The overview Lake Bunyonyi tour package

This 3 Day Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour package is designed to provide guests with an unforgettable and peaceful experience while tracking gorillas in Uganda. The journey begins with a visit to the famous mountain gorillas before continuing on to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxing, kayaking, island hopping, nature and community walks.  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located 512 kilometers from Kampala. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its extraordinary biodiversity, which includes the world’s largest population of mountain gorillas

Brief Information about Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi, popularly known as the “Place of Many Little Birds,” is located in southwestern Uganda between the districts of Kisoro and Kabale, close to the Rwandan border.

The lake’s depth ranges from 44 meters (144 feet) to 900 meters (2,952 feet), making it the second deepest in Africa. It is one of the few lakes in the area that is said to be bilharzia-free and safe for swimming. Lake Bunyonyi is a body of water located seven kilometers (4.3 miles) west of Kabale Town in southern Uganda. It is 25 kilometers long and 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) wide, with a total area of 61 square kilometers.

Lake Bunyonyi is a haven for numerous little birds, with over 200 distinct bird species documented as habitats. Visitors that take the time to visit Lake Bunyonyi frequently enjoy and experience the stunning beauty of the lake due to the many nature activities that are carried out such as canoeing, boat riding, and local tour, swimming, hiking the hills around the lake, pygmy village tour, and birdwatching.

There are numerous cultural and natural attractions nearby, including the Bakora cave, the Batwa (pygmies), and the Abaheesi (traditional blacksmiths). Visiting the lake’s surrounding islands, such as Habuharo, Akempene, and Bucuraniko Island, is also a memorable experience

This tour highlights of 3 Day Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi tour package

  • Gorilla trekking
  • The Unique Island hopes to provide community tour experience at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Sceni drives
  • Photoshoot at Equator crossing
  • Experiencing the diversity of Uganda from the Landscape, the wildlife, the birds, the water bodies

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi National park

After a leisurely breakfast, the driver will pick you from your Kampala or Entebbe hotel. Then you embark on an eight-hour journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There will be photo stops throughout the way, including at the equator crossing. Lunch will be at the Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara. The drive will be long, but if you enjoy nature and exploring new areas, the landscape will leave you speechless. The western section of Uganda features breathtaking scenery, national parks, mountains, and volcanic relics.

You drive past the lovely lakes and rivers, as well as locals tending to their gardens. While going through the lovely hills of Kabale and Kisoro, keep an eye out for the long-horned Ankole cattle. Check into the lodge upon arrival for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for boat ride

After an early breakfast, you will meet the driving guide and proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing on the regulations and standards of gorilla trekking. Following the briefing, you will be assigned a gorilla family to trek. Then you will begin the trek in the jungle with an expert park guide. Because gorillas wander about in search of food, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours.

When the mountain gorillas are found, you are permitted to spend an hour with them in their natural habitat to learn more about their behavior and habits, observe them feeding, breastfeeding, and grooming young ones, snap photos, and record the moments to show people back home after the safari.

Following your encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters, where you will be issued a certificate for participation in gorilla trekking, and then drive to Lake Bunyonyi, which will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. Lake Bunyonyi is Uganda’s deepest lake and Africa’s second deepest lake after Lake Tanganyika. Kabale is home to Lake Bunyonyi. Upon arrival, you will go on a nighttime boat trip or canoe ride to explore some of the 29 islands, see different bird species and animals, and enjoy wonderful views of the terraced farmlands and gorgeous scenery, among other things. You will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight after the boat tour.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Nature Walks, Swimming, Canoeing and Island Hopping at Lake Bunyonyi then Drive back to Kampala.

This final day you will wake up to spectacular surroundings, a gorgeous sunrise, birds, and breathtaking views of the lake. Enjoy your breakfast outside the lodge, where you can take in the lake views. The landscape alone makes Lake Bunyonyi one of Uganda’s most popular tourist sites. There are numerous activities to select from, such as birding, nature hikes, and cave exploration, mountain biking, visiting local communities, visiting neighboring forests, and viewing primates.

Canoeing, exploring the different islands, and simply relaxing on the lake’s shoreline are the most popular activities. Visit the punishment island if you go canoeing and island hopping. Girls who became pregnant before marriage were abandoned there to die about 80 years ago. Most were quietly rescued by lovers or bachelors who couldn’t afford the bride price. Afterwards drive back to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation, bringing this safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch


  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All accommodation
  • An English professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals as specified in the day-by-day section and drinking water


  • International flights and visa
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items like souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees,
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Medical insurance