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6-Day Encounter Gorillas & Lions, Chimps & Lake Bunyonyi


This tour will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park to see the famous tree-climbing lions found within the Ishasha sector. Bwindi Impenetrable National is home to a number of diverse wildlife including the famed Gorillas. A gorilla trekking experience is one of the major highlights of a safai in Uganda and one you should not miss. Lake Bunyonyi on the other hand is the queen of all lakes with its lush, green-terraced hills. The lake embraces 29 islands of various shapes and sizes exuding an aura of paradise altogether.Indeed, a canoe trek in this magical place will leave you speechless but ultimately turn you in a storyteller.


Categories: Uganda, Top Safaris


Price Ranges: USD $ 1400- 2999

Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise

Days: 6-7 Days


Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning. He will also provide briefing on your upcoming safari and afterwards, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Masaka and Mbarara, which are metropolitan hubs in the western region of Uganda. 

 Along the way, you can chance upon Ankole Longhorn, a landrace breed of cattle distinguished by its horns that can reach up to 8ft from tip to tip. There will be a stopover in Mbarara for a sumptuous lunch and a glass of refreshing Nile beer to cool off the heat. 

Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

We set out for an early morning game drive to Kyambura Gorge with the option to do a walking safari. Kyambura, which means the “Valley of Apes” is situated in the far-east corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This boasts of breathtaking landscapes and home to an abundant wildlife from primates to wild animals, and birds. During the walk, you are likely to see chimpanzees and other monkeys, hippos, elephants, lions, and birds among many others. At sunrise, chances of seeing lions, hyenas and leopards are high.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we board our safari vehicle and make our way to Karinzu forest for Chimpanzee Trekking. This trip is a continuation of the journey through Kagamba, Ntungamo, and finally Kabale town, a place regarded to be the Switzerland of Africa with its magnificent mountain views. We then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Situated Southwest of Uganda, this park holds the highest number of gorilla population in the world.

You will stay in a cozy eco lodge situatedwithin the community of Rubuguri, between 2 gorilla families of Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla families.Know that Rushaga gorilla families hold the most number of gorillas than any other family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Wild Olives Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is an adventure for another Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We begin with an informative orientation from the briefing center. The ranges will conduct the briefingas well as lead you to the forest for a walk in search of Gorillas. An up close encounter with the Mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience- a memory that Uganda will leave with you to cherish.

In the afternoon, we proceed to Lake Bunyonyi and make our way up toArcadia Cottages, which offers one of the most stunning views of Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Entusi Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Apart from its serene beauty, Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place for little birds. In fact “Bunyonyi” translates to “place of many little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. You will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy its serene ambiance and breathtaking view, which has made this place synonymous to paradise.

Optional Activities:

This is a chance to visit or volunteer for the underprivileged children of Mwendo where you will be welcomed by traditional dancesstemming from its rich history. You can also visit the pygmies community, a member of an ethnic group whose average height is unusually short. An adult man’s average height is less than 150 cm tall.

Accommodation: Entusi Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we ride a motorboat and land on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. From there, we head back to either Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda.

Accommodation: Not Included
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $1,850 $1,750 $1,550 $1,290