3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING

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3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING

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 travellers 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
  • An emotional visit to the Gizosi Genocide Museum

INCLUSIONS

  • 2 nights mid range accommodation
  • Transfers to/from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi National Park, Uganda
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Trekking Permit $600 USD included
  • Visit Rwandan Genocide Museum
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Supporting sustainable tourism
Boats on Lake Victoria, Uganda
Mountain Gorilla relaxed
Women Carry Sticks for firewood
Baby Mountain Gorilla
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
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 drive north to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda approx. 6 hours. 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.

We move through quaint, peaceful terraced farms and 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 Trekkers Tavern Lodge or similar.  Dinner.

Day 2

LET'S GO FIND OURSELVES 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. No doubt in awe and fascinated by the experience you’ve had.

If time permits we will visit a grassroots project and learn from the locals how the volunteer projects have helped their families and community.

Overnight at Trekkers Tavern Lodge or similar.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3

RETURN TO KIGALI & GENOCIDE MUSEUM RWANDA

After breakfast, we’ll pack up head back across the border to Kigali, Rwanda.  Visit the heart-wrenching Genocide Museum and learn the history of this resilient country.

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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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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