There many things to do from Mbarara town and Encounter Africa safaris is proud to be conducting tours, safaris and excursions from Mbarara towns to different tourists sites in and around Mbarara town. Mbarara is one of the first growing towns located in western Uganda. Its approximately 4 hours drive from Kampala and approximately 4-5 hours to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Mbarara has grown to attract big offices, organizations as well as universities. Most people in these organizations at one time or the other may need to know what to do while in Mbarara.
Things to do from Mbarara town.
There so many things to do from Mbarara town including taking a guided tour of sites around Mbarara town, driving to Lake Mburo for game drives and boat cruises, to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruises, to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, birding and forest walks, to Mgahinga National Park for gorilla trekking, golden monkey as well as Batwa experience. One may choose to go for canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
Mbarara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking
Bwindi gorilla trekking tours are among things to do from Mbarara. It is possible to do a 2 or 3-day gorilla tour to Bwindi impenetrable National Park from Mbarara town. As earlier discussed, Encounter Africa safaris operate gorilla tours from Mbarara to the east and southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. When contacted, we will check availability of all services including gorilla permits, accommodation as well as vehicles for transport to and from Mbarara to Bwindi. Once we get availability, we will let you know and advise on how to make payment. Once payment is made, we will secure all services for your gorilla tour and confirm to you accordingly. We will buy your gorilla permits and send you scanned copies for your records and perusal.
On safaris, you will be picked and driven to Bwindi impenetrable National Park where you will spend two nights and three days with an option of visiting gorillas for one hour or doing gorilla habituation experience which gives you up to four hours. You will return to Mbarara on the third day. For more details about our 3-day gorilla tour from Mbarara including prices, please contact us and we will provide a quote.
Visit Lake Mburo National Park for Game drives and boat cruise.
Among things to do from Mbarara is a visit to the nearby Lake Mburo National Park. Located just 45 minutes from Mbarara, once can opt for a one-day excursion, two days or up to 3 days. Lake Mburo National Park is famous for its game drives and a boat cruise on the lake. While on a game drive, you will have an opportunity to spot giraffes, zebras, impalas and if luck leopards plus so much more. Lake Mburo National Park is small with a lot of game to see. Enroute to Lake Mburo National Park, you will likely meet the Hima with their Ankole long-horned cattle, and you are free to stop and take photos upon being given permission. Encounter Africa safaris will organize transport to and from Mbarara to Lake Mburo National Park. Your package will include meals, all park fees, game drives and a boat cruise on the lake. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more details about things to do from Mbarara town to Lake Mburo National Park.
What to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park from Mbarara town
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the biggest National Park located in western Uganda. It is one of the most thought after destination for game drives, boat cruise and the popular tree-climbing lions. If you book a safari from Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will pick you and drive you to the park with stops in Bunyaruguru to photograph tea plantations, crater lakes and so much more. While in Queen Elizabeth National Park and depending on the time at your disposal, you will have multiple game drives in the north (Mweya) and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Down south of Queen Elizabeth National Park is Ishasha popularly known for its tree-climbing lions and spectacular game drives. Forest and gorge walks are among things to do while in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You may also decide to visit Lake Katwe where the locals extract salt from Lake Katwe and learn how these local people are co-existing with wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Mbarara to Mountain Rwenzori for hiking
Rwenzori mountain ranges are the largest non-volcanic mountains in Africa. It is among the few mountains that have ice snow capes. For those interested in mountain hiking, Rwenzori mountain is the best thing you could visit from Mbarara town. Encounter Africa safaris will arrange your transport to and from the starting point of your trek and after that hand you over to Rwenzori trekking services or Rwenzori mountaineering services for your hike. You may choose to do shorter hikes or go all the way to the peak. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more details about Rwenzori hiking from Mbarara town.
Visit Kibale National Park for Chimp trekking.
A visit to Kibale National Park is one of the other things to do from Mbarara town. Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda and can be accessed from Mbarara via Ibanda, to Kamwengye onwards to the park. While in Kibale National Park, you will have an opportunity to trek chimps, view birds and or take a walk in the forest. You may choose regular chimpanzee trekking or chimpanzee habituation. Encounter Africa Safaris will handle all your safari requirements ranging from transport, accommodation, park entry fees and permits. Feel free to contact us on the phone or email.</p.
Other things to do from Mbarara include a visit to Mgahinga National Park for gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking or hiking one of the three volcanoes of Mgahinga, Muhavura and or Sabinyo. You may also take an excursion to Lake Bunyonyi or Mutanda for canoeing and sightseeing among others.
Why book with Encounter Africa Safaris
Encounter Africa safaris is one of most trusted tour operator for Uganda and Rwanda. We provide reliable information in as far as tour and safaris to Uganda and Rwanda are concerned. We employ a team of a young and motivated group of office and field staff that will assist you in arranging your safari from Mbarara to all the sites as mentioned earlier. Encounter Africa safaris is an award-winning tour operator, and we have recently attained a certificate of excellence from Trip advisor. We are highly rated and recommended on trip advisor as well as safari bookings.