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4 Days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma: Short Buhoma Safaris

Overview of the 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma

4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma highlights 2 distinct Gorilla Trekking experiences in 2 different habituated gorilla group families. This Gorilla safari specifically takes you to Buhoma region, the Northern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Buhoma Gorilla Tracking sector of Bwindi is composed of gorilla groups like Mubare, Habinyaja, Katwe and Rushegura and each of these are trekked by a maximum of 8 visitors.

4 Days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma

Buhoma Uganda is one of the most explored sectors in Bwindi mainly for mountain gorilla encounters. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is comprised of 4 regions (Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija) is set in the southwestern Uganda and it is a home to 459 mountain gorillas, 20 habituated gorilla group families. Your 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma covers 3 nights, 4 days and begins and ends in Kampala.

Brief itinerary of the 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma

Day 1: Trip to Buhoma-the Northern region of Bwindi
Day 2: Gorilla trekking Buhoma & Batwa visit-Bwindi
Day 3: Second Gorilla trek Buhoma & Lake Bunyonyi visit
Day 4: From Buhoma back to Kampala-8 to 9 hours’ drive

Detailed itinerary of the 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma

Day 1: Trip to Buhoma-the Northern region of Bwindi

Meet and greet your Uganda safari leader and later, get briefed on your 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park, South-western Uganda. Begin your 8-9 hours’ drive journey taking the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara to Buhoma sector. En-route areas of interest to make a stopover include the Equator at Kayabwe and lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre western Uganda. Proceed to your final destination-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to relax at the booked lodge at Buhoma.
Accommodations
Budget : Buhoma Homesteads
Mid-range: Engagi Lodge/Buhoma Community Haven Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge
Luxury/up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking Buhoma & Batwa visit-Bwindi

Following enjoyable breakfast early morning, carry your bottled water & snacks then go gather at Buhoma trail-head for briefing about gorilla trekking rules. This marks the first Gorilla Trekking experience which starts at 8:00am with park guide leading you through 2-6 hours adventure. Today, you will be trekking one of the 4 Buhoma gorilla groups and expect to have 1 hour with the group, learn about their lifestyles, behaviors & take photos. You will be escorted back but keep an eye on numerous species of animals, flora etc.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch, refresh a little and later, have your day ended with Batwa visit in the evening. On Batwa visit in their community, expect great entertainment and interaction, then return to be offered dinner at the lodge.

Accommodations
Budget : Buhoma Homesteads
Mid-range: Engagi Lodge/Buhoma Community Haven Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge
Luxury/up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 3: Second Gorilla trek Buhoma & Lake Bunyonyi visit

Have breakfast and after, head to Buhoma sector Bwindi with some snacks and drinking. Briefing will be done from 7:00am to 8:00am by Uganda Wildlife Authority official at Buhoma and he assigns you another gorilla group. At exactly, the park guide leads you through Buhoma trail to look for mountain gorillas marking the 2nd Gorilla Trekking experience in Buhoma sector of Bwindi.
Return from Bwindi Forest after you have had 1 hour with gorillas, relax and later, exit Buhoma area for Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is ranked 2nd deepest lake in the African continent and it is found in Kabale, South-western Uganda. At Lake Bunyonyi a splendid lake with 29 islands, you will have a refreshing evening at cool shores or even go swim-the lake is so free from hippos or crocodiles.

Accommodations
Budget: Bushara Island Camp/Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Mid-range choices: Bunyonyi Safari Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco-Resort
Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 4: From Buhoma back to Kampala-8 to 9 hours’ drive

A delicious morning breakfast and after, go enjoy Lake Bunyonyi boat ride to different magical islands, get the best sights of beautiful terraced hills, birds etc. Return from your boat ride and check out of your accommodation prepared to drive back to Kampala.

End of the 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma

The tour includes

Gorilla permits for Buhoma double gorilla trek
Park entrance fees
Travel in a 4WD for 4 days Double Gorilla Trek Buhoma & English-speaking guide
All activities mentioned on Buhoma gorilla tour excluding the optional ones
Bottled water
Any relevant tax in Uganda
Accommodation in Buhoma for 3 nights & meals

The tour excludes

Tips
Shopping
Air flight tickets
Visas
Optional activities
Beverages
Telephone
Laundry
Insurance

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