5 Days
5 Days Bwindi and L. Bunyonyi Encounter
Uganda

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Game Drive.

Gorilla Trekking.

Boat Cruise.

Chimpanze Trekking.

Horse Riding.

Night Fires.

TOUR OVERVIEW

This safari will give you a chance to explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which offers a great experience as you drive through rising and falling hills past the small farmlands. It offers an unforgettable experience during which you will see a diversity of birds plus other primates and above all be able to see the huge mountain gorillas. Being a tropical rainforest, the Bwindi offers a wonderful experience for nature lovers however not to forget is the beauty and hospitality of the neighbouring community who will exhibit their amazing culture. Later on, you will continue to Lake Bunyonyi a place with breath-taking scenery perfect for relaxation and an excellent atmosphere that is also favourable to those enthusiastic about bird watching since it supports a large number of different types of birds

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Pick up by your driver from your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your transfer to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National park. This park is mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills, which characterizes so much of southern Uganda.

 

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Following your breakfast with packed lunch, drive to the park headquarters for a briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority; depart for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest. The activity is undoubtedly a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one as you stare into the eyes of these gentle giants, watch them as they play and go about their daily activities. Each encounter has its own reward: you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the young ones swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. After the trekking go back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 3: Community Experience; Batwa Trail- Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park

Have breakfast and take a community walk along with your guide where you will have a chance to meet with various people who are amazed by shaking hands with white people. You will have a chance to be exposed to their culture, their way of living. Learn their traditional way of preparing foods, the way they generally survive and most amazingly their beautiful cultural dances and songs. Then also experience the Batwa special people with their traditions. You will meet the pygmies (short people) who used to live in the forests as they share with you their stories of how they used to survive in the forest and their traditional way of their day today life. Later in the evening, retire to your lodge as you reminisce this magical experience.

 

Day 4: Transfer from Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park to L. Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will start your journey to a beautiful island in Lake Bunyonyi, the “Lake of the little birds”. It is one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. Surrounded by hills, people call it “The Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi lies in southwestern Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. It is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumoured to be free of bilharzia and safe for swimming. Upon your arrival at the lodge, go for a canoe trip on the lake where you will be able to see various birds, communities, landforms such as the islands (around 29 islands are in the lake). Take as much photographs as you can. After the canoe, have lunch and in the evening relax as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the island.

 

Day 5: L.Bunyonyi to Kampala

Following your breakfast, go for a nature walk around the island, have lunch and later on you will be transferred to Kampala or airport for your flight.

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