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2 days luxury mini safari to Mihingo Safari lodge

This is one of our best 2 day mini safaris from Kampala or Entebbe. This safari gives you a taste of the African wild in only two days.  It is about a 4 hours scenic drive that includes a stopover at the Equator and the royal drum makers as you drive back to Kampala on the second day of your second day

Highlights

·       Guided bush walk

·       Boat trip

·       Game drive

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP – Boat safari

At 6.30am, you will start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park which is one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides Kidepo Valley National Park) which is home to zebra, eland and impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife. The lake itself is full with hippos and crocodiles.

You will arrive into the park, straight for the boat safari. During the boat safari you may spot Hippos, crocodiles and there are many birds that you can see such as the African fin foot, black headed weaver birds, different types of kingfishers and the African Fish Eagle.

After the boat safari, you will check into the lodge, have lunch and later go for a game drive where you will see Zebras, Giraffes, Eland and Topi Antelopes, Warthogs, Bush Pigs, Buffaloes and so much more

You will stay just outside the park boundaries, but it will feel like being in the middle of the park. From your veranda and restaurant you have a great view over the park and its wildlife. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Journey Time: 4 hours

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge (High-end)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Mihingo Lodge is absolutely one of the most beautiful lodges in Uganda.

Each luxury tented room is nestled on a private piece of the lodge’s property, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil environment in complete seclusion. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.

The main dining area is a large thatched structure built of rocks, the wood of dead weathered olive trees found on the land, and native grasses. Below the dining area, an infinity swimming pool stretches out from the rocks and seems to disappear into the vast landscape beyond. From the dining and pool area, guests can enjoy the view of a westward oriented valley and its stunning evening sunsets over Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 2: Guided bush walk – Kampala

Today after breakfast, you will go for a guided bush walk. Lake Mburo National Park is one of two parks in Uganda where it is permitted to go for a bush walk with an experienced ranger. This opportunity should not be missed.

From footprints and animal droppings the ranger will tell you which animal has left it and how long ago. It is exciting to approach the wildlife at such close range.

Option: Instead of going for the bush walk, you can relax at your lodge or make a horseback riding safari in the park (US$ 70 p.p. for 2 hours).

After your morning activity, you will transfer back to Kampala with en route stopover at the Equator for lunch, photos and souvenir shopping.

You will also stop at the royal drum makers where the tradition of Drum Making for the Kabaka has been going on for 300 years plus.

You will arrive in Kampala during in the evening and return you to your hotel.

Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.

Accommodation: Not included

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

You can combine this trip with Queen Elizabeth National park

Extension Tours

If you want to extend your tour to one of our other destinations or if you’d like to add a few side trips to the itinerary, kindly let us know.

Departure Dates

Because this is a private tour, you are free to choose your preferred departure date subject only to availability in the accommodation listed in the programme.

The bookings with the lodges mentioned in the programme depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.

Tour Package Includes:

  • Transport in a 4WD Toyota safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Accommodation as listed in the programme;
  • Meals according to the programme;
  • Park-entrance fees according to the programme;
  • All activities described in the itinerary;

Excludes:

  • International air fares and entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

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When you book your trip with Gorilla Link Tours to any of our destinations, Gorilla Link Tours will donate US$ 5 per person to persons with Albinism.

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