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Mountain Gorilla Express

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Destinations: Kampala, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
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Head out into the rain forest of Uganda to trek the endangered Mountain Gorilla...

Trekking rare mountain gorillas in the misty mountains of Central Africa, where the last few surviving mountain gorillas may be seen, is one of Africa's greatest wildlife experiences. On this short Ugandan safari, there is also time to admire the lush highlands of southwest Uganda, dotted with patches of tangled rain forest, picturesque lakes, friendly villages and rural landscapes.

Please note gorilla permits are paid for at the time of confirming your booking.


Day 1. Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Highlights. Equator.

With a long drive today we leave early and follow the shore of Lake Victoria crossing the equator and through numerous small villages to our accommodation only a short distance from the park gate in preparation for our trek tomorrow. 5 images Equator

Day 2. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Highlights. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Mountain gorillas.

Trekking through the steep forested slopes in search of the mountain gorillas can be strenuous but our efforts are rewarded when we find the family of gorillas and are able to spend time watching them. The time taken to find the family does vary depending on where they have been previously and we might have the afternoon free to relax after the trek or possibly explore some of the local villages. 4 images Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda 4 images Mountain gorillas

Day 3. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala

After our exciting and strenuous day yesterday we are back to Kampala today and its a long day through small villages up towards the shores of Lake Victoria.

We arrive back in Kampala early in the evening

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.
Hotel Africana, Kampala

Large centrally located three-star hotel adjacent to Kampala’s golf course and a short taxi ride to the city centre, with good views of Kampala’s skyline from the higher floors. A very large pool area with terrace restaurant, gym and spacious leafy gardens.

Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with air-conditioning, balconies, and satellite TV.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, internet, laundry.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Hotel Africana, Kampala

Large centrally located three-star hotel adjacent to Kampala’s golf course and a short taxi ride to the city centre, with good views of Kampala’s skyline from the higher floors. A very large pool area with terrace restaurant, gym and spacious leafy gardens.

Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with air-conditioning, balconies, and satellite TV.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, internet, laundry.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

TOUR STYLE:
Short Safari & Treks
This Short Safaris & Treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler who has maintained standards at a high level over a period of time. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable

GORILLA PERMITS:
The Uganda Wildlife Authority imposes strict regulations regarding the gorilla trekking permits. One
of these is that permits must be booked and paid in advance. In order for us to do this we must collect your permit money, in addition to your normal deposit, at the time of booking. Like your deposit, the permit money is not refundable if you cancel your tour. The Gorilla Permits currently (September 2015) cost US$600.00 per person. Please ask your agent or Acacia for the equivalent amount in your own currency.

ACCOMMODATION:
Basic twin shared accommodation with shared facilities

TRANSPORT:
Mini bus

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Basic twin share accommodation with shared facilities (2 nights)

Includes.
Items listed below are covered in the TOTAL tour price which is made up of the tour price paid in your local currency plus Gorilla permits (paid at the time of booking) in US$ unless otherwise specified.
All tour highlights
Transport
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Services of a local driver/ guide
Services of gorilla tracking guides
Gorilla permit Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Airport transfers
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
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