Want to trek Bwindi gorillas and explore Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda? This 3 days gorilla trek and Lake Bunyonyi safari begins from Kigali in Rwanda. It can also begin from Entebbe or perhaps begin from one destination and end at the other. It’s nice to have an experience with gorillas and relax at Lake Bunyonyi after. See detailed itinerary for this Uganda gorilla safari below.
Day 1 of 3 days gorilla tour: Pick Up & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Depending on your location in Kigali, a tour guide from our gorilla safari company will pick you, take you for a city tour to visit places like the Genocide Memorial Monument, Caplaki Crafts Village, Kimironko Market and more then transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. The drive takes about four to five hours with brief stopover and border clearance. When you finally reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you will proceed to your place of stay for an overnight.
Day 2 of 3 days gorilla safari: Gorilla Trekking & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After having a heavy early morning breakfast meal at your lodge, you will drive to the starting point of your trek. Depending on your location, your guide will try to get you to the briefing point in time. While getting briefed, you will learn about what you should do and what you should not do whilst gorilla trekking in Uganda. You should endeavor to be attentive and ask any questions if necessary. Gorillas are wild animals and have to be treated gently.
After this meeting, your adventure begins. Your group leader will take the right trail to your particular gorilla family. The whole journey takes between two to eight hours inclusive of a full hours encounter with these apes. While around the gorillas, you should maintain a 8 meters distance and avoid taking photos with flash lights on as it irritates gorillas and causes them to charge at people. When this magical hour elapses, you will then return to the starting point, proceed to the park headquarters to receive your respective gorilla trekking certificates, return to the lodge for check out and drive off to Lake Bunyonyi to relax.
Day 3 of 3 day gorilla tour: Lake Bunyonyi & Transfer to Kigali
You will spend this morning relaxing at one of the most beautiful places in the world. Lake Bunyonyi unwinds you from fatigue and relaxes you. You will also carry out a boat ride to the punishment island alongside other islands. After lunch, you will begin your journey back to Kigali in Rwanda to mark the end of your safari.