4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi SafariPrimate and Nature lovers, this 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari is perfect for you! Walk through the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park searching for the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

This 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari leads Hail Tours’ travelers to see these Giant Apes in one of their natural habitats- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and spice it up by unwinding and taking in the cool breeze as well as awe-inspiring views of Lake Bunyonyi.

Highlights of the 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

  • Take a boat/canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Visit the Batwa village and enjoy some of their traditional activities.
  • Track one of the 20 habituated mountain gorilla families in Bwindi.
  • Take in views of Lake Bunyonyi, jungles of Bwindi and terraced hills.

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kampala City to lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Day 2: Bwindi: Gorilla trekking adventure and Batwa community visit.
  • Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the spectacular Lake Bunyonyi, second deepest Lake in Africa.
  • Day 4: Departure: Bwindi to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary for the 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari

Day 1: Kampala City to lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start the first day of your trip with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in the southwestern part of Uganda via Masaka where you will have a stop at the Equator to take photographs and stretch your legs as well as buying souvenirs.

Another stop is at Mbarara Town for lunch, before continuing with the drive through the rolling hills with banana plantations as well as magnificent terraced Kigezi highlands.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge.
  • Midrange Kitandara Camp or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Ride 4 a woman Cottages.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Bwindi: Gorilla trekking adventure and Batwa community visit

A wonderful, rewarding and physically-demanding trek awaits on this beautiful morning, after a delicious breakfast at the Lodge. Later make your way to the Park Headquarters for briefing that begins at 7:00am, to go through the guidelines to be followed during gorilla trekking.

Bwindi gorillasGet allocated to one of the gorilla families and later follow the experienced and knowledgeable Park ranger guide who will not only take you to see these gentle giants but also spot and identify the animals or birds found along the way.

The duration of the gorilla trek is determined by movement of the mountain gorillas but takes 1-5 hours and later have a great time with them (one hour) and after return back to your lodge.

Unwind and later in the evening enjoy a community walk through Batwa villages to have an insight on the simple lives they live and depend on natural remedies to life like making fire by rubbing sticks, using local herbs for treating common ailments, using bamboo cups, to mention but a few.

Overnight at;

  • Luxury: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge.
  • Midrange Kitandara Camp or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Ride 4 a woman Cottages.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the spectacular Lake Bunyonyi, second deepest Lake in Africa

On this leg of the trip, depart Bwindi and head to Lake Bunyonyi found in Kabale, the second deepest lake in Africa and a wonderful birding Paradise. You will be welcomed by the stunning views and sceneries as well as sounds of chirping birds, from which the word Bunyonyi came from.

On getting there, enjoy a boat or canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi whereby numerous species of birds, local communities, beautiful islands (over 29 islands are in Lake Bunyonyi).

Feel free to take as many photos as you can. Time permitting, enjoy an evening community or nature walk through the Batwa and Abaheesi communities to learn more about the cultures and ways of life.

Overnight;

  • Luxury: @Bunyonyi Birdnest.
  • Moderate: Bunyonyi Safari Resort.
  • Budget: Gorilla View Resort.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Departure: Bwindi to Kampala

Following a delicious breakfast, enjoy a private transfer from the lodge back to Kampala with lunch along the way. Be in Kampala by evening while reminiscing on the experiences of the past three days. This marks the end of the 4 days Bwindi & lake Bunyonyi safari.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast and Lunch

End of our 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safari


 

The trip includes;

  • Gorilla permits (One per traveler).
  • 3 nights’ Accommodation-2 nights in Bwindi and 1 night in Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Transportation by a private safari land cruiser.
  • A private safari driver (English speaking).
  • Bottled water.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Boat/or canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Community visit.

The Trip excludes;

  • Tips to Ranger guides, driver, waiters/waitresses and Lodge staff.
  • Visa fees where applicable.
  • Domestic and International flights.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Medical and Travel insurance.
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the 4-day Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi itinerary.

 

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