5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS LAKE MBURO & KIBALE

Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park

Depart from Kampala in the morning and proceed southwest of Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park, opne of the smallest but unique Parks in Uganda. The journey will take approximately 3.5 hours. The driving distance from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park is 270 Kilometers. Upon arrival at the park, you will proceed with a game drive en route to the lodge. Along the way, we might see Zebras, Elands, and Uganda Kobs among others. After checking in and having your lunch, you can continue your game exposure by embarking on an evening game drive or reserve your energy and enthusiasm for the next day’s drive.

Lake Mburo is a relatively small (256 square kilometers), but attractive park comprising rolling hills, flat bush, grasslands, and papyrus - fringed lakes. As well as the main Lake Mburo there are 14 other lakes within the park, forming an extensive wetland area, home to many hippos and crocodiles. Mammals such as Oribi, Burchell's Zebra, Impala, Eland, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Warthog, Leopard, African Civet, Spotted Hyena, and Bohor Reedbuck occur here, together with a good range of bush and grassland birds, including large numbers of Marabou Stork and Crowned Cranes (the national bird of Uganda).Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Mantana Tented Camp
  • Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp

Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park Game Drives & Boat Cruise and Guided Nature Walks

Enjoy your breakfast as early as possible and hurry for a thrilling boat ride amidst the sights and sounds of Hippos and Crocodiles in Lake Mburo among other aquatic creatures. These park attractions include various birds such as Fish Eagles, Crested Cranes, African King Fisher, Pelicans, herons, African Fin foot, and Bush Shrike; actually Lake Mburo is one of the best places to find such rare birds in the region.

A mid-morning guided nature walk to Nakivale wet land (Ramsar site) or Rubanga forest enables you to see a number of bird species like Shoebill, papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus yellow warbler, and red-faced Barbet. After lunch and a brief rest you will proceed to another exciting afternoon game drive to see the gigantic eland antelope, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, Warthogs, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, and other savannah animals.

 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Mantana Tented Camp
  • Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp

Day 3: Lake Mburo– Kibale Chimpanzee National Park

Head to Fort portal from Lake Mburo, after breakfast. You will have lunch en-route and on your arrival you will visit the great primate forest of Kibale Park and Bigodi swamp hike. It is an exciting journey driving through the beautiful Ugandan remote countryside as we head to Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda. Check in your at your preferred accommodation and then have lunch. After lunch enjoy Bigodi community walk which will lead you to the homes of the local communities who stay near the park. While on this village walk, you will be escorted by a local resident with enough information about the culture and norms of different people and their tribes. Enjoydoor-to-door village tour where you will visit schools and churches. This walk will expose you to the village life people in Africa live especially in the remote areas. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Primate Lodge or Kyaninga lodge
  • Moderate: Chimps Nest Lodge or Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House or Ruwenzori view Guest house

Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee National Park (Jungle Forest Park Chimpanzee Tour)

Africa jungle breakfast and get set for your chimp trek in the jungle forest. A rewarding day in the heart of Africa for your chimpanzee-tracking trip in the Kibale forest park. A part from the Chimpanzees there is the fantastic rainforest, trees, other primates, and abundance bird life, butterflies moving freely through the air and on trees. The place to go for your Uganda safari, and then the lovely chimpanzees grabbing your attention, you are glad you choose Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee Tracking safari to Uganda. Return to your lodge for lunch and afterwards hike to Bigodi swamp.

We later set off for our Adventure safari at the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. Wildlife you expect to see while on your guided walk include birds and mammals in their nature environment. Bigodo swamp walk/ hike are very popular in Kibale just like the Chimpanzee forest walk. It is advised to have comfortable walking shoes since part of the walk takes you to the muddy areas. You may be lucky to see the shoebill stork and the elusive Sitatunga Antelope. The Bigodi walk is a must here. You will meet some of the primates here, even chimpanzee at times. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Primate Lodge or Kyaninga lodge
  • Moderate: Chimps Nest Lodge or Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House or Ruwenzori view Guest house

Day 5: Kibale Chimpanzee National Park – Kampala/Entebbe

After an early breakfast, leave Kibale and drive through the Great Rift Valley region for a beautiful scenery due to the many crater lakes found there .  Stop en-route to Kampala for lunch and later proceed to Kampala/Entebbe. Travel time is about 7 hours.

 Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

These will be 5 unforgettable days of your life!  Thank you for choosing Dhahabu Tours and Safaris. We value you like ‘dhahabu’ and look forward to serving you again. Karibu Tena

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Mburo&Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Package Include:

  1. Round trip transport from Kampala/Entebbe
  2. Park entrance fees and ranger fees
  3. Relevant Government taxes
  4. Guided nature walk
  5. 2 ltrs bottled drinking water
  6. Transport in a luxury open roof tour van or land cruiser
  7. Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide
  8. Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  9. Full Board Accommodation (4 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Mburo&Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Package Excludes:

  1. Beverages not included in the programme
  2. Airport transfers (Arranged on request)
  3. Personal travel and medical insurance
  4. Expenses of personal nature like souvenirs, tips laundry etc.
  5. Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
  6. Tips for you professional driver/guide
  7. Other personal expenses

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