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African Rock Safaris

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

The highlight of this Uganda safari is the sought after bucket list experience of trekking Uganda’s mountain gorillas in the wild, one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters in the world! Walking through the thick forest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can be tough, but all discomfort is forgotten when you find a mountain gorilla family and spend an hour watching them – a truly memorable experience. This safari also includes a cultural experience with the Batwa pygmy tribe who used to live with gorillas in Bwindi.

Gorilla Safari
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Misty Bwindi Impenetrable
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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, De Brazza’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Black & White Colobus
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe or Kampala, end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    16

What to do and what not to do as you encounter gorillas 

  • Trackers are advised to keep a 7 meter distance from the gorillas but this is no hard rule as the gorillas  can come close to you, but when they do you can move.
  • You can take as many pictures as you can but you shouldn’t use your camera flashlights.
  • You cannot drink or eat while you are with the gorillas.
  • Gorillas have a 98% DNA almost human and this puts them at risk of catching human infections so if you have a cold, flu, or any other contagious or respiratory disease, you cannot track gorillas.
  • You must be above the age of 15 years so if you are planning a gorilla tracking trip, any children below the age of 15 can opt for other activities the parks have to offer.
  • You need a valid gorilla tracking permit to track the gorillas.
  • Wear long trousers/pants and long sleeves shirts (both males and females).
  • Wear strong trekking shoes/canvas/hiking boots.
  • Carry rain jackets and coats because it is cold in these tropical rain forest and it can rain any day so be prepared.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,670 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transport in a 4×4 vehicle with a driver-guide
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Personal expenditure & tips
  • Personal insurance
  • Accommodation before or after the safari (can be arranged)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘African Rock Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • African Rock Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Today you will be picked up by our driver guide from your pick-up point in Kampala or Entebbe for the journey to western Uganda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home of the mountain gorilla. This is a long day’s drive of approximately 10 hours with a lunch stopover en route. Though long, the drive takes you through different landscapes including tropical rain forests, savannah fields and the terraced hills of Kigezi famously known as the ‘Switzerland of East Africa’. Drive to the lodge for relaxation as you wait for the next day’s adventure.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp

Misty Bwindi Impenetrable

Early morning breakfast then proceed to the briefing point. Enjoy the highlight of your trip, gorilla trekking, which may last from 2 to 6 hours depending on the group you are visiting. Trek through the rainforest and bamboo-covered slopes, accompanied by an Uganda Wildlife Authority guide and other trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. Due to the nature of the activity, you will have a packed lunch. After gorilla trekking, you have the Batwa pygmy cultural experience, the original tribe that used to stay with gorillas in Bwindi.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp

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After breakfast, you will drive to western Uganda’s biggest museum – Igongo Ankole Museum – where you will learn more about the political, cultural and economic history of the Ankole culture. You will have lunch here and later transfer to the equator line stopover at Kayabwe, to have a feel of standing at latitude zero degrees! At the Equator stopover, there are lots of crafts and souvenir shops where you can do the shopping and have lunch. You will later transfer to Entebbe to be dropped at the airport.

Igongo Cultural Center
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