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Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays and Primate Tours Chimpanzees

Uganda: Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays + Primate Tours + Chimpanzees

Uganda is a premier wildlife destination - as over 10 different species of primates can be found in this lush country, including the severely endandered mountain gorilla.  Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays & Primate Tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in the wild, as well as chimpanzees and a wide range of plains game and their predators, including the tree-climbing lion.
 
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. 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, making it one of the top birding destinations on the continent.
 
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 Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours 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 safari holidays & primate tours 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.
 
Combine your ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a holiday of a lifetime. We offer a wide range of options at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to your needs.
 
For expert advice on Uganda gorillas trekking safari holidays & primate tours to see chimpanzees, email or call us on +44 (0)1582 766122 to speak with a specialist travel consultant. Download our Uganda brochure (PDF 0.6 Mb)
 
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More information on Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours to see chimpanzees:
 
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga
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 safari holidays and primate tours, it is 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.
 
The family of gorillas that you track are habituated and are remarkably relaxed about the presence of humans, but important rules should be observed, such as remaining 7 metres from any gorilla – although some of the younger ones may let their curiosity get the better of them! On Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours you will have strictly one hour to observe the behaviour of the gorillas, a rare privilege indeed.
 
Murchison Falls National Park
This outstanding wildlife reserve 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 Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
 
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.
 
Kibale Rainforest
Chimpanzees are our closest animal relatives, sharing 98% of our DNA, so observing their behaviour in the wild is another thrilling primate experience on Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours. Chimpanzees 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 chimpanzees 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. Chimpanzees 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
This 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 Kazinga Channel dividing the park as it flows from Lake George in the northeast. On Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours, a highlight of any visit to this park is a boat ride on the Kazinga 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.
 
Lake Mburo National Park
On Uganga gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours, Lake Mburo is the usual stopover if travelling overland back to Entebbe with your own driver/guide. Lake Mburo offers excellent plains game viewing and is the best place in the country to see eland, zebra, topi and impala. You can also enjoy horse riding and walking safaris here.
 
Kidepo Valley National Park
Less visited, the rugged and semi-arid savanna of this park in the far northeast of the country offers an another big game fly-in safari experience that complements all Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
 
Jinja
Uganda's second largest city, 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 Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
Uganda Primate Safari Tour: Chimps + Gorillas
UYA9E
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,095
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Gorilla Tour Uganda Bwindi Queen Elizabeth Park Lions Chimp Trekking

This exciting small group Gorilla Tour to Uganda visits Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can trek to see these magnificent creatures. Enjoy a safari in Queen Elizabeth Park with its tree-climbing lions; a boat ride on Kazinga Channel with its large herds of elephant, buffalo & superb birding; & chimp trekking. All gorilla & chimp permits included. 8 departures per year (min 2/max 6). Min age 15 yrs.

Gorilla Tour Uganda Bwindi Queen Elizabeth Park Lions Chimp Trekking
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Tour Uganda & Bwindi
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Chimp Trekking
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Escorted Small Group
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Crater Lakes
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Gorilla Tour, Uganda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Queen Elizabeth Park, Lions
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Kibale Rainforest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
Uganda + Kenya: Gorillas + Masai Mara + Mombasa
UPK12N
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Tracking Mountain Gorillas Uganda Safari Holiday Masai Mara Kenya

Experience the thrill of tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda, on this flying safari holiday, combined with a classic luxury Big Five safari on the plains of the famous Masai Mara in Kenya. Track on foot a family of these endangered primates, including a dominant silverback male - a memory you will cherish forever. All transfers, gorilla permits, light aircraft flights & game drives included.

Tracking Mountain Gorillas Uganda Safari Holiday Masai Mara Kenya
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Monkeys & Rainforest Wildlife
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Lion Prides & Plains Game
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Safari Holiday, Masai Mara Kenya
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Gorillas: Uganda Safari Holiday
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas, Uganda
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Nairobi
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Masai Mara, Kenya asai Mara
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Kigali
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Tanzania + Uganda: Serengeti Safari + Gorilla Trekking
TRB7J
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Gorilla Trekking Uganda Serengeti Safari Tours Tanzania Tracking Bwindi

Combine once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking in Uganda with one of our Serengeti safari tours in Tanzania on this thrilling wildlife holiday. Enjoy tracking endangered mountain gorillas in the tropical rainforests of Bwindi, then fly to the open plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania for awesome Big Five game viewing. Light aircraft flight, all transfers, game drives, park fees & gorilla permits included.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Serengeti Safari Tours Tanzania Tracking Bwindi
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Big Five Safari
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Serengeti Safari Tours, Tanzania
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas
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Golden Monkeys
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Serengeti National Park
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Arusha
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Fly to Kigali
Uganda: Chimps + Queen Elizabeth Park + Gorillas
UPA10E
10 NIGHTS
FROM £4,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari Holiday Chimps Queen Elizabeth Park

Experience the thrill of gorilla trekking in Uganda on this safari holiday, travelling with your own private driver guide. See up to 10 different primate species - as we track chimps in Kibale Rainforest, view elephants, lions & more in Queen Elizabeth Park & track endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. All park fees, gorilla & chimp permits included. Min 15 yrs.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari Holiday Chimps Queen Elizabeth Park
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Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi
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Gorilla Trekking, Uganda
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Lion Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Chimps, Kibale Rainforest
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Endangered Mountain Gorillas
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Uganda Safari Holiday
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Game Drive, Ishasha
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Entebbe
Uganda Flying Safari: Bwindi + Murchison Falls
URA8E
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,695
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Uganda Flying Safari Murchison Falls Gorilla Trekking Holiday

This luxury Uganda flying safari combines Murchison Falls National Park - one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa - with a gorilla trekking holiday in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Also enjoy a boat ride down the Nile River, walk to the top of the waterfall & track chimps in Budonga Forest. All light aircraft flights, game drives, gorilla & chimp permits included. Min age 15 yrs.

Luxury Uganda Flying Safari Murchison Falls Gorilla Trekking Holiday
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Safari, Murchison Falls
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Bird Watching
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Luxury Uganda Flying Safari
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Gorilla Trekking Holiday
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Game Drives
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Chimp Trekking
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Entebbe
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Batwa Pygmies
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Boat Ride on Nile River
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Uganda Safari: Murchison + Hoima + Kibale + Bwindi
UPB12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Uganda Safari Holidays Private Driver Guide Murchison Falls Gorillas

Experience the abundant wildlife & friendly people of this beautiful country, on one of our tailor made Uganda safari holidays, travelling overland with your own private driver guide from Murchison Falls National Park, via the chimps of Kibale, the river-based game of Queen Elizabeth Park & Ishasha, to the gorillas of Bwindi. All transfers, game viewing & gorilla permits included. Min age 15 yrs.

Uganda Safari Holidays Private Driver Guide Murchison Falls Gorillas
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Uganda Safari Holidays
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Private Driver Guide
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Gorillas of Bwindi
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Kigali
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Rhino Sanctuary
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Ishasha Tree, Climbing Lions
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Murchison Falls National Park
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Chimps, Kibali Rainforest
Uganda Birding: Murchison Falls to Bwindi
UPI12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Bird Watching Holiday Uganda Birding Vacation Shoebill Kibale Bwindi

On this wonderful bird watching holiday in Uganda you will travel with your own birding guide to the key birding vacation hot-spots including Mabamba Swamp, home of the elusive Shoebill stork, Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls, Kibale Rainforest, Bwindi & Lake Mburo. This holiday can be tailor made, with optional gorilla trekking. Birding guide, all transfers & park fees included.

Bird Watching Holiday Uganda Birding Vacation Shoebill Kibale Bwindi
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Bird Watching Holiday, Uganda
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Uganda Birding Vacation
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Bwindi Gorillas
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Royal Mile, Budongo Forest
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Shoebill, Mabamba Wetlands
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Murchison Falls
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Trekking
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Lake Mburo
Ethiopia + Uganda: Gondar, Simien, Lalibela, Gorillas
YPK12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Gorillas Ethiopia Lake Tana Simien Mountains Lalibela Churches

This holiday combines gorillas with Ethiopia, to provide a fascinating contrast. Enjoy the cultural highlights of Ethiopia on this private tour, including the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana, endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains, the palaces of Gondar & the rock-hewn Lalibela churches. Afterwards fly to Uganda to trek to see magnificent mountain gorillas. All transfers, gorilla permits & specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Gorillas Ethiopia Lake Tana Simien Mountains Lalibela Churches
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St Georges Church
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Kigali
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Holiday: Gorillas & Ethiopia
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gorillas of Uganda
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Lalibela Churches
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Addis Ababa
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Gondar Palaces
Uganda Flying Safari: Murchison Falls, Kibale, Bwindi
UPC12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £5,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Murchison Falls Safari Vacation Uganda Gorillas Tree Climbing Lions

Fly to beautiful Murchisson Falls National Park, the country's premier wildlife reserve, on this flying safari vacation to Uganda. Trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Rainforest, tracking chimps in Kibale & search for tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park. All light aircraft flights, transfers, gorilla permits & game viewing included. Min age 15 yrs.

Murchison Falls Safari Vacation Uganda Gorillas Tree Climbing Lions
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Chimps, Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Ishasha Plains
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Flying Safari Vacation Uganda
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Boat Ride on River Nile
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Murchison Falls, Safari Vacation
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Tree Climbing Lions
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Vacation, Uganda Gorillas
Uganda + Rwanda: Primate Safari
UPR10K
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Primate Safari Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps Monkeys Dian Fossey Grave

View over 10 different primate species on this magnificent Primate Safari that travels through Uganda & Rwanda. Trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in both Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park, track chimps in Kibali, view river-based wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park, search for rare golden monkey & hike to the Dian Fossey grave. All transfers, game viewing & permits included. Min age 15 yrs.

Primate Safari Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps Monkeys Dian Fossey Grave
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Volcanoes National Park
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Rwanda Gorillas & Chimps
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Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi Forest
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Chimps & Monkeys, Kibale
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Golden Monkeys
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Entebbe
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Primate Safari: Uganda & Rwanda
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Dian Fossey Grave Hike