Journey to the mountain kingdom

A once in a life-time opportunity to explore Uganda’s famous national parks and trek in the lush vegetation which is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Come face to face with these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.

 

In good hands

We are fully compliant to the British Standard for overseas expeditions and adventures (BS8848), and demonstrate a rigorous approach to the safe planning and management of our adventures. Our team in Uganda has many years of experience arranging and running tour, while our rangers have several years of jungle experience and knowledge to draw upon in order to ensure the safety, well-being and enjoyment of all our clients.

 

The adventure of a lifetime

From the bustling streets of Kampala, across rolling plains, through papyrus swamps and stunning lakes to tropical rainforests an impenetrable jungle, this adventure has it all. As well as the unforgettable trek to the home of the mountain gorillas, you will also have the opportunity to take a boat safari through a national park to marvel at the rich bio-diversity and wildlife; including crocodiles, hippos and pelicans. You will also straddle the globe, with a foot in each hemisphere, as we pass the equator. This is an adventure not many people can claim to have experienced.

Day 1
Arrive in Kampala, where our guide will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2
In the morning, you will be met and collected from your hotel in Kampala and drive south-westwards, stopping at the Mpigi Drum Makers to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. This will be followed by a stop at the Equator to take photographs. Passing through papyrus swamps, tracts of tropical rainforests and the rolling plains of Ankole, we continue on to Lake Mburo National Park. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo, viewing a diversity of animal and plant species: crocodiles, hippos and birds including pelicans, Black Crake and heron.

Day 3
After an early morning game drive, we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park derives its name from its thick vegetation with an immense variety of evergreen trees, festooned with lianas, epiphytes, which reach great heights in their search for sunlight and is known to host half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. We will check into our lodge accommodation and enjoy the setting sun before dinner.

Day 4
We enter the forest at dawn. Here you will be struck by the beauty and freshness of the jungle- the sounds and smells of the jungle washing over you as it comes alive in the dawn sun. This forest is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, we proceed through the dense bush for the trek to view these magnificent animals.

The trek can last between one to six hours and is over rough terrain, however all the hardships are forgotten in an instant with the first glimpse of the gorillas in their mountain kingdom. For many people, this moment of shared time with these gentle, endangered gorillas, is an emotional experience; and one which will remain with you forever.

We will return to our lodge for dinner, where we can reflect on the day’s efforts and rewards.

Day 5
After breakfast, depart Bwindi and transfer back to Kampala, arriving in the evening. Transfer for your onwards connection home, or continue your East African Adventure by adding on a. This tour a thrilling Tanzania Safari or a relaxing beach escape in Zanzibar.

 

Deposit: £345 (balance payable 12 weeks before departure)
Total price:

  • £3250- including return flights from London
  • £3350- book your own flights

Included:

  • International return flights to Uganda (excluding self-funded option)
  • All transfers as required
  • Experienced, English-speaking, local guides
  • All meals, transfers & accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • All park permits and fees as required for the above itinerary
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation on twin shared room basis
  • Fully supported emergency procedures & 24/7 support line