Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps

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 Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends 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

Kampala Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together. As you will be at the campsite for this portion of the trip you will be enjoying yourselves at the Red Chilli Bar. Hang out along the beer terrace or at the pool-side bar and have conversations with fellow travellers. There’s plenty of communal areas to kick back, relax with a beer in hand, and make some friends before you embark on your next adventure.
Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi Get comfortable, as we cross the equator and head off to Lake Bunyonyi.
Gorilla Trek Enjoy a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Lake Bunyonyi Enjoy free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve Watch the Ugandan countryside pass by on the day's journey.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park 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.
Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja 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.
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.
Jinja/Kampala Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the early afternoon.
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