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MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, CHIMPANZEES & AFRICAN PRIMATES SAFARI

 

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

 

Expedition:

Safari focusing on mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and Uganda's other endemic primates. Plus lions, forest elephants and much more!

Location:

Uganda

Accommodation:

Various lodges around Uganda.

Fitness Level:

Some strenuous jungle walks plus jeep and river safaris. Porters can be arranged to carry packs or even you.

   

2018 Dates:

July 9th - 17th 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

July 18th - 26th 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2018 Price:

$3995* Double occupancy per person. $1000 Single room supplement

*Price may change slightly if the gorilla permit price increases.

2018 Leader:

Andy Murch

   

2019 Dates:

July 11th - 19th 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2019 Price:

$4295* Double occupancy per person. $1000 Single room supplement

*Price may change slightly if the gorilla permit price increases.

2018 Leader:

Andy Murch

 

Patas Monkey in Murchison Falls National Park. Uganda Safari

 

What's included:

Arrival and departure transfers from Kampala (Entebbe) Airport.

Nine day tour in a comfortable chauffer driven vehicle.
Accommodation in mid range double occupancy hotel rooms / lodges (single room upgrades available)

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
All park entrance fees including government taxes to sites, reserves and parks.

Gorilla tracking permit.

Chimpanzee tracking and habituation permit.

River Boat hire.
Services of expert local guides.

Photography coaching.

 

Not included:
Flights, alcoholic beverages and tips.

 

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Uganda

 

A PRIMATE SAFARI YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

Imagine spending a wonderful morning walking through the Central African cloud forest. The sounds and smells of the pristine jungle fill your senses. Birds fly overhead. Perhaps a few small primates swing in the branches above you. Rounding a corner on the trail your guide calls for quiet. Ahead of you the forest floor is filled with large dark shapes, vaguely human but bigger.

You hunker down and quietly marvel at the troop of Mountain Gorillas - some of the few great apes left in the wild. The gorillas are relaxing, feeding on leaves and grooming each other. There is no hostility but you move slowly and carefully so as not to disturb them. The enormous dominant male silverback comes over to look at you. You can feel his gaze upon you and you look down submissively. Satisfied that you pose no threat to his family, he moves on.

This is the encounter you have dreamed about for so long. The pinnacle of an unforgettable 9 day adventure through Uganda's many national parks and reserves. You have seen lions sleeping in trees, elephants crashing through the bush, huge troops of playful chimpanzees cavorting in the forest and a dozen other primate species. It has been an incredible trip but this single defining moment will stay with you forever.

 

Baby mountain gorilla adventure

 

A PRIMATE AND BIG ANIMAL SAFARI YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

 

Trekking all day with Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park
 

A SPECTACULAR AND DIVERSE ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On route we will stop at Ziwa to Walk with Rhinos. Later we will stop at Murchison Falls, see troops of Olive Baboons and then spotlight for Bush Pigs at night.


Olive baboon at Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Cross the Nile by ‘bush ferry’ then enjoy a full day on Safari in Murchison Falls National Park with huge herds of elephants, giraffes, Uganda cob and much, much more.


Elephants in Murchison Falls, Uganda Safari.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and enjoy a Night Hike to see Nocturnal Primates.

 

Bushbaby or Galago in Kibale Forest


Day 4: Full Day Chimpanzee Tracking and habituation program in Kibale National Park.

 

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a spectacular afternoon safari where lions hunt alongside huge herds of Buffalo and Uganda cob.

 

Safari in Uganda

Day 6: Morning safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park then enjoy a riverboat safari along the Kazinga Channel with great views of hippos, buffalos, Nile crocodiles and much more.

 

Hippos in Queen Elizabeth Park River Safari

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track mountain gorillas and other endemic primates. Along the way we will explore the southern reaches of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Uganda Safari and Gorilla Trekking

Day 8: Full day Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 

Silverback Gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.

Day 9: Depart from the Gorilla Trekking Park, Drive to Kampala for fond farewells and your flight back home.
 

African Genet night trekking in Kibale, Uganda.

 

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Baby mountain gorilla in Uganda.

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as Canadian Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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