Lake Mburo, Mgahinga Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Lake Bunyonyi
7 Day 6 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)
This 7 Day Lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and lake Bunyonyi safari is ideal for those interested in primates, game drives as well as marine safaris. It visits Mgahinga National Park for mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, Lake Mburo National Park for game viewing and boat cruise on the lake and to Lake Bunyonyi for canoe excursion on Uganda’s deepest lake.
Summary of 7 Day Lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 01: Arrival and transfer to a Guest House in Entebbe
- Day 02: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a boat cruise and game drive
- Day 03: Drive to Mgahinga National Park
- Day 04: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park
- Day 05: Golden monkey habituation/tracking in Mgahinga National Park
- Day 06: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe excursion on the lake
- Day 07: Transfer back to Entebbe Airport for your flight out.
- You’ll go to Uganda Uganda
- This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
- You’ll visit Lake Mburo NP, Mgahinga NP 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 safari is guided by our standard New Normal 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
- You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost
Day 1: Start of 7 day Lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and Lake Bunyonyi safari
Upon arrival, you will be met by Encounter Africa representative who will transfer you to a Guest House in Entebbe. Depending on the time of arrival, you will be briefed about this tour and what you can do while in Entebbe.
Drive time: Approximately 10 minutes
Lodging: Papyrus Guest House
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a boat cruise and game drive
Your 7 day Lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and Lake Bunyinyi starts with a drive to Lake Mburo National Park passing small towns along Kampala-Mbarara road arriving in time for lunch, short relaxation en route game drive 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 enjoy an en route game drive and then retire to your overnight Lodge.
Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hours
Lodging: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Drive to Mgahinga National Park
After breakfast, we start our drive to southwestern Uganda. We will pass through small towns, like Mbarara, Ntungamo to Kabale and then to Kisoro. This journey is very scenic due to low lands, rolling and terraced hills of Kabale and Kisoro Districts. Lunch will be served en route and will arrive in time for overnight and Dinner.
Drive time: Approximately 6-7 hours
Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Inn
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga
After an early breakfast, our driver will drive you to Mgahinga National Park headquarters arriving in time for briefing. Before briefing, your passport details will be required to make sure that you are eligible to trek mountain gorillas. This will be followed by briefing from one of the UWA rangers about gorilla trekking, dos and don’ts and instructions to be followed on the trek, with the gorillas and after the trek. You will then be led to the forest to search for the mountain gorillas. Mgahinga National Park has only one habituated mountain gorilla family called Nyakagezi which used to move between Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park but it is now permanently resident in Uganda. Once you find Nyakagezi Family, you will be allowed one hour with the gorillas and then return back to the Lodge for your overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Kisoro Traveller’s Rest Inn.
Day 5: Golden Monkey Habituation Experience or tracking
After breakfast, you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park headquarters for either full day golden monkey habituation experience or half day golden monkey trekking. You will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with golden monkeys and then proceed to the mountain/forest for your trek. You will be allowed enough time with researchers if you choose to do golden monkey experience and only one hour if you choose to do golden monkey trekking. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Lodging: Kisoro Travellers Rest Inn
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi Boat excursion
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 7: End of your 7 day lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and 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 marking the end of your 7 Day Lake Mburo, Mgahinga gorillas, golden monkeys and Bunyonyi safari.
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
- Airport transfers
- Bwind gorilla permit at USD600/450
- 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
- Visa fees at USD50.00
- All expenses of personal nature
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
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
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
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.