Rwanda, Kenya & Uganda wildlife vacation, on a shoestring

“An 11 day, small group tour, taking you through Rwanda, Uganda and also Kenya. This is a wildlife trip of a lifetime, with a trek to see gorillas as part of the magical mix. ”

Highlights

Rwanda: Kigali | Nyamata Church Genocide Memorial | Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre | Hôtel des Milles Collines Uganda: Lake Bunyonyi | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Kampala | Stand on Equator | Jinja | River Nile | Option for Nile white water rafting Kenya: Lake Naivasha | Hell's Gate National Park| Nairobi

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13 Dec 2019
US $2389
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29 Dec 2019
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02 Feb 2020
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12 Apr 2020
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17 May 2020
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31 May 2020
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21 Jun 2020
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05 Jul 2020
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09 Aug 2020
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30 Aug 2020
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04 Oct 2020
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08 Nov 2020
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13 Dec 2020
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17 Jan 2021
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Small group adventure vacation

Whether you are traveling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Rwanda, Kenya & Uganda wildlife vacation, on a shoestring

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Wildlife - As part of our Animal Welfare Policy, we only offer wildlife encounters that directly benefit the conservation and rehabilitation of the animals found in a particular area. On this short overland tour, we trek to see the endangered Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. There are believed to be less than 800 mountain gorillas remaining in the world, and about half of that population live in this particular forest. We adhere to strict rules while visiting the families. For example, the time allowed with the gorillas is restricted to one hour to safeguard the gorilla families from excessive human contact. The direct economic contribution to the forest (clients pay for a gorilla trekking permit) helps to protect this important area from slash-and-burn farming, poaching and encroachment by human construction.

Transport – On this tour you will travel on one of our privately owned modern, powerful, comfortable and safe Mercedes Benz expedition vehicles. They are custom-built to comply with strict Euro IV emissions regulations set by the European Union. We regularly check and maintain these vehicles to the highest possible standard in order to limit carbon emissions and ensure the comfort and safety of our passengers.

Community

Friends & Neighbours – We support the local economies of the areas that we visit on this tour by using only locally-owned camp sites. For example, in Lake Bunyoni we camp at the Bunyoni Overland Resort, which is locally owned and provides important employment opportunities for people living around the lake. It is also ecologically built with local materials, so its impact on the environment is minimal. In addition, when buying food to cook en route, we go to local markets and buy fresh produce from local farmers, so our presence in the area has a direct economic benefit for local people.

A fair deal – We are proud of the fact that 95% of the specialist guides employed by us are individuals who originate from the local area. As such, it is very likely that when on excursions into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or around Lake Bunyoni, the expert guide who will join us to provide specialist knowledge will be from that country and region. We ensure that these local partners are employed under fair conditions, are paid a living wage, work reasonable hours and are given adequate support by our own staff.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All of the trip was fantastic, but meeting the Gorillas was mind blowing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Make sure you are reasonably active. There were two ladies in their late 50's and our Gorilla Trek lasted around 6 hours. Bring a head torch with you.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The vacation definitely benefited local people as it gives them a change to interact with people they would normally never see i.e. the Pygmy people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


11 out of 10. The tour was absolutely fantastic which was helped by a can do, positive bunch of fellow travelers. If you have never been to this part of the world before please visit as it will take your breath away.

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