tRAVEL WITH ME

We’re back with another group trip to Uganda!

If you’re looking for new adventures, animal watching in a safari, trekking in the jungle looking for gorillas, immersing yourself in a new culture, getting to meet new people and going to East Africa? This is the best way to kick off the year 2023, and maybe even get away from the cold if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere.

Come and join us this January 13-19th, 2022, as we embark on a 7-day journey through the Pearl of Africa: Uganda

Trip highlights: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Park, Safari in Murchison Falls, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Lake Bunyonyi

why join us?

WHY UGANDA?

Visit one of the only 3 countries in the world where you can see gorillas in the wild and watch the BIG FIVE (leopards, lions, buffaloes, rhinoceros and elephants) as part of a safari. Uganda is safe, open for tourism, and has e-visas and visas on arrival for most nationalities.

WHY CHOOSE BUUTU SAFARIS?

By traveling with a Ugandan company, you are not only supporting the local economy but also protecting endangered animals by engaging in sustainable tourism that helps preserve conservation efforts. Buutu Safaris has been operating since the 1990s and only uses local accommodation and employees to boost eco-tourism and help prevent illegal hunting (poaching).

WHY GO GLOBAL WITH SIBU?

I'm on a journey to break stereotypes and to push people to travel as much as possible. The world isn't as dangerous and scary as the media pegs it to be. Looking to get out of your comfort zone and make new friends while traveling? This is the chance to do so!

*Game Drive (or safari): viewing wildlife in the comfort of an open 4×4 vehicle.

**Big game or game: large mammals – lions, leopards, black rhinoceros, elephants, etc.

PLEASE fill out the Travel Interest Form before making any payments to check availability before the final confirmation. Thank you.

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to reach out via email or Instagram DM!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick-up and drive to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Park
 
 
Set off at 07:00am for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, head to the offices for briefing. Thereafter your ranger/guide will lead you into the savannah grasslands in search for the rhinos. Spend an hour watching the rhinos as you listen to the great conservation efforts that have led to the reintroduction of white rhinos in Ugandan wilderness.

After a lunch break, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park via the top of the falls. Experience the scenic sights of the wild as the sun sets over Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall.
Thereafter head to the lodge for dinner and the night’s stay.
 
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
 

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

 

After your breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in the northern sector of
Murchison Falls. Look out for night dwellers including the leopards, lions and
hyenas, which, with a little luck, we will see before they retreat to the coolness
of the thickets in the afternoon hours.

 

After lunch, head out for a cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls as you enjoy

the unique sights of aquatic wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds and the breathtaking views of the water falls.

 

After this eventful Nile cruise, return to the lodge for dinner and the night.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Flight transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

 

After a leisurely breakfast, fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will arrive in the afternoon. Unwind in the peaceful forest side lodge as you prepare for the action-filled day of gorilla trekking.

 

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

 

After an early breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00 am for briefing. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth, with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families.

 

Trekking can take between 2-6 hours. However, once found the experience of
watching these incredible primates in their natural habitat is well worth every ounce of energy expended on the tiring forest trails. It is most advisable for trekkers to be in
good physical condition before embarking on the trails.

 

The gorilla family assigned to you will depend on your level of fitness and health. There are 3 levels of difficulty, and you have the possibility to hire a porter (someone who will carry your bag and make sure you make it to the end) for $15 USD per person.


Get in close proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe these pacific primates
in their natural habitat. Watch the Gorillas eat, groom and play. Packed lunched is
offered during the day.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

 

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

 

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi where you will arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon hours choose from a rnage of activities including swimming, canoe rides, zip lining and hiking.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

a view of a lake and canoes

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi

 

Spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, we will start our excursion to Joshua’s Island where we are in for a treat and a feel of the local life in Lake Bunyonyi. Learn to make a rolex and see how traditional millet beer is made as you hang out at local bar and in a homestead. Option of hiking, quad biking and swimming in the lake are also on offer.

 

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Drive to Entebbe

 

After breakfast we’ll embark on an 8 – 9 hour drive back to Entebbe where we will arrive in the evening hours.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Accommodation: No accommodation.

price per person

January 13 - 19th, 2023 / 7-Day Big Game Drive and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

 

$3,195 USD per person. Lodging in ensuite rooms at ViaVia Entebbe*, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Lodge/Gorilla Treetops & Arcadia Cottages

*for late arrivals on day 0. Single supplement option = +$740 USD per person


Payment plans available! You just need a deposit of $1200 USD to secure your spot

and most importantly, your gorilla permit. The rest is due in early December.


Add on options (the visa is valid for 30+ days, so you can stay longer if you want to)

Full Day Rafting - $100 -$140 per person

Quad Biking – 2 hours - $75 per person


Note:

1. Safari starts and ends in Entebbe - Uganda, which is the city you should fly to

2. Accommodation is to be confirmed after securing gorilla permit

 

What you should bring:

Passport copy, face masks (N95/surgical), personal sanitizer, Both short/long

sleeved shirts, raincoat, Both short/trousers, swimming costume, small flashlight,

sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a good camera, refilling water bottle, extra

cash in local currency, small USD bills for tips and a pair of keen eyes!


LATEST UPDATE FROM MAY 1st, 2022: NO PCR TEST IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE COUNTRY IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED. ONLY A YELLOW FEVER VACCINE IS NEEDED.

PLEASE fill out the Travel Interest Form before making any payments to check availability before the final confirmation. Thank you.

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to reach out via email or Instagram DM!

Rated 5* on trip advisor and 4.7* on google maps