Getting up close and admiring a family of mountain gorillas in their own natural habitat, Knowing you have all your bases covered with all national park and permit fees for gorilla tracking included., Trekking up a volcano in Mgahinga National Park.
Combine the ultimate primate experience with a day of trekking volcanoes in the incredible Ugandan scenery bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. First, trek through local villages and lush rainforests, with a breathtaking reward at the end: finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. Next, climb one of three extinct volcanoes in the area, for a bird's-eye view of the wild African countryside.
Depart Kampala early and drive through magnificent countryside and tropical bamboo forest on our way to southwestern Uganda (approximately 9 hours). We will make some stops along the way; at the equator and for lunch in Mbarara. We continue through stunning volcanic landscape adorned with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced tea and banana plantations.
Following an early start we are led by experienced guides as we trek deep into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes in search of a family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. One of Africa's major highlights, a close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.
Today we hike one of the three volcanoes in the area: Mt. Muhavura, Mt. Gahinga or Mt. Sabinyo. All offer incredible scenery, immense biodiversity, and fantastic views. This area bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a nature lover's paradise!
Depart early for the scenic return drive from Kisoro to Kampala. Stop just after the town of Masaka at Mpambiire drum village to see the Ugandan drum craftsmen at work. Arrive back in Kampala in the early evening, where the tour ends.
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