Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest from Lake Bunyonyi, we can organize your Uganda gorilla safari that starts from Lake Bunyonyi on your way to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or to Mgahinga gorilla national park for your gorilla trekking, on this safari we give our clients the option of visit Lake Bunyonyi before or after gorilla trekking.
Lake Bunyonyi is Uganda’s deepest lake in East Africa and the third deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is also one of the smallest lakes in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is located in southwestern Uganda just 8km from Kabale town which is also about 35kilometers to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park a home to more than half of the total world mountain gorilla population. Lake Bunyonyi is the most scenic and the most visited lake in Uganda by tourists who visit Uganda, we can add lake Bunyonyi to any of our clients’ safari itinerary.
among the reasons why you should add Lake Bunyonyi to your gorilla trekking safari is that this lake has a very rich history, canoe trekking is one of the most tourist’s popular activity which is also the best way to explore several islands of lake Bunyonyi using a canoe, each island on lake Bunyonyi has its own history and a specific story about it.
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi takes about 2 hours boat ride to a few of the islands, among this is the punishment Island where local people believed that women who could get pregnant or produce children before marriage or outside the official marriage culturally would be dumped to that punishment island, girls and women would be dumped and left to starve to death but sometimes some girls would be rescued by fishermen and end up marrying them.
Using a canoe to explore lake Bunyonyi gives tourists a good introduction to the history of the Bakiga community living around this beautiful lake.
Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by thousands of different mountains and hills making it one of the lakes in Uganda with no strong waves one of the reasons why you will find many children, women, and tourists with no experience canoeing on lake Bunyonyi, most of our clients/tourists and other visitors visiting Lake Bunyonyi can take part in canoeing because one doesn’t need any experience to enjoy canoeing on your own so that they can enjoy the experience of doing such while in Uganda.
Also one of other reason why you should visit Lake Bunyonyi on your way to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or to Mgahinga gorilla national park is to break the long drive/journey from Entebbe airport or Kampala which is about 9 hours’ drive so those who wish to break the long journey from Entebbe airport or Kampala to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking, you can easily break the journey and spend your first night at Lake Bunyonyi.
From Lake Bunyonyi to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park takes you one and a half hour drive to two hours drive to the eastern and southern side of Ruhija sector, Rushaga sector and Nkuringo sector, contact us we will organize gorilla trekking safari with an opportunity to visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda’s deepest lake, it is also easy to swim because has no strong waves making it easy for those who want to swim and canoeing.
Combining Uganda gorilla with a visit to Africa’s second deepest Lake Bunyonyi, this combination makes a memorable Uganda safari that will make a great African trip. Uganda gorilla trekking and a visit to Lake Bunyonyi are possible and easy because lake Bunyonyi is not far from the Bwindi forest.
The driving from Entebbe Airport or from Kampala takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive to reach Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga, this is one of the reasons we recommend to our clients to have an overnight at lake Bunyonyi and next day drive for about only one hour to Bwindi forest through different villages with amazing views along the way.