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6 Day Uganda Safari

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Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

7 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
6 Days / 5 Nights
Group Size: 1 – 7

Safari Overview.

This is the fast but fun way to spend time in Uganda the Pearl of Africa. It is best suited for travellers who want to see a lot but have limited time. Explore the stunning wildlife of Lake Mburo National Park in addition the superb boat cruise. The salt lick in lake Mburo is a must see. Proceed to Bwindi & visit the rare mountain gorillas together with the Batwa people, spiced up with the unique Kigali City Tour prior to your departure.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Cultural encounter
  • Bird watching
  • Scenic road trips
  • Photos moment at the Equator
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Horseback rides & walking safari
  • Kigali city tour

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to the Hotel In Kampala

Journey time: 45mins - 1 Hr
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a member of our team who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Arrive at the hotel & stay at leisure.

Meal Plan

Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Road Trip to Lake Mburo National Park

Journey time: 4 - 5 Hrs
Early in the morning (07:30 am) after breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala to embark on your journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stopover at the Equator for a photo moment and some demonstrations by a specialized tour guide.

Lake Mburo National Park is conveniently located close to the Kampala– Mbarara highway, with a gem of wildlife in the middle of extensive rich acacia woodland. The park is home to 332 bird species including the rare African finfoot, shoebill, papyrus gonolek, yellow warbler, saddle-billed stork, brown chested wattle, plover among others.

Upon arrival, you will have your lunch at your lodge.
Optional activities in the afternoon.

Optional

Afternoon

Horseback rides, walking safari, guided nature walk & bike tours

Overnight:

Rwakobo Rock /Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp.

Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, and Lunch

Day 3: The Mburo Wildlife Experience & Boat Cruise

Early in the morning after breakfast, depart for a game drive in the woodland acacia. Expect a variety of flora and fauna comprised of Zebras, Roth’s child giraffe, Elephants, Elands, Wart Hogs, Topi, Kobs and by chance some Leopards.

Spot some rare bird species mainly water and swamp birds like; Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow Warbler, Saddle-billed Stork, Cisticola, White-winged Warbler and many more. Proceed to the Salt licks and get onto the viewing platform where you will be able to watch animals licking salt to supplement their diet.

After your game drive, you will return to your lodge and enjoy your lunch. Later on, go for an afternoon boat cruise.
During your boat cruise, watch more animals together with water birds as many come down the lake during afternoon hours for water & cooling off. Here you will spot the African finfoot, kingfishers, fish eagle among others including reptiles like crocodiles and some snakes.
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rwakobo Rock /Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp

Meal Plan.

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, and Lunch

Day 4: Scenic Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Journey time: 5 - 6 Hrs
Early in the morning after breakfast check out of your lodge, enjoy your scenic drive through the rolling hills of Ntungamo and Kabale to Bwindi. Upon arrival you will check into your lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure or explore optional activities.

Optional excursions/activities include;
Village walks
Story telling by the bonfire
Cultural dance
Batwa cultural experience
Birding

Meal Plan.

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, and Lunch

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking Day | Cultural Encounter

Early in the morning after breakfast, take part in the days main activity; Gorilla tracking comprised of over 346 bird species, 400 plant species, 202 butterfly species, 163 tree species and the most astonishing scenic views.

Gorilla tracking is a captivating and unforgettable experience that gives you a chance to visit one of the habituated gorilla families; Kindly note that Gorilla tracking can be challenging and one needs to be reasonably fit before venturing into the activity.

Briefing starts at 08:00 am with the main activity starting exactly 08:30 am lasting for an hour or more depending on where the gorillas were left previously.

Later on after tracking, you will return to the lodge and have your lunch at leisure.

Meal Plan

Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Bwindi To Kigali, City Tour & Departure
Journey time: 5 - 6 Hrs
After your breakfast, check out and leave Bwindi taking the most scenic route to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will have a city tour of Kigali, with visits to the Kigali genocide memorial site. The site provided an opportunity to offer a place in which the bereaved could bury their families and friends, and over 250,000 victims are now buried at the site.

This site also includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994. There is also a children's memorial, and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world; the Education Centre, Memorial Gardens, and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished and form a powerful educational tool for the next generation.

After the tour, you will have some rest and then, be transferred to the airport so as to check-in for your next home departure flight.

End of Safari
Disclaimer:
1.The journey time(s) stated in the itinerary is an estimation and it is subject to variation depending on traffic and road conditions.
2. Listed accommodation options are subject to availability at the time of booking. If not available, similar properties will be considered.

Included/Exclude

  • Meals on full board
  • Daily mineral water on safari
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation in a 4X4 land cruiser (Window seat guaranteed)
  • AMREF health evacuation cover
  • All park entry fees
  • Gorilla permits & game drives
  • All ground transfers up to the airport
  • Services of an English – speaking tour guide
  • Fuel for the round trip
  • Other meals and snacks
  • En Route-lunches
  • Medical / travel insurance
  • All drinks alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses & optional activities
  • Tips & Gratuities

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