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Get up close and personal with Mountain Gorillas
  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 2-12
    Land Cost $6,450 Details
    Single Supplement $550
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade II
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    Uganda Custom Gorilla Trekking

    Your own private Uganda gorilla safari with JOURNEYS' guide, Paul Tamwenya



    Seek out, photograph, and enjoy the rare Mountain Gorillas and other wildlife and birds of Uganda with JOURNEYS' much-praised, expert naturalist wildlife guide, Paul Tamwenya.  We suggest custom trips of 6-16 days with accommodations, hiking, birding, and gorilla trekking designed for your preferences and pleasure.  If you have the time, consider including Rwanda in your itinerary.

    We have developed this 11-day vehicle and hiking safari -- guided by our multi-talented local partner, guide, birder, and naturalist, Paul Tamwenya -- as the most active and diverse nature safari experience you will find in Uganda. Of course, you will visit the famous Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, but you will also seek out the chimps of Kyambora Gorge and at least seven other species of primates. Visit the unique habitats of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with their varied primates and endemic birds. Your trip will include a hike to meet Pygmies around Kisoro and a 4x4 vehicle safari in the vast and amazing Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will encounter the highest ratio of large mammals and predators to human visitors in East Africa.  Expect to see large numbers of elephants, lions, cape buffalo, kob, crocodiles, hippos, other mammals, and many of the 612 species of birds that make the park home. Day hiking on the trip will consist of three- to four-hour walks appropriate to the weather, interests, and abilities of our group. Accommodations are in guest houses and tourist hotels; we will not be camping or backpacking. This special trip is offered on a private and very small group basis only.
    This itinerary can be easily modified to include additional days of gorilla trekking beyond the one day included in the price. You can also add more time on vehicle safaris in Queen Elizabeth and nine other national parks of Uganda or an extension to Rwanda if your schedule permits. Minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years. See JOURNEYS' FAQ about Mountain Gorillas for detailed information on the animals and the logistics for visiting them.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Uganda
    Day 2Mabira Forest Reserve
    Day 3Lake Mburo National Park
    Day 4Walking Safari and Game Drive
    Day 5 - 8Kisoro / Gorilla Treks / Volcano Hikes
    Day 9Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Day 10Walking Safari in Immaramagambo
    Day 11Kampala / Entebbe / Onward

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    "Jayne and I have a total of 29 trips to Africa between us and we both agree that Paul Tamwenya was our best guide ever. I hope I can list all the wonderful things about him: competent driver, smart, knowledgeable, thoughtful, got best local rangers for us. He took wonderful care of us and is obviously well-connected and well-liked in Uganda." ~Susan Chayet, Uganda Safari

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