Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park combined with Lake Bunyonyi Uganda’s most beautiful lake and landscape in Africa and in the whole world, visit Lake Bunyonyi before or after gorilla trekking safari. While at lake Bunyonyi you can choose to relax, canoeing to 27 islands of Lake Bunyonyi, or go for community walks/hiking around the lake.
Lake Bunyonyi is located just 8km from Kabale town, 50 km away from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and 84 km to Mgahinga gorilla national park making lake Bunyonyi is the perfect place to relax after or before the Uganda gorilla safari, lake Bunyonyi can also be visited.
Uganda gorilla trekking safari is absolutely an exciting tourist activity done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, gorilla safari from Lake Bunyonyi can be organized but you have to book the right gorilla trekking permits for the right sector because gorilla trekking starts early in the morning and Bwindi forest has four trekking sectors which include Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Ruhija so if you are interested in trekking Uganda gorillas in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi, you must book gorilla permits for Ruhija sector or Rushaga sector as you are always advised to stay closer to the trekking, both sectors can be easily accessed from Lake Bunyonyi.
Why Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi
Many of our clients prefer trekking gorillas in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi because of the love of combining mountain gorilla trekking with the second deepest lake in Africa and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, as well as canoe trekking on Lake Bunyonyi with many other tourist activities that one can participate in which also includes High Ropes Zip-line Across Lake Bunyonyi, Kisoro tours Uganda recommends you spend a night or more after or before your gorilla trekking experience just because of the beauty of Bunyonyi which is why many tourists prefer trek Uganda gorillas in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi.
Mountain gorilla trekking from Lake Bunyonyi gives you a chance to have a break of the long driving distance from Entebbe airport to reach the Rushaga gorilla trekking sector or Ruhija trekking sector, it’s easier to drive from and have overnight at lake Bunyony in Kabale on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your Uganda gorilla safari, have a stopover at lake Bunyonyi on your way to Bwindi Forest is not only rewarding 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 in the rain forest of Bwindi.
If you interested in gorilla trek in Bwindi from Lake Bunyonyi you must have gorilla permits of Ruhija sector or Rushaga sector because you cannot sleep at lake Bunyonyi and trek gorillas in the Buhoma area or Nkuringo sector, simply because the Buhoma sector and Nkuringo are geographically not possible to trek gorillas there from lake Bunyoinyi so before you start planning gorilla trekking from lake Bunyonyi you must first obtain Rushaga sector or Ruhija gorilla permits. Kisoro tours Uganda will help to organize all your gorilla trekking safaris that include visiting Lake Bunyonyi, we are always at your disposal for any information or advice you may need in your planning gorilla tours and other wildlife safaris.
The word Bunyonyi means the place of many little birds, so if you are bird watching lover this is the place to put on your bucket list after you have had a long day trekking gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi is the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of Lake. Below are some of the other activities that can be done after or before gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest?
Swimming in Lake Bunyonyi after Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi
For those who know how to swim well, you can easily go for swimming in Lake Bunyonyi because this lake is free from bilharzia and also there are no hippos or crocodiles in lake Bunyonyi making it the best and safe lake in Africa to swimming in. as you swim in the lake Bunyonyi you must keep in mind that this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa, so if you are not a good swimmer we don’t recommend you to swim in one of the deepest lakes in the world.
Boat cruise-Dugout Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi after gorilla tours
The only mode of transportation on Lake Bunyonyi is by the dugout canoe, one can easily hire/rent for your own to explore 29 islands which makes lake Bunyonyi, you can as well hire a local site guide who will take around those 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 just have to walk or drive to the Rutinda landing site where almost all canoes/boats depart from, the prices for canoeing ranges from 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.
Chilling and Relaxing on Lake Bunyonyi after gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Forest
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 Nature Walks around Lake Bunyonyi after gorilla safari
One of the most amazing activities around Lake Bunyonyi is the hiking safaris in the hills around Bunyonyi, you can choose to walks on the one of the Islands and around the scenic hills of Lake Bunyonyi,
The guided walking/hiking safari around Lake Bunyonyi is not had, you only have to walk at your own pace, guides who takes 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.
Mountain Biking on lake Bunyonyi after gorilla trek in Bwindi
You can as well enjoy the ride 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 the 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.
Bird Watching around Lake Bunyonyi after gorilla trekking
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 the activity that can be added on your gorilla tracking safari, bird watching on Lake Bunyonyi is a guided activity in and surrounding shores of the Bunyonyi and on all 29 islands, you must use dugout canoe to access some of the areas.
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