Primates of Uganda

Coming face-to-face with some of mans' closest living relatives in their natural environment is a life changing experience

Journey highlights and inclusions

  • Nine day journey through beautiful and vibrant Uganda.

  • Two Mountain Gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (permits inclusive).

  • Full day Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale National Forest.

  • Two nights accommodation in Ishasha Wilderness Section of Queen Elizabeth National Park with elegant safari experiences.

  • All ground transfers in private 4x4 vehicle.

  • Eight nights full-board accommodation as we travel through Uganda.

  • One night bed and breakfast accommodation in Entebbe.

  • Air transfer from Bwindi Forest to Entebbe (with freight seat allowance).

  • Small group of guests (maximum of six), ensuring an intimate experience. 

  • As much or as little photography mentorship as you'd like, and photo-review sessions designed to give you a compelling collection of images of your journey

Cost and Dates: March/ May-June and October 2020. Please contact me for costs and availability as there are only a limited number of gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits allocated at any time.

A non-refundable deposit of USD $2200.00 will be required at the time of booking, this includes securing all the relevant primate trekking permits. Exclusive private guided options are also available.

Exclusions

  • Cost does not include:

  • International flight and appropriate visa requirements.

  • Extra side excursions, personal costs (when available).

  • Personal and equipment insurance.

  • Photographic kit and equipment hire – we can assist with this through reputable rental companies.

  • Drinks - water will be supplied during transportation

  • Tips and gratuities are also not included.

Overview & highlights

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is probably one of the most rewarding and intimate wildlife experiences you can have - many people have described it as life-changing. Imagine coming face-to-face and spending time in the company of such a noble species which displays such a high-level of intelligence and emotion... Very few experiences will compare or prepare you. There is no denying that sitting amongst wild gorillas with their searching, intelligent eyes in a face that almost reflects our own is a powerful experience.

This incredible journey will take us through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Uganda and give you the opportunity to get close to, photograph and experience the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees and a plethora of other magnificent wildlife. We will be trekking and hiking in order to reach the areas where the Gorillas, Chimpanzees and other primates inhabit - it is advisable that a reasonable and decent level of fitness is required as sometimes the terrain can be difficult.

The journey route will take you through Uganda's resplendent countryside. Jungle forest capped mountains, deep valleys with crater lakes, coffee and tea plantations, also passing through immensely colourful communities. And we'll pass over the Equator, giving you an opportunity to tick off another accomplishment which many would love - walking across the equator!

Your adventure will include; A full day Chimpanzee habituation trek in Kibale National Forest which plays a big role in conserving and researching one of our closest living relatives. Safari game drives to go in search of herds of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, tree climbing lions, leopards and many other species. And culminating with two Mountain Gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Where we’ll spend spend two mornings in search of the noble Mountain Gorillas. Although the trekking elements may involve hiking through potentially difficult terrain but it will certainly be worthwhile as it will give a great chance of having a life-changing experiencing with this astounding, yet critically endangered species. But please don’t be deterred, there is always help on hand from local Porters, who used to be Poachers and now work alongside the conservation efforts to protect these critically endangered species.

This outstanding journey has been considered to give you an exceptional wildlife experience - giving you the opportunity to witness and photograph a diverse range of African species. Leaving you with an abundance of amazing memories and images to take home and inspire you.

 

Once you have booked and your place is confirmed; I will be in touch to talk through this amazing trip and also send you a suggested packing list.

Watch a gorilla encounter!