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3 Days – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi

3 Days – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi & Lake Bunyonyi

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This 3-day adventure takes you on a thrilling journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda for a gorilla tracking experience, followed by a relaxing visit to Lake Bunyonyi, the “Switzerland of Africa.” The trip begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe as per your preference.

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi National Park. Stay at Bwindi National Park (L,D)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Stay at Lake Bunyonyi (B,L,D)
Day 3: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe/Kampala.(B,L)

*Meals included: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Transfer Time:

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi is around 8 to 10 hours (470+ Km)
Day 2: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi is around 1.5 to 3 hours (60+ Km)
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala is around 8 hours (415+ Km)


  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All Government taxes
  • All park entrance fees where applicable
  • Gorilla Tracking Permit (USD 700 per person)
  • Drinking water (2-3 litres per person per day)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Professional English speaking Guide (Bilingual Guide available on request)
  • Transport in 4X4 Safari Van / Land Cruiser


  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional Activities at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Airport Transfers
  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International Flight tickets
  • Tips to Driver/ Guide
  • Travel Insurance


  1. To avoid the long drives on Day 1 & 3, we can arrange flight between Entebbe & Kihihi airstrip at USD 230 per person one way and USD 390 per person for 2 way flights / flight between Entebbe & Kisoro airstrip at USD 280 per person one way and USD 490 per person for 2 way flights.
    *Kihihi airstrip is used when you are staying in Buhom & Ruhija sector of Bwindi and Kisoro airstrip is used when you are staying in Rushaga & Nkuringo sector of Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi.
    On top of the above price, an additional cost of USD 40 (not per person) would be charged for sending our guide & vehicle a day in advance (Day 0) so as to pick you up on Day 1 on arrival at the airstrip.
  2. Another option is to start and end at Kigali, Rwanda. The drive between Kigali and Bwindi is around 4 hours (170+ Km). This option costs extra USD 100 for the vehicle for each transfer between Kigali and the border used to cross between Uganda & Rwanda.
  3. On Day 1, if you take a flight to Bwindi or start from Kigali, then you can add a Batwa cultural visit on this day at extra USD 40 per person.
  4. At Lake Bunyonyi no activities are included. You can do Canoeing, Boat ride, Community walk, Bird watching , Batwa Cultural Visit and many more activities at Lake Bunyonyi by booking directly with the accommodation once you reach Lake Bunyonyi.
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Tour Plan

Day 1: Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi National Park
After an early breakfast at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe (breakfast not included in this program) and short safari briefing by your driver-guide, you will be transferred to Bwindi National Park, which is approximately 8 hours' drive from Kampala. The journey is scenic as you'll pass through lush green countryside, local villages, and towns. You'll make a stopover at the Equator for a photo opportunity and to learn about the geographical significance of the area. You'll have lunch en-route at Mbarara and arrive at Bwindi National Park in the evening. You'll check into your lodge and have dinner before settling in for the night.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After an early breakfast and along with packed lunch and water you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don'ts of gorilla tracking. The park rangers will assign you to a gorilla family, and you'll be accompanied by a guide and trackers to help you locate the gorillas. The trek can take several hours, but the experience of coming face to face with the gorillas is truly unforgettable. You'll spend an hour with the gorillas, observing and taking photos before trekking back to the park headquarters. After the gorilla trek, you'll transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you'll check into your lodge.
In the evening you can opt to do any of these optional activities - boat/canoe ride around the lake, hike to one of the surrounding islands, visit local communities, or simply unwind on the lakeshore and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala or Entebbe
After breakfast, you can either opt to do the optional activities or just relax at your accommodation.
Later in the day, you'll depart Lake Bunyonyi with lunch en route and travel back to Kampala, arriving in the evening, marking the end of your gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi adventure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.
Overall, this 3-day adventure offers an exciting gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, followed by a relaxing visit to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, all while starting and ending in Kampala or Entebbe.