3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING

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3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING

FROM $1,790 USD P/P TWIN SHARE

UGANDA IS A LAND OF UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES, LUSH & MISTY PRIMORDIAL FORESTS & A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SKY

A new era of tourism has risen in Uganda and travelers are flowing in to explore the jaw dropping experience of seeing the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat – and at a lower premium than neighbouring Rwanda. Uganda houses more than half the planet’s remaining Mountain Gorillas and the only way to get a feel for the beauty and abundance of nature, is to come and see it for yourself!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An hour with the Mountain Gorillas. Bound to be an unforgettable and emotional moment.
  • Road trip to Bwindi National Park through Rwandan & Ugandan countryside
  • Transit through mountain valleys, glistening lakes & terraced farms
  • City tour of Kigali & lunch at the Hotel Rwanda
  • An emotional visit to the Gizosi Genocide Museum

INCLUSIONS

  • 1 x night at Mahogany Springs, 1 x night at Five Volcanoes in Musanze
  • Transfers from Kigali to Bwindi National Park & return
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Trekking Permit
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Supporting sustainable tourism
Lake Victoria
Mountain Gorilla
Women Carry Sticks for firewood
Baby Mountain Gorilla
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Baby Mountain Gorilla Hand
Day 1

READY TO ROAD TRIP?

Easiest arrival point is Kigali Airport in Rwanda. On arrival, you’ll be met by your driver and begin the six hour drive north to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. This may sound like a tough slog, but you will be pleasantly surprised as this is one of the most spectacular drives you will ever take.

The drive takes you through quaint, peaceful terraced farms, through quiet mountain valleys, along the shores of glistening lakes and deep into the lush, steaming jungle of Southern Uganda. Crossing the border at Katuna, you’ll overnight at stunning Mahogany Springs.  Dinner.

Day 2

LET'S GO FIND A MOUNTAIN GORILLA!

After an early breakfast at your accommodation, you’ll go directly to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s headquarters to meet your guides. After completing the briefing, you’ll embark on the once in a lifetime experience of tracking the mountain gorillas through the jungle.

There is no guarantee how long or difficult your tracking experience will be as it depends on where the family of gorillas is and on weather conditions. It can take anywhere from two up to six hours of trekking through the mountain forest at relatively high altitudes. Fitness is definitely recommended for those wishing to undertake the activity.

This will be one of the most memorable experiences you’re ever likely to have.  You’re allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you’ve come across them. It is a sheer privileged to come within mere metres of a family of these rare and beautiful animals.  You’ll observe their family dynamics and learn a bit about each gorilla’s distinct personality in the serene silence and tranquility of nature.

After your hour is up and you descend back to the starting point, you’ll make the return trip to Kigali. Stay at the Five Volcanoes in Musanze. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3

KIGALI CITY TOUR, GENOCIDE MUSEUM & HOTEL RWANDA

After breakfast, you’ll be picked and and taken on a tour of Kigali.  The city tour will including the heart wrenching Genocide Museum, the local craft markets and the Presidential Palace Museum.

The opportunity to have lunch at the famous Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda) is also a highlight of your day.  Transfer to Kigali airport. Breakfast.

MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE

Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. One of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa, the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.

At Mahogany Springs it is the little touches that make the big difference, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge through to the unrivaled service levels provided by the highly trained management team.

The team are one big family of people from the local Ugandan community who love hosting clients and showing you the true wonders of Ugandan hospitality.

FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel aims to offer luxury accommodation while you are staying in Musanze. We want to make sure that your stay is a memorable one – in a most positive way.

The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and lounge area with a fire place and an incredible view of the Volcanoes – perfect spot to relax. Lush green garden areas and pool and a massage spa to relieve those tired legs.

All rooms offer

  • Self-contained bathrooms with hot water shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat screen TVs (all satellite channels)
  • Free WLAN
  • Mini bar
  • Laundry services (including dry-cleaning upon request)
  • Security features (smoke detectors)
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms.

EXCLUSIONS

– Return airfares, unless specified as included.
– Visa fees and requirements
– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
– Gratuities/tipping
– Optional activities/tours
– Personal porter
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (Mandatory)

* Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with Trailblazers Travel.

Please read the FAQ’s section Gorilla Trekking Info.

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  • About Us

    Trailblazers Travel is an independent Tour & Travel Agency offering small group travel.  In addition, any itinerary can be taken independently, at any time of the year.

    Our tours are always responsible, sustainable, ethical and where possible, also incorporate ecotourism into our itineraries.

    When choosing our partners, we like to ensure we are helping in the following ways…

    Creating jobs and opportunity for locals;

    Ensuring the money you spend stays local;

    All interactions with people, communities, and animals are a positive experience and not an exploitation of resources;

    Showing respect to people who live in the places visited and engage with them in a dignified way.

    Our travelers arrive as new friends and often leave like family.  They are from all walks of life, uniting them is where they are going.

Why Trailblazers Travel

By choosing Trailblazers Travel to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, you are aligning yourself with an organisation that gives our guests real, authentic and life changing experiences, works with responsible travel operators to leave a social impact, and gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself.

We believe in contributing to change and making a difference, whether through the use of local staff and guides, or by donating to charities we believe in on behalf of every person who travels with us.

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