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Gorillas of Uganda Overland - Accommodated


7YL8E
8 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
International flights quoted separately
Offering an affordable way of exploring Uganda, this holiday gives you the chance to track the severely endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi. Travel by rugged 4x4 vehicle to Queen Elizabeth National Park with its tree climbing lions and experience the wetlands of the Kazinga Channel. Activity pack & gorilla permits included. Regular departures, with group size 4 to 18.
Gorilla Safari Uganda Overland 4x4 Truck Queen Elizabeth Park
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Entebbe
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Kampala
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Lake Bunyonti
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Bwindi Impentrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Lake George Chimps
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Kazinga Channel
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Birding
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Game Drives
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Entebbe
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Kampala
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Lake Bunyonti
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Bwindi Impentrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Lake George Chimps
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Kazinga Channel
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Birding
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Game Drives
Day 1
You will be met at Entebbe Airport and transferred 1-hour to your hotel in Kampala.
 
Check in and relax under warm blue African skies.
Day 2
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala and travel 8-hours in a rugged overland truck to Murchison Falls National Park, This is one of the country's greatest wildlife conservation areas and was favoured by Winston Churchill, who called Uganda the "Pearl of Africa".
 
After settling into your accommodation in Masindi, your guide will brief you on the activities for the following day.
 
Optional Boat Cruise.
 
 
Day 3
Today enjoy chimp trekking in Budonga Forest, the largest mahogany forest in East Africa and home to the largest number of chimpanzees in Uganda.
 
In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park in search of its great diversity of wildlife.
 
Note: Chimp trekking is limited to 12 people at a time, so if our group is larger than this we will be spilt into two groups - with half doing the game drive in the morning and the chip trekking in the afternoon.
Day 4
After a leisurely morning, we will return to Kampala, where you will have the afternoon free to take in the atmosphere of this bustling city.
 
Optional dinner in Kampala
Day 5
A full day on the road today as we travel 8-hours to Lake Bunyonyi - meaning "Place of Many Little Birds" and the second deepest lake in the Great Rift Valley.
 
Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake, with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense otter population and stunning scenery. As the lake  is free of bilharzia, it is safe for swimming.
 
Day 6
Rise early today to travel 3-hours to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - home to half the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas, and also a sanctuary for colobus monkeys and chimpanzees.
 
This dense equatorial jungle is accessible only on foot and features one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, including 120 species of mammals, 350 bird species including hornbills and turacos, 220 butterfly species, 27 frog species as well as chameleons, geckos and many other endangered species. It also boasts over 1,000 different flowers.
 
Rangers will allocate you to a small group to track a troop of endangered Mountain Gorillas, accompanied by a guide. Expect to walk 2 to 4-hours each way in steep, muddy and dense tropical jungle conditions to view a family of these enormous animals on foot and observe their behavior up close - a rare privilege indeed!
 
You must be sufficiently fit to walk for the period indicated. Ensure you arrange a packed lunch with the lodge and carry sufficient water (at least 2-3 bottles of 500ml). Warm weatherproof clothing is advised for the wet cool climate high in the mountains, including a rain poncho. You should wear long trousers, long sleeved tops, long socks (to tuck into your trousers), suitable walking boots and thick gloves to protect your hands from nettles and undergrowth. Also hat, sunscreen & mosquito repellant.
 
You can not be sick or have any infectious disease and no eating or drinking is permitted in the vicinity of the gorillas. Only one hour is allowed with the gorillas and you have to keep a distance of at least 5 metres. No touching the gorillas is allowed (although they may decide to touch you)! The maximum number of visitors allowed per day is 6-12 people per group and no flash photography is allowed.
 
Please note: Should we not obtain permits to visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda, we will inform you beforehand and we will enter the rainforest through neighbouring Rwanda instead.
Day 7
At leisure to relax on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi - giving us flexibility to change the date of our gorilla tracking in need.
 
Optional Pygmy Village vist.
Day 8
Today we return 7-hours from beautiful Lake Bunyonyi to the bustling city of Kampala - crossing the equator along the way.
 
On arrival check into your hotel and relax in your warm surroundings.
 
Day 9
Transfer 1-hour to Entebbe Airport for your flight home.
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