Your 4 days Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi safari will give a total wild tracking experience in the thick impenetrable forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is one of the hot spots to trek the gorillas, known for harboring half of the word famous mountain gorillas. The safari will also give you a taste of the community experience and opportunity to visit the Kigali genocide memorial grounds were over 250000 Rwandese who suffered the genocide incidence were buried. You will also be able to visit Lake Bunyonyi, known for having numerous islands which is worth a boat ride on a local canoe.
Detailed itinerary for 4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi
Day 1: Visit Kigali genocide memorial & transfer to Bwindi: Travel time +5 hrs
Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our company driver guide who will brief you shortly about the tour at your lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial grounds, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peacebuilding. You will be able to watch and listen to some short video clips from some of the survivors of the incident. Later you will proceed with a drive to Bwindi through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation to catch up with the late lunch and later spend the rest of the afternoon relax and prepare for the next day’s trekking. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari lodge (luxury lodge) or Engagi lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid-range lodge), Broadbill Forest Camp (Economy lodge). Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking & community walk visit.
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing from the Uganda wildlife officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their lifestyle in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sunscreen and hut.
The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience in Uganda, you will have informative memorable experience in life. In the afternoon, ready for a village foot safari, to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari lodge (luxury lodge) or Engagi lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid-range lodge), Broadbill Forest Camp (Economy lodge). Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
Today upon getting done with your relaxed morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride to explore the numerous islands of L. Bunyonyi, which are habitat to numerous bird species and later return back to your booked accommodation; you will spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari lodge (luxury lodge) or Bird Nest Resort (Mid-range lodge), Bunyonyi Safari Lodge (Economy lodge). Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Bwindi – Kigali (Travel Time +5 hrs)
Early morning breakfast and short sightseeing experience for photography. Thereafter embark to our safari vehicle and drive back to Kigali, have lunch and later transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight. End of service!
This Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi includes.
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits ($600), one per person to be paid in advance.
- Driver guide allowances
- En-route lunches
- Visit to Kigali genocide memorial ground.
- Community foot safari
- Ranger fees
- Services of English-speaking driver/guide.
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The Gorilla Trekking & Lake Bunyonyi excludes.
expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigars.