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Uganda & Gorillas Overland

  • 9 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GADUKK

Meet mountain gorillas and the other amazing wildlife on this 9-day overland adventure. Spot chimps in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda. Meet mountain gorillas and the other amazing wildlife on this 9-day overland adventure. Spot chimps in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.

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Day 1 Kampala (1D)

Arrive at any time.

Arrive in Kampala and make your way to the hotel. Attend a pre-departure group meeting with your CEO scheduled for the evening. Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the Visa section in our trip details to make sure which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.

Day 2 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Chimp Tracking (1B,1L,1D)

Experience the Ugandan countryside and finish up at a bush camp in western Uganda. Wake up early the next morning for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion and tea plantation visit.

Enjoy an included chimpanzee tracking excursion through the scenic Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Trek along the ridges and valleys of the Rift Valley escarpment to visit chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The forest trails offer amazing views over the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel and the Congo. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve is steeped in mysteries and rich with local legends. Learn about the folklore and uses of the forest from a local guide. Approximate Distance: 345 km; Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs

Day 3-5 Gorilla Trekking/Lake Bunyonyi (3B,3L,3D)

Enjoy a 1-day guided mountain gorilla trek. Option to go canoeing, fishing, hiking or boating.

We travel through gorgeous countryside to Lake Bunyoni, our base for several days in the area. Our time in this lush, magical, mountainous region of Uganda is spent between enjoying the area of Lake Bunyoni and many activities that it has to offer, and an unforgettable guided trek deep into the forest-sloped volcanoes for a wild encounter of a family of mountain gorillas (Gorilla Permits Included). Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to approximately half of the world-

Day 6 Kampala (1B,1L,1D)

Return to the capital after a long drive. Almost to Jinja!

Transfer back to the nation's capital. We're covering a lot of ground to get closer to our next stop in Jinja. Approximate Distance: 520 km ?Estimated Travel Time: 12 hrs

Day 7-8 Jinja (2B,2L,2D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or volunteer with a local project.

Head south to the shores of Lake Victoria and renowned as the -

Day 9 Kampala (1B)

Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the late morning.

Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival to the start point hotel in the late morning. Please note that this transfer is unaccompanied by the CEO, overland truck and some fellow travellers who have booked longer tours, as they will be returning to Kenya on this day. The staff at our staff point hotel can assist in booking transfers to the airport if required. Please do not book onward flights until after 3pm on this day. Approximate Distance: 90 km Estimated Travel Time: 2-4 hrs (depending on city traffic)

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  • TRIP NAME: UGANDA & GORILLAS OVERLAND
  • DURATION: 9 DAYS
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  • TRIP CODE : GADUKK
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You will visit

  • Uganda

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: 18-35s, Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Camping
  • Physical Demands: You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.

What's included?

  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Max 22, avg 20.
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners.
  • Allow USD50-70 for meals and drinks not included.
  • Overland truck, minibuses, walking.
  • Participation camping (8 nts).
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers.

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