Mountain gorillas have become the most attractive primates to tourist lovers given the fact that they’re endangered on the verge of extinction. Uganda is one blessed country to host these gentle Apes in the thick montane forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga National Park. With great chances of meeting these primates, wildlife encounter has been shadowed since the possibility of meeting wild animals are at times contradictory than mountain gorillas with 99% chances of seeing them on your safari.
Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa with good scenery and amazing waters which have no crocodiles and hippos neither at the shores of the lake making it the best stop to relax from the gorilla tracking experience. The lake lies in south-western Uganda, between Kisoro and Kabale and close to the border with Rwanda.
At Safari Vacations & Travel Services, we are passionate about offering memorable tour packages and that is why we recommend mountain gorilla and Lake Bunyonyi safari because once all combined you can explore more memorable experiences and as well feel comfortable on your safari. On such a safari you can therefore enjoy the following activities either in Bwindi or Lake Bunyonyi.
Gorilla trekking can either be done either while staying in either accommodation areas in Bunyonyi or not depending on the region where you’re going to track from due to close proximity to tracking headquarters since the activity starts early in the morning however the experience is always the same upon the gorilla family to trek and the family. the attractive foggy weather experience which is mostly found in the area best for eco-tourism before heading to the park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts while on the trail and when you meet the primates in the jungle is astonishing.
Bunyinyi’s 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day-long gorilla trekking experience with the famous island on Lake Bunyonyi being Akampene island which is also known as the punishment island where the Bakiga people used to take girls who got pregnant before marriage and leave them there to starve and die of hunger and even some would die trying to swim to the mainland
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the best places in Uganda to relax and chill out after a safari, gorilla tracking, volcano climbing, hiking, and other activities that call for relaxation, chilling out on an island or along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, and as well safe to swim here if you’re a good swimmer.
Bird watching experience
Birding on this can be done either in Bwindi impenetrable forest or Lake Bunyonyi which is home to over 200 species of birds where one can do a magnificent birding experience boat safari with your birding guide from the water, on some of the various islands the surrounding shores of the lake.
You can go birding on one of the 29 islands on Lake Bunyonyi and combine it with a dugout canoe or motorized boat adventure. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park itself being voted Africa’s number one birding spot with 23 of the 24 Albertine endemics offers a memorable birding experience with a lot of bird species to encounter in the forest like the pre-historical Shoebill stork, Great blue turaco, African green broadbill, Eagle hawks, fox, and greater kestrels, cut-throat finch, red-winged pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera, black-bellied fire finch, Crowned eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus, Green-breasted pitta Pitta reichenowi, The African Darter, The grey crested crane, Western green tinkerbird and Yellow-billed Stork among many others.
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