6 Days Gorilla Safari & Lake Bunyonyi

Gorilla Safari & Lake Bunyonyi

Tour Summary

Day 1. Arrival

Day 2. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable

Day 3  Gorilla Tracking

Day 4. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

 Day 5. Transfer bac

Day  6. Departure

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Arrival into Uganda and pick up from the Entebbe international airport for transfer to the accommodation for an overnight in Entebbe

Accommodation: Budget l Mid-range l Luxury

Meal Plan:  Half Board – Breakfast & dinner

 

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, start your journey at 7:30 am traveling South West of Entebbe. It will take you approximately 9 / 10 hours to reach Bwindi which is roughly 562 Kilometers from Entebbe. Our first stop will be at the Uganda Equator in Kayabwe which is one of the most known landmarks. The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the earth into the North and South Pole. At this point, you stand with one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere.

We shall later have a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Museum. Continue with the drive-through savannah grasslands, herds of long-horned Ankole cattle to the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa” because of the beautiful green cover. The zig-zagging roads up the hills provide you with the wonderful scenery of how blessed Uganda is. Continue with the journey to  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

Estimated time of travel: 9 – 10 hours including stopovers

Accommodation: Budget l Midrange l Luxury

Meal Plan:  Full board: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lunch Buffet: Igongo culture museum

 

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After an early breakfast, at 7:15 am drive to the information center 5 minutes from the lodge with packed lunch boxes to prepare for the Gorilla tracking. After briefing from the Ranger guide, traverse to the Gorilla sanctuary to start tracking these lovely creatures. It takes approximately 1-2 hours or less to find the gorillas based on where they are located and after you spend 1 hour observing and taking pictures. The time you spend observing these endangered species is worth a trip to any part of the world and can never be forgotten.  Clients are expected to have enough drinking water, good hiking shoes, rain jackets in case it rains, gloves if necessary, long sleeved clothes. Time spent with these Gorillas is very priceless. After tracking, transfer back to the lodge for a complete relaxation to immerse in nature OR freshen up and later go for a community experience in the village to see the way of life of people with in this area

 

Meal Plan: Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will set off for your journey to Lake Bunyonyi at 10:00am one of the best places to be in Uganda for a one night before proceeding back to Entebbe. It takes us roughly 3 hours to reach Arcadia Cottages.

 

Lake Bunyonyi is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda with 29 islands surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal and also appears on the 5000 Shilling note for Uganda.  Bunyonyi becomes more magical in the morning as the mist rises off the placid water.  Check into the lodge and later have dinner.

 

In the evening you will head out for a sunset cruise on the Lake Bunyonyi to watch the magical African sun set down the hills of Bunyonyi.

Accommodation – Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi

Meal Plan: Full board –Breakfast & lunch, Dinner at Arcadia)

Optional activities: Community tours, hikes, and quad bikes can be arranged at a cost.

 

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe

After spending time in the land of the famous Gorillas and the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, start your journey at 9:00 am to Entebbe with a lunch stop at Igongo cultural center. Clients will have another stop at the Uganda Equator to take pictures.

 

Estimated travel time: 8 to 9 hours including stopovers.

Accommodation: Budget l Mid-range l Luxury

Meal Plan: Full board – Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Lunch Buffet: Igongo Cultural Centre

 

Day 6:  Transfer to the Airport for international flights

After having an amazing time in the Pearl of Africa, you will be transferred to the Airport which is roughly 10 minutes for the guest house/ hotel for your international flights back home, and hope you will carry along good memories about Uganda

 

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