3 DAYS LAKE BUNYONYI AND GORILLA TOUR
Lake Bunyonyi is a lava dammed lake which is just too amazing with breath taking views where you inhale pure oxygen that is not polluted by fumes and gases from industries. It is a home of over 200 bird species such as Herons, egrets, African harrier hawk, grey crowned cranes among others and this is why it was named Bunyonyi in the native language which means small birds, the lake is also the feature that appear on the 5,000 shillings currency note of Uganda currency.
- Boat launch
- Gorilla tracking
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Start your journey to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale which covers a distance of about 407km and this takes around 7 to 8hours driving from Kampala. Stopover at the equator for taking photos and buying handcrafts you might need during the trip. Lunch in Mbarara town at Agip motel/Café Havana/Shaheen restaurant. Proceed to Kabale town then after drive 8km to Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi is such a great destination for relaxation and refreshment. The lake has 29 islands surrounded by steep terraced hillsides. Check in at the lodge. Head to Bushara boat launch 4 minute walk away. You will not miss seeing Akampene Island known for being the place where girls who got pregnant before marriage were abandoned to die as a tradition of the Bakiga. Dinner and overnight stay Bunyonyi overland resort/Heras Country Resort/Kings Hotel Kabale.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After your breakfast at 8:00am, proceed to Lake Bunyonyi View Hotel for biking experience after which you will swim in the bilharzia free water of lake Bunyonyi. Have lunch at restaurant of the hotel. Head to Kisoro district for gorilla tracking at Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
In the evening, look out for primates like L’Hoest’s monkey, red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkeys to name but a few. Dinner and overnight stay Buhoma lodge/Gorilla Heights lodge/Sanctuary Gorilla forest lodge.
DAY 3: Gorilla tracking.
After your morning breakfast, drive to the starting point of Buhoma sector for Gorilla trekking and this can take over 3hours and once they are spotted, there is that emotional moment experienced since they also behave like humans because they share about 98% of the humans DNA, Have a good time with them. Have lunch at your lodge, check out and then embark on the journey back to Kampala, you will be dropped at the location of your choice or Entebbe Airport for your flight.
END OF TRIP
|NO. OF PAX
- 4WD Safari vehicle
- Park entrance fees
- Full board accommodation
- Gorilla permits
- Tour activities as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water
- Government levies & taxes
- Professional English speaking guide
- Visa costs
- Insurance costs
- Personal expenses
- Laundry costs
- Extra activities not in the itinerary
- Extra food and drinks