Bunyonyi Overland Resort

There are several activities that visitors staying at Bunyonyi Overland Resort can be involved and these include

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Bunyonyi Overland Resort is found in the Kabale district in western Uganda less than 2 kilometers from Kabale Market and about 3 kilometers away from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices. This resort presents the best opportunity for visitors trekking endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as it is very easy to reach and convenient. The hotel offers much more conformability to the travelers with earnest Uganda facilities and services proving both local and International dishes that meet the international standards and procedures regulating health including the SOPs for Covid-19. Kabale town/municipality is situated in southwestern Uganda in the Kigezi region and visitors can travel for about 337 kilometers by road which takes roughly seven hours to reach this town. The town is a bit developed with tourism auxiliary services such as banking services, hospitals, educational institutions like universities among others.

Rooms available at Bunyonyi Overland Resort

There about ten safari tents available at Bunyonyi overland resort. Each safari tent has got its own Terrance and overlooks the magnificent lake Bunyonyi. The accommodation facilities here come in form of twelve self-contained cottages, campsites, and great family cottages. It is from these that you can select where you would like to stay as you enjoy your gorilla trekking safari trip. Bunyoyi Overland Resort also features a free Wife, gardens, and a terrace for your warm relaxation. The rooms at the Bunyonyi Overland Resort are categorized as double, single, twin as well as family rooms.

How to get to Bunyonyi Overland Resort?

Visitors can get to Bunyonyi Overland Resort directly from Uganda’s capital city Kampala or Entebbe by the use of both public and private transport means on the road. The whole journey just around 8 hours and for travelers interested in using public transport, bushes are available in Kisenyi Bus terminal downtown and the charges are around 12United states dollars per person. The buses use the western route of Kampala-Masaka- Mbarara-Ntungamo and then Kabale and after you can get a Boda Boda or special hire taxis to the resort at around 30 United States dollars. You can as well use a domestic flight from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield that will airlift you to Kisoro airstrip and then link to Bunyonyi Overland Resort. From the airfield you can arrange with the resort for the airport transfers, alternatively, you can use transfer services that are available at the Kisoro airstrip to the lodge. You can as well get to Bunyonyi Overland Resort from Kigali Rwanda which is just a four to five-hour drive. From Kigali, on a road trip, you cross the border at Katuna and Cyanika and then continue to the resort. You will need to drive for about one to two hours from either Kisoro or Kabale towns to Bunyonyi Overland Resort. Visitors staying at Bunyonyi Overland resort will enjoy facilities such as a fully stocked bar, a fireplace, swimming, Free internet Wi-fi, the standard restaurant serving both local and international dishes, and much more.

What do while staying at Overland Resort?

There are several activities that visitors staying at Bunyonyi Overland Resort can be involved and these include;

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi 

While you’re staying at this great resort sometimes called Upendo guest house, you will be able to go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest National park especially in the Rushaga sector or Nkuringo because there are the sectors that are more convenient to  Bunyonyi Overland Resort. It takes only 15 minutes to drive from the resort to Rushaga and forty-five minutes to drive from the resort to the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector. You will reacquire a gorilla trekking permit which costs united states dollars 700 for Foreign Non-Residents, 600 united states dollars for Foreign residents, and united states dollars 70 for East African Citizens. it is good that you book your gorilla trekking permit early in advance roughly lie 3 months before your actual dates of travel and this are done because sometimes the gorilla trekking permits are sold out especially during the peak season. Contact Africa adventure vacations for booking your gorilla trekking permit.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi 

Gorilla Habituation Experience is the only one done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and visitors engaging in the activity will get an opportunity to have more hours(4) with mountain gorillas as compared to 1hour that is allowed by visitors during the gorilla trekking activity. During the gorilla habituation process, visitors will visit the gorilla families that are being habituated for them to get used to human beings for future gorilla trekking safaris. While in gorilla trekking you go in a group of 8 people, in this activity visitors go in a group of 4 people and the gorilla habituation permit costs united states dollars 1500 and as the gorilla trekking permit, you should book this permit in advance to avoid inconvenience and to guarantee your place.

Bird Watching safari 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to several bird species and this has enabled the activity of bird watching. There are over 400 bird species recorded in Bwindi forest and even when you are at Bunyonyi Overland Resort, you can still see some of the bird species through the balcony but the lodge can as well organize the whole day birding trip to Bwindi Forest for amazing birding activity.

Sport Fishing activity 

Bunyonyi overland resort organizes sport fishing tours at Lake Bunyonyi where you can see and fish different species such as tilapia, Nile perch, and many others.

Batwa Cultural Experience

While staying at Bunyonyi Overland resort you will be able to encounter the Batwa adjacent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and know more about their livelihood and their day-to-day activities including the local dances and music played using traditional instruments. You can as well visit the local community schools and if can donate some scholastic materials at your will.

Golden Monkey Trekking safaris

Golden monkey trekking is a wonderful activity 4that is being conducted in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Visitors can drive for about 2 hours from Bunyonyi Overland Resort to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Golden Monkey trekking costs Unites states dollars 100 and for those interested in the Golden monkey Habituation process, the permit costs 135 United States dollars with the inclusion of the park entrance fees. This activity can be done if you’re staying at Bunyonyi Overland Resort and you wish to do this marvelous activity. It is good that you book the golden monkey trekking permits and habituation.

Forest walks 

While staying at Bunyonyi Overland resort, you can save time for guided forest walks in Bwindi Forest to see various bird species and get to know about various fauna and flora that are found within the forest. Don’t forget that you can as well engage in bird watching and canoe dug-out around Lake Bunyonyi. Book with Africa Adventure Vacations for the best safari adventures as you stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

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