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Here’s the perfect opportunity to experience big adventure in a short time. Venture to Uganda and spend 3 days exploring, gorilla trekking, and getting some much-needed R&R at Lake Bunyonyi.
After landing in Uganda, you’ll immediately be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you’ll embark on a strenuous day of trekking and looking for gorillas. Few experiences in life are as breathtaking as standing in the presence of a silverback gorilla, looking into their brown, soulful eyes. This will be the experience of a lifetime.
Then, you’ll make your way to Lake Bunyonyi where you’ll have the chance to catch up on some rest or explore. Enjoy swimming in the lake, relaxing on its shores and enjoying the stunning views of the Lake Bunyonyi islands.
Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early morning landing in Uganda. 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.
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 spectacular! The area offers 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.
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. Else, embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport or accommodation of your booking. Expect stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport or accommodation of your booking.
We do recommend for a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
|Official Language(s)||Swahili, English|
|Population||37,873,253 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Warm Semi-arid, Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial|
|Major Airport(s):||Entebbe International Airport (EBB)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Textiles, Mining|
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