3 days Uganda Gorilla safari with relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi

On your trekking adventure, you can get up close and personal with the gorillas. It would be nice to find a better place for rest after a strenuous day of trekking. Lake Bunyonyi – a haven for small birds – will undoubtedly be that location. After the gorilla trek, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. Before returning to Entebbe, take a dip in the pool.
Allow Friendly Gorillas Safaris to take you on this unforgettable 3-day trip to Bwindi National Park – the ultimate gorilla experience – and Lake Bunyonyi – a place of small birds. Surely, the memory will remain…!
Gorilla trekking and a swim in the lake are also enjoyable activities.
The opportunity to get up close and personal with gorillas in their natural environment.

Day 1: Arrive and depart from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Hopefully, your flight is expected to arrive in Uganda early in the morning. Your safari will begin at Entebbe International Airport, where you will be met by your Driver/Guide, who will brief you on your tour before departing for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is a large sanctuary for mountain gorillas, with over 300 of them, which is another reason why it should be your safari destination.
The road trip will take you southwest Uganda, across the Equator, to Mbarara for lunch, and then across Savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through the Kigezi Highlands [commonly referred to as “the Switzerland of Uganda”] and banana plantations leads to the Bwindi National Park gorilla sanctuary. When you arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you can do nothing more than check into your accommodation and relax before embarking on your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure the next day.

Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge   / Buhoma Lodge / Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Havens
Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp  / Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, followed by a move to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.
You can reach the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure after an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide. This rainforest is breathtaking in its majesty! The area has a spectacular steeply forested landscape and is extremely dense, but it is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails that give tourists entry. With the movements of these great primates, time passes and the landscape changes. When you find a gorilla gang, you will be able to spend an hour with them. The excitement of spending time watching these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, thrilling experience that will be remembered for a long time.
Return to your inn. After lunch, check out and take a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by lush, green-terraced hills that rise to a height of (2,200 – 2,478m), but it’s the 29 islands of different shapes and sizes scattered around the lake that make it most magical — you could spend all day admiring them.

Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge   / Buhoma Lodge / Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Havens
Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp  / Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 3: Swim or take in the stunning view of the Bunyonyi islands before departing for Entebbe.
You will have a leisurely breakfast before departing for Entebbe via Mbarara and stopping at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (traditional dishes), but you will also have the option to visit the cultural museum here before continuing your journey to Kampala. You should stop en route at the Equator for more pictures and to browse the gift shops for souvenirs of your Uganda gorilla and wildlife safari.

When you return, please let us know and thank you for choosing Friendly Gorillas Safaris!


  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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