There is sometimes a strange and unexpected reward for places isolated by political climate or conflict: blockades and war zones don't apply to nature. Having suffered civil war, Idi Amin's bloody rule and decades of ethnic conflict, Uganda has finally found its silver lining, as off-limits areas have become havens to wildlife that might otherwise have perished. Its most famous residents are the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla, of which half the world's surviving population lives in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Aside from gorillas, chimps and the 'big five,' accessible, affordable Uganda is also the much-sought after source of the Nile River, as mythical as ever - now for its whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 2-week overland adventure. Spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colourful cultures and wild landscapes of Kenya and Uganda.
Highlights: See a mountain gorilla up close and personal, search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, photograph diverse wildlife, raft down the White Nile River in Jinja.
Ultimate East Africa (DKUE)
Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 24-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy game drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland truck is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!
Highlights: Meet mountain gorillas, track the Big Five in three diverse ecosystems, view wildlife from 4x4 safari vehicles, explore mystical Stone Town, taste local spices in Zanzibar.