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GORILLA TREK IN UGANDA

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Tour Details

Highlights

Trek through the village gardens and into the forest, as you search for the gorillas.

Pick Up Location or Arrival

Kigali

Drop off

Kigali

Tour Duration

3 Days/2 Nights

Areas Visited

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Price Includes

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari van with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Meet and greet services in Nairobi
  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari.
  • All games drives for detailed in the itinerary.
  • Full Board Accommodation whilst on safari
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes as per the itinerary
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
  • Government taxes.
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water whilst on safari.

Price Excludes

  • International / Local flight
  • Airport arrival or Departure tax
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service.
  • Tipping
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in Itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in the package

Extra Expenses you should budget

  • Flights
  • Visa’s (between $ 50 – $ 100)
  • Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned on the package
  • Tips (Please see a separate attachment with guideline for tipping)

Special Note

  • We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability
  • Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes
  • Passenger Information
  • Passengers should bring soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for any internal flights
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kigali & Transfer to Park

Meet your guide in Kigali this morning to embark on your gorilla adventure. After meeting at your hotel or another designated meeting point, your guide will take you up to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This UNESCO Natural World Heritage site is one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world.

The forest covers an area of about 206 square miles (331 square km) at the southwestern edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most revered residents are the approximately 350 wild mountain gorillas—just over half of the total world population of these gentle apes. Don’t miss the park’s other occupants as well; the bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club.

Day 2Gorilla Trekking

Get an early start on your gorilla tracking and report in the morning to the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station for a pre-trek briefing.

The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the forest, escorting you through the bush and occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search for the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24-hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them.

The gorilla population is slowly increasing, but the species is still critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material, so coming into contact with human diseases, even via our food, is extremely hazardous to their health. To reduce the transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you’ll need to keep a distance of 23 feet (7 meters) from the gorillas.

Once you locate the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants with only your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advise on what you are watching. You may see females and their young, young males, or even a dominant Silverback feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping. The trek usually takes roughly three to six hours, after which you’ll return to camp.

Day 3Return to Kigali

Enjoy breakfast in the camp before your driver takes you back to Kigali.

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