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Uganda – Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorillas of Uganda

Uganda – Mountain Gorillas

$849 per person

Experience the Highlight of Uganda within a short trip

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kampala
  • Included
    Uganda – Mountain Gorillas
    Breakfast
    Personal Guide
    Entry Fees
    Gorilla Permits
    Transfers
    Accommodation
  • Not Included
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Chimp Permits
    International Flights
    Visas
    Game Drive(s)
    Boat Trip/Rafting
    Family Stay
    Domestic Flights
    Activities (listed)
    Guide in your Language
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Day 1: Pickup & Welcome
We pick you from Kigali (Rwanda) or Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda) and Drive to Kisoro. For Kigali our optional stop will be the Genocide Museum in Kigali and/or the famous Hotel Rwanda. The drive will take about 3 hours and will lead you along the most beautiful landscapes of Eastern Africa including breathtaking looks at volcanoes, mountain massifs & the rainforest. For Kampala our optional stop will be the Equator. After arriving in Kisoro check-in at our accommodation and some time for yourself to get fresh and prepare for your adventure. You will meet your tourguide who is going to be leading you through your experience in Uganda. Now we will take you for a little tour through the community. Here we will follow your personal preferences. Amongst the options is a walk through the village around Kisoro followed by a little hike to enjoy the view at Lake Mutanda and catch a glance at the neighbouring countries Rwanda & Congo, a coffee tour where you learn how coffee is produced in this region of Uganda, a visit to a local school or a walk to the Congolese boarder where you will have the chance to enter one of the caves that were once inhabited by the Pygmeas of Uganda - the so called Batwa. Afterwards returning to your accommodation and spending the evening enjoying a nice dinner and engaging in conversation with your tour guide where you can learn more about the life in and the people of Uganda.
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Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
You start of your day early at 6am with a nice breakfast. After packing your sandwich (as nature is unpredictable trekking the Gorillas can take anything between 30 minutes and 3 hours - we will therefore prepare some sandwiches, snacks and drinks for you) we will start our drive to the entry of Mgahinga National Park There are roughly about 770 Mountain Gorillas left and they all live in this area between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Mgahinga is located at the foothills of the Virunga Mountain Range and is a less popular spot for trekking Gorillas. It is home to the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group. As the group is fairly mobile we are constantly communicating with our trekking team that is following the Gorillas on a daily base so we can make sure that you get to see the animals. Should there anyhow be no trace of the Nyakagezi Group we will make sure that you will join one of the more popular trekking groups in the area around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Nevertheless we will know that upfront and will do our best to secure your less touristy experience in Mgahinga. Once you have spent an hour with the animals (that is the max. time humans are allowed to spend with the impressive primates - remember Gorillas are sensitive and at serious risk of catching human disease. A simple cold can be lethal for the animals so we need to minimize the risk we are exposing those animals to) we will hike back through the rainforest and to the Mgahinga Basecamp. Here you will receive your trekking certificate and we will transfer you back to your accommodation. Depending on how long the trekking took you will now have time to explore the area, make use of one of our additional tour offers or simply relax and enjoy the landscape - digesting this seldom experience you had the chance to be part of.. In the evening we will prepare a Barbeque for you and you will get an introduction into the local Batwa culture meeting the Pygmeas of Uganda.
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Day 3: Goodbye and Transfer to Entebbe/Kigali
The third day will depend on the time of your flight out of Kigali. Should you have enough time we will take you through one of our activities mentioned above. You are also very welcome to stay another night if this is more convenient for you. Else we will drive you back to Kigali. In case you want to spend your last hours in Kigali before we drop you at the airport you should let us know about this in time so we can cater for it. Options you have are e.g. a city tour through Kigali or the Genocide Memorial. We also offer certain day activities should you depart from Entebbe/Kampala.

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Accomodation
Destination
Meals
Overall
Transport
Value For Money

Tour Prices (per person)*

Type ​​

BUDGET/BACKPACKER 

MEDIUM

PREMIUM

Catering

Bed&Breakfast

Half Board

Full Board

Accommodation

Tented/Dorm

Basic Lodge

Premium Lodge

1 Person (only on request)  

$1299

$1349  

$1599

2 People

$999

$1099

$1299

3 People

$899

$979 

$1199

4 People

$889 

$949

$1169

5 People 

$869

$899

$1149

6 People

$849

$879

$1099

Single Supplement

$30

$50

$80

* Prices may vary due to fluctuations of exchange rate and our partner prices

Packing List:

- $100 - $200 cash upon arrival (e.g. visa cost)

- Vaccination Card

- Moscito Spray

- Sturdy/ Hiking Shoes

- Rain Jacket / Hardshell Jacket

- Sun Blocker 50

- Long Trousers

- Basecap/Headgear

- Sunglasses

- Backpack

- Long Underwear (the nights in the Virungas can get quite cold)

- Wet tissues

- Disinfectant Spray