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4 Days and 3 Night Gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi

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4days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forests Gorillas

Trekking Safari – Uganda

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forests Gorillas Trekking Safari explores Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda best known for canoeing, boat rides, a visit to a local pygmy village, bird watching, and regional tours. The trip also visits Bwindi Forests the home to half of the world’s populations of endangered Mountain Gorillas.

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forests Gorillas Trekking Safari explores Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda best known for canoeing, boat rides, a visit to a local pygmy village, bird watching, and regional tours. The tour also visits Bwindi Forests the home to half of the world’s populations of endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Lake Bunyonyi or the “place of many little birds” is best known as the second largest and deepest lake in all of Africa. It lies in the southwestern portion of Uganda and borders Rwanda as well. It is one of the only lakes in the Ugandan region to be free of bilharzia and safe for visitors to swim in. In addition, the strikingly beautiful forests are great to hike in and for bird viewing.

Lake Bunyonyi is a popular tourist destination for both foreign and domestic visitors with a large variety of accommodation types and water sports activities. Tourists can enjoy canoeing, boat rides, a visit to a local pygmy village, bird watching, and regional tours. In fact, the lake is known to be a real heaven for bird lovers as it boasts numerous varieties, amongst them: Herons, egrets, grey crowned cranes, weaverbirds, and many others.

The thick, rainforest environment, Bwindi Forest in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range is most famous for being the home to half of the world’s populations of endangered Mountain gorillas. Whether you are a gorilla-lover or not, the experience of encountering such animals is said to be one of the most emotional wildlife adventures you will ever have. In addition, the forest’s unique eco-system has been named a World Heritage Site.

Walking through the forest is tricky, as you will find steep, slippery valleys as well as high ridges amongst thick vegetation as the forest is at least 25,000 years old. The Bwindi Forest is known to be exceptionally cold during the mornings and at night it is recommended to bring along warm weather gear plus wet weather attire as it frequently rains in the area.

The bio diversity in the forest is impeccable as it provides a home for over 310 species of butterfly, 200 trees, 88 moths, 120 species of mammals including 10 species of primates, and 51 reptiles.

The various primates that can be found in the forest in addition to the mountain gorilla, include red tailed and blue monkey, L’Hoest’s, chimpanzee, black and white colobus, and baboons. The Bwindi Forest also has over 350 species of bird in which seven are IUCN red data listed, bringing many bird watchers into this area.

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest Gorilla Safari Package Includes:

* Ranger fees

* Community visit
* Boat ride in Bunyonyi

* All Park entrance fees
* One gorilla permit per person
* Hotel Pick -up and drop at the airport

* Services of our English speaking safari driver/ guide

* 3 Nights accommodation as stipulated on the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Lake Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest and back to Kampala

 

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest Gorilla Safari Package Excludes:

* Local and international flights, Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forests Gorillas Trekking Safari Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international – Visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Center (Former Entebbe Zoo)

On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our company representative and company driver for Meet and greet – briefings about the package and Uganda at large – later take you to Uganda Wildlife Education center to see the big fives of Africa; Lion, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard, Rhinos apart from those you also see Cheetahs and ostriches from a closer distance to take a clear photos of them transfer to Kampala for your dinner and overnight hotel.

NB, all the activities of this day will highly depend on the time you arrive at Entebbe international Airport.

 Accommodation: Fairway hotel and Spa

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

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Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Cultural Entertainment)

Have an early breakfast and depart from Kampala and head Western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator provides an opportunity of photographing. Continue to the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of Kabale District. Have lunch in Kabale town and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphan children groups. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park, dinner and overnight. The travel time from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is about 7-8 Hours.

Accommodation: Silverback lodge Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

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Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – morning Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi –Evening Quad biking or Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.

After an early morning breakfast and guide briefing, set off for your gorilla trekking in the forests of Bwindi. This Park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken to find them and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The trekking time is unpredictable.

Though the time spent to trek down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they play and interact.

A packed lunch, drinking water will be carried along as you track, comfortable boots or sturdy shoes, as well a light rain jacket are also important due to the unpredictable weather of Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Walking sticks will be available from the park rangers. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. Later after the magical gorilla trekking transfer to Lake Bunyonyi to check in at your lodge and go for evening Quad biking or Canoeing on lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Arcadia lodge Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

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Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to Kampala

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. Proceed to Kampala arriving in the afternoon. Kampala laid eight to 7 hours’ drive Lake Bunyonyi

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

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