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5 Days L.Mburo & Mgahinga National Parks

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The 5 days take you to Lake Mburo national park where you will enjoy wildlife like Zebras, elands, impalas, giraffes and hippos. With a boat cruise, you will experience wildlife viewing in a relaxed way and the boat trip rewards you wilt variety of wildlife and birds. Then transfer to Mgahinga national park where you will track gorillas, encounter the batwa and get insight on their culture and hike one of the three volcanoes that make the park.

Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Lake Mburo

Today morning after an early breakfast we will leave for the Lake Mburo wildlife safari early morning after your breakfast. The tour will take you through Uganda’s countryside with our first stopover being the drum maker’s stalls along the highway. Here you will watch briefly the process of making drums and other crafts before proceeding to the Equator monument. Our next stopover will be at the Equator monument, you will have an opportunity to take photos in both the southern and northern hemispheres on the monument. Later you will watch a small water experiment and shop for crafts from the various stalls some of which support vulnerable women and children.
We will then arrive at in the park in time for lunch. We shall have lunch at our lodge and prepared to leave for a boat trip on the stunning Lake Mburo located inside the park. The boat safari can take about an hour or more as you look out for the Crocodiles busking in the sun, schools of hippos, numerous birdlife like pelicans, malachite and pied kingfishers fishing, herons, cormorants, and the flamboyant fish eagle.
Meal Plan (L, D)

Day 2Morning game drive and drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National park

Today morning after an early breakfast, we leave for a morning game drive in search of Impala, Buffaloes, Topi, and the largest herds of Zebras in Uganda, recently Giraffes added to the mammal list in Lake Mburo having become extinct in the years past. Enjoy the varying scenery in the national park, after return we shall have lunch and exit the park for Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)

Day 3Gorilla tracking and Batwa community visit

 Wake Up early and have breakfast. You will be transferred to the briefing point inside the park to learn about how to behave and interact with the gorillas in the wild. Your driver guide will drop off at the briefing place for the gorilla trekking. The ranger guide will then lead you to start your gorilla trek in the park. After hiking some distance depending on the location of the gorillas, you will sight them and spend up to 1 hour with them before you start your descent back to the briefing point and later your lodge. The experience in this jungle and meeting these enormous creatures will stay with you for life. Return to the lodge, refresh and if it is still in time, visit the batwa community and engage in their culture.

Day 4Volcano Hiking

Wake up early in the morning and have a heavy breakfast. Your driver guide will take you to the park headquarters where you will meet the ranger guides that will lead you through the hike. Mgahinga Gorilla national park has 3 volcanoes of Muhabura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. Mt Gahinga which is 3474 metres above sea level or 11,400 feet offers a gentler hike through the bamboo forest and marshy craters at the peak, Mt Muhabura – 4127 metres above sea level or 13540 feet is the most challenging peak in the park. The hike will take most of the day, but the adventurous are rewarded with great sense of accomplishment and – on a good day – spectacular views of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo, Mt Sabyinyo – 3674 metres above sea level or 12050 feet is the most dramatic climb. At some point you will depend entirely on the wooden stairs up the steep slopes and therefore you will let go of the climbing sticks. On arrival at the peak you will successfully be in all the 3 countries at ago i.e. Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. It will take you a whole day and after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)

Day 5 Transfer Back to Kampala

Today morning after your breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to Kampala and you proceed to Entebbe airport for your flight home. Or you can opt to travel and depart from Rwanda. Thank you for visiting Uganda with us.

Inclusions
-Gorilla tracking permit
-All ground transport
-English speaking guide
-Gorilla tracking fees
-All activities mentioned in the Itinerary
-Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions
-Air tickets and Visa
-Tips for guides and porters
-Travel Insurance

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