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

Posted by on September 8, 2019

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


 After the Gorilla Trek – Relax-Chill Out-Unwind along Lake Bunyonyi, or Lake Mutanda. The Perfect Chillout Spots for Gorilla Trekkers that want a break for a day or two after a long day of Trekking.  

Most Gorilla Trekkers want to take a break after their day or two tracking Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. They want a time to relax, chill out and unwind.

Along a lake, read a good book, try some new Foodie Delights along with a few drinks, take a dip in the lake, before continuing their Safari or flying out to their next destination.

Two breathtakingly beautiful lakes close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda.  Two Popular Spots loved by Trekkers from far and wide, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, both a short distance of Kigali International Airport. 


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


 Lake Mutanda – in the Shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes:

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 Kake 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 sunrises that are amazing 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.

Lake Mutanda- Relax – Chill Out – Unwind


Lake Bunyonyi – A scene from Lord of the Rings:

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, Read Andrew Sharp’s Novel “Ghosts of Eden” depicting the area and beyond.

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 is not native to Africa. They were brought from Louisiana to Lake Bunyonyi via Lake Naivasha in Kenya by Idi Amin.

Lake Bunyonyi – Relax – Chill Out – Unwind


 Why you need to relax and chill out after the Gorilla Trek

Gorilla Trekking is not a stroll in the park. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest it is up ridges and down into steep valleys. In Mgahinga Gorilla Park you are climbing up the sides of a volcano. Most need a day where they can relax and chill out even if you are on a longer safari with us.-, taking the day off along Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi might be the right thing for you.

If you began your Gorilla Trekking Safari in Kigali, getting back to the airport is a short drive from either lake. You do gain one-hour changing East African Time to Central African Time at the border with Rwanda.

At Lake Mutanda we recommend that we book you into the upmarket Chameleon Hill Lodge or the Midrange Mutanda Lake Resort. At Lake Bunyonyi we recommend Birdnest Resort for both upmarket and midrange facilities since they offer both. Enjoy the Pearl of Africa.


After the Gorilla Trek – Relax-Chill Out-Unwind with us along 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.