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$1620 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Gorilla Trekking to Bwindi

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Cephas Inn/White Horse Inn/Broadbill Forest Camp Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi tour You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay amongst the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at Cephas Inn/White Horse Inn/Broadbill Forest Camp  Day 3: Travel back to Kampala Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast, end your stay in the "Land of the Mountain Gorillas" and depart with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. Transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route, then proceed to Entebbe Airport where you will catch your flight back home.

$2090 Private & Custom Tours

Safari and Lake Bunyonyi 7 days

day 1 - transfer to Queen Elizabeth National parkBe picked up early by your guide in Kampala/Entebbe and start off towards Queen Elizabeth national park. Along the way you will make a stop at the equator for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern and northern hemisphere. Continuing on you will have lunch either in the town of Mbarara or at the lodge depending on the time. Enjoy the views from the lodge and relax in the evening. Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages Day 2 - Game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National ParkWake up early in the morning for a game-drive in the Kasenyi part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Here you have the chance of seeing lions, elephants, buffaloes, an abundance of birds and more. After lunch your guide takes you to the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride is a great highlight were you for example can look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and warthogs along the shores of the channel. Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages Day 3 - Transfer to Lake BunyonyiHave a relaxed breakfast enjoying the view from the lodge before starting off towards Lake Bunyonyi. The drive takes you through a changing landscape and you will have  a lot to look at. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and be taken out to Bushara Island by boat. Take in the peaceful surroundings and settle in on the island. Overnight Bushara Island camp Day 4 - Relax by Lake BunyonyiHave a free day by Lake Bunyoyi. Here you can rent a canoe to explore the islands, take a swim (the lake is free of hippos, crocodiles and bilharzia), go for a hike or just relax with a book. Overnight Bushara Island camp Day 5 - Transfer to Lake Mburo National ParkAfter breakfast you start off with your guide towards Lake Mburo national park. A landscape of rolling green hills will pass by the windows before you reach the town of Mbarara for lunch and then continue to the lodge in Lake Mburo national park. Overnight Rwakobo Rock Day 6 - Safari-walk and game-driveStart the day early with a safari-walk in Lake Mburo national park. Get the experience of being one with nature as you see the animals close by during the walk. Have breakfast at the lodge and relax a bit before lunch. After lunch in the afternoon it is time for your game-drive in the park, here you can see impalas and zebras. Get back to the lodge to enjoy your last evening in Uganda's national parks for this safari. Overnight Rwakobo Rock Day 7 - Transfer to KampalaHave a relaxed breakfast and then start the journey to Kampala. Make a stop along the way for lunch in Masaka or at the Equator depending on time. After the last part of the drive you arrive in Kampala in the afternoon and your guide drops you in Kampala or Entebbe depending on your flight arrangements.   

$3363 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day African Safari Tour- Uganda Safari

Day 1: Kabale National park The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammals as well as over 375 species of birds. In the afternoon, we go for a walk at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you can see primate species, and reptiles among other interesting mammals. (Budget tented camp) Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Semuliki National park Get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches. (Mid-range lodge) Day 3: Semuliki National Park Wildlife Game viewing & Hotsprings Semuliki National Park is home to a number of exotic Central African wildlife and Batwa pygmy community. We also go on a short walk and arrive to see the Sulphur hot spring in a hot mineral encrusted swamp. (Mid-range lodge)  Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park We will set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among others. In the afternoon, we proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat safari where you get to see crocodiles. (Mid-range lodge) Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park We depart for Bunyaruguru and pass through scenic Ugandan landscape. Finally, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda where another amazing game drive adventure awaits. (Budget lodge) Day 6: Gorilla Tracking, Batwa experience & Lake Bunyonyi We begin today’s activity with the much-awaited Gorilla Trekking in either Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the Gorilla living in this world.After Gorilla tracking, the Batwa experience in Karengerere follows where your guide will take you at the top of the hills to take in the great view of Lake Bunyonyi. You can also visit the underprivileged children of Mwendo. (Mid-range resort) Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi Canoe Trekking & Village Walk You will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi. This lake encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. (Mid-range resort) Day 8: Transfer to Kampala or Kigali After breakfast, we ride a motorboat and land on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. From there, we head back to either Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda.

$710 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Gorilla Trekking plus Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe, pick up and Depart to Bwindi National Park.Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early morning landing in Uganda. Your safari will start from Entebbe Airport where you will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable national park.The drive will take you southwest Uganda by road, cross the Equator then to Mbarara for Lunch and through Savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through Kigezi Highlands [commonly referred as “the Switzerland of Uganda”] and banana plantations take you to the gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi NP. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and will mainly do little but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp | Meals: Lunch, Dinner.Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers 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 locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.Day 3: Enjoy the spectacular view of the Bunyonyi islands and depart for Entebbe.You will have a relaxed breakfast with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands right before you. Thereafter, embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa! Accommodation: Not Provided | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

$2240 Cultural & Theme Tours

8-Day Murchison Falls, Chimp and Epic Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Murchison Falls NP with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.Your Guide/driver will pick you from the Entebbe International Airport and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, make a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for an hour of rhino tracking then continue to Murchison.Day 2: Murchison morning game drive and the afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls.After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kob and lions, the leopards (if you’re lucky) plus a variety of bird species. Return to your accommodation for lunch and then go for a 3-hour boat trip to the base of the falls. Day 3: Exit Murchison and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.After breakfast at your accommodation, drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) where you will have spectacular view of the falls. Else, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park after breakfast. Kibale is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, mangabeys and red tailed monkeys.Day 4: Chimp trekking in Kibale forest and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing regarding the rules of trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park.Day 5: Queen’s Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel.On this day, you will have a game drive and launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel in the morning and afternoon respectively.Day 6: Exit Queen and transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Isasha area.Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions.Day 7: Go gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.Day 8: Exit Bunyonyi and return to Entebbe to catch your flight out.Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport.

$4249.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate East Africa

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

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