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.
Uganda & Gorillas Overland (DUUG)
Using Uganda's vibrant Kampala as a base, this compact 8-day adventure offers those short on time a life-changing experience in the forests of Uganda. Experienced trackers will take you deep into the region’s 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. Your CEO will take care of the planning so you're free to explore all that Uganda has to offer. What a trip!
Highlights: Encountering wildlife in several game parks, searching for hippos while enjoying a boat ride down the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, getting up-close to mountain gorillas on their turf
Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN)
The ultimate primate experience, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. A close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.
Highlights: 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.