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Gorilla Thriller Express – 5 Days

DAY 1:
An early morning start from Kampala takes you south-west and across the Equator. The drive takes you through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Then you ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, with terraced farming and mountain scenery and drive through to Buhoma. Overnight stay at an excellent accommodation (Buhoma Lodge).

DAY 2:
Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey, and chimpanzee. Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge.

DAY 3:
Re-enter the forest for a second exciting day of gorilla tracking. Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Buhoma Lodge

DAY 4:
Depart from the forest for Lake Bunyonyi, the lake of little birds – renowned for its variety and abundance of avian. Enjoy a canoe ride on this beautiful narrow lake surrounded by green hills. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi

Safaris Resort.
Day 5:
Return to Kampala after breakfast.

Note for Trekkers:
Remember to bring heavy leather gloves, stout hiking boots, long sleeve shirts, long pants, a light back-pack, and water-bottle.

Reduce this package to our 3 day Gorilla Express (CTSU : 17) by eliminating days 3 and 4 above. A similar itinerary applies for trekking in Djomba or Mgahinga – which may be substituted based on permit availability and client approval. Book 4-12 months in advance to avoid disappointment.


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The price quoted above includes: Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary (4 Nights), All meals as provided in the itinerary, Transportation in a 4×4 private vehicle for 5 days, boat ride on lake Bunyonyi, 1 Gorilla Permit per person for 2 days in different groups, All Government taxes and levies, Mineral Water, 24 hours stand-by contact number, Flying Doctors Medical insurance services.

Cost excludes: Personal expenses, VISAS, tips and alcoholic beverages

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