This 4-day gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable offers unparallel birding opportunities as there are close to 600 species inhabiting different part of the forest area. Along with that, you’ll have a rich cultural experience and a thrilling gorilla trekking experience. After reaching Lake Bunyonyi, you can spot some gorilla families who play, feed, and relax near the lake. Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for great game viewing experience.
- Gorilla tracking
- Visit to Lake Bunyonyi
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
- Chimp tracking
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi from Kigali
You will be picked after break-fast from Kigali and drive to Rwanda Uganda border clear and cross then proceed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country, arriving in the afternoon have you’ at Broadbill rest and in evening go for Batwa cultural experience you will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight will be at Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget Banda)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. The trekking journey will progress through thick creepers and undergrowth which can go on up to 8 straight hours. The forest range is incredibly dense but is crisscrossed by animal trails which enable better access to tourists. After spending few hours with the gorilla troops, you’ll be taken to Lake Bunyonyi. You’ll drive through one of the most beautiful sections of the country referred to as “The Switzerland of Africa” because of the unique cool environment despite being located near to the equator. The lake is known to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda and is the second deepest lake in Africa. As the lake is bilharzisas-free, it is safe for swimming purposes. You have a chance of taking a canoe ride on the like and hike to the top of surrounding hills. Later during the day, you’ll return to Bunyonyi Overland Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in you’ Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down, in the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto L.Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant, In the evening go for a game drive with a chance to see Elephants Lions Buffaloes etc later return for dinner and overnight Tembo Safari Lodge/Kazinga Channel View Resort (Budget)
Day 4: Chimp track and travel to Entebbe
Wake-up early morning have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for an up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300 individuals and tracking currently enjoys more than 80% success rate. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Entebbe Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.