8 Days Culture and Gorilla Uganda Safari

8 Days Culture and Gorilla Uganda Safari will involve you in both prime experiences of Uganda that is engaging in mountain gorilla trekking and community engagement. Your first activity to do on this trip will be an experience with the unique mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and then after you will go visit the community to experience the life style of Ugandans basing on different traditional wear and dances ,food ,social life ,farming in their community and remnants of the culture practices.

8 Days Culture and Gorilla Uganda Safari

Trip Highlight of 8 Days Culture and Gorilla Uganda Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and Pick up at the Airport
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 4: Visit Bwindi Cultural trail and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi Island tour and depart to Ankole Culture tour
  • Day 6: Explore the Traditional Homestead
  • Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park via a visit to Igongo Cultural Museum
  • Day 8: Back to Entebbe for departure 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Pick up at the Airport

Arrival: On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed by our company driver guide and he will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay as you get ready for the next day of your journey. Dinner and overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest :After your morning breakfast ,our driver guide will pick you up and set off to Bwindi Impenetrable forest a home of the great apes .This traveling journey is approximately 8 to 9 hours inclusive with stopovers the first one will be at the Uganda Equator where you will experience the longitude at the zero degrees Celsius ,visit the craft shop around the equator After continue to drive to Mbarara town for picnic lunch ,then proceed to drive through Kigezi highlands ,rolling hills with beautiful scenery .You will arrive at the park in the evening check in at the lodge and relax .Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Gorilla Trekking: Wake up early have morning breakfast ,after your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters for briefing about dos and don’ts of gorillas .After briefing ,you will be allocated a group with park ranger to accompanies you into the forest to experience this exciting activity ,an activity which can last 2 to 8 hours depending on gorillas movements on that day .Once you meet them in their inhabitants ,you will be given one hour to spend with them to experience their life style and also enjoy photography .Return back to the headquarters for your successful gorilla trekking certificates .Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Visit Bwindi Cultural Trail and Depart to Lake Bunyonyi 

Visit Bwindi Cultural trails : After enjoying your breakfast ,a guide will lead you to communities around Bwindi who contribute much to its conservation ,you shall follow one of the cultural trails by the communities co-existing with the gorillas just be ready to learn the life style of these people ,interact with them lunch at the lodge .Depart to Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon ,a lake of several islands and was renamed as a lake for little birds with interesting stories behind it .Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Explore Lake Bunyonyi Islands and Depart to Ankole Culture tour

Explore Lake Bunyonyi Islands: Wake up have morning breakfast, then go to explore the lake and learn more about different Islands with great history on how some people of long ago used as a dumping ground of lepers and to another known as a ‘’punishment Island’’ where young pregnant girls were left to die for no reason.

You will also tour the 29 Island found on Lake Bunyonyi, engage in a cultural activity at an Island where you will have your lunch from with the community. After having lunch, we shall embark to Ankole where we will tour the rural homestead as well as experiencing their traditional way of living. You will also enjoy the rewarding countryside of the Ankole Kingdom. Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Explore the traditional homestead

Explore the Traditional Homestead: On this day, you will spend the night in this traditional homestead, you will wake up early in the morning before morning breakfast and join the herdsman with milking the long-horned Ankole cows and this activity is done before the cows are set off for the day. After this milking experience and learning the African traditional way of milking cows, we return home for breakfast.

After day breakfast, you will take a short walk through visiting more homes and different stops for views. Experience their lifestyle, food and other native habits. You will also have an opportunity to stop by a local school so you get to interact with the children if its comfortable to you.

Another option, you can choose to join the herdsmen as they go to the field to graze the cattle. Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park via a visit to Igongo Cultural tour

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park: Wake up have breakfast say bye, bye to the Ankole community and depart to Lake Mburo national park via a visit to Igongo cultural Museum where you will find the history concerning about the Ankole Kingdom. Continue to drive short driving hours to Lake Mburo national park, arrive have lunch at the lodge. After embark to Lake Mburo for afternoon boat trip where you expect to see Hippos, Crocodiles, Zebras and Buffaloes. You will also enjoy great sightseeing of bird life while on boat. Another option, you can do nature walk in the park with a ranger guide for close viewing with the animals. Dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Back to Entebbe for departure

Back to Entebbe for departure: Wake up go for morning game drive, return for breakfast and after depart to Entebbe Airport that evening for overnight stay or for your flight departure.

End of 8 Days Cultural and Gorilla Uganda Safari

The Package Includes

  • Gorilla permits
  • Ground transport
  • Full Boat Accommodation’
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat and Canoe trips
  • Bottled mineral water
  • An English speaking guide
  • Community experience

Package Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
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