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A 3 days Bwindi gorilla safaris takes you to explore the fascinating Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.  The park is home to almost half of the remaining Mountain gorilla species in the world. Therefore, expect to delight in an awesome gorilla trekking experience in the misty Bwindi Forest. The tour gives you chance to visit lake Bunyonyi – the second deepest lake in Africa blessed with an eye-catching beauty.  While here you enjoy a canoe ride that takes you to explore the 29 islands dotted on the lake including the Punishment Island. Lake Bunyonyi is a perfect site for birding adventures, so expect to encounter numerous small bird species incase you are a bird lover.

Safari Highlights

Day1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Forest

Day2: Gorilla trekking and afternoon Batwa cultural encounter

Day3: Canoe ride on lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest from Kampala

Wake up for an early breakfast, meet and greet with your driver guide and then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The road trip takes you about 8-9 hours drive to access Bwindi forest. It is paramount to note that the park is famous for excellent gorilla trekking experience in the world. Along the way enjoy the intriguing landscape beauty of the Pearl of Africa in the western region.

You will have lunch enroute in Mbarara at Agip motel and later proceed with the journey to Bwindi forest national park found in south western Uganda.  immediately when you arrive in the park, check in at the booked lodge for dinner, relax and have an overnight.

Accommodation option: Rushaga gorilla haven Lodge- Budget, Chameleon Hill Lodge – Luxury, Gorilla Mist Camp – Midrange.

Day2: Gorilla trekking and afternoon Batwa cultural encounter

Today after a delicious breakfast, head out to the park head quarters for briefing about gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest. While here you are grouped into groups of 8 people and assigned a ranger guide. Later at 8 am, you transfer to the starting pointing to begin the trek. Get prepared for thick undergrowth and creepers while trekking for the habituated gorilla families. Upon locating a gorilla family, you are allowed to spend one hour with them. Feel free to take photos as you learn more about their fascinating behaviors and lifestyle.

After the awesome experience return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation at the lodge. In the afternoon, free feel to delight in a Batwa community walk where you get chance to interact with the local People and their interesting cultures.

Later, take a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the natural wonders dotted with 29 beautiful islands. Arriving in the evening check in at your booked lodge, relax, dine and delight in an overnight stay.

Accommodation option: Bird Nest Bunyonyi-Luxury, Crater Bay Cottages- Budget, Bunyonyi Rock Resort – Midrange.

Day 3: Traditional Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and delight in a rewarding canoe ride on the picturesque lake Bunyonyi. The boat gives you an opportunity to explore the intriguing islands including the legendary Punishment Island. You will as well interact with the local people and enjoy sighting numerous small birds. Later return to the lodge, check out and begin your departure back to Kampala. On your way enjoy lunch enroute at Igongo culture Centre with a stopover at the Uganda equator.  Then proceed with the journey, arriving Kampala in the evening, your driver guide drops you at your hotel of residence or at Entebbe international airport to catch up with your next flight back home.


Planning to visit Uganda on gorilla safari, don’t hesitate to contact our travel experts here at Mumwe Global safaris for a quotation. To book with us, send us email on or call the reservations team on +256-700135510 for any further inquiries.



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