Travel to Uganda on a quest to meet mountain gorillas.

Travel to Uganda and embark on a journey 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 in search of these majestic creatures. The first glimpses of mountain gorillas will be sure to capture hearts and render most speechless - a just reward for the challenging trek. This Ugandan adventure is action packed and sure to satisfy.

Start
Kampala, Uganda
Finish
Kampala, Uganda
Countries
Uganda
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
YGAG
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
210kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Trek through mountainous forest terrain
  • Meet Uganda's majestic mountain gorillas

Itinerary

Welcome to Uganda, Africa's verdant heartland. Travel out to Lake Mburo National Park, one of East Africa's lesser-known wildlife havens. The park's native vegetation is atypical of Africa, and plays host to a staggering array of wildlife. Survey the landscape for zebra, buffalo and leopards, then scan the lake for crocs, waterbird and hippo.
Head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to about half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Trek into the primeval forest of the Virunga Mountains in search of these magnificent beasts. Muddy, undulating and densely vegetated, the going might get tough at some stages - but the hour you get to spend in these gentle giants' company is certainly worth the effort.
Journey through rich jungle scenery back to Kampala where our journey comes to an end. For those with a bit of extra time up their sleeves, venture to Lake Victoria to see Ngamba Island's chimpanzee sanctuary and mingle with the cheeky residents.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activites
  • Bwindi Gorilla Trek

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Notes

1.There is a minimum age of 16 years for the gorilla tracking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

2. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

3. This trip begins with a welcome meeting at the start point hotel at 9:00am on Day 1. Please make sure you arrive in time for this important meeting. We will be departing shortly after the meeting.

4. This tour ends at our finish point hotel at approximately 4pm on Day 4. If you are planning to fly out tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow for any delays.

Important notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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