3 Days Team Building Tour to Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi 

Tour Overview

3 Days Team Building Tour to Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi  : This Team building takes you on the most adventures tour to Bwindi impenetrable national park found in South Western Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home half of world’s largest population of the endangered mountain gorillas living in the misty jungles and among these gorillas, there are habituated gorillas which are visited during gorilla trekking activity.

Lake Bunyonyi the deepest Lake in Africa is another destination you are to visit on this tour, the lake consists of numerous islands which you will visit during the boat ride.

3 Days Team Building Tour to Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi 

photo credit @ Helen suk

Highlights of this Tour

  • Mountain gorilla trekking in the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable national park for an encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, the park is a home to the world’s largest population of mountain gorillas and half of the world’s population.
  • Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi exploring a number of islands found in the lake such as punishment islands where girls who got pregnant without being married where abandoned, as it is considered a bad omen in the Bakiga culture.

Detailed itinerary of 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi safari

Day 1 – Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked from your offices or any preferred location in Kampala and transfer to South Western Uganda heading to Bwindi impenetrable national park, on this journey of 9 hours you will have a stopover at the Equator Crossing Kayabwe – Masaka for photography session and another stopover in Mbarara for lunch.

Arrive in the park in the evening, check into your lodge for dinner and overnight as you prepare for mountain gorilla trekking the highlight of this safari.
Accommodation options

  • Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury)
  • Bakiga Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Tarvan Trekkers Bwindi (Budget)

Meal plan: lunch and dinner (Half Board)

 Day 2 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi

You will wake up early for breakfast at exactly 06:30 am and with your packed lunch you will transfer to the park’s headquarters for a briefing session at 07:30 am, you will join other trekker in the briefing where you will be taken through rules and regulations to follow while in the forests of Bwindi and what to expect.

You will be grouped into 8 people, be assigned a gorilla family to trek and then hike into the forests of Bwindi looking for mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking takes approximately 2-8 hours depending on movement of the gorillas and where they spent their previous night, the experience is very demanding as it involves trekking through the hilly and steeply forested landscape. When you find the gorillas, you will be amazed by their huge size and calm nature, you are permitted one hour in the presence of the gorillas while taking pictures and watching their amazing behaviors such as female gorilla taking care of their young ones, wandering and playing tree branches, picking fruits and also take pictures.

 After the experience, you will trek back to the park’s headquarters where you will be rewarded with gorilla trekking certificates, exit the park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the terraced green hills of Kisoro referred to as The Switzerland of Uganda.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the beautiful tourist spots in western Uganda and is the second deepest lake in Africa at 900 meters deep, the lake is a great spot for swimming as it has Bilharzia free waters.

When you arrive in the lake, you will check into your lodge and go for a nature walk around the lake or take a swim in the calm cool waters of the lake. In the night hours, you will have camp fire at your lodge. Have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation options

  • Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Budget)
  • Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (Mid-range)
  • Arcadia Cottages (Luxury

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Full board)

Day 3 – Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

Wake up early for breakfast and head to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat ride exploring several islands found in the lake, together with a guide you will sail on the calm of waters as he narrates to you the beautiful stories and legends behind each and every island. One of the eye catching islands is The Punishment Island where the Bakiga Tribe used to abandon girls got pregnant before marriage which was a bad omen, these girls were left to die since they could not swim. However they were sometimes rescued by their boyfriends or bachelors who did not want to pay bride price. These islands inhabit birds and small mammals which you will encounter, after the experience you will embark on a journey back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch.

On arrival in Kampala, you will be dropped off either at your offices or at a point of interest.

End of 3 days gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi safari

Inclusions

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.
  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.
  • All Taxes and VAT.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • Government imposed increase of Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.