5 days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda Safari)

Accommodation | What You Need | What is included | What is Excluded

5 days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda Safari)

This safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi “the lake of Birds” for ralaxation and serenity. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the World today and that’s why it is a popular Tourist Destinantion in the World today.

Lake Bunyonyi is a sanctuary for birds. A very beautiful lake with 29 islands which might make you feel like you are out of Africa. Lake bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after lake Tanganyika but it’s being always calm enables Canoeing and a Nature Walk on these historic islands is very rewarding.



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Safari highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National park
  • Other primate tracking; black and white Colobus, Red tailed monkeys, Baboons, Golden monkey, Blue monkey
  • Birding in Bwindi impenetrable national parks
  • Canoeing on lake Bunyonyi
  • Birding in lake Bunyonyi
  • Relaxation on the Lake



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Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meet our company representative from your hotel/residence. This is your driver guide, very knowledgeable and has a great driving experience. Make use of him by asking anything you want to know about Uganda be it off the trip line.

On the way, we will have a stopover at the Equator, stretch with an option of experimenting the movement of water Clockwise and Anticlockwise between the South and the Northern hemispheres. We then get a cup of a coffee/ tea and continue on the journey west,
We get a Lunch stop in Mbarara "the land of milk", evidenced by the presence of the long horned cattle along way . After lunch we continue to our lodge which is either close or in the Bwindi forest.
Summary

  • Meet and greet
  • Journey to Bwindi
  • Stop over at the Equator
  • Lunch in Mbarara
  • Check in

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Day

We wake up early in the morning for the highlight of our tour GORILLA TREKKING. After breakfast we assemble at the briefing point of the park offices, before being guided in to the forest by the park ranger guide and escorted by the touring police against any threat be it from forest Elephants, Buffalos and wild Gorillas.
After tracking and finding the Gorillas, we have an hour with them and then track back to the lodge after having our life time experience.
Summary

  • Gorilla Tracking

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Da 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast you continue driving further south to Lake Bunyonyi. A very beautiful lake with 29 islands which might make you feel like you are out of Africa.
Lake bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after lake Tanganyika but it’s being always calm enables Canoeing and a Nature walk on these historic islands is very rewarding.


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Summary

  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Nature Walk

Meal plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is so breathtaking and canoeing on this lake is a highlight.
On this day you will relax on this lake and have a tour of the different islands that make up this lake.


Summary

  • Canoeing on the Lake
  • Tour of the Islands

Meal plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Da 5: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

After the morning breakfast, we embark on our route back to Kampala /Entebbe. A hot lunch stop in Mbarara. We drive through Lake Mburo national park and on lucky day we can spot Zebras and Impalas. We can stop at Mpambire drum making village on Masaka road for Souvenirs then continue to our destination.
Summary

  • Check out
  • Journey back to Kampala/Entebbe
  • Souvenirs
  • END of the Safari

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner


Map to the Destinations

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Resources

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation (Hotels and Lodges around the Tourist Sites)

    The accommodation depends on your Budget. Here is a list of Lodges around the Tourist site.

    What You need for Trekking and Tracking

    • Water: Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
    • Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Some times it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.
    • Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
    • Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
    • Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
    • Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
    • Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
    • Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash for gorillas) to capture this lifetime experience

    What is included in the 5 day Gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi Itinerary

    • Airport Transfers
    • Accommodation National Parks
    • Meals: Day 1- L.D, (Day 2, 3, 4) - B.L.D, Day 10 - B.L

      Note: L= Lunch, D= Dinner, B= breakfast

    • Bottled Water
    • Gorilla Trekking Permit
    • Lake Bunyonyi Entry
    • Experienced English speaking Driver
    • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation
    • Bottled Water

    What is excluded in the Itinerary

    • Visas
    • Tips for Driver and Guides
    • Souvenirs
    • Insurance
    • Air tickets
    • Drinks from the Accommodation
    • Laundry
    • Anything not discussed during the initial meeting


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