4 Days - Lake Mburo, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi
Duration - 4 days

Short Itinerary


Day 1 (Jul 22, 2024) - Kampala to Lake Mburo (Game drive & Boat ride)
Day 2 (Jul 23, 2024) - Lake Mburo (Game drive) to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3 (Jul 24, 2024) - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Tracking) to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4 (Jul 25, 2024) - Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

Note: No activities included in Bunyonyi. Clients can choose to do Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching, Cray Fishing or any other activity in Lake Bunyonyi by paying additionally at the accommodation.

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Jul 22, 2024, in a group of two adults . Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $1,625 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,673 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $1,721 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $1,816 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Hyena Hill Lodge, Lake Mburo from Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024 [Bed & Breakfast]
- Stay at Gorilla Closeup Lodge - Budget Crafted Room, Bwindi (Nkuringo) from Jul 23, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Crater Bay Cottages, Kabale - Cottages, Lake Bunyonyi from Jul 24, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024 [Bed & Breakfast]

Option E2: $1,801 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,849 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $1,897 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $1,992 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Rwakobo Rock - Hornbill House, Lake Mburo from Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Agandi Lodge - Tree Nest, Bwindi (Ruhija) from Jul 23, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Floating Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Jul 24, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E3: $1,889 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,937 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $1,985 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,080 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Rwakobo Rock - Cottage, Lake Mburo from Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge - Cottage, Bwindi (Rushaga) from Jul 23, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Arcadia Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi from Jul 24, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E4: $2,016 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,064 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,112 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,207 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Mantana Tented Camp - Tented Room, Lake Mburo from Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Engagi Lodge - Bandas, Bwindi (Buhoma) from Jul 23, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Birdnest Main Resort - Lake View, Lake Bunyonyi from Jul 24, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E5: $3,643 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $3,691 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $3,739 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $3,834 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo from Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Bwindi Lodge - Deluxe Banda, Bwindi (Buhoma) from Jul 23, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Arcadia Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi from Jul 24, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024 [Full Board]

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Kampala to Lake Mburo (Game Drive & Boat Ride)

You will set off from Kampala (or Entebbe) at 6:30 am and head to the western part of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 3-4 hours with a stopover at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. You will continue through the savannah grasslands dotted with settlements, plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country.
Once you get into Lake Mburo National Park you will go for a game drive in search of wildlife like Zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds. Post lunch you will go for a 2 hour boat ride on Lake Mburo which is endowed with a variety of water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and several bird species.

Day 2 - Lake Mburo (Game Drive) to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and start for a morning Game drive at Lake Mburo and with Lunch en route you will proceed towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which in the South-West which will take around 6-7 hours of drive.

Day 3 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi

You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will stay with Gorillas sometime once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.

Note: Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray Fishing.) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day before departing back to Kampala (or Entebbe).

Day 4 - Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

The final day of your adventure in Uganda will begin early in the morning. Have a quick breakfast, then drive towards Kampala (or Entebbe). On the way you will have Lunch before reaching Kampala (or Entebbe).

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Lake Mburo

Day 2 - Bwindi (Ruhija) or Bwindi (Rushaga) or Bwindi (Buhoma) or Bwindi (Nkuringo)

Day 3 - Lake Bunyonyi

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park takes about 4.5 to 5 hours (244 km)
Day 2 - Lake Mburo to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes about 6 to 7.5 hours (300 km)
Day 3 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi takes about 2 to 3 hours (65 to 100 km)
Day 4 - Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala takes about 7.5 to 9 hours (450 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.

  • Chimp tracking permit in Kibale.

  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed an increase of Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits, Chimp tracking permits and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

4 Days - Lake Mburo, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi
Duration - 4 days

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