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9-day Gorillas & Nile River Encounter (Camping)

Tour Code 23TTG9. Adventure Camping Tours
9 days from
$1'202 USD
USDwas 1415 USD
Plus 700 USD mandatory supplements.
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Group Size: Maximum 16. Age Group: 18+

Explore Uganda, trek chimpanzee and gorillas!

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Enjoy one of Africa's greatest wildlife experiences on this Ugandan safari small group tour. Trek rare chimpanzee and mountain gorillas in the misty mountains of Central Africa, where the last few surviving mountain gorillas can be seen in the lush Kigezi Highlands of southwest Uganda. Visit picturesque lakes, friendly villages and rural landscapes topping it off with adventure activities galore in Jinja, at the source of the River Nile.

This tour includes Gorilla and Chimp Trekking. This is paid at the time of booking - please see supplements for pricing.

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Day 1. Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park Highlights. Equator.

In the early hours of this morning, we travel through the misty countryside of Uganda. Making our way amidst the lush rolling hills and the local farmlands, home to Ugandan Ankole cattle. We stop off at the Equator point and continue from here, reaching our camp near the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Bicycles are the main form of transport in most towns, but you'll also see many 'boda-boda' motorbike taxis flitting around as you leave the city. Uganda is also known as a 'green' country which you'll notice driving into the rural areas by the abundant greenery and lush fertile scenery along the way.

Day 2. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee Trek Highlights. Chimpanzee Trek, Kyambura Gorge, Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

Furthering our exploration into the heart of Uganda we head to the Kymabura Gorge. Here we will be briefed on our Chimp Trek before heading out into the forest to seek these intelligent primates out. We may be fortunate to see the captivating chimps descend from the canopy to display their playful nature right in our pathway or enjoy their displays high up in the tree branches overhead.

Day 3. Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi Highlights. Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda.

Heading deeper into Uganda, our journey takes us to surreal Lake Bunyonyi. Named for the abundance of birds that surround the picturesque crater-lakes. Situated at the foot of the mountains, Lake Bunyonyi is a tranquil hidden gem, where you can relax or enjoy a number of activities. Paddle across the crystal cool lake or visit the local orphanage and villages.

Day 4. Lake Bunyonyi, Gorilla Trek Highlights. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Mountain gorillas.

Heading out to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, we look forward to our much anticipated Gorilla Trek. Gathering for a briefing before trekking our groups head out into the thicket of the jungles in search of the remaining free-roaming gorillas. While the trek may take a few hours and be quite strenuous, the sight of gorillas in their natural habitat will be awe-inspiring and worth the effort.

Larger travel groups will be divided into smaller trekking groups over the next days, so trekking may take place either on day 4 or 5 of the tour.

Day 5. Lake Bunyonyi Highlights. Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda.

Today is either a Gorilla Trek day or a day at leisure. Explore the banks of Lake Bunyonyi or opt for one of the many optional activities - boating, canoeing, community walks, bird watching or simply chill on the grassy banks of the lake marvelling its beauty.

Day 6. Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala Highlights. Equator. Kampala, Uganda.

Leaving the scenic hills we make our way back to Kampala, the capital. Here you will experience the vibrancy of the local markets, restaurants and bars. Seeing another side of this multifaceted country.

Day 7. Kampala to Jinja

Today we travel a short distance to the source of the Nile, at the town of Jinja. With many activities on offer, the camp at Jinja is located on the banks of the River Nile with breathtaking views of the river and is a popular stop on our tours. Local markets, adrenaline activities, bike tours and volunteering are just a few options on offer.

Day 8. Jinja Highlights. Jinja, Uganda.

Today we have a full day to explore with optional excursions or simply enjoying the view from the poolside.

Try white water rafting the Nile with its superb grade 5 rapids, or head to the local Softpower project to volunteer for the day. There are also bike rides, village walks and many other activities to enjoy during your stay at Jinja.

Day 9. Jinja to Kampala

After a relaxing morning, we retrace our footsteps back to Kampala where our tour ends in the late afternoon.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

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Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala

In Kampala’s leafy suburbs away from the hubbub of the city centre, this backpackers and campsite is set in secure rambling gardens where vervet monkeys can be spotted in the trees. Within walking distance to local shops and markets, and taxis can be arranged to take you into central Kampala. Rooms – dorms, doubles and singles with shared bathrooms, limited en suite rooms available, camping (in own tent or tents can be hired), and some cottages suitable for groups or families. Facilities – restaurant and bar, lounge with satellite TV, internet, kitchen, plunge pool. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Double room Double room Triple room Dorm room Outside garden area Pool and bar area Pool area

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

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
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Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala

In Kampala’s leafy suburbs away from the hubbub of the city centre, this backpackers and campsite is set in secure rambling gardens where vervet monkeys can be spotted in the trees. Within walking distance to local shops and markets, and taxis can be arranged to take you into central Kampala. Rooms – dorms, doubles and singles with shared bathrooms, limited en suite rooms available, camping (in own tent or tents can be hired), and some cottages suitable for groups or families. Facilities – restaurant and bar, lounge with satellite TV, internet, kitchen, plunge pool. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Double room Double room Triple room Dorm room Outside garden area Pool and bar area Pool area

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

Additional Info

Meals
8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Accommodation
8 nights camping

Includes.
Fully Equipped Acacia Safari Vehicle
Camping And Cooking Equipment
All Road Tolls and Vehicle Taxes
All Ground Transportation
Sleeping Mattress
Accommodation as Indicated
Meals as Indicated
Services of Two Crew

Included Highlights:
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee Trekking**
Mountain Gorilla Trekking**

**Subject to purchasing gorilla & chimpanzee permits
Excludes.
Visas
Flights
Travel Insurance
Departure Taxes
Airport Transfers
Sleeping Bag
Optional Activities
Drinks, Tips
Items of a Personal Nature
Meals Not Indicated
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