Uganda & Gorillas Overland

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Kampala to Kampala

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Meet mountain gorillas and the other amazing wildlife on this nine-day overland adventure. Spot chimps in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Uganda.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your Discover Moment: Jinja
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Tea plantation visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See a mountain gorilla up close and personal
  • Search for chimpanzees in kalinzu forest reserve
  • Opt to raft the white nile river

Itinerary

Day 1 Kampala (1D) Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1L, 1D) Get comfortable, as we cross the equator and head off to Lake Bunyonyi. Transport: Lando (12.00 hour(s), 520km)
Day 3 Gorilla Trek (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi. Included Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trek
Day 4 Lake Bunyonyi (1B, 1D) Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey. Transport: Lando (3.00 hour(s), 155km)
Day 6 Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion, then visit a tea plantation before setting off for Lake Mburo. Opt for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake, or explore the local area on foot. Included Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion Tea Plantation Visit Transport: Lando (3.00-4.00 hours, 150km)
Day 7 Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja (1B, 1L) Head back across the equator and enjoy a meal at the G Adventures supported AidChild Equation Cafe. Continue on to Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital. Included Activities: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery Transport: Lando (7.00-8.00 hours, 325km)
Day 8 Jinja Explore Jinja, known for its outdoor and adventure activities. Opt to raft down the White Nile River, mountain bike up and down the hills or check out the local market.
Day 9 Jinja/Kampala (1B) Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the early afternoon. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Shuttle (2.00-4.00 hours, 90km)
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