Gorillas in the Mist - 6 days


Uganda uncovered - Take an incredible journey deep into the heart of the African jungle, in search of the mighty mountain gorillas - our closest living relatives, and relax by beautiful Lake Bunyoni.

Day 1: Kampala
Wednesday. Welcome to Uganda, a small country of striking beauty. Its landscapes vary from the fertile green areas around the northern shores of Lake Victoria to the snow capped Ruwenzori Mountains in the west and the semi-desert region in the north. We’ll be there to collect you at Entebbe Airport and transfer you to our accommodation in Kampala. Tonight a pre departure meeting will be held at 17:00. Overnight - Kampala
The start of a trek in Rwanda in search of the Mountain Gorillas on one of our Gorilla Safaris
Days 2 - 5: Lake Bunyoni & Gorilla Trekking
Kampala - Lake Bunyoni. From Kampala we drive to Lake Bunyoni, the deepest Crater Lake in Africa and home to a large and varied number of beautiful birds, which is the base from which the optional Gorilla trek takes place. Dependant on where trekking permits are available, we trek in the Magahinga or Bwindi National Parks in Uganda, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or the Ruhengeri National Park in Rwanda.

We depart from our base in Bunyoni in small groups over 3-4 days, depending on the group size. We wind our way through arguably some of the most picturesque scenery in Africa en-route to the National Park. Dependant on where permits are available, we may spend a night in either Kisoro or in Rwanda. The following morning, after packing our picnic lunch, we are transferred to a ranger’s station where the trek commences. Your rangers will lead you through the cultivated lands and then into the dense rain forest and on to a gorilla family. Trekking can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 8 hours and it can be quite strenuous. To ensure the gorillas do not get too used to the presence of humans and because they share many of our genes (and therefore able to catch our diseases), the maximum time permitted to spend with them is 1 hour. You will have plenty of time to watch their activity and to take photographs. The rangers will be able to provide you with a background to the family you are visiting. Once your hour is up, you trek back out of the rain forest to your meeting point where you will be transferred back to the Lake Bunyoni campsite. Overnight - Lake Bunyoni (B:3, L:4, D:4)
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A family of Gorillas spotted on one of our Gorilla Safaris
Day 6: Kampala
Lake Bunyoni - Kampala. After enjoying peaceful Lake Bunyoni, we begin our drive back to Kampala. We cross the Equator for the second time and stop for the classic “one foot in each hemisphere” photo opportunity. On arrival in Kampala, we bid farewell to new found friends and part ways. (B, L)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Kampala / Ends in: Kampala
  • Departs: Wednesdays - year round
  • Local Payment: $220 USD
  • Breakfast:4, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 4
  • Hotel Rating: Camping expedition
  • Tour Guide: Yes
The On The Go Theatre
Discover the Ngorongoro crater and more on an African Safari