The three day trekking safari will take you through the misty Bwindi Impenetrable which serves as home to more than half of the world’s remaining 720 mountain gorillas. The park offers an unparallel birding opportunity and cultural tour through a scenic allure of stunning hills and vistas which accommodate the elusive gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the most enchanting experience you’re ever going to get in your life. These primates go back and forth between Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Equator experience
- Gorilla tracking
- Visit to Lake Bunyonyi
- Royal drum making tradition
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi
You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country. You’ll be stopping over at a place near the equator and you’ll be standing in two hemispheres simultaneously. Another stopover will be made en route to Bwindi Impenetrable for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Broadbill Forest Camp Cottages or Broadbill Forest Camp as per your preference.)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi tour
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll move to the park headquarters where you’ll be joined by other trackers and receive a briefing about the gorilla tracking rules. The trekking journey will progress through thick creepers and undergrowth and it can take somewhere between 1 to 8 hours to spot the gorillas depending upon their location. The steeply forested area is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by animal trails which somewhat ease the process. Because of conservation purposes, up to one hour of stay with the gorilla family is permitted. After that, you’ll be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi through a scenically beautiful territory which is unofficially referred to as “The Switzerland of Africa.” Lake Bunyonyi which is the second deepest lake in Africa with an depth of 900 meters is among the most beautiful places in western Uganda. The lake is bilharzisas-free which makes it safe for swimming. Dinner and overnight at the Crater Bay Cottages for budget travellers or at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Bunyonyi Safari Resort for mid range travellers.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach let evening check is for dinner and overnight Tembo Safari Lodge/Kazinga Channel View Resort (Budget) Bush Lodge/Baboon Safari Resort (Mid-range)
Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise
Wake-up early morning have breakfast go for the game drive of where you will see so many animals like lions, leopards, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephants, deffasa, water buck, topi, Uganda kobs are so many and bush buck it takes 3/4hours later return at your hotel for lunch relax and in the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto L.Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. For dinner and overnight return Tembo Safari Lodge/Kazinga Channel View Resort(Budget)Bush Lodge/Baboon Safari Resort (Mid-range) .
Day 5: Travel back to Kampala
After your breakfast early morning proceed to Mbarara where you will have your lunch en-routes after continue to Kampala where you will pass through Lake Mburo National Park where you will have a chance to sight zebras on your way back reach Kampala then to Entebbe Airport to catch you’ evening flight back home.