Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda

This 16 day round trip from Nairobi leads a small group into the national parks and locally-owned campsites of Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda on the trail of mountain gorillas.
Nairobi Lake Nakuru National Park Eldoret Kampala Kalinzu Forest Queen Elizabeth National Park Lake Bunyonyi Kigali Ruhengeri gorilla trek Mbarara Jinja
Price
US $3920US $3528ToUS $4260excluding flights
Duration
16 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement $165.
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Up to US $390 off selected dates.
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Description of Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda

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Price information

US $3920US $3528ToUS $4260excluding flights
Single supplement $165.
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Gorilla safari
Gorillas are like the godfathers. The largest and most powerful of the great apes, you are only granted an hour's sitting with them. That is the law o...
Uganda
Safe, small and with a perpetually springlike climate, Uganda is a real treat when it comes to African travel. But it packs a lot in for its size. Ten...

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


Definately seeing the Gorillas, although the Kazinga Channel boat ride gave a superb opportunity to see hippos close up. The white water rafting at Jinja was a nice end to our trip.

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


Bring plenty of books to read as a lot of time is spent getting from place to place. Make sure you have plenty of waterproof sunscreen for the white water rafting trip.

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


Yes - we visited a Childrens project which looks after orphaned children from HIV parents and were given a good insight into how this has benefited the local area.

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


A great vacation for viewing wildlife. The campsites had much better facilities than I was expecting and the food and guides were excellent.

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Planet

We pay gorilla tracking fees for each client on the tour and this goes to the National parks to pay for the protection of the gorillas and into government coffers to help pay for schools and hospitals. We have been involved in helping out a school for orphans which is just outside the National Park, we take them books, stationary and building materials. We plan to increase our involvement / donations. We take some our groups to this school while other members of the group go off to see the gorillas. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase locally made crafts, and food and coke from the streetside stands. We have supplied raincoats and wellington boots for the guides and trackers to improve their lives a little.

A lot of local people benifit in other ways from our visits as a 'gorilla industry' has sprung up arround the visits, where local people run camp grounds, supply food, souveniers. We also carry in gas for cooking rather than use the local fuelwood which seems to be cut from forests. We take out garbage, and we employ locals to help out with side trips and for guided walks into the villages. We provide opportunities to ensure you are able to spend money with members of the community.

People

We believe strongly in low impact tourism and so during this trip we use existing locally owned facilities and camp ground. By using locally owned and run facilities we are helping the local communities that we visit. We also spend time in many villages as well as national parks so there is a chance to meet lots of people. Our leaders will encourage you not to give money to them but instead talk to them about different topics which give them hope.

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