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Visitors have so many things to see and do in southwestern Uganda from Kigali. The Key Must- see are Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park, Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga National Park, Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi, you will explore the new magnificent Landscape which is a refreshing and thrilling experience. South Western Uganda two Main National Parks; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. It also has the Second deepest Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, and Lake Malehe.

Things to see and do in southwestern Uganda from Kigali

Mountain Gorilla tracking is one of the things to see and do in south western Uganda from Kigali. Gorilla tracking is a tourist activity where visitors go look for the gorillas in the forest in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga forest National Park. In South western Uganda has half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and they are the greatest apes. The activity is done after acquiring permission form Uganda wildlife authority at USD600 per person and as Encounter Africa Safaris we can help secure the permit for you.

The gorilla trek starts early morning at the park headquarters, Guides and rangers start the walk to the forest with the visitors until they find the Gorillas and visitors are allowed to take view and take pictures for one hour. Later you walk back to the starting point and you receive a certificate for successful trekking.

Gorilla Habituation is also a key activity in south western Uganda from Kigali, The activity takes place in the south of bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The experienceis worth a visit as you are allowed to view and stay with the Gorillas for four hours, Only Four people are allowed to visit Participate in the activity and thus there is a lot of competition for Permits but we can always check for you availability, and once you book with us the trip, we secure for you the permit so that you don’t miss out. The Gorilla Habitation Permits cost USD1500 per person per trek,the trek starts early morning at 6:30am with Park guides, researchers and clients and you participate in the daily activities of the Gorillas as the activity is about getting them used to people/Visitors. We do organize various Gorilla Habituation to south western Uganda from Kigali and these are Three day Gorilla Habituation from Kigali, Four day Gorilla Habituation and Lake Bunyonyi from Kigali, Four day Gorilla Habituation and Normal trekking Tour from Kigali and we can tailor all trips as per your Interest.

The road trip to south western Uganda from Kigali is about 4-5hours from the Kigali international Airport or Kigali City, the short drive time helps you to stop on the Way at the genocide Memorial, Lunch and also to view the beautiful Landscape, the terraced hills, Lake Views of Lake Bunyonyi, Twin-lakes and Lake Mutanda.

With so much to see, we share our Must -See in South Western Uganda from Kigali.

Mgahinga National Park in South Western Uganda from Kigali

Mgahinga National Park is Located in South western Uganda on the boarder of Uganda Rwanda and Congo. It is just a 3hours drive for Kigali city/ Kigali International Airport. I has a lot offer you as a traveler, it is a home to the Mountain Gorillas and has one habituated for trekking.

It is only in Mgahinga National park of south western Uganda where you can see Golden monkeys and Gorillas. Gorilla tracking and Golden Monkey tracking is done at the Park headquarters and the trek starts in the morning with park guides. Mgahinga National Park is also within the Virunga ranges of Mountain Sabinyo, Mountain Gahinga and Mountain Muhavura where Visitors interested in hiking any other Mountain can travel too. You can participate in all these activities and we can tailor a trip for you to south western Uganda from Uganda

Gorilla Permits for Mgahinga National Park cost USD600 per person per trek for now till June 2020 and starting July 2020 the gorilla permits increased to USD700 per person Per trek and as Encounter Africa safaris we can book and secure your gorilla Permits and all services for you trip

Mgahinga National Park has one Gorilla Habituated group called the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family, It has fourteen members and only eight visitors are allowed to visit the Gorilla Family per day and this makes it very competitive and thus you need to book it in advance not to miss out, with the help of Park guides, Rangers and Porters, the gorilla trek will be an experience you will never forget. We have various packages to tailor for your visit to Mgahinga National Park in South western Uganda from Kigali, We have a three day Gorilla trek in Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda, , Four Day Gorillas and Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park, Five day Gorillas, Golden Monkey in Mgahinga National Park and Lake Bunyonyi. As per your request we can always tailor your trip in south western Uganda from Kigali.

Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda from Kigali

You don’t have to miss to see Lake Bunyonyi, It is also located in south western Uganda between Kabale district and Kisoro district close to the boarders of Cyanika and Katuna of Rwanda. The lake is the second deepest lake in Africa with over 20 Islands. Travelers can have Boat rides to the various Islands, Pygmy cultural visit and zip lining, it is refreshingly honest to rest here on your honey moon, or after a gorilla trek. The surrounding terraced hills also give a great view for Photography while on your visit to south western Uganda from Kigali

Are you worried about where to stay in Lake Bunyonyi, There is a lot of accommodation facilities where you can stay ranging from Budget to Luxury Lodges? Options Include Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Crater Bay Cottages, Bird nest Resort Bunyonyi among others. Yes you can stay at Lake Bunyonyi and still Trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as it is Just 1 hour to Ruhija Park Headquarters.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parkin south western Uganda from Kigali

Bwindi Impenetrable National is Located in the south western Uganda, It is just 5hours’ drive from Kigali, Rwanda and It is a home to endangered Mountain Gorillas and other primates. Gorilla trekking and Gorilla Habituation activities are life time experience that you wouldn’t miss to see while in South Western Uganda. Bwindi also has lots of birds, the vegetation, the rivers crossing the hills, the water falls and the cultural community is a whole experience you don’t have to miss.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four sectors where tracking takes place and these are Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. Every sector has gorilla families for trekking per day and only eight visitors are allowed to trek. We can book for you permits in any sector of your interest once we confirm availability of permits. We do offer different gorilla tours in bwindi namely Three day Gorilla tour in Bwindi from Kigali, Four day Gorilla trek and Habituation tour from Kigali, Three/Four day Double gorilla trek in Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park from Kigali.Contact us on email for the best package to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of South Western Uganda.

Lake Mulehe in South Western Uganda from Kigali.

You can also see Lake Mulehelocated in south western Uganda from Kigali in Kisoro district.It is found near the three volcanic ranges that are Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabinyo and Mount Muhavura.

Lake Mulehe has stunning beauty for you to discover for your refreshingly holiday in south western Uganda. Activities to participate include Boat ride on the lake, Community and village Walk and Nature walks. You can visit the Lake after your activities in Nkuringo or Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Forest National Park. We can plan for your visit at the Lake Mulehe in south western Uganda from Kigali

The Food of South Western Uganda

You will enjoy the delicious local meals and cuisines of south western Uganda, the home grown on terraced hills food will give you a taste of the staple food of the South western Uganda. The lodges and all food centers will always serve you the best meals as per your request.

Lake Mutanda in South Western Uganda, to see and do in southwestern Uganda from Kigali

Lake Mutanda is one of the things to see and do in southwestern Uganda from Kigali. Lake Mutanda is located in south western Uganda in the district of Kisoro. The lake is found at the foothills of the Virunga Mountain ranges. Mountain Sabinyo, Mountain Muhavura and Mountain Gahinga can be viewed while at Lake Mutanda. The lakeside environment accommodates variety of birdlife, aquatic life and Plant species. Travel to south western Uganda from Kigali with us for a thrilling experience with us.

Where to stay while in South Western Uganda

There are very many lodges located in south western Uganda, Some are in Kabale Town, On Lake Bunyonyi, Kisoro Town, Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi impenetrable National Park.Most lodges have beautiful views of the forest, Lakes or sunsets, depending on your budget, you can stay in a budget, Mid-range, Luxury or Up-Market option and we can tailor your interest for your best stay here

In Mgahinga National Park you can opt to stay at Lake Chahafi Resort, Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge or Gahinga Mountain lodge which is a luxury option.In Bwindi National Park, Every sector has lodges/hotels to stay in and depending on where you’re permits are located. You can stay bat Rushaga Gorilla Havens lodge in Rushaga Sector, Buhoma lodge in Buhoma sector, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in Nkuringo sector, Trekkers Tavern lodge in Ruhija sector.There are many options in Bwindi and we can share with you more on email. If you book with Encounter Africa safaris, we can book and handle all the ground services for you.

For more information about things to see and do in southwestern Uganda from Kigali, please do contact Encounter Africa safaris by sending us an email and if interested in Uganda safaris to southwestern Uganda, we are number one safari company in Uganda

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