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You will be picked up from Entebbe Airport and will start your 8 hours drive from Kampala to the Rwenzori Mountains with lunch en-route in Fort Portal. You will arrive at Ruboni Community Banda late in the evening.
After early morning breakfast, you will depart to hike up Ruboni Hill where you will enjoy the scenic views of the River Mubuku, Baker and Portal Peaks as you ascend. When you reach the of the 2300 meter hill, you will see a panoramic view of the Mountains of the Moon and the glorious snow-capped Margherita Peak. You will then return to the banda for dinner and overnight.
After an early breakfast, you will depart go to the Bulemba- Ihandiro Cultural Trail. This hike to a hilltop cultural museum passes through the “Bat Valley” to explore the local Bakonzo culture will take 6-7 hours. Here, you will also visit the traditional healer who explains how he uses his “Muhima” or powers, to cure the sick. Or you can visit the neighboring villages of Ruboni (with Ruboni Community Camp) or Mihunga (with Rwenzori Turaco View) for a cultural tour including dance performances and the chance to buy local handicrafts. Dinner and overnight at the banda.
After breakfast, based on your permits and depending on which gorilla group you will be visiting, you will depart for either the Bwindi National Park or Mgahinga National Park. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp.
After early morning breakfast, you will head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for a briefing, a short video about your gorilla trekking and you will then be paired off with your group and rangers. The trekking could take anywhere from 3-5 hours and once the gorillas are spotted, you get to spend an hour with them. Later, when you are back at the camp, you can visit the Munyanja river trail, which has an array of bird life and a waterfalls you can also go to the Ruhija trails to see various bird species plus more primates.
After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi. Bunyoni means "small birds" and this beautiful lake is must stop over to see these amazing birds. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages.
You will depart for Kampala today but before that, after breakfast, you will walk towards the northern tip of Bunyonyi to Ruvuma Swamp to see the different birds this area has to offer. After drop off in Kampala, you will continue to your next destination.