Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday

4 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Safari, Starts/Ends: Entebbe | By Road/ Fly Entebbe – Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP

Overview

This 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday will take you to western part of Uganda where you will explore and enjoy the beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable forest a home to a half or the world’s endangered mountain gorillas together with a visit to Lake Bunyonyi, the most beautiful and deepest lake in Uganda. On this Uganda tour, will enjoy the uniqueness of these two places by meeting the Mountain gorillas in the jungle and a relaxing on the lake..

Highlight

  • Entry through Entebbe and a night in Entebbe
  • Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP (8-9 hours)
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Batwa Cultural Encounter and Forest nature walks
  • Return drive to Entebbe

Included in the price

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground Transport in a private comfortable 4WD vehicle and fuel
  • Service of an experienced English-speaking tour driver/Guide
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Boat ride at Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation and Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Drinking bottled mineral water while on tour
  • Government taxes

Excluded in the price

  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After an early Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday breakfast, you will be picked from your Hotel by one of our experienced Tour driver/ guides, who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will make a stopover at the equator for Photography and Mbarara town for Lunch break. You will then proceed your journey to Bwindi forest, arriving early evening. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for your gorilla trekking the next day.

Dinner and overnight at;

  • MAHOGANY SPINGS LODGE
  • BUHOMA LODGE
  • GORILLA FOREST CAMP

Day 2: Gorilla trekking adventure and afternoon community walk

An Early morning Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday start after your breakfast, you will report at the park office to attend the briefing by the ranger guide about the DO’S and DON’TS of gorilla tracking. You will then be assigned to the gorilla family of which you will track.

Expect to walking long distance on a steep and muddy and slippery trail, sometimes with rain overhead while tracking gorillas. The whole exercise may be strenuous but the joy you experience after encountering the gorillas is overwhelming.

Meeting the gentle giants in Bwindi forest is perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Trekking may take 3-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in their natural habitat.

You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then on return from tracking, you may go for community walk to meet local people including Batwa/ pygmies as you learn about their way of living.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • MAHOGANY SPINGS LODGE
  • BUHOMA LODGE
  • GORILLA FOREST CAMP.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi & Boat ride/ canoeing

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi, the most beautiful and deepest lake in Uganda, arriving in good time to have your delicious lunch.

In the afternoon after lunch, you will take a Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday boat trip to visit different historical islands on the lake such as Akampene also known as Purnishment island, Bwama and Njuyera also known as Sharp’s Island, Bushara island and many more. Alternatively take a canoe tour. Later return to your lodge for evening relaxation.

Dinner and overnight stay at:

  • BIRDNEST RESORT – LAKE BUNYONYI
  • ARCADIA COTTAGES
  • LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala – Entebbe International Airport.

After breakfast, set off end of Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday and drive back to Kampala with en-route lunch break, then continue your journey arriving Entebbe early evening. Proceed to check in for your departure flight to your next destination or get dropped off at your Hotel as you end your tour.

End of Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Holiday

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