This tour is all about visiting the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda. To sit in the forest with these rare and gentle giants is an unforgettable and moving experience. The spectacular scenery and warm people of the region provide an excellent backdrop to your wildlife and adventure experience. You can choose between two lodges Buhoma Lodge or Engagai Lodge. Scenic flights to and from the Bwindi Impenetrable forest area maximize your time in the region.
PLEASE NOTE: For the gorilla trek please bring walking boots, or waterproof trainers and socks, long pants and a light, long sleeved shirt. Layers are best, as conditions in the tropical rain forest can change from hot to wet and cold in an instant. Start with a long sleeved t-shirt and long pants, thick socks and boots; add a fleece and rainproof jacket and you should be right for all conditions. Please choose khaki or muted colors to allow you to get closer to the wildlife. Bright colors advertise your presence and make it more difficult to track game. Anti histamine cream is useful if you get too close to any stinging nettles; the gorillas are immune to these, so often choose this soft place to rest. Gloves can sometimes be a handy addition. A small day pack is very useful to carry water, lunch and cameras. The day can be a long one but is 100% worth it. Photographing gorillas is allowed, but flash photography is prohibited. Anyone wishing to use a video camera must pay for a special permit. After your long trek relax at the lodge or head out to the local community. A relaxing massage is available at the lodge at your own cost.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
- Domestic flights.
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.
- Gorilla trekking permit.
- Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport.
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
- International airfares & Visa fees.
- Travel insurance.
- Accommodation in Arusha.
- Other personal items.
- Anything else not mentioned in our itinerary.