Virgin Africa Safaris

8 DAYS UGANDAN EXPERIENCE - 8 Days

The 8-day trip will take us to the ends of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one home for Gorillas, we shall have a chance to track them with the help of our guides. We shall also have a visit to Lake Bunyonyi the Switzerland of Africa, taking a boat ride to meet the Batwa community, the last of the kind pygmies in the forests of Uganda. We shall also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park to try our luck on the search for the tree climbing lions and other wildlife not forgetting the city drive.

Day 1
ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL

Sleeping in Kampala (45minutes-1 hours) or Entebbe (5-10 minutes)

Depending on your arrival time, you will be welcomed by Virgin Africa Safari driver/guide who will then transfer you to your hotel for an overnight at your hotel. (Meals: BB)

Lodges:-

Serena Hotel | Protea Hotel | Lake Victoria Hotel

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel | Gately | Silver Springs Bugolobi

Airport view Hotel | Entebbe Travelers inn | Namirembe guest house

Day 2
TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI (7-8 hours)

After your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel by our experienced driver guide and depart for Lake Bunyonyi. Have a brief stopover for pictures at the Equator (KAYABWE) and then proceed to Mbarara for a 2nd stopover for lunch at Agip motel and later to Lake Bunyonyi arriving in the evening, dinner and overnight at your lodge. (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Bird@nest | Arcadia lodge lake Bunyonyi | Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Bunyonyi Safari resort | Lake Bunyonyi rock resort| Nature’s prime Island

Bunyonyi overland | Kansiime’s backpackers | Bushara Island camp

Day 3
BOAT LAKE BUNYONYI

After breakfast, we shall visit the distinctive Batwa and Abaheesi (black smiths) societies or to the Bukora Cave. The Batwa live a lifestyle of gathering fruit and plant, and hunting game in the forest using bows and arrows, this was mainly for both medical and food purposes. They lead a harmonious life in the forests, they never practiced farming, no charcoal making or deforestation, not even the shelters they had could destroy the environment. After, we shall have lunch at our lodge then enjoy the afternoon boat ride around the major islands. Birders can also treat themselves with well over 300 bird species recorded. Like Otters, pied kingfishers, swallows among others. We shall return to the lodge, for dinner and overnight as above. (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Bird@nest | Arcadia lodge lake Bunyonyi | Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Bunyonyi Safari resort | Lake Bunyonyi rock resort| Nature’s prime Island

Bunyonyi overland | Kansiime’s backpackers | Bushara Island camp

Day 4
DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (3-5 hours)

After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is one of the world’s Heritage sites and famously known for the gorilla trek activity. We shall reach in time for lunch at the lodge. We shall relax at the lodge as we wait for dinner and overnight at your lodge. (Meals: FB)

Lodge:-

Mutanda Lake resort | Chameleon hill lodge | Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

Nkuringo Gorilla lodge | Gorilla close up lodge | Buhoma lodge

Buhoma community bandas | Bwindi Gorilla Haven | Virunga Hotel and campsite

Day 5
GORILLA TRACKING

You will rise relatively early for a jovial breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Report to the ranger station at 08.00 am where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours therefore, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. On top of that, there are other animals and birds which you could see on the way.

You will spend only one hour with the gorillas as you listen, watch and marvel at them. It is amazing, for one to be in audience with these giants and think they would attack you. However, these gentle giants as they are known don’t attack anybody unless they are threatened, and sometimes, they tease you by jumping up and down and hitting their chests to scare you and see what your reaction would be. Under the circumstances, it is advisable not to look at them directly into their eyes, but look down and don’t show any jocular actions that may be interpreted as an attack to them, keep silence and talk in small tones. And after one hour, they will leave you where you are or your guide will tell you when to depart. If you have the afternoon free, we could walk to the water fall nearby or you can take a guided village amongst the locals. Return at your lodge for an overnight and dinner as above. (Meals: FB)

Lodge:-

Mutanda Lake resort | Chameleon hill lodge | Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp

Nkuringo Gorilla lodge | Gorilla close up lodge | Buhoma lodge

Buhoma community bandas | Bwindi Gorilla Haven | Virunga Hotel and campsite

Day 6
TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (4-5 hours)

In the morning, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park passing via Ishasha sector, where you will have a game drive to try your luck searching for tree climbing lions and other animals as well as a variety of bird species. We shall reach our lodge early enough for lunch, in the afternoon, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, where you will have an opportunity to see a variety of birds such as the king fisher, herons, blue oraco, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as they bask along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge

Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 7
GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO KAMPALA (4-6 hours)

Take a cup of coffee and go for an early morning game drive in this park, this provides excellent opportunities to see Lions, Cape Buffaloes, Giant Forest Hogs, Leopards, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. We shall come back for a formal breakfast, checkout of the lodge, and drive to Kampala where we shall spend our night. (Meals: FB)

Lodges:-

Serena Hotel | Protea Hotel | Lake Victoria Hotel

Imperial Royale Hotel | Sheraton Hotel | Silver Springs Bugolobi

Dolphin suites | K Hotel | Namirembe guest house

Day 8
DEPARTURE

After breakfast, depending on your departure time, we shall have a city drive in Kampala, we shall visit the Uganda Museum which show cases all the different cultures of Uganda, and ancient history of Uganda, we shall also visit the Independence monument, Gadaffi mosque, Namugongo Martyrs shrine. After we shall have lunch and then drive to Entebbe International Airport for our flight back home carrying with us the experience of Uganda. (Meals: HB)

END OF SAFARI

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Gorilla permits @ $600
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Ground transportation in a 4*4 WD
  • Fuel
  • Guide/driver
  • Meals on each accommodation
  • 24 hour service from us
  • Boat Lake Bunyonyi

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa
  • Air ticket to and from Uganda
  • Visa fees to Uganda
  • Yellow fever card

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