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GORILLA TREK INDEPENDENT ADVENTURE

The ultimate primate experience, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. A close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: TDRGTN/222413
  • Starts: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Age requirement: 2 +
You will Visit
  • Kigali
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kigali/Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Depart Kigali after a brief welcome meeting and drive through magnificent countryside to the border of Uganda. Once across the border, it is a short drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, where you can relax for the remainder of the afternoon, and prepare for tomorrow's Gorilla Trek.
The tour begins at 8am in the morning of Day 1 at your Kigali hotel (not included). Please be on time to meet your driver/guide at the front entrance of the hotel. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area about general and specific aspects of the trip before setting off to Bwindi.

We strongly recommend arriving the day before as this trip does not include a night in Kigali.

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Day 2: Gorilla Trek

Follow experienced guides trekking deep into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes in search of a family of mountain gorillas for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi's Impenetrable Forest is a true African jungle. About half of the world's mountain gorillas live here.

Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure and permit only a maximum of 8 passengers per day (currently) to visit the gorillas.

Start with a short drive to the park headquarters and meet with your excellent local guides. The guides will provide a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. The trekking group will then head into the forest where the gorillas were the night before and track from that point. If desired, porters can be hired and will carry your personal items and assist you during the trek.


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Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable NP/Kigali

Cross the border into Rwanda, then head to Kigali. Visit the genocide museum to learn more about the dark history of this fascinating country. Tour ends on arrival at hotel.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park guided mountain gorilla trek
    • All national park fees and trekking permits
    • Visit to Kigali Genocide Museum
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (2 nts)
    • 2 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private minibus/safari vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver, experienced gorilla trackers
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Tour Highlights:
  • Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Have your bases covered with all national park and permit fees for gorilla trekking included
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial in Kigali.