5 DAY GORILLA, BATWA EXPERIENCE AND LAKE BUNYONYI
- An amazing photo moment at the Uganda equator
- Igongo cultural center try out the local food
- The famous mountain gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable national park
- The Batwa trail, a famous community visit of the pygmies
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi the second largest lava damned lake in Africa with 29 amazing islands
Day 1: Airport pick up
You shall be welcomed and picked by our guide upon arrival at Entebbe international airport and transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay at Airport guest house. However some activities may be suggested incase time allows between arrival and dinner time basing on the clients preference.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Wake up to an amazing morning breakfast and head to Masaaka on your way to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you shall have a stopover at the Uganda equator crossing Kayabwe for an amazing and exciting photo shoot, water experiments can be made to justify the geographical separation between the southern and northern hemispheres, later head to Igongo cultural center 12 kilometers before Mbarara town for lunch for a traditional lunch, why not try some local food to add up the experience? Have dinner and an overnight stay at Rushaga gorilla camp.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking
After your breakfast and with packed lunch, go for briefing by the park guide at the headquarters about gorilla trekking and then hike into the forest in search for the fascinating mountain gorillas. Get a chance to look at their deep rare eyes, their way of feeding among other interesting features about the ancient apes that are endangered in the world. Gorilla trekking may take up to 8 hours depending on the weather and where the gorillas are at that particular time. Bwindi features a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas in which 12 groups are habituated for trekking. There are 4 regions from which the trek is done that is; Ruhijja, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Have dinner and stay at Rushaga gorilla camp.
Day 4: Batwa trail and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Enjoy your morning breakfast and let us embark on an amazing community visit that is a forest walk within the Batwa community, the famous pygmies in echuya forest with quite an exciting way of life later transfer to Bunyonyi where you shall have a beautiful scenic view of Kabale as you drive through the Kigezi highlands, the cool temperature have awarded this area "The Switzerland of Africa" because of its resemblance to the Swiss alps, have lunch and go for canoeing on the second deepest lava damned lake in Africa with its 29 islands, numerous birds shall be viewed like the black rump button quail, cattel egrets among others, take wondrous photos of the lake there is peace and quiet this will help you relax. Have dinner and an overnight stay. Bunyonyi view gorilla packers.
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala-Entebbe
Drive to Kampala or Entebbe depending on the travel tickets of the client(s) which marks the end of the safari.
The package includes;
- Airport transfers
- Park fees
- 1 gorilla permit per person
- Service on an English speaking guide/ driver
- Community visit
- Car hire plus transportation by 4wd safari vehicle
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
- Accommodation and meal arrangements as per the itinerary
The package excludes; Air fares, visas, insurance, soft or alcoholic drinks, porterage or laundry, mineral water excluding that offered in the vehicle, any meals and tours not included in the itinerary, tips to local guides and finally items of personal nature.
Please note, we are pleased to inform you that we can change (customize) the tour destinations, number of days and accommodation facilities depending on your preference. Please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.