8 Days Honeymoon Trip Lake Bunyonyi
The 8 Days Honeymoon vacation to Lake Bunyonyi offers a combined relaxation and adventure experiences. Lying in Southwestern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is a spectacular natural lake with 29 islands all scattered on it including Bushara, Bucuranuka, Punishment and Bwama Islands, etc. The lake rises at an elevation of 1962 and is the deepest of all the lakes in Uganda.
Lake Bunyonyi is most popular birder’s haven, hosting about 200 bird species including black headed weavers, cinnamon chested bee-eaters, speckled mouse birds, common stone chat, pied wagtail, black crake and others. Your Lake Bunyonyi vacation takes you through a memorable sunset dinner cruise and canoe/boat ride combined with gorilla trekking expedition in Bwindi National Park.
DAY 1: PICK UP & CHECK IN AT THE LODGE AROUND LAKE BUNYONYI
In the morning, you will meet, greet and be welcomed by your driver guide. After, leave the hotel facility in Kampala/Entebbe and start on the long day journey to enjoy your honeymoon vacation in Uganda. Drive at a reasonable speed via Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route while enjoying the natural beauty of the countryside without forgetting to make stopover visit at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe.
From Kayabwe, proceed to Igongo cultural centre for a delicious lunch break. Depart after refreshment and keep an eye on the stunning Kigezi hillside as you connect to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Arrive in the evening and check in at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort for a leisurely dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: CANOE RIDE & SUNSET DINNER CRUISE EXCURSION
Wake up and enjoy a hefty breakfast in your room and later, meet your local guide for a memorable canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi. Your morning canoe ride will focus on visiting one of islands located on Lake Bunyonyi, especially the Punishment Island and as you navigate, keep an eye on the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Return from your exciting canoe ride excursion and enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the morning, join for the sunset dinner cruise experience. Get to feel the cool breeze on Lake Bunyonyi, sight some birds and view the terraced hillsides while accompanied by lots of drinks including wines, beers, soft drinks, meals and snacks. Retreat from dinner cruise and have the best moments as a couple at the comfort of your lodge –Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.
DAY 3: CHILL & FEEL THE ATMOSPHERE AROUND YOUR RESORT/LODGE
In the morning, you will have a tasty breakfast in bed and spend the long day at the lodge. Have your lunch served and enjoyed in the cool gardens in the surrounding and later, dinner will be enjoyed at the floating restaurant.
DAY 4: RELAXATION & SUNSET CRUISE
Have breakfast at the comfort of your resort and chill till afternoon when you will have lunch on top of the world. A relaxed afternoon at the lodge and in the evening, go enjoy your sunset dinner cruise which comes with lots of snacks, meals, beers, wines and soft drinks.
DAY 5: LAKE BUNYONYI TO BWINDI
Depart Lake Bunyonyi for your gorilla expedition in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a home to 120 different mammal species, and 350 species of birds. Arrive early and check in at Engagi Lodge for relaxation.
DAY 6: GORILLA TREKKING WITH A GUIDE
Join other guests for the morning briefing at Buhoma sector where you will get insight into the guidelines for gorilla trekking. The park official will use this time to assign habituated families of mountain gorillas to each group consisting of 8 visitors. At 8:00am, the actual search for the family allocated to you begins and will run for 2-6 hours but covers a special one hour for up close and personal with mountain gorillas in the wild.
Maximize the 1 hour capturing the best pictures and exploring in depth about the different behaviors of mountain gorillas in their habitat. Return but while still keeping an eye on other species in the park and relax the rest of the evening.
DAY 7: VISIT THE BATWA & RELAX AT THE LODGE
After breakfast, you will be visiting the Batwa community for memorable cultural experience. Learn various traditions, cultures, lifestyles and practices of the Batwa pygmies then sum it up with great entertainment as the locals will dance for you. Get back and spend a long day relaxing and sharing great moments while in your lodge.
DAY 8: DEPART
Set off from Bwindi back to Entebbe or Kampala after a delicious breakfast. Take the Kabale-Mbarara-Masaka –Kampala route, 8-9 hours’ drive and en route, make a stopover at the equator for more photo taking.
- Gorilla permit
- Cultural visit
- Ground travel to & from Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi
- Canoe ride
- Accommodation and meals –
- Bottled drinking water
- Boat ride
- Sunset dinner cruiser excursions
- An experienced guide