4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Lake Bunyonyi tour
Best 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari (Bwindi) & Lake Bunyonyi adventure tour
Itinerary Overview: 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Lake Bunyonyi tour
4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour is a short memorable Uganda Gorilla trekking safari and tour on Lake Bunyonyi. The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla safari includes a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi in south western Uganda.
The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari in Bwindi starts from Kampala- Uganda’s capital and ends in Kampala. 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari tour is designed for all traveler types including budget, mid-range or Luxury Gorilla tours.
Bwindi forest has half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas and a great destination to have a Gorilla safari. The hike in Bwindi is one that is challenging and offers a good amount of time walking in the jungle during the trek.
After Gorilla trekking, you spend a day and relax at Lake Bunyonyi. Here you will relax at the shores of the lake which is Africa’s deepest lake and safe for swimming since it is bilharzia and crocodile free. If you love adventure, then taking zip lining across the lake.
Note: You will trek Gorillas either in Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga sector depending on availability of the Gorilla Permit at time of booking. Accommodation is also dependent on desired facilities or sector with available Permits.
But wait, let me tell you something:
- Safari starts with pick up and ends with drop off in Kampala
- Gorilla trekking will be in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the Mountain Gorillas
- Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
Points to consider before booking this trip
- Accommodation is provided as included
- Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
- Tour can start any time of the year
- Minimum age for tour is 15 years
- Gorilla Permit is included in the cost
Safari Highlights: 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi Tour
Day #1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stop at the equator
Day #2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park – 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Day #3: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for recreation activities and relax
Day #4: Return from Bwindi by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala end of 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari
What’s the real story?:
Day by Day 4 Days Gorilla trekking Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stop at the equator
Early morning, your safari guide from Kabira Gorilla safaris will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The transfer is by a 4×4 safari vehicle.
Just about 80 Km from Kampala, you will stop at the equator line for photography. You then continue with the drive to south western Uganda. Lunch is had at a good restaurant in Mbarara.
After lunch the drive continues to the park with your arrival in the evening. You check in, have dinner and spend the night at a preferred accommodation facility. It can be budget, mid-range or luxury at one of the 4 trekking sectors booked for trekking.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
Early morning, you have breakfast and then head out for Gorilla trekking. It’s expected of you to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am for briefing from the park rangers.
During briefing, the park rangers inform trekkers of the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking. At this time, you are also allocated a Gorilla family to trek. Each group is trekked by 8 people in most cases depending on the hiking ability.
You get to the very dense tropical jungle of Bwindi forest for a lifetime adventure. You spend about 2-6 hours or more trekking. However, a maximum 1 hour is spent in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas watching the family and taking pictures.
After 60 minutes watching the Gorillas, you then walk back to the park headquarters. Here you receive a congratulatory Gorilla trekking certificate. Your guide drives you to your accommodation facility where you relax. Overnight at previous night accommodation.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for recreation activities and relax
Following breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district which is one scenic lava dammed lake. The word Bunyonyi is a local word that refers to many little birds due to the fact the place has many birds and birders can take chance to go birding.
Here you relax and can choose from the several activities which include a boat cruise to one of the most historical islands on the lake, swimming or zip lining. All of these adventure activities offer such an amazing experience. You spend a night at one of the lodges on the lake shores.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Luxury: Arcadia Lodges Lake Bunyonyi
Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Budget: Bushara island camp
Day 4: Return from Bwindi by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala
On the last day of your 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi, you have breakfast and embark on the 8-9 hours’ drive back to Kampala. You have lunch en route.
Arriving in the evening, your safari guide will ensure drop off at a preferred destination or hotel. Marking the end of the 4 Days Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour
- Uganda Gorilla trekking Permit
- Accommodation & meals as indicated
- 4×4 Safari Vehicle
- A Professional English speaking Knowledgeable driver guide
- Bottled drinking water on board
- International flights & Visas
- Any changes to the itinerary
- 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
- 4×4 safari van for budget travelers
Safari Route: 4 Days Gorilla trekking Safari Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi tour
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