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Uganda Gorilla Trekking

Uganda Gorilla Trekking

With its astonishing range of primates (over 10 different species), Uganda is a premier wildlife destination for the discerning safar aficionado - with Uganda Gorilla Trekking at the top of the list. Murchison Falls National Park offers some of the best game viewing in all of Africa. Uganda is also home to over 1,000 bird species.
 
Dubbed the 'Pearl of Africa' by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a lush and scenic country. Vast Lake Victoria, the largest in Africa, forms its southern border whilst Lake Albert and Lake Edward in the Great Rift Valley define its western limit.
 
Uganda boasts the highest concentration of primates in the whole of Africa, including 50% of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. Coming face-to-face with these magnificent creatures on a Uganda gorilla trekking holiday is an experience that is at the top of many people’s travel wish list and it doesn’t disappoint! Gorillas are found living in family groups on the slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the southwest of the country, near the border with Rwanda.
 
Uganda gorilla trekking holidays are not complete without viewing the chimpanzees of Kibale Rainforest, the river-based wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the tree- climbing lions of Ishasha.
 
We offer a wide range of Uganda gorillas trekking holidays, all of which can be tailor made to meet your requirements and budget. Call us on 01582 766122 for advice & a quote.
 
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On a Uganda gorilla trekking holiday, following a family of gorillas and their Silverback males is a life-changing experience. However you do need to be reasonably mobile to walk through these steep equatorial rainforests in search of them, as they are constantly moving. Expect to walk 1 to 4 hours each way, in steep and sometimes muddy conditions. Once you reach a gorilla family all the effort of the trek will be forgotten, as the encounter is almost without fail a very moving one.
 
You must be over 15 years to track gorillas and not have any colds or infections, as they have little immunity to human germs. On Uganda gorilla trekking holidays, it’s essential to wear good walking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection, as you scramble through the forest. Plan to pay a porter to carry your backpack as you need to carry 2-litres of water, a packed lunch, rain gear and light fleece, as early mornings in the rainforest can be chilly. A walking stick will be provided to help with the steep ascents, if you don’t bring your own.
 
Uganda gorillas are habituated and are remarkably relaxed about the presence of humans. Important rules should be observed however, such as remaining 7 metres from any gorilla – although some of the younger ones may let their curiosity get the better of them! On a Uganda gorilla trekking holiday you will have strictly one hour to observe the behaviour of the gorillas, a rare privilege indeed.
 
Murchison Falls National Park is situated in the northwest of the country, on the shores of Lake Albert, and is divided into two sections by the mighty Nile River that flows through it. This is the premier wildlife reserve in Uganda and one of the finest in the world. It is home to predators such as lion, hyena and leopard as well as huge herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest, warthog, baboon and waterbuck – all easily seen on the open terrain. Observing these rolling hills alive with the movement of thousands of Uganda kob (an antelope similar to an impala) is truly unforgettable on a Uganda gorilla trekking holiday.
 
A boat ride to the base of the Murchison Falls is a must, followed by a hike to the top of the falls. Here the upper Nile dramatically plunges 40 metres through a narrow gorge, before widening into a fast flowing river. Birdlife is abundant and you will see many pied kingfisher fishing and nesting along the river banks, as well as numerous pods of hippo.
 
Murchison Falls is most easily accessed by light aircraft from Entebbe. However you can also travel overland with your own driver/guide, stopping along the way at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is home to the only wild rhino in Uganda.
 
Chimpanzees are our closest animal relatives, sharing 98% of our DNA, so observing their behaviour in the wild is another thrilling primate experience on a Uganda gorilla trekking holiday. Chimps spend much of their time nesting high in the forest canopy, but as the day warms up they drop to the cool forest floor to feed and this is where the most exciting encounters occur – as chimps are more boisterous than their larger gorilla cousins. Seeing the chimps is never guaranteed, but your best opportunity is in Kibale Rainforest, which has a success rate of over 90% and relatively easy terrain.
 
Almost 1,500 chimps live in Kibale, as well as 12 other primate species including the Black-and-white colobus, Red colobus, Red-tailed monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Blue monkey, Bush baby, Vervet monkey, L’ Hoest’s monkey and Olive baboon. The forest is rich in birdlife, with over 300 recorded species. Chimps can also be tracked in Budonga Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Semuliki National Park. Expect to walk up to 3 hours, as the chimps move very quickly through the trees.
 
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited game reserve, due to its proximity to the gorillas and relatively easy access from the capital of Kampala. It is bordered by Lake Edward and the Ishasha River to the west, with the Kasinga Channel dividing the park as it flows from Lake George in the northeast. The highlight of any visit is a boat ride on the channel where you will see thousands of buffalo, hippo and elephant cooling off along its shores. The channel is also a magnet for great flocks of water birds which gather to fish – including a variety of pelican, eagle, vulture, kingfisher, stork, spoonbill, cormorant, ibis and many others.
 
Almost 100 mammals can be found here, including 20 predators and many antelope including the Uganda kob, bushbuck, topi and semi-aquatic sitatunga. During the dry season most of the wildlife migrates from the Kasenyi Plains to the lakes and rivers, but patience will be rewarded with sightings of lion, hyena and maybe even leopard. The Ishasha Plains in the southwest of the park are renowned for their tree-climbing lions.
 
On a Uganga gorilla trekking holiday, Lake Mburo National Park is the usual stopover for those travelling with a driver/guide, offering excellent plains game viewing. It is the best place in the country to see eland, zebra, topi and impala. You can also enjoy horse riding and walking safaris here.
 
Less visited, the rugged and semi-arid savanna of Kidepo Valley National Park in the far northeast of the country offers another big game safari fly-in experience.
 
Jinja is the place to go for adrenalin activities. Here the Nile River has its source and its thundering rapids, up to grade 5, offer some of the safest white water rafting in the whole world, as there are no submerged rocks, hippos or crocodiles. Afterwards visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngama Island and relax on the shores of Lake Victoria, with over 3,000 islands - the perfect end to any Uganda gorilla trekking holiday.
Gorillas of Uganda - Accommodated Tour
7YU8Ea
5 NIGHTS
FROM £1,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Offering an affordable way of exploring Uganda, this holiday gives you the chance to track the severely endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi. Travel by rugged 4x4 vehicle to Queen Elizabeth National Park with its tree climbing lions and experience the wetlands of the Kazinga Channel. Activity pack & gorilla permits included. Regular departures, with group size 4 to 18.
Gorilla Safari Uganda Overland 4x4 Truck Queen Elizabeth Park
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Entebbe
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Kampala
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Lake Bunyonti
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Bwindi Impentrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Lake George Chimps
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Kazinga Channel
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Birding
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Game Drives
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Entebbe
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Kampala
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Lake Bunyonti
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Bwindi Impentrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Lake George Chimps
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Kazinga Channel
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Birding
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Game Drives
East Africa: Masai Mara + Gorillas - Accommodated
7YV15Na
15 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
A 'one-in-a-lifetime' opportunity to track chimps & endangered mountain gorillas, as well as visit the famous Masai Mara & Murchison Falls National Parks, with their amazing wildlife. Travel in a rugged 4x4 overland truck by day and sleep in simple rest camps. English speaking guide, activity package, park fees, chimp & gorilla permits included. Group size 4 to 18.
Kenya Uganda Overland Tour Track Gorillas Safari Masai Mara Murchison Falls Bwindi
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Masai Mara Game Reserve
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Lake Nakuru
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Kampala
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Murchison Falls Park
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Chimp Tracking
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Boat Ride on Nile
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Lake Bunyonyi
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Gorilla Tracking
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Rhino Sanctuary
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Jinja
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Masai Mara Game Reserve
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Lake Nakuru
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Kampala
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Murchison Falls Park
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Chimp Tracking
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Boat Ride on Nile
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Lake Bunyonyi
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Gorilla Tracking
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Rhino Sanctuary
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Jinja
Masai Mara Safari + Gorillas of Uganda
KRU7N
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
After viewing the Big-5 wildlife of the famous Masai Mara in Kenya, fly to Kigali in Rwanda. From here drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda - home to many endangered species including the stunning silverback mountain gorilla. The experience of tracking a family of these magnificent creatures on foot will stay with you forever. All light aircraft flights, transfers, game drives & gorilla permits included.
Tracking Mountain Gorillas Bwindi Forest Uganda Masai Mara Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Lions
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Elephants
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas
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Rainforests of Uganda
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Monkeys & other Primates
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Lions
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Elephants
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas
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Rainforests of Uganda
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Monkeys & other Primates
Uganda Flying Safari: Murchison Falls + Gorillas
URA7E
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This Uganda Flying Safari combines magnificent Murchison Falls National Park, which offers some of the best game viewing in all of Africa, with trekking to see endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Also visit the Chimp Sanctuary on Ngama Island & relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Victoria. All flight aircraft flights, game drives & gorilla permits included.
Uganda Flying Safari
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Uganda Flying Safari
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Murchison Falls
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Nile River
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bird Watching
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Village Walk
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Lake Victoria
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Uganda Flying Safari
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Murchison Falls
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Nile River
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bird Watching
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Village Walk
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Lake Victoria
Uganda: White Water Rafting + Gorillas
URD7E
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This adventurous holiday ticks two great 'bucket list' boxes - white water rafting down grade 5 rapids on the thundering River Nile & tracking endangered Silverback gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Afterwards relax in a luxury hotel on beautiful Lake Victoria. Ideal for a truly memorable holiday or honeymoon. All light aircraft flights, transfers & gorilla permits included.
White Water Rafting Photo River Nile Jinja Uganda Gorillas
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Entebbe
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Jinja
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River Nile
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White Water Rafting
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bird Watching
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Village Walk
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Lake Victoria
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Entebbe
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Jinja
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River Nile
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White Water Rafting
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bird Watching
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Village Walk
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Lake Victoria
Queen Elizabeth Park, Chimps & Gorillas
UPC9E
9 NIGHTS
FROM £4,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This classic private tour allows you to explore the primates of Uganda in depth & see up to 10 different species. Track chimps in Kibale rainforest; view wildlife by boat & jeep in Queen Elizabeth Park & trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - creating memories of a lifetime. English speaking driver/guide, all transfers, park fees & gorilla permits included. Min 15 yrs to track gorillas.
Gorilla Tracking Uganda Bwindi Kibale Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kampala
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimpanzee Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel
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Game Drive
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Lake Mburo
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Kampala
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimpanzee Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel
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Game Drive
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Lake Mburo
Pearl of Africa - Grand Uganda
UPD13E
13 NIGHTS
FROM £5,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This magnificent holiday has it all. A fly-in safari to Uganda's premier game reserve, Murchison Falls; tracking chimps in Kibale Rainforest; the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park; tree-climbing lions of Ishasha & the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi. Then relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Victoria. English guide, light aircraft flights, gorilla permits & all game viewing included.
Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Gorillas Bwindi Queen Elizabeth Park
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Murchison Falls
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Kibale
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Chimpanzee Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel
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Kyambura Gorge
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Jinja
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Murchison Falls
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Kibale
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Chimpanzee Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel
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Kyambura Gorge
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Tracking
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Jinja
Primate Safari: Uganda + Rwanda
UPR11K
11 NIGHTS
FROM £6,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
View over 10 different primate species on this magnificent private safari that travels through Uganda & Rwanda. Track chimpanzees on foot in Kibale rainforest, view the river-based wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park & trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Volcanoes National Park. English speaking guide, all game viewing & wildlife permits included.
Primate Safari Uganda Rwanda Photo Gorilla Chimps Chimpanzees
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Entebbe
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Golden Monkeys
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Entebbe
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Ngama Island Chimp Sanctuary
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Golden Monkeys
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