5 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi and Chilling at Lake Bunyonyi
The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi safari is an exceptional Uganda safari where you experience leisure together with adventure. This is an opportunity to view the rare primate species that were in few ago on verge of extinction. These are the mountain gorillas, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park, home to over a half of the remaining gentle giants.
The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari will also take you to “Wakanda”, Lake Bunyonyi, which is termed as “a place of many small birds”. Besides mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi, and Batwa cultural encounter, you will undertake numerous activities on lake Bunyonyi such as canoeing, bird watching, volley ball and a visit to the islands on the lake.
Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi Safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
- Day 3: Batwa Cultural Encounter
- Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi Excursion
- Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed Itinerary for 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi Safari
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today after your breakfast, from your hotel of residence meet our guide and after leave Kampala for a long a whole day drive towards the south western part of Uganda. On your way take stopover at the equator for photos, snacks and souvenirs’ shopping. Lunch en-route at Agip motel in Mbarara town, after proceed with the drive through the stunning countryside. You will pass traditional homesteads and Community Banda’s. Dinner and overnight at,
Lodges in Bwindi Forest
- Buhoma lodge
- Chameleon Hill lodge
- Gorilla heights lodge
- Engagi lodge
- Buhoma Camp
- Bwindi view inn.
Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi National Park
Today, we shall have our early morning cup of coffee. Thereafter transfer to the starting point of the gorilla tracking activity for briefing and later enter into the tropical rain forest jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas. For this adventure to be much awesome for you, you are required to be fit since it is always distant walk depending on the primates’ movement.
More so the following requirements are necessary: hiking shoes, hut, insect repellent, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water, and cameras to capture those awesome moments. A unique and unforgettable experience from these giant apes is limited to one hour so carry the cameras to shoot memorable future images. After, you will return to park headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificate. Evening community walk to the traditional healers, local breweries makers, Bakiga typical homes and the local community craft shops. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Community Walk – Lake Bunyonyi islands
After our early breakfast again, with your local guide take village walk for a closer meeting with the local communities to the Bakiga home stead’s, local breweries, traditional healers, Batwa performances and the local communities craft shops. This walk is so much beneficial to the client’s and communities as the money out of the walk is allocated to the social-economical development of community projects.
Return to lodge for lunch, Afterwards we depart to Lake Bunyonyi sand beach and at this evening we shall spend it enjoying the white sand indoor activities like volley balls, swimming and canoeing. Dinner and overnight,
Accommodations at Lake Bunyonyi
- Bunyonyi resort
- Heritage lodge
- Jajama lodge.
Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi islands
On our 4th day, we shall have our breakfast as usual, after we our arranged lodge guide we board our boat and visit several small islands to spot various species of birds. Return to lodge for lunch and later in the evening we visit the Batwa community to experience the cultural performances, their life style and some of the art crafts. These people the “Batwa” were once forest dwellers so the height is and appearance is much amazing. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala or Entebbe
Early morning breakfast, after board our safari vehicle and depart to Kampala city or Entebbe with lunch en-route. Stopover at the equator once again for snacks, photo shooting and souvenir’s shopping. After drive via Mpigi district to Mabamba bay wetland to spot the most loved rare shoe bill and other bird species (if time allows). Later our guide will drop you at the airport to board your flight back home. Meal plan: Half-Board
End of 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi Safari
The 5 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi Tour package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Transportation by safaris vehicle
- Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid in advance
- Community visit
- En-route lunches
- Visit Mabamba wetland for rare stork shoe bill watching
- Visit Batwa community
- Canoeing along Lake Bunyonyi islands
- Driver/guide allowances
- Gifts for Eco-tourism
The package excludes:
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks except drinking water, laundry fees, tips to local guides, telephone charges, porter fee while trekking gorillas (in case you need one), personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
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