8 Days Kigali Conference, Lake Bunyonyi & Primates in Uganda

Overview

The 8 Days safari is customized for travelers who are coming for conference meetings in Kigali while staying at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort. The safari also involves trekking the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. You will also take part in different travel activities such as boat cruising, zip lining and community tours on Lake Bunyonyi to make a complete package. We shall start and end in Kampala Uganda.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 2: 1st Conference meeting in Kigali

Day 3: 2nd Conference meeting

Day 3: 3rd conference meeting

Day 4: Boat cruise & zip lining at Bunyonyi

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Day 6: Community tour & chill at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi

Day 7: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga

Day 8: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Arrive at Entebbe International airport where you will find the driver guide from Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort waiting for you. Meet, greet and hit the road for a full day drive to Lake Bunyonyi. You will have several stopovers along the way for lunch, refreshment and photographs, overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock resort.

Day 2: 1st Conference meeting in Kigali

You will have your first meting today. Wakeup early, have breakfast and transfer to Kigali for a meeting with your fellow delegates.

Day 3: 2nd Conference meeting

Just like yesterday, have an early morning breakfast and drive to Kigali for your delegates meeting. You will spend the whole day there and in the evening return to Lake Bunyonyi for an overnight

Day 3: 3rd conference meeting

Have breakfast and transfer to Kigali for your 3rd meeting conference. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 4: Boat cruise & zip lining at Bunyonyi

Have a relaxed sunrise breakfast on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi and thereafter go for a boat cruise to explore the beauty of this lake.  The canoe takes you to different islands of the lake. The cruise also offers you great views of beautiful kigezi rolling hills and homesteads surrounding the lake. In the afternoon, join the adventurous zip lining experience to swing over the calm waters of Lake Bunyonyi across lakeshores.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

The day starts with early breakfast and a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas. You will gather at the respective park headquarters in Bwindi for registration and pre gorilla trekking briefing on the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. The actual trek to meet gorillas begins at 8:00am and may last between 30 minutes to over 8 hours. You are however 99% sure of meeting the primates at the end of the trek.  After meeting gorillas, you will be allowed to spend an hour with them! Take pictures, observe their social behaviors and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.  Bwindi Forest is also home to Forest Elephants, African buffalos, colobus monkeys and bamboos among other wild animal, which you may meet. Later on, transfer back to Lake Bunyonyi for an overnight.

Day 6: Community tour & chill at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi

After having relaxed breakfast, you will visit the local communities around Lake Bunyonyi for a cultural experience. Batwa pygmies and Bakiga are the most visited community members in this area. Meet, interact and have time with local people in their homes, take part in some chores such as preparing local foods, making local beers and peeling among others. The locals will perform different songs and dances to welcome and entertain you.  Return to the lodge for lunch and chill on the shores of the lake admiring its beauty and calmness. You can do optional swimming to cool off.

Day 7: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga

Very early today, rise up, have breakfast and with packed lunch drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where “Silver meets Gold”. Gather at Ntebeko Visitor Information Centre for briefing on the dos and don’ts of golden monkey trekking. At 8:00am, start up a hike into the jungle searching for the endangered apes. You may encoder other wild animals, which live in this park. Spend an hour with golden monkeys, enjoy their playful behaviors. Thereafter, drive back to Lake Bunyonyi for the rest of that day

Day 8: Departure

After having a sunrise breakfast on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, get your bags ready, check out and setoff to Kampala for your connecting flight at Entebbe International Airport

End of the tour

Tour inclusions

  • Fulltime English speaking guide
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Boat cruise
  • Zip lining
  • Community visits
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Golden monkey trekking permit
  • Ground transport
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Government taxes

Tour exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Porters fee