5 DAYS UGANDA EXPLORE SAFARI

This safari will take you to three Uganda’s unique destinations such as Lake Bunyonyi which is also known as the Switzerland of Africa because of its unique weather conditions, Bwindi home of the rare mountain Gorillas, half a population of these individuals are endemic to this area and Lake Mburo National park for beautiful Zebras and impalas.
Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
You will be picked up by Select Safaris Africa’s representative from your hotel then leave Kampala and head to the southwest of Uganda.  Stopover to view the equator, take some photos and continue to Mbarara where you will have lunch. From there head to Bwindi impenetrable national park.  Welcome to Bwindi where gorillas are the centre of attraction, a distinct feature for Uganda’s tourism industry. Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park alongside Rwanda’s Volcanoes Park and Congo’s Virunga Volcanoes are habitats to half of the only remaining endangered mountain gorillas left in the whole world. Dinner at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort/Buhoma community Bandas/Buhoma Homestead.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Following an early morning breakfast, report to the park office headquarters at 08:00hours local time with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked between 1-5 hours. If you are not so worn out in the evening, have a nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life or the Muzabajiro/ Ruhija trails which offer forest and grassland bird species plus more primates. Back to your Hotel, Gorilla Forest Camp/ Gorilla Resort/ Buhoma community Bandas/ Buhoma Homestead.

Day 3: Head to Lake Bunyonyi
After having that encounter of the mysterious mountain gorillas, say farewell to the impenetrable forest and drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. The word Bunyonyi  is in local language meaning “small birds” in direct translation which means that the lake is a must stopover for  bird lovers and besides that its serpentine shape and numerous beautiful islands among other highlights one must look out for. When you reach do a canoe ride, check out several islands like Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk helping you to appreciate a variety of small birds. Dinner at Arcadia Cottages/ Bunyonyi Overland Camp.

Day 4:  Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo.
Following morning breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo another beautiful Park. Lake Mburo National Park, home to Zebras and a heaven for “impalas” small antelopes and herbivorous are most concentrated in Lake Mburo of all the Ugandan National Parks. There is more to impalas, Kampala; the capital city of Uganda was named after this beautiful animal.  Check out the lovely Kigezi highlands and other wild scenery on your way. When you reach the park, do a game drive and check out Uganda’s wildlife besides the mountain gorillas in Bwindi such as zebra, warthog, buffalo, klipspringer, eland, oribi and waterbuck. Better yet you can do the game drive on ATV quad bikes; they are much fun. Sleep and dine at Mantana Tented Camp/ Rwonyo Tented Camp.

Day 5: Boat trip and back to Kampala.
Following breakfast proceed for a morning boat trip on Lake Mburo where you will admire several other lakes like Kazuma, Lake Bwa besides Lake Mburo. See huge hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes as they drink water. Attractive birds to check out include African Fish Eagle, Abyssinian ground hornbill, the crested crane (Uganda’s national emblem), saddle bill storks among others. After this thrilling experience, drive back to Kampala. You will stopover in Mbarara for lunch and take a last gaze at the equator along the way, leaving you with everlasting memories of the Pearl of Africa, Uganda with Select Safaris Africa.

End of the Safari