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Uganda 4-Day Gorilla Trek

Uganda, Africa

from $2,596* per person 4 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Adventures In Africa 24 people max
  • Kigali airport, rwanda
  • Active & Adventure trips
Seeing some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a fantastic experience. This safari takes you tracking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi has four habituated families in the Buhoma area and the gorillas there live in thick tropical forest and tracking is challenging as the hillsides are steep. You can also go for nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids. Accommodations are in a comfortable eco-lodge with solar power and en suite bathrooms. This driving safari begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Uganda, Africa

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Day 1 –KIGALI: Arrive in Kigali where you’ll be met and and briefed on your safari.  Drive to Uganda via Katuna border (clocks go forward one hour) and continue to Bwindi through the Switzerland of Africa, with the road winding through many hills and valleys, with distant views of the volcanoes. Time permitting; go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys. Alternatively go for a short stroll around the Lodge. Overnight Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr) Driving time is about 5 hours.

Day 2 –BWINDI: Today after an early breakfast you will go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Lunch en-route. Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Overnight Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. (B, L, D, Dr) Diving time is about 4 minutes to the park office.

Day 3 – BWINDI: Either go gorilla tracking again or go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest home to birds, butterflies and monkeys. Permit today is an additional cost of $500 per person and must be reserved at the time of trip confirmation. Alternative activities are going for a stroll around the Lodge or for a community walk. Overnight Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge (B, L, D, Dr). Driving time is about 4 minutes to the park office.

Day 4 – KIGALI: After breakfast leave for Kigali in Rwanda via Kabale and Katuna route.  Time permitting; go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, and the genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport for your onward flights or continue your exploration of East Africa on a safari in Kenya or Tanzania. (B, L) Driving time is about 5 hours.

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