6 days Lake Bunyonyi and Volcano safari
The 6 days lake Bunyonyi and volcano safari takes you to southwestern Uganda, between Kisoro and Kabale, and is close to the Rwandan border. From 2004 until 2009, the lake was shown on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note as “Lake Bunyonyi and terraces.”
- Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
- Day 2: Boat cruise
- Day 3: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Day 4: Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail experience
- Day 5: Volcano hiking
- Day 6: Depart to Kampala.
- Boat cruise
- Cultural experience
- Nature walks
- Gorilla tracking
- Golden monkey tracking
- Volcano hiking
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, a professional tour guide from monumental expeditions will greet you and take you to a hotel in Kampala to rest and refresh. Begin your journey to Lake Bunyonyi at Kabale, which is around 407 kilometers away and takes approximately 8 hours to drive from Kampala. Stop at the equator to take photographs and buy any handcrafts you might need on your journey. In Mbarara, have lunch.
Proceed to Kabale town and then travel 8 kilometers to Lake Bunyonyi. Because of its panoramic views of 29 islands surrounded by steep terraced slopes, Lake Bunyonyi is a superb site for relaxation and refreshment. You must be exhausted after such a long travel, and what you require is to relax while sipping your cup of coffee. Dinner with a night’s stay
Day 2: Boat cruise
Take your breakfast at 8:00 a.m. For a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi, head to Bushara boat launch, which is only a 4-minute walk away. You would not want to miss viewing Akampene Island, which is famous for being the spot where Bakiga ladies who were pregnant before marriage were abandoned to die. This deep lake has multiple islands, and you may hike on one of them with advance notice. Here you may get even more magnificent views of the lake and take photographs.
After the boat ride, return to the lodge for lunch before continuing for a mountain biking adventure and the opportunity to swim in the bilharzia-free water of Lake Bunyonyi.
In the evening, you will be escorted through Kabale town to various locations such as the museum. The museum will teach you about the Bakiga culture and traditions. Dinner with a night’s stay
Day 3: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Breakfast should be served at 8:00 a.m. Continue your journey to the Kisoro area, which is around 77 kilometers away and takes approximately 1:30 hours to drive from Kabale. Mgahinga National Park is 14 kilometers from Kisoro town. The park is well-known for its mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Arrive at the lodge and check in. You will then go for a woodland stroll in Mgahinga forest to get that authentic forest sense. Enjoy the pleasant songs of birds high in the trees as you enjoy a forest stroll, which is ideal for those looking to explore and discover the park’s hidden gems. Return to the lodge for lunch.
Walking also provides an opportunity to see certain animals and birds up close. Expect to witness golden monkeys, elephants, and buffalos, to mention a few. Look out for the Rwenzori turaco, which is a popular tourist attraction. Dinner with a night’s stay
Day 4: Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail experience
Breakfast should be served at 8:00 a.m. Set off on a Gorilla tracking mission. Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a fascinating and unbelievable experience that more than compensates for the effort required to reach the bamboo forest. Sitting amidst the shaggy gorillas, which can be up to three times the size of the average man, is a vivid legacy that you experience on the Mgahinga Gorilla in the Virunga Region. These gentle giants are incredibly tranquil, despite their intimidating and aggressive look. Return to the lodge, have your lunch, and unwind for a while.
Head out for the Batwa trail adventure in the early evening. Spend time with the Batwa pygmies for a wonderful cultural experience as they accompany you through the Mgahinga jungle. Learn about their traditional forest activities such as honey gathering, medicinal plant gathering, hunting, fruit gathering, and cave sacrifice. Traditional music and dances are performed, providing an in-depth insight of Batwa culture. Dinner with a night’s stay
Day 5: Volcano hiking
At 6:30 a.m., consume your breakfast. Return to the Ntebeko tourist center and prepare to hike Mount Muhabura. The hike begins at 7:00 a.m. and lasts 6-8 hours, depending on the hiker’s fitness level. At a reasonable cost, guides and porters can assist you with your large luggage. Bring your hiking shoes because the hills become rather muddy during wet seasons due to the thickets and plants that cover them.
Mount Muhabura is the steepest of the volcano ranges, with its first resting point at 3,116m, second at 3,855m, and peak at 4,127m above sea level. It provides breathtaking views of magnificent craters and broad fields on the slopes where gorillas live. The breathtaking panorama of Ruhondo and Burera lakes will absolutely knock you off your feet. You will take a break along the hike and eat your packed lunch.
One of the most remarkable parts of trekking Mount Muhabura is the presence of a beautiful crater lake near its top. While at the peak, you may also see 5 additional volcanoes that your guide will name. You will be dropped off at your lodge after your descent. Dinner with a night’s stay
Day 6: Depart to Kampala.
At 7:00 a.m., have your breakfast. Golden monkey tracking on the slopes of Mgahinga Gorilla is one of the main activities that make this park an appealing site for tourists to visit. Return to the lodge and check out.
Begin your journey back to Kampala. You will eat lunch in Mbarara. You will be dropped off at your preferred place in Kampala or at Entebbe Airport for your nighttime journey.
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