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5 DAY 4 NIGHTS BWINDI GORILLA EXPEDITION

Get a taste of what Uganda has to offer with a fantastic gorilla adventure that takes you deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Come face-to-face with the majestic Silverback Mountain Gorilla before continuing to Lake Bunyonyi for a swim in the waters of the second deepest Lake in Africa for your custom safari adventure. 

Day 1:

Welcome to Uganda The Pearl of Africa!
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by Representatives from Muleni Safaris.
    
Have you transferred to your Hotel and Place of refreshment, relax and relieve from jet lag, Dinner and overnight at the Entebbe Airport View  Hotel or Airport Guest House Entebbe or Cassia lodge in Kampala.

Expectation

-Overnight stay

-Meals shall all be arranged accordingly

Day 2:

To Bwindi Gorillas National Park: After breakfast begin your drive from Kampala head Southwest Uganda through Masaka cross the equator and take pictures at the Kayabwe crossing point head on to Mbarara, stop over for a lunch break at a selected hotel. Later proceed to Kabale Town, then drive through the rolling mountains generally referred to as the Little Switzerland of Africa arrive at Buhoma. check in refresh and relax. Meals plans dinner and overnight.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Introduction : It is the richest forest in Uganda in terms of number of plant species. Also home to half of the population of the critically endangered mountain Gorillas in the world.Gazetted in 1991 with an area of 331sq km, 514km away from the capital Kampala covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale districts in south western Ugandan districts.

Attractions : This is the richest forest in Uganda with a number of plant species, as the area is one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane communities emerge.The valley bottoms contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, shrubs, with only a few trees hence it's name " The Impenetrable Forest" This is one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa. There exists half of the world's population of the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest. There are also several endangered species of birds within limited ranges.
 
Gorilla tracking begun on 1st April 1993. It is advisable to make your booking for gorilla tracking +3 Months with us in advance. Atleast a few months before your intended date of visit. It commonly rains in this area. Come with a rain gear, a good pair of hiking boots, gloves and elastic bandage in case of sprains.

Expectation

-Morning Briefing by the Tour Driver Guide.

-Stop over at the Equator

-Lunch at Agip Motel Restaurant in Mbarara Town

- An Overnight Stay at Buhoma Lodge.

- Meals Shall be arranged accordingly


Day 3:

Tracking the mountain gorillas:  After an early breakfast you will head to the park headquarters and get the briefing from the chief Ranger get into your groups and later its on to your adventure to meet these thrilling gentle giants of Bwindi National Park. Tracking time varies according to the movements of these giants it could take from 4 hours to 7hrs so we highly recommend that you are in a good physical condition to track these gorillas.

There are porters at the briefing point and if you need one to carry your equipment please do inform the Chief Ranger and one will be readily available at a fee of $15 USD. After tracking , proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and an over night at the wildlife Island of Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort 

Expectations;

-Morning Briefing by the Tour Guide 

-Morning Briefing by the Game Warden

-Gorilla Tracking 

-Forest Walk ( Nature Walk)

-Bird Watching 

-Cultural Interaction with the Local People

-Overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort, Kyahugye Island. 

-Meals Shall all be arranged accordingly

Day 4:

Lake Bunyonyi.   After a relaxed breakfast, you will enjoy boat cruise around some of the famous historical Island of Akampene, Bushara,  Bwama and Many more.
Introduction :  As its serpentine shape might suggest, is essentially a flooded valley system, extending Northwards from the Rwanda border over a distance of 25kms through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale and Kisoro. It is thought to have formed about 8,000 yrs ago, as a result of a lava flow from one of  the Virunga Mountains, which blocked off the Ndego River at the present –day Muko to create a natural dam. The lake has a total surface area of 60km sq, it lies at an altitude of of 1840m, known to be the deepest lake in Uganda and also the home of “otters & crayfish”.

Also in its favor is the high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate and relatively low incidence of malaria and often becoming quite chilly at night. Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means that swimming is very safe. Active travelers are catered for, with canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes available for hire and enough potential excursions to keep one busy for days.

Activity : Visit the neighboring islands get the history of each Island, also visit the pigmy village or you can take a self guided hike to the top of the mountain or you can relax and Swim or take  yourself canoeing.

Expectations;

-Morning Briefing by the Tour Guide  

-Forest Walk ( Nature Walk)

-Bird Watching 

-Swimming on Lake Bunyonyi

-Boat Cruise

-Interraction with the local People (Visiting the Batwa Community)

-Hiking along the terraced slopes of Kigezi Hills (Around Lake Bunyonyi)

-Canoeing 

-Meals shall be arranged accordingly

Day 5:

After breakfast, prepare to leave this part of the world and head back to Kampala then transfer back to Entebbe Airport. Time allowing stop by the Equator and do your souvenir shopping keeping time for the Airport transfer. End of Safari.