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Uganda & Gorillas Overland
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Meet mountain gorillas and the other amazing wildlife on this nine-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 adventure vehicles (OAVs) 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 Uganda.


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141300
Starts: Kampala, Uganda Finishes: Kampala, Uganda
You will visit
  • Kampala
  • Kampala

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kampala (1D)

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
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 confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Kampala/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (6.00 hour(s), 345km)

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Day 3: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then tour a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Bunyonyi.

Included Activities:
Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion
Tea Plantation Visit

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a one-day guided mountain gorilla trek.

Additional Notes:
Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi.

Included Activities:
Mountain Gorilla Trek

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Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.

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Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi/Kampala (1B, 1L, 1D)

Stop off at the Equator along the way to break up the drive.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (12.00 hour(s), 520km)

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Day 7: Kampala/Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy this town known for its outdoor and adventure activities.

Transport:
Overland adventure vehicle (OAV) (3.00 hour(s), 90km)

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Day 8: Jinja (1B, 1L, 1D)

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 check out the local market.

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Day 9: Jinja/Kampala (1B)

Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the early afternoon.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Shuttle (2.00-4.00 hours, 90km)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
    • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (8 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), minibuses, walking
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, certified mountain gorilla trackers
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Tour Highlights:
  • See a mountain gorilla up close and personal
  • Search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Photograph diverse wildlife.