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Bujuku Ecotours & Travel

  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Rwanda, Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This Uganda safari starts with a visit to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa with 29 islands, where activities include canoeing, hiking, birding, swimming and community walks. Then head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a remarkable wildlife encounter with the rare mountain gorilla. The Impenetrable Forest is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population with 19 gorilla groups/families and still growing. As you travel on this Uganda safari you pass through beautiful scenery such as banana plantations, tea plantations, rolling hills and small towns.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Primate Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Lake Bunyonyi
  • Wildlife:
    Mountain Gorilla, Golden Monkey, Birds, Butterflies, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Canoe, Boat Cruise, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kampala
  • Minimum age:
    15

Overview

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 2: Canoe experience and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a Batwa community walk

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala for departure

Note:

A gorilla tracking permit has to be booked in advance, at least one month before the planned trip, as they are always in high demand and limited.

Price Per Person

From USD 2,400 1 person travelling

From USD 1,650 per person, 2 people travelling

From USD 1,590 per person, 3 people travelling

From USD 1,505 per person, 4 people travelling

From USD 1,440 per person, 5-7 people travelling

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
  • Transfer from and to Kampala and Bwindi
  • Gorilla permit
  • Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation and meals in Kampala before and after the trip

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Bujuku Ecotours & Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Bujuku Ecotours & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After breakfast our tour guide will pick you up in Kampala and take you to Lake Bunyonyi in south-western Uganda, approximately 7 hours’ drive from Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator Monument in Kayabwe where the earth is divided into the northern and southern hemispheres. At this point, a water experiment is also carried out to explain the geographical discovery of the Uganda Equator. While here, you may opt to look in the shops selling African art and crafts. Later, you will proceed to Igongo Cultural Centre for an hour’s lunch break. Thereafter, you will have a tour around Igongo Museum which is armed with an illustrious history of the western cultures and the ancient life of the Ankole kings. After the tour, you will embark on your journey to Lake Bunyonyi, arriving in the evening. You will check in at your hotel, have dinner and stay overnight.

  • Luxury: BirdsNest@Lake Bunyonyi/Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort/Jajama Panorama Resort
  • Budget: Bushara Islands Resort/Heritage Lodge Habuharo

Wake up to the soothing breezes of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy your breakfast as you prepare for your morning canoe. The sereneness on Lake Bunyonyi is a mind relaxer, a much needed therapy after a day of travelling, as well as the scenic views of the surrounding islands at sunrise. With binoculars you can enjoy the plentiful birdlife plus the far-reaching islands. Later, you will return to checkout of your accommodation and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, arriving at lunch time. Check in and have a sumptuous lunch. Later in the evening, you will have a community walk and visit the Batwa people. These forest dwellers are the ancient settlers of this place and they were hunters and fruit gatherers back then. They now earn a living by providing a walk-through of their ancient lifestyle in performances of dance and drama; crafts making demonstrations and guiding you through their historical caves. You can opt to buy a craft souvenir for your safari remembrance. Later return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi Forest Lodge/Gorilla Valley Lodge

You will have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters where the park rangers will brief you about gorilla trekking. You will be divided into a group of eight visitors and will then be led by a ranger to start trekking to find these gentle giants. When you find them you are allowed to spend an hour with these magnificent mountain gorillas close up in their natural habitat. The gorilla trek takes about 2 to 8 hours. Principally hikers will love the trek in the beautiful ecosystem of the park, but overall, this is a unique and unforgettable experience! Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest is also home to 350 bird species, 310 butterflies, 200 trees species, and 120 primates including chimpanzees and black and white colobus monkeys. After the gorilla trek, you will be given a certificate a successful gorilla trek then transfer back to your lodge for lunch, rest, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi Forest Lodge/Gorilla Valley Lodge

On the last day of the safari, enjoy a leisurely morning breakfast at the lodge, then embark on the return journey to Kampala. Pass through Mbarara, and on a lucky day you may have a chance to see zebras and impalas through Lake Mburo National Park. You’ll be dropped back in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

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