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Red Chilli 4 Days Lake Mburo and Gorilla Tracking Exclusive Safari Tour, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Activity Description

On this tour you have the opportunity to experience the best of two very contrasting national parks: Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The stop at Lake Mburo also helps break up the long and sometimes arduous journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you will set off early in the morning for the privilege of tracking the critically endangered mountain gorilla.

Please note that all prices are based on a per person sharing basis and are dependent on the number of people on the safari. All activities as specified in the itinerary above is included as well as vehicle, fuel park entry etc. Meals, drinks and other personal items are not included in the price.

Accommodation upgrades are available for this safari, please let us know if you would be interested in upgrading to an en-suite room on your safari.

Day 1 From Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park
At 260 Km2, Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah parks, however its myriad of habitats supports a surprising diversity of plants and animals. Underlain by ancient pre-Cambrian metamorphic rocks, dating back more than 500 million years, it is the only national park in Uganda to contain an entire lake. Lake Mburo lies at the centre of the park, which together with 14 other lakes, forms part of a wetland system – in fact almost a fifth of the park’s area consists of wetlands. The park is home to over 300 different bird species as well as zebra, leopard, hippo, buffalo, hyena and numerous antelope species including impala, eland, oribi, reedbuck, topi and Defassa waterbuck. In addition a small population of Rothschild’s giraffe was introduced from Murchison Falls in 2015.

07:30 Meet at the Red Chilli Kampala reception for a briefing from your driver-guide before departing on your Safari and Mountain Gorilla Tour.

08:00 Depart Red Chilli Hideaway in a customized 4×4 pop-top safari vehicle and head south-west out of the capital city towards Lake Mburo National Park.

10:30 Equator visit – a great opportunity to have your photo taken in both hemispheres! Short snack/coffee & toilet break.

14:00 Arrive at Eagle’s Nest, situated on the periphery of Lake Mburo National Park, where you will be staying in tents with shared bathrooms (upgrades to self-contained accommodation available on request). Enjoy lunch and the view out over the park surrounds.

16:30 Head out into the park, where you will take a late afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo to look for hippo and crocodile, as well as the abundant bird species of the lake and papyrus swamps.

18:00 Arrive back at the lodge at approx 18.00, where you will have dinner and stay the night.

Day 2 From Lake Mburo National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
06:30 Rise early for breakfast before your 7am gorilla tracking briefing and departure. Exact tracking duration depends on which group you are tracking and where they happen to be situated at the time of your visit. Whilst you will be treated to a full magical hour with these magnificent creatures, the entire experience may take anything from 2 to 8 hours. Lunch will be a packed lunch from the Community Camp, enjoyed in the forest. After your gorilla trekking, you will return to Rushaga Gorilla Camp for dinner and another night.

Optional Extra: If your gorilla trekking experience is short enough, it may be possible to add on a waterfall hike – this may take anything from 2 to 5 hours depending on how much you stop along the way. Take a plunge into the bottom of the icy waterfall if you are brave enough! (Additional Cost: $30 per person).

Day 4 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala
06.00 Rise early and take a packed breakfast with you on the long drive back to Kampala. A lunch break will be taken en route.

18:00 Depending on traffic and exact time of departure, you should be back at the Red Chilli, Kampala by nightfall.

“The best value safari in East Africa!”


Duration82 hours
WhenAll Year Round. Subject to availability
WhereRed Chilli Hideaway, Butabika, Kampala
WeatherWarm with possible rain showers, all year round.
What to WearSturdy walking shoes and long trousers for hiking; light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in some of the park, which are attracted to blue or dark colours)
Things to BringA photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; sunscreen, sun hat/cap, sunglasses, water bottle, binoculars; camera equipment, walking shows, rain coat, chargers/power bank, plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly Paying guests allowed.


Minimum Age16 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Lake Mburo NP – Safari tents with shared bathrooms at Eagle’s Nest (upgrades to self-contained accommodation available on request)
Bwindi Impenetrable NP – twin cabins with en suite bathrooms at Rushaga Gorilla Camp in
4×4 minibus with pop top roof
All park fees & activities as per the itinerary


Any private expenses
Food and drinks


This itinerary includes a very long day of driving and many people, who have time, prefer to break up the journey further. If interested, please enquire with us about making a stopover in Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa, where you can relax and chill after some serious trekking and driving!

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