4 days Gorilla Habituation and Lake Mburo Safari, You have always wished to trek gorillas but your budget and time have always limited you? This 4 day budget gorilla Habituation tour to Bwindi is the perfect for you. You will spend 3 days in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in southwestern Uganda and home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas (approximately 400 individuals).. Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo

Day 1 : Travel from Kampala to Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, your driver/ guide will pick you up from your place of accommodation and drive westwards, to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. We will make a stopover at the Equator for toilet break, the water experiment and look at the crafts, We later proceed on to Mbarara for another stopover for lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre or Agip Motel. We later proceed on to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

The park is about 450 kilometers West of Kampala and the journey takes about 8-9 hours, driving through the rolling hills of Mbarara and Kabale as you head to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the rare and endangered mountain gorillas are found. We arrive at the park in the evening and check-in to the service of Rushaga gorilla Camp

Day 2 : Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi National Park

You will wake up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other clients for briefing about dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas on your habituation experience. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by researchers and guides. During your trek, you may encounter several birds, other animals and primates in the forest and once you have found the gorillas you will spend four hours with them and return back to the Lodge for overnight.

You will have an opportunity to listen and observer researchers doing their work of habituating gorillas and if possible, you will be called upon to participate by collecting samples, naming of group members, making calls and so much more. Dine and slumber at the lodge.

Day 3 : Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Evening game drive

In the morning on this day, you will have breakfast and thereafter you will drive eastwards to Lake Mburo National Park a home to large numbers of antelopes, and other animals like Burchell’s Zebras, hippos, warthogs, buffaloes, and birds, leaving the spectacular Kigezi highlands behind passing via Mbarara town which is home to the long-horned cattle. You will have lunch along the way, later arrive at the park, check in at the lodge and have an evening game drive. Have dinner and Overnight

Day 4 : Boat Cruise and Departure

Have breakfast, and set out on a boat safari where you will be able to see other smaller lakes like Lake Bwa and Lake Kazamu, also enjoy watching buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, near the shallow waters. There will be a chance to see the birds like the crested cranes, saddle bill stork, Abyssinian ground hornbills and others. After, head back to the lodge, unwind, as you relax at the bar area or the swimming pool.

Later have lunch and say bye to the park staff and the park itself as you travel back to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the equator for photos; you could also buy some crafts at the nearby shops, reaching Kampala late evening and drive straight to the airport for your flight back home or transfer to your accommodation for overnight stay. End of the 4 days Gorilla Habituation & Lake Mburo Safari

Included in this 4 days Gorilla Habituation and Lake Mburo package

  • Vehicle, Safari Van
  • Transport in 4X4 Vehicle/Landcruiser with pop roof
  • English speaking Guide/ driver
  • Fuel
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

Included in this 4 days Gorilla Habituation and Lake Mburo package

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Laundry services
  • Visa (Uganda)
  • Any other personal interests
  • No accommodation on last night in Uganda (But can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Tips and gratuities (Guides)