This 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari and Lake Bunyonyi Tour is the perfect package for a short Uganda gorilla trek experience coupled with an excursion. This safari rewards you an experience of Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and a birding plus canoeing experience along the magical views of Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1; Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, you will leave Kampala and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is found in Kabale region commonly referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. En route you will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and also stand a chance to see the area which separates both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres.
Have another stopover in Mbarara town for lunch after which you will continue to Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. On a bright day you might see the magnificent volcano of Mount Muhavura. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 2; Canoe Ride and transfer to Bwindi National Park.
After breakfast, you will set out for the hired canoe and travel around the surroundings from the water surface as you search for different bird species on the 37 Islands of the Lake. Later return to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park which is one of the world’s Heritage sites and famously known for the gorilla trek activity. Dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Day 3; Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Early morning after breakfast, you will go for the Gorilla briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be given a guideline booklet which you will go through and know how you have to behave while in the forest with or near the Gorillas. Bwindi Rain forest is so spectacular and it offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists to see the Gorillas.
Besides Mountain Gorillas, other mammals in the forest include the rare golden monkey, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and a lot of bird species. You are reminded to take with you your packed Lunch and water because the time taken to see the Gorillas varies according to the movements of the Gorillas. The experience got from seeing the Gorillas is so exciting and unforgettable. Return back to your lodge for refreshments and so on. Dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Day 4; Return to Kampala.
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch.
Note; This itinerary can be twisted to enable you track gorillas first and then Lake Bunyonyi last.