4 Days Luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Must Visit Places in Uganda 2020

This 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in southwestern Uganda where you will have an encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.  From Bwindi impenetrable national park you will connect to Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is situated in Kabale district and harbors 29 islands where each island has a different story behind it that is worth hearing. While at Lake Bunyonyi you will engage in an amazing boat cruise which offers you spectacular views of the various bird species, terraced farmlands, landscapes, hills, animals among others.

Highlights of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, upon arrival at Entebbe international airport on the first day of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about your safari and then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On your way you will have a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe where you will see various souvenirs like art and crafts, art pieces, take photos and from the Equator you will continue the journey with another stopover in Mbarara for lunch. After lunch you will proceed passing through Ntungamo town, Kabale town and then Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will check into the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking, on the second day of your 4 days luxury gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour you will have an early breakfast, carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is done in groups of 8 people and each group is allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with the trails in the forest. After the briefing you will therefore start trekking which takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family because the gorillas like to move from one place to another in search of food.

During trekking you will have views of some animals like bush pigs, forest elephants, buffaloes, bird species like dusky twinspot, regal sunbird, Rwenzori batis, cinnamon chested bee-eater, African harrier hawk among others. When the gorilla family is found you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas in their natural environment and during the one hour you will learn about their habits, behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos. After the one hour encounter with the gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast on the third day of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and  bunyonyi adventure, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale.  Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest and beautiful lake in Uganda harboring 29 islands therefore upon arrival you will participate in canoeing where you will explore some of the islands like the punishment island, have spectacular views of the terraced farmlands, bird species like malachite kingfisher, herons, egrets, African harrier hawk, pied crow, animals like zebras, antelopes, take photos and interact with the local people living on the islands.

After the boat cruise you will have lunch and prepare for a community tour in the neighboring villages. During the community tour you will get an opportunity to interact with the Batwa and Bakiga people where you will learn about their culture, tradition, visit some schools, health centers, farm lands, market centers, taste their local dishes among others. After the community tour you will drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour, you will have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your guide to transfer to Kampala. You will have en-route lunch on the way and great views of Kigezi hills, landscape, homesteads, roadside markets, terraced farmlands among others. Upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight.

End of 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi trip.

Inclusions of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi safari

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Community tour
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

Exclusions of the 4 days luxury Bwindi gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.
book a safari