3 Days - Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP, and Canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi (Kigali - Kigali)

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3 Days - Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi.


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 gorilla destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a rich habitat for Afro-montane flora, counts of birds including the African broad-bill which is found in Ruhija and Congo, the forest animals like duikers and forest elephants. 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.


  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi NP, Uganda

    You will be picked up around 7 am from your hotel in Kigali by our safari guide who will drive you straight to the Uganda, Rwanda border of Cyanika/ Katuna. In the process you will traverse the lush country side dotted with undulating hills that have qualified Rwanda as a land of a thousand hills and arriving in Bwindi.

    In the afternoon check in your Lodge for lunch and later go for Batwa Cultural trail. You will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skilfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge.
    Luxury - Silverback Lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge.

  • Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    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 sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Camping at Bunyonyi Overland Camp
    Budget - Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Lake Bunyonyi View Resort
    Mid-range - Bunyonyi Eco Resort / Bunyonyi Safari Resort
    Luxury - Bunyonyi Birdnest

  • Day 3: Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Kigali

    After an early morning breakfast, you will be taken for a Canoe ride. 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. Later, you will be transferred to Kigali through the Uganda border to cross to Rwanda for your drop off.


  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 3 for Private tours only
  • Transportation charges
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Batwa visit
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals


  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 60 or more days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 32-59 days before the adventure date - 75% refund
  • Cancellations between 8-31 days before the adventure date - 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 3-7 days before the adventure date - 25% refund
  • Cancellations between 0-2 days before the adventure date - no refund
  • Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from percentages above and are 100% non-refundable


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