Spend four days in Southwestern Uganda, visit the world reowned gorilla park; Mgahinga National Park, birding destinations like Ruvuma swamp  and Lake Bunyonyi. This tour is mainly tailored for birding and primate enthusiasts.

 

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Mgahinga National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Cultural experience

Day 3: Transfer to Kabale and Bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Nature Walk – Return Trip to Kampala via Ruvuma Swamp

 

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Gorilla Resort, Arcadia Cottages,

Midrange:Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Bird’s Nest Kabale

Budget: Lake Mutanda Eco Lodge,

Large Tour Group
15+ People Tour Group
20%
Discount Per Person
Small Tour Group
6 to 14 people Tour Group
10%
Discount Per Person

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONAirport / Client Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME7.00 AM
DESTINATION South Western Uganda
WEARComfortable light clothing, closed shoes, do not forget your sweater or jacket
INCLUDED
Professional English Speaking Tour GuideFull Board Accommodation with meals
Airport / Hotel TransferTransportation in 4 * 4 Vehicle
NOT INCLUDED
Hotel fees on the eve & after the tour
Personal gratuity

 

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Additional information

Travel BudgetBudget, Luxury, Mid Range
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Day 1: Kampala – Mgahinga National Park

Your guide will be pick you up from your accommodation and drive from Kampala heading southwest via the Kampala Masaka Mbarara highroad.  Have a stop at Nabusanke to take some photos at the equator crossing and later have lunch for in Mbarara you will drive on to Mgahinga National park.  This park is home to the internationally renowned endangered mountain gorillas a unique feature for the tourism industry of Uganda. Bwindi national park, plus Mgahinga National Park together with the Volcanoes Park in Rwanda and the Virunga Volcanoes of Congo home to the world’s surviving endangered mountain gorillas. Dine and slumber at Bird’s Nest or Lake Mutanda Eco Lodge or Tourist Hotel.

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Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, go to the headquarters of the park with a packed where you will be briefed about the gorilla trekking in the impenetrable forests. You will be allowed to spend an hour in the presence of the gorillas after trekking for about 3 to 5 hours. In case you still have some energy you will have a cultural experience with the Batwa community. You will see several souvenir shops, schools, churches and drinking joints. You will see the stunning waterfalls plus the great profusion of birdlife or take the Muzabajiro or Ruhija trails to see the forest plus the grassland adopted bird species in addition to various primates.

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Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi

In the morning after a hefty breakfast you will depart from this mountain gorillas’ sanctuary and drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is another primary tourist stopover which is outstandingly very marvelous. Bunyonyi is a local word for “small birds” in reference to the several birds that live around here making it a favorite destination for birders. You will be able to see several small islands among other highlights here. On arrival you will have a canoe ride you will see the various small islands such as Bwama Island also a wonderful destination for birders. Alternatively, you could take a nature walk which will help you to appreciate a great diversity of small birds here. Dine and overnight at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp or Arcadia Cottages.

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Day 4: Return Trip to Kampala

After breakfast walk towards the northern end of Lake Bunyonyi to the stunning Ruvuma swamp, one of the finest destinations to appreciate birds like the papyrus yellow warbler.  In the afternoon head back to Kampala where this trip will end.

 

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gorilla tracking in uganda
lake mutanda in kisoro near the Rwanda border
camp fire in kisoro
the kigezi hills in south western uganda
bwindi impenetrable national park
silverback family in Mgahinga national park
gorilla tracking in uganda
birding in lake bunyonyi
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martial eagle found in the mountain elgon streams
long toed lapwing

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