As we may all know, Mountain Gorilla trekking is a very physical activity that requires a certain level of fitness hence, the adventure itself can be quite challenging at times. This 4 days Gorilla trekking and lake Bunyonyi safari is indeed a package for those that may want to trek gorillas and relax after to cool off the fatigue. Please read detailed itinerary below;
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
After having an early morning breakfast, we shall get on a 8 – 9 hour journey to Bwindi Forest National Park in south-western Uganda with stop overs at the Equator for photography and coffee and Mbarara (Igongo Cultural Center) for lunch. We should reach in the evening, have dinner and retire for an overnight as we get set for a thrilling tourist activity the following day.
Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Luxury), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Moderate) and Buhoma Homesteads (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
This day we bond with our long term brothers and sisters in the thick forests of Bwindi. Notably, Mountain Gorillas do share over 98% of human DNA hence, you won’t notice any difference within their actions and gestures. We shall have a brief meeting at the park headquarters from 7:30 – 8:00 am and then make our way to the forest to locate these primates, an experience that should take us 2 – 8 hours inclusive of a full 1 hour experience depending on how hard it was to locate these primates. We shall then return to our lodge for lunch and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi immediately.
Overnight at Acadia Cottages (Luxury), Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Moderate) and BirdNest (Budget)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Supper
Day 3: Whole day at Lake Bunyonyi
This day we shall spend a full day in Lake Bunyonyi relaxing and carrying minor activities like boat rides, canoeing, visiting the local communities around along with other minor activities. The whole point of you going to Lake Bunyonyi is not only to have the best sights of this magical lake along with learning its history and wild facts but also try and cab down the fatigue from the previous day’s day’s mountain gorilla tracking experience.
Overnight and meal plan same as on day 2.
Day 4: Return to Kampala
On day 4 we shall rise to an early morning breakfast then transfer back to Entebbe International Airport with lunch en route in Igongo Cultural Center, Mbarara. We should reach Kampala in the evening where your guide will transfer you to the airport to catch up with your flight back home.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
End of Safari.