4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi safari
This 4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi safari, takes you to see Mountain Gorillas as you track them in their home Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and conclude it by relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze and outstanding sights of Lake Bunyonyi.
Safari Highlight: 4 Days Mountain Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 2: Gorilla tracking and cultural encounters in Bwindi
- Day 3: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 4: Return to Kampala
Detailed Itinerary – 4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi safari
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked up from the Hotel in Kampala after breakfast by your guide. Thereafter drive to the southwestern part of Uganda via Masaka, you will have two stopovers; at the Equator to take photographs and buy souvenirs and also in Mbarara for lunch. Later continue as you drive through the rolling hills with banana plantations, the stunning terraced Kigezi highlands.
Basically it will be a great journey as you will have great views of various landscapes. On reaching the park check you will have dinner and an overnight.
Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Kitandara camp/Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs Meal Plan; Lunch &Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla tracking and cultural encounters in Bwindi
On this day when you are done with your early breakfast, leave the lodge with packed lunch and report to the park headquarters for briefing at 7:30am which includes the rules and guidelines for gorilla trekking. Thereafter in the same area is the starting point as you go on to trek mountain gorillas, you will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable park ranger guide who will take you to see these gentle giants.
How long it takes to track gorillas is determined by their location in a place so it can take 2 to 8 hours. You will have a great time with them and after return back to your lodge. Refresh and later in the evening take a community walk to engage and see how people live around this area especially the Batwa which are an indigenous group of people. Have dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Kitandara camp/Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
Day 3: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
After your breakfast, you will start off your journey to Lake Bunyonyi found in Kabale which is the second deepest lake in Africa and a great place for birders. You will be welcomed by the sweet sounds of the birds, the word Bunyonyi means Small birds in the local language.
Upon arrival, you will go for a canoe trip on the lake whereby you will be able to see various birds, communities, landforms such as the islands (around 29 islands are in the lake).
Take as much photographs as you can. After the canoe, have lunch and in the evening go for a community/nature walk through the Batwa and Abaheesi communities.
Accommodation Options; Gorilla View Resort(Budget), Bunyonyi Safari Resort(Moderate), Bunyonyi Birdnest(Luxury) Meal Plan; Lunch& Dinner
Day 4: Return to Kampala
Enjoy your breakfast and checkout from the lodge and drive to Kampala having lunch en-route. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening with great memories from Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi Impenetrable.
Meal Plan; Breakfast and Lunch
End of Safari Tour inclusions; Gorilla permits (One per person), Accommodation, Transport, Tour guide(English peaking), Drinking water, Canoeing fees on Lake Bunyonyi
Tour exclusions; Any personal items purchased and Tips, Visas and International flights, any kind of drinks taken while at the lodges, Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.