3 Days Best of Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda
1000$ per person
This Gorilla tracking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda tour will begin from Kampala City | Entebbe Airport OR Kigali City or Kigali Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National Park for Mountain Gorilla Tracking and Lake Bunyonyi for Canoeing and bird watching. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP” in the Virunga mountain ranges is the largest primeval, oldest and most biologically diverse rain forest located in south-western Uganda which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” is housing roughly half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas including the habituated groups for tourism and study purposes. Lake Bunyonyi is found in the South Western part of the country adjacent to the Uganda Rwandan border. It is Uganda’s deepest lake with a depth of between 44m and 900m, a width of 7km and 25km long. It is to be the second deepest lake in Africa at an altitude of about 1962 meters above sea level. Its name means “a place of many little birds
Day 1: Kampala City/ Entebbe International Airport OR Kigali City / Kigali Airport – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
Your English driver guide will meet you at your hotel OR Airport for briefing about your tour and later drive to start your Gorilla tracking Bwindi with an en-route stop to have lunch and refreshments and then continue with your drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to half of world’s remaining population of mountain Gorillas for checking in at reserved lodge for relaxation and if time allows, you can go for a simple community walk to meet the indigenous people of the park. The drive will take you through different features including tropical rain forests, savannah fields and the terraced hills of Kigezi famously known as the Switzerland of East Africa. Arrival is late evening for relaxation. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp
(Budget option) Silverback Lodge (Mid-range option) Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp(Luxury option)
Meal plan;Lunch/ Dinner
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP – Morning gorilla tracking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Wake up early in the morning for your full breakfast and depart for the morning pre tracking briefing at the park information center. Later go to start your long time awaited for adventure“Gorilla tracking Bwindi” the time taken while trekking is not known but it is expected to be between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the Gorilla family that you are allocated to. During the gorilla tracking expect to discover a number of other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others.
On encounter, spend an hour of exhilarating moments with these gentle giants after return to the information center to enjoy your packed lunch and refreshments and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing. This Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and dotted with small Islands.
You will spend your evening on the Lake Bunyonyi while canoeing, bird watching and relaxing. Dinner and an overnight
Accommodation; Bunyonyi safari Resort (Budget option)
Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range option) Bird nest resort (Luxury option)
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi – Return to Kampala City or Entebbe International airport
After breakfast, your driver guide will take you back to either Kampala or Entebbe International Airport OR Kigali city/Kigali International Airport to meet your return flight with an en-route stop for lunch.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
End of Gorilla tracking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda