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After the Gorilla Trek-Relax-Chill Out-Unwind in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on April 29, 2021

After Gorilla Trekking – The Best Spots to Relax-Chill Out and Unwind

After the Gorilla Trek – Relax-Chill Out-Unwind on Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda


Relax-Chill Out-UnwindAfter the Gorilla Trek – Relax-Chill Out-Unwind along Lake Bunyonyi, or Lake Mutanda. As you will find out, a gorilla trek is not a stroll in the park. Most want a day or two to recoup, to relax-Chill-Out and Unwind. However, most trekkers do not plan for a time of rejuvenating, and the Safari continues while your body is wanting a rest. 

There are two ideal spots for you to relax and chill out after gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park. They are Lake Mutanda with a picture postcard setting and Lake Bunyonyi, like a scene from “Lord of the Rings.” Lake Mutanda is the closest Chill-Out Spot for those trekking in either the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. 

Lake Bunyonyi is a bit further from Mgahhnga Gorilla Park and all sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Those flying out for home after a day or two of relaxation will be pleased that Kigali International Airport is less than a three-hour drive. Further, you can fly back to Entebbe from nearby Kisoro Airstrip.

Plan After the Gorilla Trek – to Relax-Chill Out-Unwind on either Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi. You will be glad that you did.


Relax and Chill out on Lake Mutanda – in the Shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes:After the Gorilla Trek-Relax-Chill Out-Unwind in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Lake Mutanda, the Lake with the Million-Dollar-View. The scene of Mgahinga Gahinga Gorilla Park became the third “must photograph in the world.” One of our clients, called Lake Mutanda, the most beautiful Lake in the world. Many who come here tend to agree. Lake Mutanda is the lesser-known Lake in the area. Lake Bunyonyi is the Lake that most tour operators recommend. We tend to favor Lake Mutanda

Getting here is part of the fun, hike down from Nkuringo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, on a half-day hike. The scenery alone is worth it. Lake Mutanda is one of those fantastic natural wonders in Uganda. A delightful combination of the Mountains that Cook, the Virunga Volcanoes, shimmering islands, sunsets, and amazing sunrises, and that is just the beginning.

Swim in a hippo, crocodile, bilharzia-free Lake, paddle in a dugout canoe, take a sundowner boat ride or relax for a day along this beautiful Lake.


Where to stay on Lake Mutanda?

After the Gorilla Trek-Relax-Chill Out-Unwind in Uganda the Pearl of AfricaChameleon Hill Lodge: 

The Lodge is ideally located just above Lake Mutanda, giving its guests a relaxing million-dollar view of the Lake and Virunga Volcanoes. 

In this tranquil setting, you can be a human being instead of a human doing. Chameleon Hill Lodge is the perfect place to relax and chill out after gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, or a nearby Volcano climb.

Each colorful private cottage has a seeming Instagram View of Lake Mutanda. 

You do not have to do anything but relax and chill out. You might enjoy reading “The Ghosts of Eden,” an award-winning novel by Andrew Sharpe. The can’t put it down” story takes place in western Uganda, where you are while reading the book.

Enjoy a sundowner cruise on Lake Mutanda or visit one of its islands. Swim in the hippo, crocodile- bilharzia-free Lake. Take a nature or village walk. Or just be you and enjoy the meals, the setting, and the friendly atmosphere of the Lodge.


Relax and Chill out on Lake Bunyonyi – “A scene from Lord of the Rings”:After the Gorilla Trek-Relax-Chill Out-Unwind in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Lake Bunyonyi is a one-of-a-kind magical, almost mystical place, a place of legends, emerald islands, pristine waters, hippo, crocodile, and bilharzia free.

Discover one of the 29 Islands with a Dugout Canoe. Bike around the Lake, visit Rutinda on one of its Market Days, 

The Lake is a favorite with Trekkers and Ugandans alike. Even Lonely Planet has put it n their list as one of the best Chill Out Places in Uganda.

For those looking for a Foodie Adventure, look no further. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few lakes where you can find crayfish any way that you would like. Crayfish are not native to Africa. They were brought from Louisiana to Lake Bunyonyi via Lake Naivasha in Kenya by Idi Amin.


Where to stay on Lake Bunyonyi?

After the Gorilla Trek-Relax-Chill Out-Unwind in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Birdnest at Bunyonyi:

The Birdnest Resort at Lake Bunyonyi is our first choice as the best place to relax and chill out after a Gorilla Trek. The Main Lodge is the mid-range choice. There is also Birdnest Eco-Overseas consisting of private cottages on a nearby island. 

Birdnest Resort along Lake Bunyonyi has built a reputation for quality lodging at a moderate price.  It is one of the Lake’s best lodges. Its restaurant alone has a restaurant that attracts people from everywhere.

The rooms, the great facilities such as swimming pool, a library, pool table, or sun yourself enjoying a cold drink.

Birdnest Resort has one of the highest ratings for a lodge in what is called the Gorilla Highlands. Enjoy a warm fire at night, traditional dancing, and music, and the next morning have a great breakfast overlooking Lake Bunyonyi.


After the Gorilla Trek – Relax-Chill Out-Unwind with us on one of the great lakes in the Heart of Africa in Uganda or Rwanda. The perfect add-on to your time with the gentle giants of the forest. Let us know.

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