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3 Day Lake Bunyonyi and Gorilla Safari

Entebbe, Bunyonyi, Bwindi
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Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

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Overview

The 3 Day Lake Bunyonyi and Gorilla Safari tour is ideal for clients that are both budget and have limited holiday time. The tour takes you through Kabale with the picturesque sight of Lake Bunyonyi and the rolling hills.

The Adventure takes you on an enchanting exploration into the  jungles of Bwindi Forest, hiking the steep slopes, through misty shrubs, crossing water streams and following trails till you find a habituated family of mountain gorillas and spend an exhilarating  hour in their presence.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to hotel — Staying at BirdNest Resort

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking – Canoe Excursion on Lake Bunyonyi  — Staying at BirdNest Resort — B, L, D

Day 3: Drive to Entebbe–Departure

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Driving from Entebbe to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe excursion and Gorilla Trekking the Nkuringo Family in Bwindi (main destination) to find the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat

Itinerary

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Day 1: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Hotel
Day 1: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Hotel

With an early breakfast, you will drive Lake Bunyonyi which means a place with "many small birds. Along the way you shall have spectacular views of the rolling hills and the terraces of the Ugandan mountains that make it the "Switzerland of Uganda"

• Accommodation: BirdNest Resort
• Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis; Lunch & Dinner on own’s account

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Canoe Excursion on Lake Bunyonyi
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Canoe Excursion on Lake Bunyonyi

Early morning, you will drive to Bwindi national park for an adventurous gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas.

Later enjoy a canoe excursion on Lake Bunyonyi as one of the deepest lakes in the world

• Accommodation: BirdNest Resort
• Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinking Water

Day 3: Drive to Entebbe and Departure
Day 3: Drive to Entebbe and Departure

After a sumptuous, you will start your journey to Kampala. Cross the equator and have time to take photos at the equator. Buy a few souvenirs and have a quick picnic lunch. You will then drive to Entebbe airport to catch your flights back home.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits
  • (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water
  • Government taxes
  • International flights
  • (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items
  • (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour's Location

Entebbe, Bunyonyi, Bwindi

FAQs

Trip Terms and Conditions
A 30% deposit of the total tour price will be required to secure a booking, the balance being due 45 days before the tour departure date. Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Cancellation between 90 and 45 days of tour departure will incur a 30% of tour price penalty charge. Confirmed bookings cancelled within 45 days of the tour departure date or no show will incur 100% of tour price penalty charge.

Availability of accommodation and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the payment of the requested deposit. Should any of the quoted accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable option, which might affect the final quoted price.

All clients who participate in this tour must be adequately covered by medical insurance as well as travel insurance to protect them in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Rates specified for this tour are subject to change without notice, however every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of any change of Government taxes or operating conditions that affect the rates we reserve the right to pass on these charges.
Gorilla Permit Cancellation Policy
**Different and separate from the tour cancellation policy

Gorilla Permits will be guaranteed ONLY upon receipt of the full deposit (US$600 per permit in 2019) since we need to immediately pay Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices in order to secure the permits.

Cancellations received on full payment:
• More than 90 days before the tracking date, 25% cancellation fee
• 89 to 46 days before the tracking date, 50% cancellation fee
• 45 to 9 days before the tracking date, 75% cancellation fee
• 8 to 0 days before the tracking date, 100% cancellation fee

Important: the minimum age required for gorilla tracking is 15 years and in case of flu or of any other airborne disease the person will be not allowed to meet with the gorillas.
What should I carry for this trip?
Good question. Quickly, you need to cover yourself when in the jungle. Long boots, long sleeved shirt, trousers to avoid bug bites, you need a rain jacket (rainforest, remember?), a caryon bad to keep your staff and garbage (not allowed to litter) and something for the cold nights. That's more like it.
Will you process my entry visa?
No but visa processing is done so easily online before you get into the country. Check out this link. https://visas.immigration.go.ug/

Alternatively what most visitors do is to get the visa at the immigration desk at the Airport after you land into the country. For US$100, it takes you just 5 minutes to do that.

Make sure you have a valid passport, a yellow fever vaccination card and anything your consulate would advise you.
How far is the destination from the airport?
Bwindi is about 9 hours drive from Entebbe International Airport. Fortunately for you, we'll take a 2 hour local flight from Entebbe to Kihihi and then take an adventure walk for 2 hours and drive to our destination 2 hours ahead. Remember to take in the views and keep your cameras close by. You my not want to forget what you see.
Should I be scared of the Gorillas or be concerned about security?
Noooo! You're are very safe in these parts of the country. You'll have rangers when you enter the jungles and gorillas are commonly known to be really gentle giants. They're habituated for your presences, remember?! But of course, there are some rules you'll be briefed about before you enter the jungle. Talk to our consultants to get a comprehensive briefing before you come.

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