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Safari and travel should be a rewarding experience for you, as well as for the local people you encounter. Preserving the natural state and beauty of the areas you pass through is also essential. Affable East Africa Tours and Safaris' many years of experience and willingness to share their extensive knowledge and understanding of animal behavior and the areas visited allows clients to witness some amazing sights in nature and wildlife.
Cassia lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala, close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool with few mosquitoes and an astonishing view of the lake as well as the city. In addition, they have conference facilities, a business center, wireless Internet connection, a large swimming pool, and 20 luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar, and balcony overlooking the lake. You will be staying here on the first night of the tour.
Engagi lodge in Bwindi is a modern lodge in a breathtaking setting offering stunning views over the forest canopy. The lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and runs from the main road to the park headquarters down to the Munyaga River. You will have the option of staying here on the second and third night of the tour.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport (EBB), you will be met by Affable Tours and Safaris East Africa representative and transferred to Cassia Lodge for an overnight stay and dinner.
You will picked up by your driver guide from Africa Pearl Safaris at your hotel and start off driving towards south-west and across the Equator. You will drive through savannah grasslands, seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the Switzerland of Africa, with terraced farming and mountain scenery. You will drive through to Bwindi National Park for roughly nine hours.
You will have dinner and overnight stay at Engagi Safari Lodge or Buhoma community bandas.
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.
The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome and exciting experience to be long savoured. The afternoon is spent on a community visit around the local communities living near the park to explore their lifestyle and culture. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Engagi Safari Lodge or Buhoma community bandas.
You will return to Kampala with great memories and moments spent with the fascinating mountain gorillas. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch. A visit to Ingongo cultural village is very rewarding and you will later proceed and be dropped at the airport for your flight back home.
This safari tour will take place at Kampala and Bwindi National Park in Uganda.
You will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Your meals are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Affable Tours and Safaris will pick you up from the airport.