4 days Uganda Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Park for gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi a scenic place in the region sometimes referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” for relaxation and bird wacthing. Gorilla tracking safari is a very captivating activity; which involves walking up and down slopes covered with thick dense vegetation in search of these great apes. This trip will make your dream of meeting the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild come true.
Day 1: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, travel south westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a mini stop at the Equator for photography and a lunch stop later on in Mbarara. Your day’s long journey to Bwindi will reward you with sights of the Ankole long horned cattle and fascinating scenery of rolling hills of Kigezi region. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening for dinner and an overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Volcanoes Bwindi Camp/Mantana Tented Camp (Luxury)/ Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp (mid-range)/Buhoma Community Campsite/Bandas (Budget)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Safari
After an early breakfast,report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing from the senior park ranger guide at the park headquarters. At 8.30 set off for the gorilla tracking in the impenetrable forest. A search for the habituated gorilla family is not predictable; you may take between 2 hours to a full day searching for these apes with in this dense forest. You are guaranteed one hour for observing and taking photographs of these beautiful apes once you catch up with them. Have a dinner and an overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Volcanoes Bwindi Camp/Mantana Tented Camp (Luxury)/ Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp (mid-range)/Buhoma Community Campsite/Bandas (Budget)
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, deepest Lake in Africa
After breakfast drive through the Kigezi region; well know as the “Switzerland of Africa”, to the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is a result of lava flow from one of the Virunga Mountains, which blocked off the Ndego River at present-day Muko to create a natural dam. Dotted with at least 20 small islands and encircled by steep terraced hills, Bunyonyi is a magical spot. Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means swimming is very safe. Active travellers are catered for, with kayaks, canoes, and mountain bikes available for hire, and enough potential excursions to keep one busy for days.
Bunyonyi translates as ‘place of little birds’, which refers to the prolific weaver colonies along its shores, but larger birds are also represented by the likes of grey-crowned crane and a variety of herons and egrets. It is probably the best place in Africa to see otters – the diurnal spotted-necked otter in particular – with several pairs resident around Rutinda and nearby islands. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages (FB)
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala and Later to Entebbe
After breakfast,start your journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop in Mbarara and later another brief stop at the equator in case you need to buy a craft to take home.
Arrive in Kampala in the evening and retire to your hotel or transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight if on schedule.