Mountain Gorilla Express (Accommodated)

Tour Code 17GTE3. Short Safaris & Treks
3 days from
$2'585 USD
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Plus 1320 USD mandatory supplements.
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Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 8

Trek the rare Mountain Gorilla on this lodge safari!

Trekking rare mountain gorillas in the misty mountains of Central Africa, where the last few surviving mountain gorillas may be seen, is one of Africas greatest wildlife experiences. On this short Ugandan safari, there is also time to admire the lush highlands of southwest Uganda - the Switzerland of Africa - dotted with patches of tangled rain forest, picturesque lakes, friendly villages and rural landscapes.

Please note gorilla permits are paid up front at the time of confirming your booking.

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Day 1. Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Highlights. Equator.

We have an early departure from Kampala after meeting our guide. Our route takes us around the western shores of Lake Victoria before crossing the equator and continuing south westwards to the Kigezi Highlands and our community run accommodation.

Day 2. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Highlights. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Mountain gorillas.

We are up early this morning to get to the park gates where we are met by our guide who will be with us for the day trekking to hopefully see the rare and endangered mountain gorillas.

Trekking through the thick forest can be tough going but all the effort is worthwhile when we come face to face with the family.

After spending time with the mountain gorillas time comes to head back to our accommodation and depending on timing we may have the opportunity to visit the local school and village.

Day 3. Bwindi Impenetrable National park to Kampala

We are back in the vehicle today to return to Kampala after our express tour.

We aim to arrive in Kampala early this evening.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Hotel Africana, Kampala

Large centrally located three-star hotel adjacent to Kampala’s golf course and a short taxi ride to the city centre, with good views of Kampala’s skyline from the higher floors. A very large pool area with terrace restaurant, gym and spacious leafy gardens.

Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with air-conditioning, balconies, and satellite TV.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, internet, laundry.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Hotel Africana, Kampala

Large centrally located three-star hotel adjacent to Kampala’s golf course and a short taxi ride to the city centre, with good views of Kampala’s skyline from the higher floors. A very large pool area with terrace restaurant, gym and spacious leafy gardens.

Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with air-conditioning, balconies, and satellite TV.

Facilities – restaurant, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, internet, laundry.

Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

TOUR STYLE:
Short Safari & Treks
This Short Safaris & Treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler who has maintained standards at a high level over a period of time. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable

GORILLA PERMITS:
The Uganda Wildlife Authority imposes strict regulations regarding the gorilla trekking permits. One of these is that permits must be booked and paid in advance. In order for us to do this we must collect your permit money, in addition to your normal deposit, at the time of booking. Like your deposit, the permit money is not refundable if you cancel your tour. The Gorilla Permits currently (Sept 2015) cost US$600.00 per person. Please ask your agent or Acacia for the equivalent amount in your own currency.

ACCOMMODATION:
Comfortable lodges or tented camps with en suite facilities

TRANSPORT:
Minibus, foot

Meals
2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Accommodation
Comfortable locally run lodge or tented camps with en-suite facilities

Includes.
Items listed below are covered in the TOTAL tour price which is made up of the tour price paid in your local currency plus Gorilla trek permits (paid at the time of booking) in US$ unless otherwise specified.

All tour highlights
Transport
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Services of a local driver/ guide
Services of gorilla tracking guides
Gorilla trek permit
Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Airport transfers
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
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