DAY 1: WELCOME TO UGANDA!
You will be picked up and welcomed from the airport by a representative of your hotel. He will transfer you to your hotel. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. Activities today are at your own costs.
Accommodation : Cassia Lodge
Meal Plan : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner(soft drinks)
DAY 2: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK WITH AN EQUATOR STOP LUNCH ENROUTE ON A FULL BOARD BASIS.
Start this amazing day with a delicious early morning Breakfast as you prepare to start your journey to the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National park, you will have a stopover at the Equator and watch the water demonstration as you proceed will be able to meet a lot of amazing feature such as the fascinating savannah woodland of L.Mburo national park if luck enough see the Zebras grazing, meet the happy and smiling people. You will later have a lunch stop over, stretch and relax then drive to Buhoma community Lodge in the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. For lunch you stop at a local restaurant (not inclusive).Your lodge is deep in the forest with view of the mist falling on the forested mountains. This will undoubtly be one of the most spectacular views you have ever seen! From here you will depart tomorrow for the gorilla tracking so it is best to get a good night’s sleep.
Accommodation: Buhoma community Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast,Lunch and dinner(soft drinks)
DAY 3: GORILLA TRACKING
Today is the big day prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim, in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, species of mammal, butterflies and birds. En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, intertwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Accommodation : Buhoma community Lodge
Meal Plan : Breakfast, packed lunch & Dinner(soft drinks)
DAY 4: DRIVE TO KISORO FOR MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK
Start this with an early morning breakfast and leave for Kisoro one of the districts where the Mgahinga National Park is located. This is the smallest National Park of Uganda’s National Park covering an area of about 38km2. Two rare primates, Mountain Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys can be tracked here and one can climb the dormant volcanoes to stand simultaneously on border of Uganda, Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. This is indeed where gold meets Silver where Gorillas live in the same habitat with the Golden Monkeys. In the evening you might opt for the cultural encounter, for generations, Mgahinga dense forests were homes to the indigenous Batwa-hunters-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine. Now lead visitors through the forests and introduce them to their old homes and the techniques they used to survive on while in the forest. You later check in the lodge for dinner and spend an overnight.
Accommodation : Mutanda Resort
Meal Plan : Breakfast and dinner
DAY 5: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING THEN TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI
Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then setoff for the endangered Golden monkey tracking. The most striking features of this park are the three conical, extinct volcanoes and part of the spectacular Virunga ranges. As soon as you are done with the tracking you will proceed to Lake Bunyonyi to mean a place of very many birds. This lake is the Africa’s second deepest Lake with about 900M. This is situated in the south-western part of Uganda and has about 29 islands amongst these include the Punishment Island. This is a beautiful place with beautiful sceneries accompanied by good historical attachments. While on this lake you can opt to do a boat cruise around the lake and visit all the 29 Islands and enjoy the cool breath of the lake. Later relax at the lodge as wait for diner and spend and overnight.
Accommodation : Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meal Plan : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
DAY 6: BOAT CRUISE AND AFTERNOON RELAXATION
Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then setoff for the boat cruise around Lake Bunyonyi to mean a place of very many birds. This lake is the Africa’s second deepest Lake with about 900M. This is situated in the south-western part of Uganda and has about 29 islands amongst these include the Punishment Island. This is a beautiful place with beautiful sceneries accompanied by good historical attachments. While on this lake you will do a boat cruise around the lake and visit all the 29 Islands and enjoy the cool breath of the lake. Later relax at the lodge as wait for diner and spend and overnight.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meal Plan : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
DAY 7: BACK TO KAMPALA/ENTEBBE
After an early breakfast at the lodge, we will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping. Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala or Entebbe, please let us know.
Accommodation : Not included
Meal Plan: Breakfast
This is the end of a wonderful tour