This fascinating safari is designed to give you a full insight about Uganda’s natural endowments which include; the landscape, cultural diversity and the various game animals. This trip therefore will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest where you will get into close encounter with the gigantic mountain gorillas and Lake Mburo national park for wild life game viewing. This safari also takes you to Lake Bunyonyi -the second deepest lake in Africa for relaxation and more discovery about Uganda.
Travel to Lake Mburo National Park with an evening game drive
On this day, our company guide will pick you from the hotel/lodge either from Entebbe or Kampala and drive westwards to Lake Mburo National park via Masaka-Mbarara high way.
On the Way to Lake Mburo, stop and take in a visit to the Equator that runs through Uganda. It’s marvelous to have pictures taken underneath the Equator Sign.
Generally, people tend to carry out non-scientific experiments, most of them are manipulated illusions and not authentic, but fun to watch.
There are also Curio and Souvenir Shops that you can visit. A couple of them have their wares nicely displayed and make it easier to shop for crafts, including of course the Equator T-Shirt that is an optional buy for many visitors and others.
In the evening, take a bush game drive where you are likely to see Zebras, Impala herds, Warthogs, water bucks, Topis among others.
This park provides the best chance of viewing a deep red sunset silhouetting the thorny acacia shrub along the extensive marshy area.
Morning game drive and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, go for a boat cruise and enjoy the sighting of aquatic animals like hippos, crocodiles as well as buffaloes. Some bird species can also be sighted along the shores. These may include, African fish Eagle, Goliath Heron, Black crowned night Heron, African Finfoot, Shining blue kingfisher among others
After the boat cruise, check out and transfer back to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
This safari day experience allows you spend the day with the gigantic gentle creatures – the mountain gorillas by hiking through Bwindi impenetrable forest.
The trekking activity starts with briefing which is conducted by the specialized site ranger. During this briefing, rules and regulations guiding the trekking activity are passed on. This trekking is carried out in various groups and starts early in the morning when the gorillas are out looking for food.
Once you locate the gorillas with your ranger guide, you’re allowed to observe them for an hour and then after, walk back out of the forest. Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla trekking can take a guided forest walk or explore the surrounding locality with the community village walk.
After this memorable activity with the giant mountain gorillas, you will be transferred to lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.
Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
On this day, this safari allows you to relax at Lake Bunyonyi after the thrilling and awesome exercise of gorilla trekking and hiking. While here, enjoy the boat ride, canoeing and swimming. This lake is suitable for swimming because it is bilharzia and crocodile free. However, swimmers should take note that this lake is the second deepest in Africa next to Lake Tanganyika.
Also, the spectacular scenery of the environs of this lake makes the place ideal for relaxation and refreshing.
Transfer to Kampala and then Entebbe
After breakfast, start the journey back to Kampala and while on the way, you will enjoy spectacular views of the various scenic landscape features including the terraced hills of Kabale and vast banana plantations in Ntungamo and Mbarara.
This trip takes you for a visit to Igongo cultural center in Mbarara where you will have lunch from. While here, you will have an opportunity to have an insight about the cultural and traditional setting about the Banyankole who are the inhabitants of this region.
You also encounter herds of the indigenous famous Ankole cow (Long horned) which are predominantly reared in this western region of the country.