4 Days gorilla trekking & Lake Bunyonyi Safari
4 Days gorilla trekking & Lake Bunyonyi Safari ,you to two prominent tourist destinations that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Lake Bunyonyi. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a heritage site famous for being a home to the precious critically endangered mountain gorillas, this beautiful national park is located in south western Uganda and offers an extra ordinary mountain gorilla trekking experience as it is a home to a largest population of mountain gorilla in the world.
Lake bunyonyi is located is also located in southwestern Uganda in between Kisoro and kabale districts, this beautiful lake is ranked the second deepest lake in Africa and the deepest in Uganda with the depth range of 44m and 900m and width of 7 to 25kms. Lake Bunyonyi is made up of numerous islands such as the punishment island, these islands are only accessed by a boat cruise and these islands have beautiful legendary stories behind them.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1- transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 1-sightseeing
- Day 2-gorilla trekking experience
- Day 2- community walk “optional”
- Day 3-transfer to lake bunyonyi
- Day 3- boat ride and visiting the islands
- Day 4-transfer back to Kampala
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Your assigned safari guide from achieve global safaris will pick you up from your location either in Kampala or Entebbe, then proceed to southwestern region of Uganda in kanungu district on a drive of 7—8 hours on Kampala-Kisoro-road via Kampala-masaka-mbarara route. On your way you will make a stopover in kayabwe at the equator landmark where you will take pictures and buy souvenirs and hand crafts, another stopover will made in mbarara at igogo cultural centre for lunch. After lunch you will head to the park, check into your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury: Mahogany springs lodge
Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Budget: Gorilla safari lodge
Meal plan- dinner and breakfast
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience
You will wake up every early for morning breakfast then you will drive to the park’s headquarters, at the headquarters you will be briefed about how you to conduct yourself in the presence of mountain gorillas and grouped in to groups of 8 members. After briefing together with packed lunch you go trek into the deep forests in search for the precious mountain gorillas, when you see the mountain gorillas you are to spend only one hour with the gorillas. After Bwindi Forest Gorilla trekking you will go for an optional community walk then you will go back to your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Day 3: Boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi
You will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and drive to Lake Bunyonyi in kabale district a distance of 88.4 kilometers of 2 -3 hours’ drive via Kabale-Kisoro Rd. when you reach scenic lake bunyonyi you will go for a boat cruise visiting numerous islands which have beautiful history behind it, on the boat cruise you get to enjoy the beautiful trees on the shores of the lake and also you will encounter birds and many more. After visiting the islands you will have lunch then go for a community walk where you will encounter many cultures, after the walks you will go back to your lodges, have dinner and sleep.
Luxury: Bird Nest Resort
Mid-range: Bunyonyi Safari Resort / Arcadia Cottages
Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala
You will wake up for morning breakfast then transfer back to Kampala, on your way you will make a stopover in mbarara for lunch then proceed to Kampala. Your drop off will be in Kampala or Entebbe which marks the end of the safari.