The 4 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari features trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to 400 mountain gorillas almost a half of the world mountain gorilla population. Besides, that Bwindi presents the most challenging gorilla trek in the region making it ideal for a perfect experience. Lake Bunyonyi which was dubbed as the lake of a thousand islands contains 29 islands surrounded by the magical views of the Kigezi highlands while its surface is covered by clear waters that are Bilharzia free. It is a perfect natural gem suitable for recreation. The Bakiga and Batwa communities that live adjacent to it gives you an opportunity to explore the local traditions.

Safari Highlight:

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Encounter Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala.

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at your place of stay, you will be picked up by our guide who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will make your way out of Kampala heading to the south west before making a stop at the equator 77km from Kampala to perform water experiments that justify the existence of northern and southern hemispheres. It is also an ideal place for photography. Continue on your journey traversing through the Ankole rangelands where you may see Ankole long horned cattle grazing alongside zebras before making a stop at Igongo cultural center 12km to Mbarara for lunch. Proceed to Bwindi where you will arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Drive distance: 527km Drive time: 10 hours.
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp (Upmarket/luxury), Engagi lodge (Midrange/standard) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up for an early breakfast before assembling at the park headquarters Buhoma for briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00am. The forest of Bwindi dates back from the prehistoric era and is one of the few remaining Afro montane forests in East Africa. Due to its surviving of the last ice age, it has a great bio-diversity concentration including the endangered mountain gorillas. Other great flora will give you company as you traverse the dense thicket famously known as impenetrable forest while wildlife crossings and bird songs will never leave you abandoned in this ancient forest. The trek is a bit strenuous due to rugged terrain that characterizes the area. One hour is availed to you upon encountering of these close to human apes that will leave you with real belief of human evolution theory. Return from the tracking activity and then embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi 122km about 3 hours’ drive for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Bird nest @ Lake Bunyonyi resort (Upmarket/luxury), Arcadia Cottages (Midrange/standard) or Byoona Amagara (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Encounter Lake Bunyonyi.

After a relaxed breakfast, you will embark on the 5 – 6 hour boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi to explore its 29 islands which has made it to be dubbed the lake of a thousand islands. Lake Bunyonyi is a great scenic lake surrounded by magical Kigezi highlands that have positioned themselves to mark Kigezi as the Switzerland of Africa. The boat will take you across the lake amidst great flora and birds before docking at the shores to go for a community tour where you will visit the traditional Bakiga and Batwa home steads to have a taste of African society. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala.

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Kampala city 437km about 6 – 7 hours. You will drive through the scenic Kigezi Highlands and the farmed landscapes of south western Uganda before making a stop at Igongo cultural center 12km past Mbarara for lunch. You can also take a tour of the cultural museum featuring artifacts of tribes of south western Uganda before continuing on the drive to Kampala to mark the end of your safari.

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