunities. By the time you return to the camp the memories will be embedded in your mind forever. [BLD]

Day 4: Lake Mburo National Park
Today we will drive through twisted and winding roads, and lake dotted countryside, before emerging on to the lower thorn and savannah scrub lands of Lake Mburo National Park. Zebra, buffalo, Ugandan Kob and plenty of other species abound in this beautiful park, where you either stay in the stunning Lodge built atop a kopje with incredible views across the park or in the National Park bandas, down by the lake - where hippos usually come and graze close by.[BLD]

Day 5: End of Safari
Fancy a walk through wild, wild Africa? This morning we are going to take a walking safari, complete with a ranger, so we can get up close and personal on ground level to many of the beautiful and free animals of the park. Later we stop for lunch and a cappuccino at the Equator giving you plenty of time to shop for crafts and watch the local water demonstration of the different gravitational pulls!   Afterwards we will make our way back to your final destination and the end of your Mountain Gorilla Safari.

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