This Budget Safari gives you value for money where you will have an experience with Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla tracking ranks among one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Uganda and East Africa for most travelers and the feeling that you get being so near to one of mankind closest relatives is hard to describe, u get to understanding how they eat, communicate and feel. The batwa community and boat cruise on lake Bunyonyi.
This tour is a Budget tour of USD $1261 to $1600pp
The budget tour uses lodges and tented camps.
This tour is a private one
The tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
This tour can start any day
This tour can start on any day if permits are availability.
This tour can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
The tour is suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Minimum age of travel is 15 years
The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.
1) Pop-up roof minivan
2) A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Day 1: Move or Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have an early morning breakfast then be picked up by the driver / tour guide who will first brief you on what your 3 days Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi budget tour covers then start the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is in southwestern Uganda. Drive from Entebbe or Kampala via Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route and have a stopover at the Equator for photography and at Igongo cultural center for lunch then proceed to Bwindi National Park where you will check in at a lodge of your choice for overnight stay, relaxation and dinner.
Accommodation options at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget).
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and Batwa encounter then Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Have early morning breakfast at your respective lodge and after transfer to the park offices for briefing on the set guidelines for the gorilla trekking. One must make sure they move along with long sleeved shirt/t-shirt, trouser, socks, hiking boots, bottled water and energy giving snacks. After the briefing you will be assigned to one habituated family to track in a group of 8 visitors. The gorilla families that will be trekked in Bwindi National Park include Mucunguzi, Kutu, Rwigi, Nshongi, Kyaguriro, Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Kahungye, Busingye, Mishaya, Bweza, Katwe, Christmas, Nkuringo, Bushaho, Bikingi, Oruzogo, Bitukura and Mukiza. At 8:00am, you will commence with your primate adventure trek with a park ranger guide and it will last for2-6 hours depending on your hiking speed, location of gorillas and nature of habitat. A maximum of one hour is given to be with the gorillas and also have opportunity to take as many photos as possible. Lunch will be had en-route then get back to the lodge to rest and in the evening visit the Batwa community for a cultural experience and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for your next tour.
Accommodation options at Lake Bunyonyi
Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Midrange), Bunyonyi Bird nest (Luxury), Gorilla View Resort (Budget).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Take a Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
Have early morning breakfast and later head out for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the most scenic Lakes and the deepest in Africa with about 29 islands. A boat ride along Lake Bunyonyi will get you a chance to catch a glimpse at the dotted islands and also look out at the unique birds found on this Crater Lake you will have lunch en-route after which you will return to the lodge and set off for Entebbe via Kampala for departure and end of tour.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
The Safari Tour includes
The Safari Tour excludes