This adventure is a great experience through rich deep forests, savannah open grasslands, wonderful lakes and, of course, amazing people always ready to help you. This unknown area can offer many things including one of the most beautiful experiences in life: the gorillas trekking. All your efforts are rewarded after hours hiking into the forest when you are face to face with these majestic animals.
1° Day: KAMPALA
2° Day: KAMPALA – RHINO SANCTUARY – MURCHINSON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
3° Day: MURCHINSON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
4° Day: MURCHINSON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – BUTIABA (fishermen village) – FORT PORTAL
5° Day: FORT PORTAL – CRATERS LAKES – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
6° Day: QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P. (KALINZU FOREST – KAZINGA CHANNEL CRUISE)
7° Day: QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P. (ISHASA SECTOR) – LAKE BUNYONYI
8° Day: LAKE BUNYONYI – KISORO
9° Day: KISORO – BWINDI FOREST (gorilla trek) – KISORO
10° Day: KISORO – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
11° Day: LAKE MBURO – KAMPALA
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Mean of transport: a 4wd vehicle with driver/guide rented through a local agency;
Accommodation: medium range; average expense for a double room 50 US$. You can save money sleeping in the accommodation area with your own tent. We booked part of our accommodation through the local agency and others with Booking.com. Alternatively, you can try with Agoda or Hotels.com;
Food: restaurant of our accommodation;
Currency exchange: there is a good currency exchange shop at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala; Remember that they only accept US Dollars issued since 2009 and in good condition (no rips, pen stains, scotch tape…etc..);
When to go: during the dry season from December to February and June to August;
Another itinerary: in January 2009 we also visited Rwanda. Left Lake Bunyonyi we went to Kigali and after 4 days around Rwanda, we went back to Kisoro.
Travel insurance: we made it with World Nomads
Guide book: Lonely Planet.
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