3 Days Gorilla Trekking Nkuringo with Lake Mutanda and Virunga

3 days gorilla trekking Nkuringo with Lake Mutanda and Virunga views' safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park the world's prime mountain gorilla tracking destination. The aptly named “impenetrable” rain-forest harbours at least 300 Mountain Gorillas, which account for more than half of the world's remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas. Up to 13 Mountain Gorilla communities have been habituated for gorilla tracking or trekking expeditions.

3 Days Gorilla trekking Nkuringo with Lake Mutanda and Virunga Views

Baby gorilla tracked from the Nkuringo section of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

3 Days Gorillas Nkuringo

3 days

Departure / Return

Hotel pickup - Your also returned back to your hotel.

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The 13 Groups are distributed through 4 regions of the Bwindi Forest Park that have come to be known as the 4 gorilla tracking regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; that is to say Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo.

Each tracking region has a unique setting that offers a different experience, ranging from accessibility, expeditions, scenery, adventures, and available number of Mountain Gorilla groups to choose from.

Nkuringo region is located in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, in the lush mountainous highlands of Kisoro District. Though remotely situated and the farthest of the regions to access, the landscape and scenery across is the best and one of the most beautiful in Africa.

Nkuringo has wonderful viewpoints of the 3 Virunga Mountain Volcanoes - Mountain Muhavura, Mountain Mgahinga and Mountain Sabinyo. Lake Mutanda, one of Africa's most scenic lakes is situated less than an hour's drive away from Nkuringo.

After the strenuous Gorilla adventure, Lake Muntanda is the ideal place to relax in the soothing cold and explore its lush islands whilst enjoying magnificent views of the highlands, and the Virunga Volcanoes in the backdrop.

Programme for the 3 Days gorilla trekking Nkuringo bwindi safari

Day 1 - Travel to Nkuringo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park

Our driver picks you up from your Hotel / Residence or desired place at exactly 7:00am after your early morning breakfast and start off with the long drive to Kisoro. We shall have a stopover in Mbarara town for our lunch. As we drive between Kabale and Kisoro, we get to enjoy magnificent vistas of the highlands and terraces, Echuya Forest, and Lake Bunyonyi. Get to Kisoro, drive along Lake Mutanda and transfer to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

  • Option 1: Clouds Mountain Lodge (Luxury) and Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (Mid-range): conveniently located 10 minutes' walk (3 minutes' drive) to briefing point for the Gorilla tracking.
  • Option 2: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid-range) and Lake Mutanda Resort (Budget): Located at Lake Mutanda, and it's a 1 hour drive to Nkuringo and the briefing point.

Day 2 - Gorilla Tracking and Lake Mutanda

After having our early morning breakfast, we pick our packed lunch from the lodge and move to the park offices and at the same time the briefing point of Nkuringo region. After the brief gorilla tracking highlights and being assigned a Gorilla group, you then move to the trail head and enter Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track the giant gorillas and experience a variety of wildlife.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lying at an altitude range of 1160m to 2607m above sea-level. In addition to the Mountain Gorillas, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a habitat to 350 bird species including 23 Albertine Rift Endemics, 120 mammals, 11 primates, and over 200 species of Butterflies.

After wonderful Forest experience and memorable and unforgettable Gorilla encounter, we move to the Lake Mutanda for dinner and overnight.

  • Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Lake Mutanda Resort (Budget)

Day 3 - Canoeing on Lake Mutanda and get back to Kampala

After having our early morning breakfast, check out and get on a Canoe Tour of Lake Mutanda, meanwhile your driver moves to Kisoro town and waits for you on the other side.

Lake Mutanda is one of the most scenic lakes in Africa that very few have visited due to its remote location, far down in South-western Uganda, Kisoro District. The lake is found in the foothills of the Virunga Mountain Ranges, whose cloud peaks of at least 3 volcanoes create a stunning backdrop over the breath-taking Mutanda scenery.

Ride through the cool and serene atmosphere around the lush islands whilst you enjoy spectacular views of the misty surrounding hills and cloudy peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes in the distant.

Visit the Punishment for intriguing cultural and social tales and the Python Island for a chance to spot some pythons. The 2 hours Canoe drops you on the side of Lake Mutanda near Kisoro town, where the driver picks you, and thereafter embark on your return trip to Kampala.

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