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4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi

4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi is one of the best Uganda safaris designed to offer a combination of lifetime mountain gorilla trekking and canoe ride excursion. It covers visit to the Southwestern Uganda premier tourist sites; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla encounter and Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is largely composed of a dense rain-forest and hosts a total of 459 of the 1063 mountain gorillas that are left in the world. It is a designated UNESCO Heritage Site sitting in the Southwestern Uganda, 8-9 hours’ drive away from Kampala capital city, 3-5 hours’ drive from Kigali. Bwindi is composed of 4 regions where you begin your trek that is Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma and Rushaga.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala/Entebbe & drive to Bwindi National Park

Following an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee, briefing about your gorilla trekking trip. Start your journey to Bwindi, expected to cover 8-9 hours on Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route with a stopover at the Equator crossing for photography & lunch at the hotel in Mbarara. This is one of the most interactive safaris and it allows you enjoy the breathtaking rolling hills in the Southwestern Uganda. Check in at your pre-booked lodging facilities at Bwindi where overnight stay will be had.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day two of your gorilla tour includes meeting the park official for briefing about the gorilla trekking rules. By 7:00am, you should have reported at Bwindi National Park offices and at 8:00am after briefing, set off for actual trekking of gorillas, 2-6 hours. It includes one hour of interacting with gorillas, get to know how these behave and after, you will be accompanied by the park guide back to where your journey began. A cultural tour at the Batwa pygmies’ community in the evening will be part of today’s unforgettable experiences.

Day 3: Pick up at the lodge & drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Located in Kabale district Southwestern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is a home to 29 charming islands and it is without doubt, the Africa’s deepest Lake. The Lake’s islands aren’t only charming but they also hold exceptional cultural and history. Today, a canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi leads you up to the Punishment Island or Bucuranuka Islands for a tour, discover the hidden gem, the little birds, unique history and more. Relax in the evening at the shores and for good swimmers, the lake is free of hippos, crocodiles and diseases like bilharzia.

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi-Kampala/Entebbe

A hefty breakfast early morning, after, check out of the accommodation you 3 nights stay and meet your driver guide. You will begin your journey from Lake Bunyonyi, connect to Mbarara for lunch and Equator crossing for more photo taking. You will be dropped at the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe upon arrival and today marks the end of 4 days Bwindi gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi safari.

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Tour Overview

 4 days & 3 nights

 Uganda

 Uganda

 Uganda Safaris & Tours 

What is Included

  • Accommodation (lodges, tents, or campsites)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Guided game drives and walks
  • Transportation (to and from the airport, and between lodges/campsites)
  • Bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Some lodges/campsites may also include laundry services and Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa and travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional activities (such as hot air balloon rides or cultural visits)
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs or spa treatments)
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