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Travel to Africa and visit Uganda on a quest to meet some of Uganda's Mountain Gorillas. Visit Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mbarara.

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Travel to Uganda on a quest to meet the mountain gorilla.

Travel to Uganda and embark on a quest to meet one of the world's most endangered species - the noble mountain gorilla. Encounter Uganda's birdlife, frogs and butterflies while hiking through the thick jungle with an experienced local tracker. The first glimpses of mountain gorillas will be sure to capture hearts and render most speechless - a just reward for the challenging trek. With cruises, camping and game drives included in the trip, this Ugandan adventure is action packed and sure to satisfy.


GUARANTEED GORILLA PERMIT PRICE FOR TREKKING DATES UNTIL THE END OF 2012

  • Camp in the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Trek through mountainous forest terrain
  • Meet Uganda's majestic mountain gorillas
  • Travel to Uganda and soak up the culture of Kampala
  • Seek out lions and leopards on a game drive
  • Cruise past hippos in the Kazinga Channel

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kampala, Uganda
  • Finish:

    Kampala, Uganda
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (6 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Bwindi Gorilla Trek, Kazinga Channel boat cruise, Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    239kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip requires full payment at time of booking in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require full passport details. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details. A single supplement is available on this trip.

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Day 1 Kampala

Travel to Uganda and visit Kampala. Use free time in Uganda’s capital to visit markets, museums and shops. If time permits, choose to wander Kabaka’s Trail - a community initiative established to give visitors an insight into the history, customs and culture of Uganda.

Days 2-3 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Leave modernity behind and journey into the wilds of Uganda. Game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park offer opportunities to spot elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards and antelope. A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel reveals pelicans, eagles, crocodiles and hippos living in coexistence. Bird life is also prolific here so keep an eye out for storks, fish eagles and other water birds. At night, camp under a night sky filled with stars.

Days 4-6 Gorilla Trek

The dense jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for Uganda's endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through tough, wet terrain with an experienced local tracker and be transfixed by the noble beauty of these gentle creatures. Watch the gorillas interact with each other and marvel at the behavioural similarities between this species and that of humans. Other wildlife such as colobus monkeys, frogs, chimpanzees and jackals also thrive in this ecosystem - so stay alert during this challenging and memorable trek. In down time, enjoy visits to nearby villages or leisurely walks through the forest.

Day 7 Mbarara

Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Mbarara, or perhaps watch a local football match.

Day 8 Kampala

Drive back to Kampala via the peaceful shores of Lake Victoria, and reflect on the wildlife encounters of the Gorilla Express.
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