The symbol of Uganda.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking – 3 days trip
Horizon Adventures and Darwin Wildlife Tours
Darwin Wildlife Tours is a community-based travel agency in Uganda. Our goal is helping the local community while providing memorable tours to visitors to Uganda. We practice responsible tourism and keep all earned revenue in Uganda, spreading it widely throughout the community. Come discover rel Uganda from a non-touristic point of view. On this site you can find our tour proposals, travel services, pictures and stories. We give you Uganda in a way that pre-packaged or group tours can’t possibly offer.
Probably you are the kind of traveler who prefers self organized journey instead of leaving everything in tour operator’s hands. You are the kind of traveler we like! You know the difference between travels and holidays, you are really interested in places you are visiting? That’s why you should travel with a native guide! It is not only for safety or organization purposes, but with our guides, you will be introduced to real Uganda. You will learn about every aspect of local people’s life. We assure you that your experience will be 10 times more intense and unforgettable. In our guides, you will find a friend.
After past wars and difficulties, Uganda and Ugandans are on the way of peace and sustainable develop. The majority of the population is still trying to find an equilibrium between their needs and the conservation of natural environment and wildlife. That’s the reason why we promote local travel agency and volunteering projects. Local communities deserve to receive part of what tourism brings to Uganda. We think this is the only way to both preserve nature and build a brilliant future to our Nation.
It’s very important that everyone visiting us can respect people and traditions. So please don’t reject food, try to learn costumes, don’t be scared of different religion and way of thought, respect people.
Lonely Planet declares Uganda the best destinations for 2012. And it is easy understand why. Uganda has the greatest diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures of entire Africa. Traveling from south to north you will encountered rain forests, savanna, volcanoes, lakes, spectacular wildlife and always beautiful and hospitable people.
The total costs for this 3 days itinerary is as follow:
- For 1 person the cost is 1350 eur.
- Pick-up from the airport
- Car & fuel
- UWA Gorilla permits (600$ per person)
- Batwa trai at Mgahinga National Park
- Guide (including accommodation and meals costs for him)
- Dinner at lodges
- packed lunch as indicated in the plan
- Breakfasts and meals during ‘homestay program’
- Park fees ($40 per person for 24h for every park visited), boat trips and social activities
- All the game drives into the parks
- International flights
- Visa (50$ per person)
- Travel insurance
- Meals (except during “homestay program”)
- Drinks and alcoholics
- Dinner in Entebbe
- Everything not mentioned in this plan
Arrive in Entebbe
You will arrive in Entebbe at (arrival time). The guesthouse will send a driver to pick you up at the airport and drive to the guesthouse – double room with private bathroom. You will organize the rest of the day independently. Accommodation: Victoria Lake View Guesthouse (http://www.victoriaviewguesthouse.com/) – B&B formula (dinner not included).
Meet the Guide and start the tour
Our guide will meet you at the guesthouse at 7 am. After presentations and quick briefing, the tour begins! Short visit of the capitol Kampala. Long drive to Kisoro with a stopover at the equator crossing. Have lunch at Mbarara before heading to Bwindi. Dinner at lodge. Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (http://rushaga.com ) – Full board.
Mountain Gorilla Trek
Early wake-up (6.30 AM), after breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP and be ready for the Gorillas track! The trekking will start at 8.00, rangers will brief visitors about the gorilla family you are going to track. Trekking can take from 4 to 6 hours. Packed Lunch included. Travelers need to wear good boots and bring a rain jacket. Gorilla tracking is physically demanding and you should be well prepared. Hiring a porter could be helpful and you will be grateful for the support. Drive to Kisoro. As part of our travel philosophy, we encourage visitors to spend some nights in a real local house to meet the local culture. During the homestay program all meals are included, a great opportunity to experience some amazing Ugandan typical dishes. Accommodations are simple, but comfortable and clean: Double bedroom with electricity and private bathroom. Dinner at home. Accommodation: Homestay (nice villa near Lake Mutanda) – All meals included.
Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo
Early wake, have breakfast and drive back to Kampala with stopovers at Lake Bunyonyi views and Lake Mburo. Note that these distances are long at you will spend most of the time in the cars.
Trekking for the Mountain Gorillas is a lifetime unforgettable experience.
- Victoria Lake View Guesthouse – B&B formula (dinner not included).
- Rushaga Gorilla Camp – full board
- Homestay – all meals included
Pick-up at the airport, car, fuel, guide (including accommodation and meals costs for him), accommodations, dinners at lodges, packed lunch as indicated in the plan, water, breakfasts and meals during the homestay program, park fees (40$ per person for 24h for every park visited), boat trips, social activities, UWA Gorilla permits (600$ per person), Chimp permits (150$ per person) and all the game drives into the parks.
International flights, visa (50 usd per person), travel insurance, drinks and alcoholics, dinner in Entebbe, and everything not mentioned in this plan.
You can request your visa online here: Visa Uganda
To complete the booking a first payment of 50% of the total amount is requested. This is due to the need to purchase in advance Gorilla Permits and to reserve all accommodations.
Mountain Gorilla Coffee Tours Ltd and Horizon Adventures Srl are not responsible for any losses, damages, injuries or other liabilities that could occur during the travel. We strongly recommend our customers to subscribe a dedicated travel insurance for such purposes. The amount anticipated via wire transfer is not refundable, as this money will be used to ensure Gorilla permits and book accommodations.
4WD Toyota Land Cruisers. These are our own cars and drivers. The cars are well maintained and our drivers are experienced and English speaking Ugandans.