3 Days Lake Bunyonyi Safari

3 Days Lake Bunyonyi Safari

3 days Lake Bunyonyi and gorilla trekking tour is absolutely an exciting tour in Uganda since it gives you an opportunity to visit the deepest lake in Uganda, lake Bunyonyi in the south western part of Uganda and it gives you an opportunity to do a boat cruise to visit its numerous islands, do canoeing and relax at one of its out looking hills. This tour is a two in one since it favors you to trek gorillas from Bwindi impenetrable National Park, the park which has half of the mountain gorilla’s population in the world.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and afternoon boat cruise.

You will be picked up by a professional guide early in the morning who will brief you about the whole trip and then set off for a journey in the western region of Uganda to Lake Bunyonyi. The journey takes 8-hour drive from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi and the distance to cover is 457 kilometers.

You will arrive during lunch time and relaxation at a resort overlooking the lake; in the afternoon have a boat cruise on the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in Africa after Lake Tanganyika.

During the boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to visit some the 29 islands on Lake Bunyonyi and spotting various water birds like grey corned canes, herons, egrets, cuckoo to mention but a few.

Return to the resort and check out for a transfer to Ruhija sector where you will have dinner and overnight in preparation of the next day’s trekking adventure.

Budget – Broadbill Forest camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking.

After an early morning heavy breakfast with your packed lunch, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park headquarters in Ruhija sector for a briefing by a ranger guide on what to and what not to do during the gorilla trekking experience. After briefing you will hike into the forest looking for the location of these amazing apes, this may take few hours or even a full day depending on the location of the apes.

The activity is strenuous and may require average physical fitness, walking sticks or consider hiring porters to help in carrying heavy luggage.

When you find the mountain gorillas, you will be required to spend one hour with them while taking pictures for memories. It is a worthwhile adventure and so humbling to stand a few meters as you watch these sought after primates as they eat, feed their young ones and their day to day activities in their natural habitat. After the activity, retire to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Budget – Broadbill Forest camp

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala via the equator.

After a cheerful morning breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala via the Uganda Equator in Kayabwe where you will an opportunity to take photographs standing in two different hemispheres at the same time and the local water experiment that proves that the earth splits-up-into two hemispheres that’s the north and the south hemisphere and lunch enroute. You will then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe airport for your departure.

End of tour