Budget gorilla tracking & lake Bunyonyi – Bwindi impenetrable national park in Uganda
Budget Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari covers Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and boat ride along Lake Bunyonyi. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda about 8-10 hours from Entebbe or Kampala and 3-4 hours from Kigali-Rwanda. Bwindi forest is a home to a section of mountain Gorillas that today remain not more than 1080 worldwide. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest starts from any of the four trailheads of Buhoma the north, Ruhija the east, Nkuringo and rushaga the south of the National park Lake Bunyonyi is a magical lake in south-western Uganda and features as one of the deepest Lakes in Africa. This package also covers a visit to Batwa pygmy community interaction.
- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Gorilla tracking and Batwa experience
- Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
- Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
Day One: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast in your respective hotel or area of residence in Entebbe or Kampala, you will be picked up by Great Adventure Safaris representative who first will brief you on what budget Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari covers. After, you start your 8-10 hour journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is in south-western Uganda. Along the way, make a stopover at Equator line for photography and at Igongo cultural centre for lunch. After, proceed to Bwindi Forest National Park where you will check in at a lodge of your choice for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
- Travel plan: 8-10 hours
- Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
- Accommodation options: Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge, Broad bill tented camp
Day Two: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi-Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your respective lodge and after, transfer to park offices for briefing on the set guidelines for Gorilla tracking. Make sure that you are on long sleeved shirt/t-shirt, trouser, socks, hiking boots and you have your bottled water, energy giving snacks. Briefing starts at 7:00am and it is on this day that you will be assigned to one of the habituated Gorilla family to track in a group of 8 visitors. Commence with your primate adventure with park ranger guide and also be joined by trackers, porters. This will last you 2-6 hours although this depends on your hiking speed, location of gorillas and nature of habitat. A maximum of one hour is given to you to be with Gorillas and also have opportunity to take as many photos as possible, learn how they behave and their body gestures. After, you will get back to the lodge to rest and in the evening, you will have a visit to Batwa community for cultural experience. Later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
- Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Accommodation options at Lake Bunyonyi; Crater bay cottages, Birdnest resort
Day Three: Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
Have a beautiful breakfast overlooking the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and later head out for a rewarding boat ride. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most scenic Lakes and the deepest in Africa with about 29 magical islands. A boat ride along Lake Bunyonyi gets you a chance to catch a glimpse at the dotted islands and also look out at the birds. After, you will return to the lodge to have lunch and be ready to drive to Kigali for departure.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
End of Your Budget Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari
Our Budget Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari includes
Gorilla trekking (USD700)
Car and fuel
Accommodation and Meals
Fulltime English speaking driver guide
Our Budget Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari excludes
Additional activities and accommodation outside your travel plan