3 Days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

This 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour is an exceptional adventure that starts and ends in Kampala. The safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in southern part of Uganda which is famously known for harboring the endangered mountain gorillas. During the safari, you will be able to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record the beautiful moments. During the 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour, you will also be able to visit Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest lake in Africa.

Highlights of the 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

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

3 Days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour
Gorilla Trekking

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

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

Depending on your arrival time at Entebbe international airport on the first day of the 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. It’s a whole day journey and on the way you will have a stopover at the Equator where you will take photos and buy souvenirs. From the Equator, you will continue the journey with en-route lunch and enjoy stunning views of the countryside, terraced farmlands, Kigezi hills among others. Upon arrival in the park, you will check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake bunyonyi tour, you will carry your lunch box 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 divided in groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their location and during trekking you will be able to view forest birds, other primates like l’hoest monkeys, baboons, plant and tree species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with them which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, take photos, watch them carry out their daily activities and record the fascinating memories to show people back home.

3 Days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour
Lake Bunyonyi tour

After a breathtaking 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 and then meet up with your driver guide to 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 go for an evening boat cruise or canoe ride 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 among others among others. After the boat cruise, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour, you will have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to Kampala. On the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy great views of the beautiful scenery, roadside markets among others. Upon arrival in Kampala your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of convenience.

End of 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour

Tour includes                                  

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • 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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