4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi Safarifrom
crossing the equator
Bird watching during the activity
See other primates
Visiting Small Islands on the boat
Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCamping, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
Activity Level Ultimate
This 4 day Uganda Gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi safari, will take you for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321 sqkm and is among the oldest forests lasting over 25,000 years. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups.
Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the Red tailored monkeys, Chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkey among others. This forest is also home for 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterflies’ species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the Turaco.
Lake Bunyonyi (place for many little birds) is in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. Scientific literature generally quotes a maximum depth of 40 m (130 ft.) but some tourist guides and locals insist that it is much deeper, about 900 m (3000 ft.), which would make it the second-deepest lake in Africa. The towns on the lake are Kyevu and Muko but there are 29 islands on the lake, but most popular ones are Punishment Island and Bushara Island.
– Gorilla tracking permit
– Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
– 4x Lunch and 3x dinner
– 3x Breakfast
– 3x Accommodation
– Boat ride on Lake bunyonyi
DOS AND DON’TS DURING GORILLA 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. Sometimes 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 ) to capture this lifetime experience
THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN BOOKING A GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI
1. Tour can start any day
2. Solo travelers can join this tour
3. Tour is done under the post covid 19 SOPs
4. Age limit: 15 years and above
5. Suitable for single travelers as well
6. When tracking the gorillas, you should be having some level of fitness because it involves some hiking while tracking the gorillas
If the initial deposit is only equivalent to the value of the gorilla permit, expect no refund.
Accommodation before or after the tour, can be arranged for an extra cost.
– Tips for the guides
– Flight tickets
– Visa processing
– Drinks during and after the meals
– Personal health/third party/travel insurance
DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE N.P
Our experienced driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel/airport early in the morning and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in the western part of Uganda,
Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the tracking point for Gorilla tracking, there will be briefing as you’re also given groups/tracking team, gorilla tracking might take like 8 hours to come back.
After the gorilla tracking, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up, as we also prepare to plan for departure the next day.
TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI
In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will be able to interact with the local people, have lunch on the hotels on the shore of the lake. After lunch, we shall get on the boat and visit some of the islands on the lake and also visit some villages like the Batwa villages, the short people as well, as we head to the hotel for the night.
DRIVE BACK TO KAMPALA
after breakfast, we start our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or airport.