Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Undertake two separate - and sometimes challenging - treks to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Permits will need to be booked in advance as part of this week-long tailor made tour.
Lake Victoria Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha Wilderness Camp Bwindi Forest National Park Experienced guides and trackers Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Volcanoes National Park Two gorilla treks (30mins - 6hrs)
Price
£3075To£3810 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Countries
Rwanda, Uganda
Type
Small group
Reviews
Accessibility
More info
The cost does not include gorilla trekking permits which are USD600 per person, per trek in Uganda and USD1500 per person, per trek in Rwanda.
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Description of Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Price information

£3075To£3810 excluding flights
The cost does not include gorilla trekking permits which are USD600 per person, per trek in Uganda and USD1500 per person, per trek in Rwanda.
Make enquiry

Check dates

For departure dates contact us on 1-866-821-6866

Travel guides

Gorilla safari
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Small group safari
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Accessibility

Accessible tourism overview:
This trip can be tailored for guests with numerous accessible needs and can also be organised with your own driver/guide.
Limited mobility:
A throne chair is available at an additional cost, porters are able to carry the guests with disabilities to see the primates. Accommodation and rooms on the ground level; Door to door transfers if privately guided.
Wheelchair:
A throne chair is available at an additional cost, porters are able to carry the guests with disabilities to see the primates. Wheelchair accessible rooms can be booked, wheelchair accessible attractions and restaurants suggested for clients.
blind or limited vision:
This trip can be tailored for guests with limited vision, particularly trips with private/driver guides.
'free from' food:
All dietary requirements catered for; our providers are very well versed in handling a variety of dietary requirements.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

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Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by

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


The gorillas! Absolutely amazing. The trip overall was fantastic as it was a small group of 4 plus a great guide

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




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




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



Reviewed on 28 Jun 2018 by

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


Seeing elephants swim, watching lions in trees, observing a leopard with its kill, and mingling with the gorillas.

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


Be is good physical shape.

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


Yes

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


It was a fantastic. Our guide/driver Patrick was outstanding!!!!!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The camps and lodges are small establishments catering for a maximum of 20 guests and with an ecological footprint as small as possible whilst at the same time ensuring that international standards and visitor expectations are met.

Construction is from local materials, for example commercially farmed wood, with designs that do not require huge foundations and thick brick walls or use canvas tents that can be easily removed at the end of the term of occupation.

Power sources are predominately solar which are used for lighting and limited power supply for charging of computers and cameras. We do not generally offer facilities for hair dryers and other items needing large amounts of power.

Water heating is done with efficient refuse burners or wood fired stoves that use shavings and off cuts from the local saw mills. No indigenous trees or supplies from within National Park areas are used.

Water supplies are rainfall and gravity fed whenever possible, but where pumps are used they are small independent ones that are linked to storage facilities where it can be efficiently monitored. Use of water is strictly controlled with “bush showers” being used as opposed to piped in water in our tented camps.

Low flush toilet systems are installed where possible at the camps /lodges and all the linen, towels and other washing is done by hand and sun dried rather than commercial washing machines and dryers.

Guests are encouraged to not have fresh linen / towels each and every day as an added way to also saving on water usage.

Waste disposal systems are designed and implemented in line with Ugandan environmental laws and international practices.

People

We support local industry by buying as many products manufactured within Uganda as possible when designing and building the lodge or camp – woven bed spreads, local furniture, matting, baskets and local art for décor.

We employ local Ugandan staff in our lodges and camps including in management positions. We also actively encourage their growth and advancement within the organisation often with internal training to assist in this process. Our first source of staff is always from the local communities around the area where the lodge / camp is based and only if skills required are not available do we search elsewhere.

Supplies of fresh food are done locally whenever possible. Menus are tailored to utilise the best of the fresh fruit and vegetables currently available – this is generally a seasonal thing as within Uganda there is a large range of suitable fresh produce available. Local community projects such as Amagara vegetable project in Bwindi are used for the regular supply of fresh items.

Dry goods and manufactured goods are also purchased locally with the emphasis on Ugandan products – tea, coffee, honey, flour, and sugar to name a few. We avoid using products of manufacturing companies known to not be eco-friendly, e.g. recently there was a sugar company involved in a dispute over use of primary forest land and we no longer purchase their brand of sugar.

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