SHORT TOURS - MULTI DESTINATION PRIMATES, CULTURE AND WILDLIFE
(including Gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo (5 days)
DAY 1: Drive from Kampala south-west across the Equator. The trip takes you through savannah grasslands, banana plantations and drives you through herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa” with terraced farming and mountain scenery, and drive through to Buhoma.
DAY 2: Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black and white Colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey and chimpanzee. Enjoy a packed lunch enroute and time permitting, visit the cultural village of the Batwa pygmies. Interact with their traditional healers, see how they make a local “brew” out of bananas and watch their traditional dance. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
The accommodation used in Bwindi is either Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Forest Camp. The selection is dependent on your budgetReturn to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Depart from the forest for Lake Bunyonyi, the lake of little birds, renowned for its variety and abundance of avian. Enjoy a canoe ride on this beautiful narrow lake surrounded by green hills. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
The accommodation used at Lake Bunyonyi is either:
- Bunyonyi Overland Camp,
- Bunyonyi Safari Resort,
- Bushara Island Camp
Day 4: After breakfast depart for Lake Mburo, stopping for lunch enroute. As you enter the Park look for game including zebra, impala, Cape buffalo, topi, eland, leopard, hyena and jackals. Relax in the afternoon on a 2 hour boat trip; watching for hippos, crocs and some of the many (300+) birds that have been sighted there. Accommodation might be at Mantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Lodge, or Rwonyo Bandas depending on you budget. Day 5: Take an early morning nature walk and return to your accommodation. After breakfast depart for Kampala, an approximate 3 hour drive. Lunch en route. Get A Quote