Gorilla and Canoe treks in the Ugandan/Rwandan highlands.

Experience the East African Highlands in all its glory, from visiting the Mountain Gorrila's in thier natural habitat amdist the lush and anciet Bwindi Forest, to the pristine crater lake, Lake Bunyonyi, and the communities that live there.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1120 - $1810
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
April - November
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
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*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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An adventurous 4 day trip to the Gorilla highlands, where you will get to visit the magnificent mountain gorillas in the ancient Bwindi forest and canoe across Lake Bunyonyi, visiting the local communities and soaking in the pristine natural environment.

Cost range is between 1 to 4 people, and includes;

- 3 nights accommodation at Bunyonyi Safaris Lodge
- All meals except drinks
- 2 bottles of drinking water per person, per day
- All park entry fees
- Gorilla Permits
- Professional guide & driver
- Transportation in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
- AMREF travel insurance

Cost excludes;
- Plane tickets
- Visa

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Set off early morning on the scenic drive to Kabale town, located in South West Uganda. If you are coming from Kampala the journey will take approximetly 7 hours, and will include stop overs at the equator and/or Igongo Cultural center for lunch en route, If you are coming from Kigali, the journey will only take 2 hour approximetly  and you may choose to set off in the afternoon. From Kigali, you will stop at the boarder where you will recive a visa on arrival for 50 Usd. On arrival, transfer to your over night hotel; Bunyonyi Safaris Resort, by the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, for dinner.

Day 2: Gorilla Trek in Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast, transfer to Bwindi Forest and assemble at the nearest Ranger Post by 8am for your briefing, with your packed lunch. Spend the day tracking the Gorillas in the ancient Forest. You will be able to spend an hour with them once you find them, and later have your picnic lunch in the Forest. Return to Bunyonyi safaris resort and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Canoe Trek on Lake Bunyonyi

After your hectic day treking in the forest, spend your morning at lesuire. After lunch, set off at 2pm for a 5 hour cannoe trek of lake bunyonyi, which will involve crossing the lake in a traditional dugout cannoe, spectacular views and island stories, visiting some of the community members, such as the local nursery school, a traditional healer and a session with a craft maker. Return to the hotel in the evening, in time for a campfire BBQ dinner.

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala or Kigali

After an early breakfast, check out and depart for Kampala or Kigali, and get dropped off at aggreed place.


Additional Information - What to bring;

  •  Shoes that have a good grip, suitable for climbing steep moist muddy slopes.
  •  Long sleeved clothes to protect you from the pricking brushes during your walk through the Forests.
  •  Rain gear, since the weather is unpredictable.
  •  Warm clothes. The average temperature in South West Uganda is 18 oC, and it can get quite cold at night.
  •  A pair of binoculars.
  •  If taking photos, keep in mind that your subjects are actually black animals living within dim light, so camera flashes is strictly not permitted. Better to have a fast film (of 400 – 800 ASA) or even utilize the settings on your camera.

People with diseases such as Colds/flu or diarrhea/stomach upsets are not allowed to track Gorillas, to prevent transmission of diseases.

Children bellow age 16 are not allowed to go Gorilla Trekking.


Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Bunyonyi Safaris Resort

Bunyonyi Safaris Ltd

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 256312261001
Since: Oct 1996

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Night drives
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