This 3 days safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park found in South western Uganda next to the border of Uganda and Congo, where you will encounter with the beasts of the East. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is small in size but it’s one of the most visited national parks due to the endangered species that are located and protected so much in the park. Uganda alone is recorded to have almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and Bwindi Impenetrable is a UNESCO heritage site with an exceptional biodiversity, and one of Africa’s oldest forests. These endangered mountain gorillas are found in only 3 countries, Uganda, Rwanda and D.R.Congo.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
On this day, you will be picked up by our professional driver guide from Kampala or Entebbe
and start on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in South western Uganda. You will go through some major towns like Masaka and Mbarara as you get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On arrival, you will check in at the lodge and relax as you enjoy the beautiful views of the forest and environment depending on your location.
Later, you will head out in the community and visit the Batwa group that were the first people to live in the Bwindi forest and still reside there regardless of the many years of civilization. You will be amazed by their traditional dance, homes, dress-code and way of life. You will then return back to the lodge for dinner and relaxation as you prepare for the Gorilla trekking experience the next day.
Accommodation: (Dinner and Overnight stay)
Sanctuary Gorilla Camp (luxury)
Gorilla Mist Lodge (mid-range)
Gift of nature lodge (budget)
Meal plan: All meals and mineral drinking water
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After an early morning breakfast at around 6am, you will head to the starting point and have a briefing from the ranger guides. Thereafter, you will begin your adventure as you get into the forest for trekking. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular and it offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. You will look for these endangered species and finding them will depending on their last nesting location the previous night. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed only one hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting and one in a life experience to be long savored.
You will have packed lunch at a resting point after your gorilla trekking experience. Later, return to your lodge, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale for relaxation. On arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you may have a short nature walk or hike before relaxing at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: (Dinner and Overnight)
Arcadia lodge (luxury)
Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort (mid-range)
Bunyonyi view lodge (budget)
Meal plan: all meals and mineral drinking water
Day 3. Morning boat cruise and transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe.
On this day, you will have a relaxed breakfast then go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m). Lake Bunyonyi is located in South-western Uganda and it’s known to be the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in Africa. It’s called Bunyonyi because of the many little birds that reside there and visitors can’t miss out on the whispers of these birds every early morning. Its beauty attracts millions to come have a boat cruise through the 29 islands found on the lake, with the famous punishment island. It is also free from crocodiles, hippos and bilharzia, making it suitable and safe for swimming lovers.
While on the boat cruise, expect to see various bird species such as herons, Grey crowned cranes and others in addition to the beautiful islands. Thereafter, you will check out of your lodge and then set off for Kampala.
You will drive through the hills of Kabale and will have a stopover in Mbarara city for lunch. You will have another stopover at the Equator and then drive to Kampala reaching in the evening and be dropped at your hotel or Entebbe international airport for your flight back home.
END OF YOUR 3 DAYS SAFARI
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
- Gorilla tracking permit
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Round-trip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees