3 Days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali

The 3 days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali is an interesting and extraordinary tour which will start and end in Kigali Rwanda. The safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park which is one of the most visited gorilla destinations located in southwestern Uganda where you will get an opportunity to visit the endangered mountain gorillas and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. During the safari, you will also visit Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda.

Highlights of the 2 days Bwindi gorilla trek from Kigali

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

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Departure to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

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

Depending on your location in Kigali on the first day of the 3 days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali, you will be welcomed by our representative who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The journey takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive passing through Cyanka border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale. On the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy great views of the rolling hills, countryside, terraced farmlands among others. Upon arrival in the park, you will continue to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

3 Days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali
Bwindi Gorilla trekking

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and departure to Kigali

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali, you will check out of the lodge, carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing you will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the gorillas and well conversant with trails in the jungle. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will have views of animals like forest elephants, buffaloes, other primates like l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, different bird species like African harrier hawk, crowned hornbill, African green pigeon, blue headed sunbird among others. Once the gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you an opportunity to watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, playing, observe their behaviors, take great photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home.

After the one hour encounter with the gentle giants you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking, meet up with your driver guide and start the journey to Lake Bunyonyi which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Lake Bunyonyi is located in Kabale. Upon arrival you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Boat cruise and departure to Kigali

After an early breakfast on the last day of the 3 days Uganda gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali, you will meet up with your driver guide to go for an interesting boat cruise or canoe ride on the deepest lake in Uganda where you will be able to explore some of the 29 islands, view different bird species, animals, enjoy great views of the terraced farmlands, beautiful scenery, visit the local schools, health centers among others among others.

After the boat cruise you will return to the lodge, check out and start the journey back to Kigali passing via Katuna border in Kabale. Upon arrival, your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advise.

3 Days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali
Lake Bunyonyi

End of 3 days Bwindi gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari from Kigali.

Tour includes                                  

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Ground transfers (in a 4WD vehicle)
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                      

  • International air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Life insurance
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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