8 DAYS BWINDI AND MGAHINGA GORILLA SAFARI

 

Safari Highlights:- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park

Activities:- Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Batwa cultural Trail, Golden monkey Trekking, complimentary Gomesi wear lesson.

 



DAY ONE : ARRIVE MEET AND GREET

After your flight to Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by our professional guide who will take you to your hotel in the beautiful Entebbe peninsula. This is the only international airport in Uganda and the major inlet/ outlet for travellers. Briefing and any forex needs will be done on this day depending on the arrival time.

Overnight at Protea Hotel on the shores of Lake Victoria.



DAY TWO : DRIVE TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is a totally different environment from Entebbe and on your way you will enjoy scenic views of the Kigezi highlands which will remind you of the movie “sound of music”. We shall arrive at the lodge in Rushaga, the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Check in at the lodge and relax preparing for your gorilla trek the following day.

Overnight at Ichumbi Safari lodge



DAY THREE : MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING

This is a once in a lifetime experience and on this day, we shall head to the park offices for gorilla tracking registration, briefing, and entertainment. We shall trek and penetrate the impenetrable forest and this journey can take us a few hours to a full day experience depending on what nature decides and it’s for this reason that you will take packed lunch boxes. Meeting the gentle giants especially looking in their eyes of the adult females makes one awestruck at how we are so closely related to the gorillas. We shall spend about an hour with the gorillas as they go through their daily activities and then head back at the lodge to enjoy our photos as we meditate about our experience. Bwindi is home to more than 20 Albertine rift endemics and on your way to see the gorillas, you may land on some of them especially birds like the Handsome Francolin, Regal Sunbird, Bar-tailed Trogon, Strange Weaver, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis and Turaco among many others. Other mammals include; African Elephant, Rwenzori Duiker, L’hoest, Blue, Vervet and Red-tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboon, Mantled Guereza Colobus Monkey, Giant Forest Hog, Common Chimpanzee as well as the beautiful Rwenzori Three-horned Chameleon.

Overnight at Ichumbi Safari lodge



DAY FOUR : GOMESI WEAR AND BATWA TRAIL

Wake up to a leisurely breakfast and then have our memorable gomesi wear class, this activity will have a lot of funny photo poses and video making while you are wearing your gomesi, We will share with you the history and lifestyle of the Gomesi for women in Uganda. Ofcourse you will go back with the gomesi as a gift from the company.

After our Gomesi photo shoot prepare for yet another adventure around the park as you visit the indigenous natives-the Batwa. They have lived their entire lives to current generations by hunting and gathering in the forest. The visit to the Batwa invariably involves songs and a dance demonstration, and once the music begins you can’t help but notice that they project a genuine pride in themselves. You shall then return to the lodge for lunch and relax

After lunch drive to Mgahinga which is Uganda’s smallest national park and is home to the several primates including the endangered mountain gorillas but also the golden monkeys among others. It is small but much endowed as it shares part of the great Virunga Massif at the Rwandan and DRC borders which puts it under Trans boundary management. The scenery here is unavoidable and the park is a great birding destination for the Albertine rift endemics and other forest inhabitants. Hiking, Mountain Gorilla and Golden Tracking, Batwa, and birding are some of the major activities done here.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge



DAY FIVE : GORILLA TREKKING

After Breakfast we shall head to the park offices for gorilla tracking registration, briefing. We shall trek Mgahinga National Park forest and this journey can take us a few hours to a full day experience depending on what nature decides and it’s for this reason that you will take packed lunch boxes. Meeting the gentle giants especially looking in their eyes of the adult females makes one awestruck at how we are so closely related to the gorillas. We shall spend about an hour with the gorillas as they go through their daily activities and then head back at the lodge to enjoy our photos as we meditate about our experience.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge



DAY SIX : GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

After our breakfast, we shall drive to the park offices for briefing before Golden Monkey tracking. Our team led by a ranger will then head in the mountains for the nice looking monkeys which are not only beautiful outside but also endemic to the Virunga Mountains.

We shall spend about half day though it may be less as these mokeys do not make new nests everyday like gorillas but we shall take packed lunch and enjoy the shy monkeys as they enjoy feeding on bamboo shoots and leaves among others.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari lodge



DAY SEVEN : DRIVE TO LAKE MBURO NP

After breakfast, we shall then drive through Kigezi highlands to the interlocking hills full of banana plantations and cattle farms in Ankore. We shall later check in at our lodge in Lake Mburo NP, have lunch and relax a bit as we await our evening game drive. This is Uganda’s smallest savanna park with a habitat exactly like that of northern Tanzania dominated by Savanna woodlands and it gets the name from one of the many lakes here called Mburo which has interesting cultural stories on how it was created. Some of the possible sightings include; the Hippo, Nubian giraffe, Cape buffalo, leopard, Plain zebra and impala among others.

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock lodge



DAY EIGHT : DRIVE BACK TO ENTEBBE

After an early morning cup of coffee, we shall drive out to the scenic park in search of game and other nature offers. Some of the mammals expected include; the Impala, Common eland, Topi, Warthog, Plain Zebra, Nubian Giraffe, Nile Bushbuck, Defassa Waterbuck, Cape Buffalo, Dwarf Mongoose, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and one male Lion among others. The bird species include; Lilac-breasted roller, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Brubru, Black-collared and Crested Barbets, Trilling Cisticola, Tropical Boubou, Grey-headed and Stripped Kingfishers, Black, African and Red-chested Cuckoos, Palm-nut and White-backed Vultures among many others. There are also regular sightings of the Central African Rock Python.

We shall then check out and call it the end of our beautiful Uganda tour. The rest of the day will be a drive to the Entebbe Airport depending on our flight time.

 

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