GORILLA TREK INDEPENDENT ADVENTURE

Classic in Kigali

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • 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

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kigali/Bwindi Impenetrable NP 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. Additional Notes: We are happy to assist with booking pre- or post-tour accommodation to ensure you are on time for departure on Day 1. Included Activities: Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 175km)
Day 2 Gorilla Trek (1B) 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. Additional Notes: Mountain gorillas share 98% of our DNA and are prone to catching human illnesses. Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of the gorillas. This is a national park regulation, and trekking permits will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness. Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in a rainforest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nettles and normally a rather muddy terrain. Minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years old. Please note that depending on the size of your group and when permits are confirmed, you may be trekking with non-G travellers. Included Activities: Gorilla Trekking Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Bwindi Impenetrable NP/Kigali (1B) 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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uganda - Rwanda) Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit Departure Day Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 175km)
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