4-Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi Safari

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Overview

This 4-Day Uganda Gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi Safari takes you the Mountainous Jungles of western Uganda to track gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. In addition to this once-in-a-lifetime adventure is an extended visit to Lake Bunyonyi for a resort relaxation experience before marking the end of our safari. Lake Bunyonyi is Africa’s second deepest lake at its breathtaking beauty is only found here among no other places in the world.

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early morning after your breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your booked accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe and depart for Bwindi National Park at 7.00 am, driving southwards for at least 8 hours before arriving at your accommodation in Bwindi National Park. The scenic drive takes you through plantations, rolling hills, and country people conducting business with a stop at the equator for photography. Lunch is en-route in Mbarara town at Agip Motel. Upon arrival to the lodge, we spend the evening relaxing whilst enjoying the magnificent vistas of the beautiful landscape. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference and gorilla permit availability for your planned trekking dates. We are happy to recommend top-notch lodging upon inquiry

Day 2
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today’s schedule will take us through the impenetrable Jungle of Bwindi National Park, the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. The park is divided into 4 gorilla tracking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. Within the park, there are 21 groups of gorillas habituated for tourism. Five of these groups are found in the vicinity of Buhoma in northwest Bwindi; four at Ruhija in the east; and ten at the park’s southern trailheads at Rushaga and two are found at Nkuringo. We enjoy an early breakfast at lodge then pick our packed lunch, drinking water and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing at 7.30 am. While here, we register and join others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the precautions and guidelines of the gorilla trekking activity. You will then be assigned a gorilla group, meet the ranger guide and start the trek into the forest. Once you have reached them, you are allowed to stay for one hour to observe these gentle giants, after which you return to meet the driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 3
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Lake Bunyonyi

After a beautiful night in the foothills of the gorilla land, you embark on the road drive to Lake Bunyonyi. This drive takes us through hilly scenic views of Kisoro to arrive to Muko docking site where youll get onto a local dugout canoe for a cruise through all the 12 Islands of Lake Bunyonyi to our Booked accommodation. We spend the rest of the day relaxing at our resort accommodation located over the scenic view of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 4
Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

After a night over the scenic view of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi,we embark on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way to always remind you of your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari.