You will commence this 3 Days Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi, with a city tour in Kigali which is the capital city of Rwanda, here; you will visit the historical sites of those who died during the genocide. Then proceed to Uganda for the real rewarding adventure experience in the jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, home to half of the remaining mountain Gorillas alongside several primate species. Not only that, your safari will be made more interesting as you take a visit to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi known to be home to over 29 islands and romantic terraced hills.
Day 1: City tour and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After early morning breakfast, our driver-guide will have a brief Kigali City Tour with you. Here, you will visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site where you will learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide that witnessed almost a million people dead in just a small space of time. Upon conclusion, you will have Lunch in Kigali town before embarking on a 4-5 hour journey to the north, as you head to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
This route goes through the Cyanika Border, where you will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. After, proceed past the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while feeding your eyes with the 3 Virunga Mountains: Sabyinyo, Muhabura, and Gahinga Mountains. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda and check-in for dinner and overnight.
Buhoma Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge / Chameleon hill lodge – luxury
Ichumbi Gorilla lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge – midrange
Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge / Buhoma community Rest camp / Broadbill Forest Camp – Budget
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
After every sumptuous cup of coffee early in the morning, Head to the park headquarter for gorilla Trekking briefing that starts at 7:30am, the Uganda wildlife authority rangers will take you through the do’s and don’ts while in the wilderness with the Gorillas. The park rangers will accompany you through the jungle as you track your allocated gorilla family.
This whole experience may last between 1 up to 4 hours with one hour allowance given to you to just spend with the Gorillas, relax in the forest and enjoy listening to the gorillas grumble to each other, get amazed to the sheer size of the male silverback as well as studying their behaviors, don’t forget to take some photos.
Upon Completion, head back to the parks’ headquarters for a picnic lunch before driving to Lake Bunyonyi late in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Supreme Adventure Park – Budget
Arcadia Cottages / Bunyonyi Eco Resort – Midrange
Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge – Luxury
Day 3: Explore Bunyonyi & Drop Off at Kigali
With up 29 islands surrounding it, Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most beautiful places any tourist to Uganda ought to reach, this destination is rich in history and different bird species all around, singing sweet melodies to the guest who comes to either relax or visit the different islands.
Wake up to an early morning breakfast as you enjoy the striking sun’s rays. Immediately after, get into a very safe canoe where the guide will sail with you on the water taking you through the history of different islands as you visit them, especially the punishment island.
This was also named the second Switzerland in Africa. All these will be done for roughly 3-4 hours before you have lunch, check out of the accommodation and embark on a 4-5 hour journey to Kigali for an evening flight.