4 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi

Elephants on riverbank

4 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Kigali to Bwindi via Virunga Ranges

Pickup from Kigali Airport or your hotel. Embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda,

The drive takes about 6 hours. The drive takes you past Ruhengeri, home to the Volcanoes National Park on Rwanda. You will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Continue to the Cyanika Border and after the formalities continue to Bwindi.

During the drive, you will get a vantage point for photography of the 3 Virunga Volcanoes of Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhaura that are protected in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda. Reaching the park in the evening, relax at the lodge as you prepare for the next day gorilla trek.

Overnight at:

  • Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp Cottage (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)
  • Gift of Nature Lodge (Budget) / Trekkers Tavern Lodge / Bakiga Lodge (Midrange)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

This is the D-Day for gorilla tracking! Have breakfast. The guide will drive you the ranger post and get briefed about gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After knowing the formalities of the adventure you are to embark on, enter the gorilla sanctuary and begin your expedition into the mountains.

A gorilla trek takes from a mere trek of just an hour to a full day hike given that your hike depends on the movement of the gorillas in their land! Most times, the gorilla trek takes about 5 hours. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas you have a full hour to watch the gorillas as they pay attention to their daily chores. A

fter meeting the great apes, retreat to the briefing point for your certificates that you are to carry back home as souvenirs and proof that you made it to the gorillas.

After the gorilla trek, drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the Switzerland of Africa.

Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Budget) / Arcadia Cottages (Midrange) / Lake Bunyonyi Bird Nest (Luxury).

Day 3: Full Day Adventure on Lake Bunyonyi

Explore Lake Bunyonyi, the Switzerland of Africa.

Day 4: Return to Kigali

After breakfast, embark on a return trip to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Take a Kigali City Tour – Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, Caplaki Market for Crafts and Souvenir Shopping.

Drop off at the hotel or at the Airport for a return flight.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Primate tracking permits
  • Professional full-time English speaking driver-guide


  • International flights
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary