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3-Day Gorilla trekking Experience at Bwindi Forest

1. 3-Day Gorilla trekking Experience at Bwindi Forest

Day1 Transfer from Kigali or Entebbe to Bwindi Forest Embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which takes approximately 3-4 hours from Kigali and 7-8 hours from Entebbe. Upon arrival in the evening, you will check into accommodation near the park, where you can relax and prepare for the captivating experiences that await in this stunning natural environment. Accommodation Bakiga Lodge Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Embark on an unforgettable gorilla experience in Bwindi Forest by starting with a transfer to the park headquarters for a comprehensive briefing before beginning your gorilla trekking adventure. Spend the day trekking through the lush forest, observing and immersing yourself in the world of the majestic mountain gorillas. After this incredible experience, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, at a relaxing and comfortable accommodation by the lake. Accommodation Antique cottages Day 3: Explore Lake Bunyonyi and return to Kigali or Entebbe . After a delightful breakfast, indulge in a serene and leisurely boat ride or opt for the tranquility of canoeing on the enchanting Lake Bunyonyi. Following this rejuvenating experience, set off for Kigali or Entebbe bringing an end to this enriching journey.

5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

2. 5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari

Day 1 Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale National Park Drive to Kibale Forest National Park, for 5-6 hours. Check in at your lodge and spend your evening at leisure. Accommodation Kibale Forest Camp Day2 Primates tracking in Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Early Morning Forest walk for Chimpanzee Tracking. Have a lunch break then transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP a 2 to 3 hours journey. Check-in at your lodge then embark on an evening game drive at savannah plains. Return to your lodge or overnight stay. Budget: Irungu safari lodge Day 3 Early Morning Game drive at Queen Elizabeth NP and transfer to Bwindi Forest NP. Embark on a second game drive early in the morning, Have a lunch break then embark on a boat safari at Kazinga channel looking out for water animals and different bird species. Then transfer to Bwindi Forest, you will arrive late in the evening intime for dinner and night stay. Accommodation Midrange: Bakiga Lodge Day 4 Gorilla trekking Experience and Transfer Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and gorilla trekking. Spend the day trekking and observing the mountain gorillas. After the experience you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi (approximately 3 hours) Accommodation Antique cottages Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi and Return to Entebbe/Kampala After breakfast enjoy a relaxing boat ride or canoeing. The Lake offers a serene and picturesque setting. known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush green islands scattered across the lake, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation, and unwinding after the adventure of gorilla trekking. Depart for Entebbe/Kampala in the afternoon. Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala in the evening.

6 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari Tour

3. 6 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari Tour

Day-by-day itinerary Day 1; Arrival, Entebbe & Lake Victoria Welcome Tour Welcome to Uganda, “Tusanyuse okukulaba” meaning we are happy to see you. Depending on your arrival time, our company representative will meet and pick you up and proceed to check in, have lunch and embark on a conservation tour of Entebbe City including the Botanical gardens located on the shores of Lake Victoria where you will encounter lots of monkeys and birds of different species as you enjoy the cool breeze before you later proceed to imperial resort beach where you will enjoy the evening walking on the white sand beach with a cold drink! Today, you have the option to partake in the luxury spa at The lush Victoria Hotel. After this cool relaxation from the long flight, proceed back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Option 1: Cassia Lodge Option 2: 2 Friends Hotel Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda harboring over 300 of them, more reason 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 to 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 and relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day. Accommodation: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Silverback gorilla lodge. Midrange:Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Gorilla Camp Budget: Buhoma Gorilla Camp Lodge/Broadbill -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 3: Gorilla tracking experience 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 a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time 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. Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Midrange: Arcadia Cottages Luxury: The Bird’s Nest --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 4: Transfer to Lake Mburo After breakfast, check out of the lodge and start on your journey to Lake Mburo national park. On your way to the park, you will have an en-route lunch in Mbarara after which proceed with your journey to the park, when you arrive at the park you will have a game drive through the park where you will get a closer look at some of the park animals such as zebras, buffaloes warthogs, warthogs, hyenas, leopards, impalas, topis among others. Later drive to your lodge, check-in, have dinner, and have an overnight stay. Accommodation: Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge Midrange/Budget: Mpogo Lodge --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 5: Full-day Lake Mburo Exploration After waking up, you have a delicious breakfast and go for an early morning game drive to explore the further wildlife you missed the previous evening. Retire and return to your lodge for relaxation as you prepare to take a two-hour boat cruise along the lake where you will see some of the wildlife species like the hippos and crocodiles in the waters then the buffaloes and antelopes on the lake shores bathing or drinking water. Drive back to the lodge for relaxation. Accommodation: Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge Midrange/Budget: Mpogo Lodge --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 6: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Have an early morning breakfast and start off the game drive through the Park, it takes 3 hours. This will give you an amazing glimpse of the Savannah and the 5 lakes. You will also see various animals such as buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, hyenas, topis, and hippos, also not forgetting the different bird species on the acacia trees and near the lake making beautiful sounds. After the game drive, you shall check out and head to Kampala, having a stopover in Masaka for lunch and also at the Equator for photos as you proceed to Kampala reaching in the afternoon before you transfer to the airport for your departure back home. End of safari!

3-Day Gorilla & Golden Monkeys Experience

4. 3-Day Gorilla & Golden Monkeys Experience

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga Forest with at stop over at Kigali genocide memorial. After breakfast drive to Kigali genocide memorial, a significant historical site dedicated to honoring the victims of the 1994 genocide. It provides a comprehensive overview of the events leading up to the genocide, the atrocities committed, and the efforts of reconciliation and healing. The memorial includes exhibits, personal stories, and a serene garden where visitors can pay their respect. Spend 1-2 hours then drive to Uganda via Musanze town through cyanika border, arrive at your hotel in Kisoro town, and spend your evening at leisure. Accommodation Ichumbi Hotel Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience Report to the park offices for the briefing, then embarked on a trek through the lush forest, guided by experienced rangers. The thrill of encountering these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is indescribable. Observe them interacting, feeding, and caring for their young. End with a sense of awe and a deep appreciation for these incredible animals. Return to our accommodation, reflect on the day's remarkable adventure, surrounded by the comforts of the hotel amenities. Accommodation Ichumbi hotel Day 3: Golden monkey tracking Then return to Kigali. After breakfast, return to Mgahinga forest by 8am for a briefing about the tracking experience. Then head for a forest walk tracking these playful primates in the bamboo forest. The experience is delightful, encountering these lively primates in their natural habitat. The playful interactions and unique behaviors of the golden monkeys makes the experience truly memorable. After a satisfying encounter, enjoy a leisurely lunch before heading back to Kigali, concluding our enriching 3-day primate tour.

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What people are saying about Lake Bunyonyi

Good communication, punctual driver/guide. Safe journey, stop for photos if necessary. The encounter with the gorillas was unique. Accommodation and food were great. Many thanks to Antique Safari Tour.

Beautiful accommodation close to nature. The gorillas. A unique experience.