3 days 2 Nights Gorilla safari in Uganda with a relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi
You are expected to arrive a night before the safari or have an early morning landing. Your driver/guide will pick and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter the gorillas firsthand on your trekking expedition. With a strenuous day trekking, it would be ideal to find a better place for relaxation. That place will certainly be Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. You will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the Gorilla Trekking. Enjoy a swim in the lake before a return to Entebbe Let Friendly Gorillas Safaris take you on this remarkable 3-Days trip to Bwindi National Park – The ultimate gorilla experience, Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. Surely the memory will stick…!
Fun: gorilla trekking, equator tour, Igongo cultural centre encounter, a swim/boat ride in Lake Bunyonyi.
Bragging Right: Close encounter with the gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat.
Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Bwindi
Day 2 : Gorilla tracking
Day 3 :Transfer to Kampala.
Day by day itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Bwindi via the Uganda equator Your safari will start from Entebbe airport where you will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda harboring over 300 of them, more reason as to why it should be your safari destination. The drive will take you southwest Uganda by road, cross the Equator then to Mbarara for Lunch and through Savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through Kigezi Highlands [commonly referred as “the Switzerland of Uganda”] and banana plantations take you to the gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi NP. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and will mainly do little but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.
Budget: Broadbill Gorilla Camp
Mid range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge
Meals: All meals.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is remarkable! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time is taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Mid range: Arcadia Cottagges
Luxury: Bird Nest Safari Lodge
Meals: All meals
Day 3: Enjoy a swim / boat ride or the spectacular view of the Bunyonyi islands and exit for Entebbe.
You will have a relaxed breakfast then you may opt to enjoy a swim in the lake before you set off on the journey to Entebbe via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will have an option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. You can make an enroute at the Equator for more photos and passing through the gift shops to secure yourself some memorabilia as commemoration of your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda.
End of safari!
Based on 2 pa from US$ 1,400.00
Included in this safari:
• 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
• 1 night stay in Kampala.
• Chimpanzee permits
• 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for game viewing
• A professional English speaking Driver guide
• Park entrance fees
• All ground transportation and fuel
• Accommodation and Meals
• All activities / service as per itinerary
• Drinking water in the vehicle
Exclusions of the safari:
• International air fares
• Activities / services not included in the itinerary
• Alcoholic drinks / wines, Laundry and any other service of personal nature
• Travel insurance policy
• Souvenirs, tips, etc.