4-Day Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi and Kibale
This is a 4-Day Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi and Kibale Safari, Mountain gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a habitat with a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas which is close to a half of the 880 numbers that are known to thrive in the world. The magical hills offer impressive scenery and sightseeing experience. The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of a thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day long gorilla trekking experience and also in Kibale Chimps tracking.
You will be picked up around 7:00 am from Kampala (or Entebbe) by our guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in a comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the South-West which will take around 9 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Mbarara and head to accommodation for a relaxing overnight stay.
You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sighted and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.
The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.
Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
- Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
- Accommodation: BirdNest Resort
- Meals & Drinks:
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park in the morning with the target to have lunch in Fort portal area near Kibale Forest national park. You can have Punctuated stopovers in the far country side that offer us chances of viewing tea plantations along the drive through Fort Portal which is located in the shadow of the legendary Rwenzori Mountain which forms a mystic backdrop to the beautiful volcanic landscape you are treated to on your drive from the town to the park.
Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for relaxation. Later in the day you shall be transferred to the Bigodi Wetlands, situated on the eastern edge of the forest. There you shall take a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species.
You will then return the lodge for dinner, followed by overnight stay.
After early breakfast, you will meet the ranger guides for pre-trek briefing after which you will set off to trek into forest to track a community of Chimpanzees. Up to 3 large communities of Chimpanzees have been habituated for the tracking adventure. You will locate the Chimps quickly since the territory of each of Chimp community is known beforehand by advance trackers as it will be communicated by your guides. While you trek through the forest you will observe plenty of other wildlife, like Red Colobus Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, and Vervet Monkeys.
The trademark pant hoots and loud screams of the Chimps can be heard from a distance and will lead you to the community. The Chimps which will be swinging through trees with speed, pant hooting, slapping the tree barks and screaming to locate each other. It is a memorable experience.
Post lunch you will be transferred back to Kampala (or Entebbe), where your tour will come to an end.
- Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)
- Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
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