5 Days Uganda Village Homestays and Gorilla Trekking Safari

5 Days Uganda Culture, Village Homestays, and Gorilla Trekking Safari starting from Entebbe


Embark on an enriching 5 Days Uganda Village Homestays and Gorilla Trekking Safari through the heart of Uganda’s vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. Your journey begins in Entebbe, where you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality before venturing to Lake Mburo. Here, immerse yourself in the fascinating Bahima culture at Rwakobo Lodge, where you’ll engage in authentic village homestays and witness traditional practices firsthand. From cattle herding to intricate crafts, this cultural immersion offers a unique glimpse into the lives of Uganda’s indigenous communities.

Continuing your odyssey, the serene waters of Lake Bunyonyi beckon, providing a tranquil backdrop for delving into the rich heritage of the Batwa people at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Engage in immersive experiences, from storytelling sessions to traditional dances, as you uncover the ancient traditions of this resilient community. Culminating your journey, brace yourself for an awe-inspiring encounter with Uganda’s majestic mountain gorillas in the lush forests of Bwindi. As you trek through the verdant terrain, guided by expert trackers, prepare to be spellbound by the sheer magnificence of these gentle giants. With memories to last a lifetime, return to Kampala, enriched by the cultural tapestry and natural wonders of Uganda.

 

5 Days Uganda Homestays & Gorilla Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Evening Game Drive and Relax at Rwakobo Safari Lodge
  • Day 2: Early Morning Milking Experience in the Bahima Cultural Set Up at Rwakobo Safari Lodge, Go Cattle Grazing and Afternoon Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Overnight at Bunyonyi Rock Resort
  • Day 3: Visit to the Punishment Islan and Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, Afternoon Transfer to Kisoro for Batwa Cultural Experience, Over Night at Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Day 4: Go Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Over Night at Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Day 5: Drive Back to Entebbe Airport, and Departure

 

Detailed 5 Days Uganda Homestays & Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Evening Game Drive and Relax at Rwakobo Safari Lodge

 

On the inaugural day of your Ugandan expedition, anticipate a seamless arrival at Entebbe International Airport, where you’ll be warmly welcomed before embarking on a picturesque journey to Lake Mburo National Park. En route, soak in the captivating landscapes that unfold, transitioning from bustling urban centers to the serene wilderness of the park. As the sun begins its descent, indulge in an exhilarating evening game drive, traversing the savannah plains in search of elusive wildlife, from graceful zebras to majestic antelopes. Conclude your day’s adventures at the tranquil haven of Rwakobo Safari Lodge, where you’ll unwind amidst the sounds of the African bush, rejuvenating for the cultural encounters and wildlife spectacles that await.

  • Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
  • Accommodation: Mpogo Safari Lodge (Standard), Rwakobo Safari Lodge(Mid-Range) – Just Outside the Park
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 2: Early Morning Milking Experience in the Bahima Cultural Set Up at Rwakobo Safari Lodge, Go Cattle Grazing and Afternoon Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Overnight at Bunyonyi Rock Resort


Awaken to the rhythms of rural life on day two of your Ugandan sojourn as you partake in an immersive early morning milking experience within the authentic Bahima cultural setting at Rwakobo Safari Lodge. Engage with local herders, learning the intricacies of their age-old traditions and the deep bond they share with their cattle. Following this enriching encounter, embark on a pastoral journey of cattle grazing, witnessing firsthand the symbiotic relationship between the Bahima people and their livestock. As the day unfolds, bid farewell to Lake Mburo National Park, transitioning to the tranquil shores of Lake Bunyonyi. Here, at the idyllic Bunyonyi Rock Resort, relish in the serene ambiance, nestled amidst the verdant hills and pristine waters, preparing to delve deeper into the cultural tapestry of Uganda.

  • Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation: Keije Resort Bunyonyi (Standard), Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Mid-Range)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 3: Visit to the Punishment Island and Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, Afternoon Transfer to Kisoro for Batwa Cultural Experience, Over Night at Rushaga Gorilla Camp


Embark on a day of exploration and cultural immersion on day three, beginning with a visit to the intriguing Punishment Island and a serene canoeing excursion on the shimmering waters of Lake Bunyonyi. Delve into the haunting history of Punishment Island, a poignant reminder of the region’s past. Then, glide gracefully across the tranquil lake, soaking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. As the afternoon unfolds, journey onwards to Kisoro for a captivating Batwa cultural experience, delving into the ancient traditions and heritage of this indigenous community. Conclude your day’s adventures at Rushaga Gorilla Camp, nestled amidst the verdant wilderness, where you’ll retire under the star-studded skies, enriched by the cultural treasures of Uganda.

  • Destination: Kisoro – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Accommodation: Rushanga Broadbill Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-Range)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 4: Go Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Over Night at Rushaga Gorilla Camp


Day four promises the pinnacle of your Ugandan adventure as you embark on a mesmerizing mountain gorilla trekking expedition in the lush expanse of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Guided by expert trackers, traverse through dense foliage, anticipation mounting with every rustle and call echoing through the forest. Encounter the gentle giants in their natural habitat, an awe-inspiring moment that transcends words. As the day draws to a close, return to the comfort of Rushaga Gorilla Camp, where the day’s exhilarating encounters linger in your thoughts, crafting memories to cherish for a lifetime.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Rushanga Broadbill Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Mid-Range)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 5: Drive Back to Entebbe Airport, and Departure


On the final day of your Ugandan odyssey, bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality as you embark on a scenic journey back to Entebbe Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cherished memories accumulated throughout your cultural and wildlife adventure. With hearts full of gratitude and spirits enriched by the wonders of Uganda, it’s time to board your departure flight, carrying with you the essence of this remarkable journey and the promise of future adventures yet to unfold.

  • Destination: Entebbe Airport
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Drinking Water

 

5 Days Uganda Homestays & Gorilla Safari inclusions and exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable lodging throughout your safari, including stays at Rwakobo Lodge, Bunyonyi Rock Resort, and Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
  • Meals: Indulge in delicious and authentic Ugandan cuisine, with meals provided as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation: Experience hassle-free travel with transfers between destinations and game drives conducted in comfortable vehicles.
  • Activities: Engage in a diverse range of activities such as village homestays, cultural experiences with the Bahima and Batwa communities, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, and visits to Punishment Island.
  • Park fees: Entrance fees to national parks and cultural sites are included in the package.
  • Professional guidance: Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides and trackers throughout your safari, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.
  • Airport transfers: Enjoy convenient transfers to and from Entebbe Airport at the beginning and end of your journey.

Exclusions:

  • International flights: The package does not include international airfare to and from Entebbe Airport.
  • Visa fees: Guests are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and paying associated fees.
  • Travel insurance: It is recommended that guests acquire travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Personal expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, additional snacks, beverages, and gratuities are not included.
  • Optional activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary are excluded from the package.
  • Vaccinations: Guests should consult with their healthcare provider regarding any required or recommended vaccinations for travel to Uganda.
  • Additional accommodations: Any pre or post-safari accommodations in Entebbe or other locations are not included in the package.

5 Days Uganda Village Homestays and Gorilla Trekking Safari Quotation

Based on Single Traveler, Based on both mid-range and standard accommodations

Category Mid-Range Standard
Rate US$2,802 US$2,706

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