4-Day Holiday Trip to Uganda Including Gorilla Trekking and Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

4 Days | 3 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 4-day journey to enchanting Uganda! Delight in heart-pounding Gorilla trekking adventures amidst lush rainforests, embracing nature’s wonders up close and encounter Chimpanzees whose DNA is 98.8% similar to that of humans, making them our closest relative. Then, surrender to tranquility at breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi, savoring idyllic moments of relaxation.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

We hope your flight is scheduled for an early landing at Entebbe Airport, you will be received and welcomed to the Pearl of Africa by the assigned Professional English-speaking Private Trip Guide. Then you will hit the road and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. This drive is incredibly scenic passing through villages, lush green countryside, and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda. The major highlight of Kibale National Park is its primates like the chimpanzees, the colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and red-tailed monkeys. While trekking, these are regularly seen swinging on the forest trees and others feeding on the forest fruits. You will arrive in Kibale in the evening and do little but check into accommodation for dinner and relax to prepare for the next day.

Lodge/Hotel: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge. Budget Level.
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Kibale morning Chimpanzee trekking experience and afternoon transfer to Bwindi.

Have an early breakfast and head to the ranger’s post for a short briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Embark on a captivating chimpanzee trek, led by expert guides who’ll help you spot these charismatic creatures whose DNA is 98.8% similar to that of humans, making them our closest relative, after spotting the chimps you will be allowed one hour in the presence of these human close relatives learning their way of life, playing, and way of feeding. Also expect to see the cheeky red colobus monkeys and the L’Hoest’s monkey, among others adding to the primate spectacle. Return to the lodge for lunch and later checkout to proceed to Bwindi NP.

The major highlight of Bwindi NP is its endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and a variety of bird species. Bwindi harbors over 400 mountain gorillas which is roughly more than half of the total number of total the world’s gorilla population. You will arrive late in the evening and do little but check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Broadbill Forest Camp. Budget level.
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Bwindi Gorilla trekking Experience and afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, you will arrive in the evening and relax by the lake.

Lodge/Hotel: Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Go explore Lake Bunyonyi on a canoe ride and transfer to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

Be up early for breakfast and go for a canoe trek on Lake Bunyonyi which will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history but also there will be some great time spent in the traditional dugout canoe. Optional: (extra cost) If interested you may choose to visit and interact with the local community (the Pygmies) who inhabit areas surrounding Lake Bunyonyi. Embrace the warm hospitality of these remarkable people as they share their ancient customs, dance, and music. Engage in traditional activities like, gathering, and creating intricate handicrafts, all while gaining profound insights into their spiritual connection with nature like medicinal plants and their significance in Pygmy culture. Learn about the healing powers and spiritual symbolism attached to each plant, creating an unparalleled understanding of their intimate bond with nature. Thereafter, you will hit the road for the long distance from Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

Taking with you unforgettable memories of your holiday in Uganda and a longing to return to this enchanting wilderness in the future. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

Lodge/Hotel: Accommodation Excluded, (only provided on demand).
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 2,604 USD 1,923 USD 1,775 USD 1,652 USD 1,617 USD 1,565

Tour Inclusions

 All meals and accommodations as per the itinerary.
 Applicable Park entry fees USD/ activity fees.
 All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
 Services of a full-time English-speaking guide/driver.
 Chimp Trekking Permits (USD 200) per person
 Bottled water while on a safari.
 Gorilla trekking permits (USD 700) per person
 All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
 All activities as stipulated in the itinerary. (Except those stated as optional)

Tour Exclusions

 Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
 Phone calls and bar bills.
 Airfare.
 Personal/travel insurance.
 Driver guides gratuity.
 Entry Visa to Uganda (Apply Here)

 All activities stated as “OPTIONAL”
 All kinds of drinks except water.
 All other Services of a personal nature.

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