4-Day Pearl of Africa Trip Including Gorilla Trekking Tour
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Uganda, a land of pristine natural beauty is tourist heaven, a perfect getaway for any kind of traveler. Described as “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda offers some of Africa’s finest geographical and natural beauty. Home to the greatest concentration of primates on the planet (including half the world’s mountain gorilla population), source of the mighty River Nile, magnificent all year snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain, bird-watchers and big 5, adventure enthusiasts’ paradise, this country is a true African gem waiting to be discovered. During this trip, enjoy Bwindi gorilla trekking, and a Game drive (Mburo).
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 4-Day Pearl of Africa Trip Including Gorilla Trekking Tour
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport (not past 14:00), Pick up & Transfer to Lake Mburo NP. (D)
We hope your flight is scheduled for an early (not past 14:00) landing at Entebbe Airport. Upon arrival, you will be received by the assigned English-speaking professional driver-guide who will welcome you into the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will hit the road for a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Depending on your arrival time, you will reach Mburo between the early afternoon hours and late evening hours.
Optional: Just in case you have reached early and are interested, you may proceed out for a breathtaking night game drive (at an extra cost on the ground). Else, just check in for dinner and overnight.
🏚️ Accommodation: Eagles’ Nest Mburo(Budget Level)
Drive time: Approx. 4 hours.
Day 2: Undertake Morning Game Drive & Then, Transfer to Accommodation in Bwindi (B, L, D)
Enjoy your breakfast as early as possible then proceed for an exciting morning game drive in the park. Expect to see the gigantic eland antelope, zebras in big numbers, topi, impalas, Buffaloes, and other savannah animals. Alternatively, you may choose the morning bush/park walk (at an extra cost of USD 30 pp) in the presence of an armed ranger guide. You will return to your accommodation then check out and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.
Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring over 300 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population), including several habituated groups, which can be trekked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next morning.
🏚️ Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp(Budget Level)
Drive time: Approx. 4-5 hours.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation (B, L, D)
Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time is taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, check out, and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
🏚️ Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort(Mid-range Level)
Drive Time: Approx. 2-3 hours.
Day 4: Depart Bunyonyi & Return to Entebbe to Catch Flight Out (18:00 onward) (B, L)
You will have a relaxed breakfast with a spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you. Thereafter, you will hit the road for the return to Entebbe (arriving in the late afternoon/evening) for your flight out. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit, and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
🏚️ Accommodation: Recommended on request
Drive Time: 7-8 hours
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