6 Days Gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi & Zebras

Overview

Last revised: 7 months ago

You are going to enjoy a 6 days safari taking to the southern part of Uganda, you will track the gorillas in Bwindi forest, talk a walk to the local community of batwa people, take a visit to the deepest lake in Uganda with several islands, enjoy various activities; canoeing, swimming, visiting Batwa, boat cruise etc. later visit Lake Mburo national park with the Zebras, impalas, enjoy the gave drive, bush walk etc

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport

Day 2: drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking:

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi activities.

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi- Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 6: Drive back to Kampala

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
Our Guide/driver will be already waiting to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to booked hotel or lodge for the first night depending on your time of arrival to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari to all Uganda national parks for the adventure.

Accommodations
Medium-range: Karibu Guesthouse
Meal plan: Bed only

Day 2: drive to Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning after your breakfast you will drive to kabale where Lake Bunyonyi is located, Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda and 2ndAfrica as well but 3rdin the world. This area is often called "Little Switzerland of Uganda" and boosts one of the most beautiful parts of the country. on your way this will give you spectacular scenery of the various hills & valleys. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon at the Lodge, you can have a boat ride/canoe while you watch the beautiful sunset or go for a Nature walk or any activity 
Driving times: 7 to 8hrs

Accommodations
Medium-range: Birdsnest Resort
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest favors both mountain gorillas and some chimpanzees one of the only forest in Africa which posses these creatures. It also hosts five other species of primate, 100 mammals, around 78 butterflies and 360 bird species.

In the early morning after your breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the starting point of your tracking group or UWA headquarters so that you can get a briefing at around (7.45am or 8.30am), then you will start the tracking. The gorillas that you track are very friendly to people, though still there are same groups which are shy, as human being there are those who are sharp and some are stubborn.  Your experienced ranger will help you to spot out their presence. You will be going through the bush, as are push your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. Once you find the gorillas, you will be able to spend with them up to one hour which is given time before going back to your lodge.

Note:  (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours depending on the area you track and group– a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Have your Dinner and overnight at:

Accommodations
Medium-range:
Birds Nest Resort
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi activities.
After your morning breakfast, you can participate yourself in a village walk to the Batwa people, Bakiga and Abaheesi (black smiths) societies where you will discover the hidden cultures in them. Feel and taste the local dishes, see how they live in their day to day life

In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the lake as you discover it's history, formation, local communities around and the different islands on the lake. in the evening you relax at the lodge

Accommodations
Medium-range: Birds Nest Resort
Meal plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi- Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. This scenic drive which is approximately 6-7 hours will take you to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch before making our final descent to Lake Mburo National Park and checking in.

In the afternoon you will go for afternoon game drive with a ranger while searching for different animal spices, though as an extension of the Tanzanian Plains it’s the only park in Uganda with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike. Overnight at the lodge of your choice

Accommodation
Medium:
- Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 6: Drive back to Kampala
In the morning you will go for an early nature walk guided by a ranger due to the fact that, Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari walk on foot in the searching for various animal species, you will return to the lodge and have a late breakfast at the lodge. You will then start your drive back to Kampala having a stopover at the Equator to take photo shoots and buying souvenirs. You will then continue straight Entebbe airport if you have a flight to catch.

End of the safari

The package includes:  

  • Ground transportation by 4WD Minivan
  • Airport transfers and to and from airport
  • Accommodation and meals per program
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Fuel & car
  • Water in safari car
  • Ranger fees

The package excludes:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks, wines, spirits, sodas and cigarettes
  • International Air ticket and related costs
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Optional activities 
  • Meals out of booked accommodation and program
  • Phone calls

Transport to be used on your safari
This Tour is based on a Min-van with 4wd. it seats from up to the maximum of 8 persons. All our used vehicles are well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!

Upgrade to a Land cruiser
But in case you want an upgrade to a Land cruiser which is rated as the strongest safari vehicle on the African roads, it’s well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!. This come's with an extra cost, but it’s worth it. Just in inform us in advance

Accommodation – Mid-range

For this trip accommodation you will be staying in lodge which is built in African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment, with En-suit bathroom, hot running water and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided

NOTE: For this the above mentioned accommodation it depends on availability and we make sure the best is our first priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively in the same standards or rate range.

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