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3 Day Gorilla Tracking Tour, Uganda

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 699 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1299 US Dollar (USD)

Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered mountain gorilla, the bulkiest of, living primates, and among the most peaceable. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is humbling as it is thrilling; no less so when one realizes that fewer than 700 individuals survive, divided between Bwindi National Park and the Virunga Mountains. Within Uganda, five habituated gorilla troops –four in Bwindi and one in Mgahinga National Park-can be visited by a total of 30 tourists daily.

Uganda is the home to man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, a delightful ape whose evocative pant-hoot call is a definitive sound of the African rain forest. Chimpanzee communities have been habituated for tourism at Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kyambura Gorge. A community of orphaned chimps, most of which were confiscated from poachers, can be visited on Ngamba Island, which lies on Lake Victoria 45 minutes by motor boat form Entebbe.

Monkeys are exceptionally well represented in Uganda. Indeed, Kibale Forest boasts that greatest primate variety and density in East Africa, with five or six species likely tot be observed over the course of one afternoon walk. Elsewhere, Mgahinga National Park hosts habituated troops of the rare golden monkey. The fossilised 20-million-year-old bones of Morotopithecus, the earliest-known ancestor of modern apes and humans, were unearthed in the 1960s near Moroto in Eastern Uganda, and are now housed in the National Museum in Kampala.

Day 1: In the early morning (7 am) we leave for the South West of Uganda. The first part takes us through central Uganda. In Kabale we will have lunch, we then continue for the last part. Through a beautiful landscape called the "Switzerland of Africa". We pass mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest.

On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view. Down is Kisoro where we will stay in the famous Travellers Rest Hotel. In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited Hotel Travellers Rest many, many times to do paperwork, to relax or to meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: "It was my second home". Travellers Rest, just outside Kisoro, offers a cozy stay for the tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance.
- Driving time: ± 9 hours
- Accommodation: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro
- Luxury Tour: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room).

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking. The day of Gorilla tracking! From Travelers Rest in Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to the starting point in Rwanda and 35 minutes to Mgahinga and 45 minutes to Nkuringo group in South Bwindi (not yet open).
- Accommodation: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro
- Luxury Tour: Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro.

Day 3: To Kampala. Early morning, after breakfast the car will take us back to Kampala. We will bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel. If you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home; we bring you to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight. Driving time: ± 9 hours.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Guides
- Safaris and launch trips
- Transport
- Park entrance
- Accommodations and or Camping
- Rangers in the parks
- Tent with mattresses
- Chimp walk in Kibale Forest
- All game drives
- Launch trip on the Nile to the Falls
- Full board on the luxury trip and where mentioned as full board on all other bookings.

Price Excludes:
- Gorilla permit
- Food (around 150$ total per person)
- Drinks
- Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
- If camping bring your sleeping bag.

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2011

M21114 is one of the leading tour/safari companies in Uganda. With tailor made Safari packages our goal is to offer the best to our customer. We offer the following services: - General Tour guiding - Traditional camping - Individual tours - Historical tours - Cultural tours - Water rafting - Gorilla tours -...

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