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.
Enjoy a game drive through Lake Mburo National Park
Trek through mountainous forest terrain in search of a gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Gorilla permit is included).
Meet Uganda's majestic mountain gorillas for one breath taking hour.
Trekking to find the gorillas can be a challenging and long hike.
You will spend only one hour with the gorillas. There is an option to pre-purchase another gorilla permit to visit the gorillas for a second time on Day 3. However this will result in an altered itinerary. Lake Mburo will be replaced with an additional night in Bwindi.
Day 4 is a long travel day as you head back to Kampala.
This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Uganda Gorilla Short Break: Original trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1.There is a minimum age of 15 years for the gorilla trekking.
2. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit (AUD 1000, USD 1000, EUR 800, NZD 1250, GBP 650, CAD 1000, ZAR 8000, CHF 900) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see 'Passport and visa' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
3. This trip begins with a short welcome meeting at the start point hotel at 9 am on Day 1. We will be departing shortly after the meeting.
4. This tour ends at our finish point hotel at approximately 4 pm on Day 4. If you are planning to fly out tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 9 pm to allow for any delays.
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