4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari
This 4 days safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national for gorilla trekking in Uganda and to Lake Bunyonyi for an experience of the beautiful lake with its different islands and stunning views of the surrounding Kigezi highlands.
- Mountain Gorilla Trekking
- Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
You begin your 4 days safari with pick up by your driver guide from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. You will then start the journey to Bwindi national park in south western Uganda. You will have a stopover at the Uganda equator where you will take photos and after proceed with the journey. Arrive at the lodge later in the day check in and then have dinner. Lunch will be along the way.
Journey time: 8 hours
Accommodation Options: Chameleon Hill Lodge (High End), Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge (Mid-range) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
You will have an early morning breakfast at the lodge and after that your driver guide will transfer you to the starting point for your gorilla trekking adventure. You will receive a briefing from your ranger guide at the park office about guide lines to follow while on the trek and how to behave around the mountain gorillas. You then start the trek as you look out for bird species, monkeys and have the experience of Bwindi forest. Once you locate the mountain gorillas you will spend time watching them as they feed. The gorilla trek is an exciting adventure as it brings you close to the endangered mountain gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with me. You will be able to also take photos and capture the great encounter. After this you start the trek back to the starting point. You will then be transferred to the lodge where you will have dinner and spend time relaxing and reminiscing over the gorilla trek.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and Canoe ride
You will have breakfast at the lodge and after that you start the journey to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi referred to as “the place of many little birds” is a stunning lake in southwestern Uganda. The lake is located between Kisoro and Kabale. On arrival you will head on a motorized canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi which offers you spectacular views of the scenery and landscape of Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Africa and has 29 island, while on the canoe ride the site guide will tell you traditional stories about the different island with the most common story being about the punishment island.
After this you head to the lodge check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Journey time: 2 ½ hours
Accommodation Options: Bird’s Nest@Bunyonyi (Mid-range), Crater Bay Cottages (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala
On this day you will end your safari as you travel back to Kampala. Drop off on arrival at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or to the airport for your flight back.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
What to carry for your Gorilla Trek in Bwindi NP
- Long sleeved shirt and long pants
- Hiking boots
- Sunscreen and Insect repellant
- Camera with extra batteries
- Drinking water
- Rain jacket
Included in the Tour Package:
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Canoe ride
- Safari car and fuel
- English speaking tour and driver guide
- Drinking water in the car
- Meals as mentioned above
- Accommodation for 3 nights
Tour Package does not include:
- Optional Activities
- Accommodation in Kampala (First and last night)
- International Flights
- Tips and Laundry services
- Uganda Visa charges
- Other personal expenses