10 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING, WILDLIFE AND LAKE BUNYONYI

10 Days

This is a10 days/ 9 nights safari that starts and ends in Entebbe. This safari takes us to Bwindi impenetrable national park for the exclusive gorilla tracking and the Batwa cultural encounter.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. The park is a home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and its also good destination for birding; it’s a home to over 350 bird species.

This safari also includes canoeing on the beautiful lake Bunyonyi known as the little Switzerland of Africa. The lake is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. It’s free from bilhazia and does not have dangerous animals like crocodiles and hippos making it safe for swimming in your relaxation time. The lake is dotted with 29 islands and a destination for birding.

The safari also takes for a wildlife encounter and a launch cruise in Lake Mburo national park located in the south western part of Uganda. The park is the closest park to the capital city of Uganda. It has 5 lakes bordering it with Lake Mburo being the biggest lake out of the 5. The park is good for walking safaris since it does not have elephants and lions making it easy to do a walking safari to have clear views of wildlife. The park is also a home to over 350 bird species.

Trip Overview

This is a10 days/ 9 nights safari that starts and ends in Entebbe. This safari takes us to Bwindi impenetrable national park for the exclusive gorilla tracking and the Batwa cultural encounter.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. The park is a home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and its also good destination for birding; it’s a home to over 350 bird species.

This safari also includes canoeing on the beautiful lake Bunyonyi known as the little Switzerland of Africa. The lake is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. It’s free from bilhazia and does not have dangerous animals like crocodiles and hippos making it safe for swimming in your relaxation time. The lake is dotted with 29 islands and a destination for birding.

The safari also takes for a wildlife encounter and a launch cruise in Lake Mburo national park located in the south western part of Uganda. The park is the closest park to the capital city of Uganda. It has 5 lakes bordering it with Lake Mburo being the biggest lake out of the 5. The park is good for walking safaris since it does not have elephants and lions making it easy to do a walking safari to have clear views of wildlife. The park is also a home to over 350 bird species.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 : Arrival
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 3 : Gorilla tracking
  • Day 4 : Batwa forest experience and nature walk
  • Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and undertake canoeing on the lake
  • Day 6 : Nature walk and community encounter
  • Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park and an evening game drive
  • Day 8: Nature walk and a launch cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Day 9: Transfer back to Entebbe
  • Day 10 :Departure

Itinerary

Day 1; :
Arrival

On your arrival at Entebbe international airport, our guide will be waiting to give you a warm welcome to the pearl of Africa, brief you about the safari, and then transfer you to your hotel were you will relax and prepare for tomorrows adventurous safari, have dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a cup of tea and embark on a journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park in the south western part of Uganda. The drive is so scenic with rolling hills, the landscape, local home stades, plantations, and people going on with their day today life, local markets among others. We will have a stopover at the equator for photo shoots and the water experiment then proceed with our journey having another stopover at Igongo cultural centre for lunch then proceed with our journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. We will reach in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we will have our lunch packed and transfer to the park head quarters for a briefing from the guide about gorilla tracking, after the briefing, he will lead us into the forest. The tracking takes about 2-8 hours. Once the gorillas are sighted, you will spend one hour with them watching them play, feed their young ones, males making their territories, and have a photo shoot moments of these gentle apes when your flash is off. Retire from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have a delicious breakfast in the morning and go for a Batwa forest experience. The Batwa are people who lived in the forest with mountain gorillas for years and years. You will get to know how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, you will hear traditional songs and stories, watch energetic dances; you can even test your skill with a Batwa bow and arrow. Retreat from the activity for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon embark on a nature walk in the Muyanga waterfall trail starting from Buhoma along the river, leading to the three beautiful waterfalls, you will see  many trees like ferns, orchids and epithetic ferns and the atmosphere filled with beautiful colorful butterflies bringing out a beautiful forest scenery with birds singing in the air. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast in the morning, check out and transfer to the beautiful lakeBunyonyi. The drive is so scenic with views of rolling hills of kigezi high lands. On your arrival, settle for lunch and relax. In the afternoon, undertake a canoe ride on the lake and visit some of the main islands on the lake like the AkampaneIsland, the upside down island among others, enjoy breath taking views of the lush high lands.Return for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day with a cup of coffee and undertake a nature walk hiking on top of the highlands surrounding the lake having acces to incredible view points of the lake. The walk passes through locak communities and terraces. Return for lunch and relaxation.

In the late afternoon, undertake a community encounter with the locals who are very welcoming, you will meet and learn about their way of living, their culture among others. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast, check out and transfer to LakeMburo national park. The drive has wonderful scenic views of the land scape, rolling hills, plantations, local markets among others. You will have a stopover at Igongo cultural centre for a delicious lunch and proceed with the journey to LakeMburo national park. On your arrival, you will check in and relax and have a guided nature walk. Return for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast at 6:30 am, embark on a game drive in the park for wildlife encounter. Expect to sight animals like buffaloes, zebras, the elegant giraffes, Uganda kobs , impala, antelopes, different birds among others you will have photo shoots of wildlife. Retire from the activity for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, undertake a launch cruise on lake Mburo offering views of  the amazing flora and fauna, crocodiles, hippos and different bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, kingfishers, among others. Return to the lodge for relaxation, diner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast in the morning, you will check out and embark on your journey back to Kampala with scenic views of the landscape, local markets, and banana plantations among others. You will have a lunch stopover at equator line restaurant for lunch after which we proceed with our journey to Kampala/ Entebbe. We will reach in the late evening, check in, relax and have dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 : :
Departure

Start your day with breakfast, check out and transfer to Entebbe international airport to catch your departure flight back home. You will say your goodbyes to the pearl of Africa. Looking forward to hosting  you again in the pearl of Africa.

Breakfast

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

Are zebras and kobs dangerous?

No, zebras and kobs are peace full animals.

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10 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING, WILDLIFE AND LAKE BUNYONYI
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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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