Entusi Resort & Retreat Center is found in Kabale, South-Western Uganda. It is the perfect destination for a budget safari accommodation with spectacular land forms and varied vegetation types for a beautiful scenery which is ideal for a family experience, The resort offers space ideal for conferences and retreats with all-day round free WiFi, hot showers, and free lake transportation all that make your stay comfortable and worth enjoying.
Apart from being a comfortable and relaxing place for visitors the center is grounded and credited for the fundamental social impacts which include hosting and women’s leadership retreats, youth summits, mental health training conferences, TEDx talks, HIV awareness music festivals, and community celebrations which all contribute to social transformation through partnerships with different stakeholders both government and Non-Government Organizations.
Activities you can do when you stay at Entusi Resort & Retreat Center.
Academic volunteering schemes.
Entusi Resort & Retreat Center participates in organizing collaborative volunteering schemes to students to Uganda and Rwanda through its partnership with Global Livingston Institute (GLI) a United States non-government charity organization whose emphasis is on to educate students and community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empower awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth, high school leadership programs, research and community-based internships, and an HIV awareness music festival.
This is done on Lake Bunyonyi across its islands, the two-hour voyage gives you an opportunity to see the 29 islands and other various attractive landscape with various water animals including a variety of birds. You can opt to have a morning or afternoon boat cruise where payment is done by trusted tour operators given your planned schedule.
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is as well an exciting activity that visitors to Entusi Resort & Retreat Center can undertake. Lake Bunyonyi is blessed with 29 Islands all which can be traversed with an experienced travel guide of which Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd offers a range of experienced Guides who are best equipped with knowledge across the islands and upon this, all the islands can be visited daily depending on your travel itinerary.
Given the fact that the lodge is along with one of the islands on Lake Bunyonyi of which the Lake hosts over 200 species of birds making it one of the great places to go for birding in Uganda, the bird list of this area contains papyrus and acacia species which include the papyrus gonelek, papyrus yellow warbler, white-winged warbler, and the shoebill stork among others. Book your birding trip while staying at Entusi Resort & Retreat Center
Gorilla Trekking and Habituation experience.
Bwindi gorilla trekking sectors include; Buhoma in the north, Nkuringo in the south, Ruhija in the east, and Rushaga in the south. All these sectors have quite different gorilla groups which range between 7-10 with family members ranging between 5-25. Visitors who book for gorilla trekking are allowed to spend one hour with the primates in the jungle before returning back to the park headquarters. Within the prescribed hour you get to have a close encounter with the primates at a distance of 7 meters and you are allowed to as many questions to the guide, take notes, and plenty of pictures for your diary and storytelling back home.
Gorilla habituation is a process under which gorillas are taught how to relate to human beings once they encounter them and as well researchers as well get to learn how human being are entitled to react to these primates once they encounter them in the forest without violence through a process which lasts for 2-3 years. It’s upon this process that brought about the most outlined dos and dont’s shared to clients at park headquarters before proceeding for the search for the primates in the jungle. Apparently it’s only Uganda where you can enjoy gorilla habituation experience which is done in the southern part of the park in the Rushaga sector where two gorilla families are undergoing habituation process; Bikingi and Bushaho. This offers visitors extra hours with the primates on the trek where you are allowed to spend four hours with the primates and able to participate in different activities with the guidance of a researcher and an armed ranger guide. Both gorilla trekking and habituation can be tailor-made on your safari though this requires prior booking of about 4-5 months before your preferred travel dates to secure your availability since their permits are highly demanded and are sold on first come first serve basis.
Community visit to Batwa pygmies.
The Batwa people are commonly known as pygmies a believed to have migrated from Ituri forest in Congo, this community of people is found in Bunyonyi, Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park who previously occupied the Afro-montane forest as their home but however due to measures to conserve and protect the forests and the primates that inhabit the jungle they were relocated to form communities outside the park and being facilitated from there to improve their livelihood.
By Road: You can access Entusi Resort & Retreat Center from Rwanda (Kigali) through Katuna boarder-Kabale or Cyanika border-Kisoro- Kabale at a distance of about 2-3 hours, the area can as well accessed from Entebbe International airport through the Equator as you proceed to the southwest on a distance of 7-8 hours to reach your destination. You can as well fly from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi airstrip in Kisoro and then be transferred to Kabale at a distance close to 1-2 hours with a less strenuous road trip . upon arrival there is always a free boat transport to and from the resort/main land for its located on one of the Islands of Lake Bunyonyi.
Safari Vacations& travel Services is a local travel agency offering gorilla trekking, chimpanzee and wildlife safaris, Mountain hiking and birding safaris, Honeymoon safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. We strive to provide affordable and memorable safari experiences. We are one of the best and most trusted gorilla trekking companies in Uganda and Rwanda and are highly reviewed on trip advisor and safari booking offering fast and affordable services in the sector. We as well offer experienced and knowledgeable driver guides fluent in English and able to offer you comfort on your trip and offering you enough history along your journey.