Virgin Africa Safaris

AROUND UGANDA IN 5 DAYS - 5 Days

This 5-day trip will take us to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park to have a chance to explore the best of each park. We shall see the different animal species, carry out Gorilla Tracking before we depart back home.

Day 1
Arrival

On arrival you will be welcomed by our driver/guide who will then transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (Meals: BB)

Lodges:-

Serena Hotel | Protea Hotel | Lake Victoria Hotel

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel | Gately | Silver Springs Bugolobi

Airport view Hotel | Entebbe Travelers inn | Namirembe guest house

Day 2
Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park (3-5 hours)

Your driver/guide will pick you from Hotel in Kampala or your residence at 7 00am from where you will start the drive to lake Mburo national park with lunch stop on the way. Stopover on your way could be in Ankole grassland where long horned cattle are common sight. Stopping at Equator crossing for memorable photo taking, Mpambire in Mpigi an art and craft center where drum making technology has been passed on from generation to generation. Carry out a game drive after check in at lodge of your choice. We shall have a game drive before we check into the lodge for search of different animal species like the Zebras, Giraffe, Gazelles among others. (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Mihingo Safari Lodge | Mantana Tented Camp

Rwakobo Safari Lodge | Lake Mburo Safari Lodge |Acadia Cottages

Eagles Nest Lake Mburo | UWA bandas

Day 3
Game drive then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park (6-8 hours)

After breakfast will carry out game drive as you drive out of the park heading to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated that half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –400 live within Bwindi boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The drive is long but enjoyable; you will have lunch on your way to the park at a selected restaurant by the guide. (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Mutanda Lake resort | Chameleon hill lodge | Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

Nkuringo Gorilla lodge | Gorilla close up lodge | Buhoma lodge

Buhoma community bandas | Bwindi Gorilla Haven | Virunga Hotel and campsite

Day 4
Gorilla tracking

You will rise relatively early for a jovial cup of tea to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Report to the ranger station at 08.00 am where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours therefore, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. On top of that, there are other animals and birds which you could see on the way.

You will spend only one hour with the gorillas as you listen, watch and marvel at them. It is amazing, for one to be in audience with these giants and think they would attack you. However, these gentle giants as they are known don’t attack anybody unless they are threatened, and sometimes, they tease you by jumping up and down and hitting their chests to scare you and see what your reaction would be. Under the circumstances, it is advisable not to look at them directly into their eyes, but look down and don’t show any jocular actions that may be interpreted as an attack to them, keep silence and talk in small tones. And after one hour, they will leave you where you are or your guide will tell you when to depart. If you have the afternoon free, we could walk to the water fall nearby or you can take a guided village amongst the locals. Return at your lodge for an overnight and dinner as above.

Lodges:-

Mutanda Lake resort | Chameleon hill lodge | Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

Nkuringo Gorilla lodge | Gorilla close up lodge | Buhoma lodge

Buhoma community bandas | Bwindi Gorilla Haven | Virunga Hotel and campsite

Day 5
Departure

Early morning after breakfast, we shall drive out of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, straight to Kampala. We shall have a stopover for lunch and proceed to Entebbe in time for your flight back home. (Meals: HB)

END OF SAFARI

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Park entrance fees
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals while on this trip
  • Game drive
  • Ground Transportation
  • 1 liter of bottled water per day per person
  • Gorilla tracking permit ($600) each
  • 24 hour service from us

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Beverage
  • Laundry services
  • Air fares
  • Visa
  • Yellow fever vaccination

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