3-Day Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi

This short gorilla tracking safari will give you the moment of your life with a family of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site. Bwindi is home to about 40% of the world’s mountain gorillas. It is also a great birding destination with about 350 bird species of which 14 are found nowhere else in Uganda. After the trek, you will tour the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in the southwest highlands. If you fancy a swim, this is one of the safe lakes to cool off in.

What's Included

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your adventure to the wild mountain gorillas of Uganda begins today. You will be picked up from your accommodation (or airport depending on flight times) by the Kwezi Outdoors guide. This will be your private driver guide for this safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi. This 8hr plus road trip will take you through beautiful landscapes, terraced hillsides before you finally arrive in Bwindi in the evening.
Settle in and use this time to prepare for tomorrow’s trek.

Day 2: Face to Face with Mountain Gorillas

Today you get intimate and face to face with a family of the endangered mountain gorillas. The tracking begins with a briefing on do’s and don’ts by the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers – the custodians of this ancient home. Your visit will allow you meet gorilla mothers, baby gorillas play and move around as the family feeds. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site home to gorillas, over 350 bird species, and ancient plants. Look out for some of these as your trek. The trek may be between 2-4 hours depending on where the gorillas are.

After the trek transfer to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in the southwest highlands. You have the opportunity to explore the lake in a dug-out canoe and listen to the stories that make this lake a great destination.

Day 3: Transfer to Entebbe and Departure

You will have an relaxed breakfast on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi before transfering to Entebbe. The drive to Entebbe is approximately 8 hours with a stop at the Equator if desired.

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Kwezi Outdoors has been operating safaris in Uganda since 2018. We are well-versed in the fun and rigors of the African safari. Our team has over 20 years of travel planning between us.

We operate private tailor-made safaris for the solo traveler, small groups and families. Our safari consultants have expert local knowledge and cultural understanding, which they weave into your safari itinerary for a unique experience.

Kwezi Outdoors is registered and licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB/RTT/TT/2019/00183). We are also a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators.

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