lake mburo, bwindi gorillas and lake bunyonyi

5 Days 4 Nights,Rates In USD Upon Request

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

lake mburo national park


Our 5 Day Lake Mburo, bwindi gorillas and lake bunyonyi safari is meant for those coming to do mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but have some time to add on other activities. It also suites those that want to do a driving safari but do not want to drive for long. All stops included in our 5 Day lake Mburo, bwindi gorillas and lake bunyonyi safari ensure that we have enough stops to and from the gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This tour starts and ends in Entebbe with game drives and boat cruise in Lake Mburo, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi. Depending on availability of services, our 5 Day mburo, bwindi gorillas and lake bunyonyi can run in reverse.

Summary of 5 Day Lake Mburo, Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi

  • Day 01: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Evening game drive
  • Day 02: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 03: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 04: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat ride on the lake
  • Day 05: Drive back to Entebbe for your flight back home

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Lake Mburo NP,Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things To Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • This wildlife safari is guided by our standard New normal Safari SOPS
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Start your 5 Day Lake Mburo, bwindi gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

You will be picked by Encounter Africa safari guide who will meet and brief you about this 5 day Lake Mburo, bwindi gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi safari. You will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park passing small towns along Kampala-Mbarara road arriving in time for lunch, short relaxation and a boat cruise on the lake This tour provides an opportunity to stop at the Equator crossing for photography and some experiments to prove that indeed this is center of planet earth.  After lunch and short relaxation, you will be driven to the lake to meet your captain of the day who will take you for a two hour boat excursion. Lake Mburo boat cruise is an opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, water bird such as the African fish eagle and the rare African fin foot. Many animals such as buffaloes and antelopes gather here to drink some water so an opportunity to enjoy wildlife most especial marine animals. After your boat cruise, you will retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Drive time: 4-5 hours

Lodging: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: En route game drive and transfer to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with an en route game drive to recap on what you could have missed the previous day. Lake Mburo is a small national park and on any game drive, you are likely to see zebras, impalas, buffaloes, warthogs and other animals by driving a very short distance. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of all mountain gorillas in the whole world. The drive from Lake Mburo to Bwindi National Park is very scenic as it passes through the plains of Ntungamo, the rolling and terraced hills on Kigezi before joining the forests in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Drive time: 6-7 hours

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.  Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: To Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi which according to existing information is the deepest lake in Uganda. Formed as a result of lava damning, the lake has many island each with its rich history. It’s one of the nice places to relax after your gorilla trek. At lake bunyonyi, you may choose to take a canoe ride on lake Bunyonyi to explore the many Islands in the lake, go hill hiking for those who are fit enough and visit the Batwa community in Kabale. Retire to your Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 2 hours

Lodging: Crater Bay Cottages

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: End of your 5 day Lake Mburo, Bwindi gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe International Airport with a lunch stop at the Equator crossing. Proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out.

This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Lodge Options

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Bwind gorilla permit at USD700/450
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole safari
  • Boat cruise and game drives in Mburo
  • Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
  • All park entry fees
  • Walking safari
  • Drinking water in the Vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Visa fees at USD50.00
  • All expenses of personal nature

Safari Vans


Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser


We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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