4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi

4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi - 4 Days

4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi

Tour Summary

This 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi safari, takes you to see Mountain Gorillas as you track them in their home Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and conclude it by relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze and outstanding sights of Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla tracking and cultural encounters in Bwindi

Day 3: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Return to Kampala

Day 1
Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked up from the Hotel in Kampala after breakfast by your guide. Thereafter drive to the southwestern part of Uganda via Masaka, you will have two stopovers; at the Equator to take photographs and buy souvenirs and also in Mbarara for lunch. Later continue as you drive through the rolling hills with banana plantations, the stunning terraced Kigezi highlands. Basically it will be a great journey as you will have great views of various landscapes. On reaching the park check you will have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Kitandara camp/Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs

Meal Plan; Lunch &Dinner

Day 2
Gorilla Tracking and Cultural Encounters in Bwindi

On this day when you are done with your early breakfast, leave the lodge with packed lunch and report to the park headquarters for briefing at 7:30am which includes the rules and guidelines for gorilla trekking. Thereafter in the same area is the starting point as you go on to trek mountain gorillas, you will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable park ranger guide who will take you to see these gentle giants. How long it takes to track gorillas is determined by their location in a place so it can take 2 to 8 hours. You will have a great time with them and after return back to your lodge.

Refresh and later in the evening take a community walk to engage and see how people live around this area especially the Batwa which are an indigenous group of people. Have dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Kitandara camp/Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will start off your journey to Lake Bunyonyi found in Kabale which is the second deepest lake in Africa and a great place for birders. You will be welcomed by the sweet sounds of the birds, the word Bunyonyi means Small birds in the local language. Upon arrival, you will go for a canoe trip on the lake whereby you will be able to see various birds, communities, landforms such as the islands (around 29 islands are in the lake). Take as much photographs as you can. After the canoe, have lunch and in the evening go for a community/nature walk through the Batwa and Abaheesi communities.

Accommodation Options; Gorilla View Resort(Budget), Bunyonyi Safari Resort(Moderate), Bunyonyi Birdnest(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Lunch& Dinner

Day 4
Return to Kampala

Enjoy your breakfast and checkout from the lodge and drive to Kampala having lunch en-route. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening with great memories from Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi Impenetrable.

Meal Plan; Breakfast and Lunch

End of Safari

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Gorilla Permits(One per Person)
  • Accomodation
  • Transport
  • Tour guide(English Speaking)
  • Drinking Water
  • Canoeing fees on Lake Bunyonyi

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Any Personal items purchased and Tips
  • Visa and International Flights
  • Any kind of drinks taken while at the lodge
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate