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9 Days South-Western Culture

Last revised: 2021-11-18 13:56:23 (2 years ago)


This Safari will give you one of the highlights in ugandan culture, in the southern part of Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo. Visit the batwahomestead people See how they lived and hunted in the traditional manner. Enjoy trying out your hunting techniques as the Batwa teachyou how to shoot with a bow and arrow, learn from the women how to prepare, cook and serve a meal. You will alsohave the opportunity it sample the dishes. Take a visit to the mountain gorillas, as well the ankole culture in the west.

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
Day 2: Drive to Kabale (lake bunyonyi)
Day 3: visit the Batwa people
Day 4: drive to kisoro
Day 5: Gorilla tracking day!
Day 6: Drive to Lake Mburo
Day 7: Lake Mburo Culture
Day 8: Back to Kampala & cultural Dance performances
Day 9: drop off to airport

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport

Our Guide/driver will be already waiting to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to booked hotel or lodge for the first night depending on your time of arrival to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari to all Uganda national parks for the adventure.

 Airport Guesthouse
Meal Plan: Bed & breakfast 

Day 2: Drive to Kabale (lake bunyonyi)
After your morning breakfast you will meet with your guide, give you a briefing before you start off for your long journey to Lake Bunyonyivia Mbararato Kabale (the Switzerland of Africa) South Western Uganda. you will have a stopover in mbara at igongo cultural site for lunch (exclusive), as you continue will have a spectacular view on the way as you pass through three different types of vegetation reaching in the late afternoon.

Lake Bunyonyi lies on 1,950 metres above sea level, it is 25 km long and 7 km wide. It is famous for being the second deepest fresh water lake in Africa (900 meters). It is a bilharzias free which makes it special and also the numerous islands (29).

You can spend the afternoon on the lake in a dugout canoe, or relaxing in the evening by the lakeside. In the evening you can be entertained with traditional dancers as you warm up over a camp fire. A good restaurant and bar, hot showers in self-contained tents, are assured at Ha'Buharo Islands.
Driving time 7 – 8hrs

: Birdes Nest
Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast

Day 3: Batwa people
After breakfast, visit the distinctive Batwa and spend some time interacting with the Batwa (pygmies) community who inhabit parts of the forests and its surrounding areas, pay visit to the Abaheesi (black smiths) societies or to the Bukora Cave.

In the late afternoon you will go for the boat safari, canoeing and other activities, return to your lodge and have dinner.

: Birds nest
Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: drive back tokisoro
After your breakfast, set off to kisoro and do a visit to a community walk to the Bafubira and batwa (pygmies) people dominate this region.The mountain has afro-montane vegetation with cool climate and a large bamboo area.Mgahinga volcano acts as a better view point offering great views of the 3-countries Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

Later in afternoon, you drive to lake bwindi,check in your lodge, relax, have dinner and spend your night at your lodge

  Gorilla valley lodge
Meal Pln:- Dinner & Breakfast

Day 5: Gorilla tracking day!
early morning after your breakfast, your driver will transfer you from your lodge with packed lunch to the starting point of your tracking group at UWA headquarters so that you can get a briefing at around (7.45am or 8.30am), then you will start the tracking. The gorillas that you track are very friendly to people, though still there are same groups which are shy, sharp, and stubborn as human beings.  Your experienced ranger will help you to spot out their presence. You will expect to walk a long distance in steepand muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead while pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, before you encounter any gorillas

Once you find the gorillas, you will be able to spend with them up to one hour which is given time due to conservations issues, before going back to your lodge. Though it will be definitely worth while you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Note:  (This trek can take from 1hour to 7 hours depending on the area you track and group– a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Have your Dinner and overnight at;

Gorilla valley lodge
Meal Plan:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: drive to Queen Elizabeth, PM boat cruide on kazinga channel  
After your breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.You will check in your lodge, relax and have lunch.

Afternoon you will enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel upon your arrival and have an opportunity to see different animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, water ducks and also other animals which come for drinking water or to bath on the lakes showers. There also lots of bird species which include the 11 types of king fisher, black bee- eater and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more. Your dinner will be at either;

Medium: - Bush lodge 
Meal Plan: - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 7: AM game drive, drive to Lake Mburo
After early morning breakfast, you will begin your morning game drive together with an experienced ranger you will search for all the wild animals in the park, including; elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, buffalo, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthogs, lions and other animals.

later you start your journey to Lake Mburo National to experience the Ankole Culture. Nshenyi Village will be your pristine gateway into the Ankole culture located approximately two hours from Mbarara, the village is nestled in the rolling hills of the Ankole Kingdom. Learn how to make gee, milk cows with your bare hands, accompany children to school, and find out how matooke is prepared. Later continue to Lake MburoPark, which is well known as a home to zebra, eland and impala, as well as hippos. When entering the park, we will spot the Ankole long horned cattle their enormous horns and you will meet a little bit with the local people.
Driving time: 4 to 6hrs

Medium: -Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 8: Lake Mburo Culture

After breakfast we’ll spend the whole morning in the park, visiting the local community of the Bahima and see how they process ghee, get a chance to milk a cow, observe how they prepare their staple food (matooke), how they manage their families and rural community return at the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon you will go for game drive with a ranger while searching for different animal spices, though as an extension of the Tanzanian Plains it’s the only park in Uganda with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike.

Medium: - Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: - Dinner & Breakfast

Day 9: Drive Back to Kampala
Early morning after your breakfast, you will go for a nature walk with a ranger helping you to spot out some different animal species commonly zebra, impala, buffalo, elands, and other ungulates also roan antelope and leopard, hyenas and jackals. Bird viewing opportunities will also be available for birders.Youwill return to the lodge and have a late breakfast at the lodge.

You will then continue straight Kampala for a great night as you enjoy different Uganda cultural performances at Enderre Troops center.

Driving time: 4 to 5hrs

Prices for the safari

Since this is a private tour, your booked safari can be arranged and organized at any time throughout the year depending on your desired traveling dates and the availability of accommodation.

Our Rates are always base on persons sharing a Double/Twin room/Triple

Single room supplements charges may apply for those requesting single occupancy

1 person         $3,950

2 persons       $2,656 (per person)

3 persons       $2,529 (per person)

4 persons       $2,246 (per person)

5 persons       $2,252 (per person)

The package includes:  

  • Ground transportation by 4WD Minivan

  • Air port transfers to and from

  • Accommodation & meals per program

  • English speaking Driver/Guide

  • Park entrance fees

  • 1 Gorilla permit per person

  • Fuel & car

  • culture experience 

  • Bottled water in safari car

  • Ranger fees

  • Activities as per program

The package excludes;

  • Tips

  • Laundry

  • Souvenirs

  • Personal drinks and cigarettes

  • International Air ticket and related costs

  • Personal Insurance covers

  • Optional activities 

  • Meals out of booked accommodations

Transport to be used on your safari
This Tour is based on a Min-van with 4wd. it seats from up to the maximum of 8 persons. All our used vehicles are well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!

Upgrade to a Land cruiser
But in case you want an upgrade to a Land cruiser which is rated as the strongest safari vehicle on the African roads, it’s well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!. This come's with an extra cost, but it’s worth it. Just in inform us in advance

Accommodation & Transport – Mid-range

For this trip accommodation you will be staying in lodge or Camps which are built in  African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds. Each unit has its own private en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet, a dressing room and a hot water shower. Seated from your own verandah, the red or black and white colobus can often be observed in the dense camp surrounding

NOTE: For this the above mentioned accommodation it depends on availability and we make sure the best is our first priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively in the same standards or rate range.

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