Gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi, we can organize gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park from Lake Bunyonyi Uganda’s most beautiful lake in Africa, one can visit Lake Bunyonyi before or after gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest or in Mgahinga gorilla national park, you can choose to relax, or go for canoeing to 27 islands that make Lake Bunyonyi.
Located just 8km from Kabale town and 60km away from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and 84kms to Mgahinga gorilla national park making lake Bunyonyi the perfect place to relax after or before gorilla trekking.
Gorilla trekking is the top exciting tourist activity in East Africa done in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park of Uganda, Volcanoes national park of Rwanda, and in Virunga national park in Congo (DRC). Uganda gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi can be easily organized but we recommend that you book gorilla permits for Ruhija sector, Rushaga sector, and Nkuringo sector because gorilla trekking starts early in the morning and Bwindi forest has four gorilla trekking sectors which include Nkuringo, Buhoma Rushaga, and Ruhija so if you are interested in trekking in Bwindi forest from Lake Bunyonyi, you must book gorilla permits for Ruhija sector or Rushaga sector as you are always advised to stay closer to the starting point, the above three trekking sectors can be easily accessed from Lake Bunyonyi.
From experience most of our clients prefer going gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Lake Bunyonyi, the combination of mountain gorilla trekking with a visit to the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest lake in Africa and also one of the most beautiful lake in Africa. canoe trekking on Lake Bunyonyi is an amazing tourist activity that one can participate in and High Rope Zip-line Across Lake Bunyonyi, if you want to enjoy this like we recommend that you spend at list a minimum of one night or more after or before your gorilla trekking experience for you to enjoy the beauty of Bunyonyi.
One of the reasons why we encourage gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi is because it gives our clients your opportunity to have a break from the long driving distance from Entebbe airport to get to Bwindi forest or to Mgahinga gorilla national park because it is easier to send overnight at Lake Bunyony in Kabale on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your Uganda gorilla safari, having a stopover at lake Bunyonyi on your way to Bwindi Forest is a rewarding opportunity for tourists and other visitors with enough time to relax as they prepare for the most exciting activity of gorilla trekking experience in Uganda on the next day.
For those who are interested in gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi, ensure that you book gorilla permits for the Ruhija sector, Rushaga sector, or Nkuringo sector because you cannot sleep at lake Bunyonyi and trek gorillas in the Buhoma sector or in Mgahinga national park, this is because Buhoma sector and Mgahinga is geographically not possible to trek gorillas there from lake Bunyoinyi on the same day.
The combination of gorilla safari a swim in the deepest lake in the region is amazing, for those who love swimming, it is possible to swim in Lake Bunyonyi because this lake is free from bilharzia and dangerous animals like hippos or crocodiles in lake Bunyonyi making it the best and safe freshwater lake in Africa to go for swimming but as you swim in lake Bunyonyi you must keep in mind that this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa so be careful and if you are not experienced swimmer we don’t recommend you to swim in one of the deepest lakes in the world.
The most popular mode of transport on lake Bunyonyi is by the dugout canoes which can be easily hired for your own to explore 29 islands which makes lake Bunyonyi, one can as well hire a local site guide who will take around to the 29 islands and give you all the history of lake Bunyonyi and 29 Islands. You don’t have to book a dugout canoe in advance, you can book on the arrival at Rutinda landing site where almost canoes/boats depart from, the prices for canoeing ranges from $20 to $30 or 50,000/= to 150,000/= Uganda shillings depending on how many hours you want to spend on the lake, you choose canoe with a paddle or motorized engine.
Lake Bunyonyi is the most beautiful lake in Africa and the best place to relax on in Uganda most especially before or after gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park, Kisoro tours Uganda can add a day or two to your Uganda gorilla safari for chilling out and relaxation on one of Lake Bunyonyi’s islands or at the shores. Lake Bunyonyi is the top add-on gorilla safaris and the best place in Uganda to chill out and relaxing for most of the tourists and other visitors.
Hiking and walking in the hills around Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most amazing activities around Lake Bunyonyi, you can choose to walks on one of the Islands and around the scenic hills of Lake Bunyonyi. Guided walking safari around Lake Bunyonyi is not had, you only have to walk at your own pace and the guides who take you on this walk are very informative to make sure that you don’t miss out anything, you will be walking through villages where you will be able to meet different local people which also gives you a chance to interact with Ugandans
Riding around the lake Bunyonyi on a mountain bike, the scenery you get is amazing, this mountain bike ride takes you through villages and homestays around lake Bunyonyi, this helps you to get a real feeling of true pear of Africa, the weather around Lake Bunyonyi is the best because it is not hot the temperatures are just perfect for rides and making it more enjoyable.
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the best bird-watching destinations in Uganda hence its name Bunyonyi which means place of many little birds, over 200 bird species are resident of Lake Bunyonyi, bird watching is one of the activities that can be added to your gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi, bird watching on Lake Bunyonyi is a guided activity in and surrounding shores of the Bunyonyi and on all 29 islands.