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Gorillas and Game Safari

Day 1: Thursday
We leave the campsite in Kampala at 8am. Heading southwest to Kabale town, gateway to the Mountain Gorilla Reserves, we spend the evening camped on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi the deepest Crater Lake in Uganda.

Day 2: Friday
Climbing through lush terraced hills to Kisoro, there are panoramic views of this unique Ugandan landscape on every turn. From the road we have outlooks over three countries - Uganda, Republic of Congo, Rwanda; and the Virunga Mountains - Mountains of the Moon, the home of the rare mountain gorillas.

Day 3: Saturday
From here we either go into Rwanda, DR Congo or Uganda. In groups of six to eight people with two guides we trek deep into the forest to find one of the gorilla families. The trek is an experience in itself, following your guides as they cut a path through the thick vegetation. The guides track the gorillas almost every day but even so, sometimes it can take eight hours to find them. You will be rewarded though by the sight of these human-like giants playing with their young, feeding, grooming and staring curiously back at you. We spend an hour observing these amazing animals - bring plenty of film.

Day 4: Sunday
Still on a high from our time spent with the gorillas, we head back to Lake Bunyonyi meaning 'place of little birds'. It is known, not only for its water birds, but also for its fresh water crayfish population. Lake Bunyonyi is a great place to relax, or for the more energetic you can canoe to one of the many islands dotting the lake, swim, or take in the scenery on mountain bikes.

Day 5: Monday
We return to Uganda's capital. Kampala is a modern bustling city leaving you no shortage of things to see and do. You may wish to visit the National Museum, the Kasubi Tombs of the Buganda people.

Day 6: Tuesday
The last day or our trip for a last minute explore around the city and then connect with your flights home.
You also have the chance to extend your holiday by a few days and join in with the activities on the Nile.

Day 7: Wednesday
Crossing the Owen Falls dam we arrive at Jinja on the shores of Lake Victoria. Our campsite for the next few days above Bujagali Falls is a welcome break from travelling, and we have a lazy afternoon to put up our tents on the grassy terraces overlooking the Nile River.

Day 8: Thursday
You can spend an action-filled day white water rafting down the Nile. As well as grade 5 rapids, this river has a lot of bird and wildlife to view while drifting between the rapids. The rafting is rounded off with a sunset BBQ and drinks, then back to camp to re-live it on video.

Day 9: Friday
There is no shortage of other activities in Jinja; head off on a quad bike, bungee jump, fish on Lake Victoria, take a guided village walk or give up a day of your holiday to volunteer for the local community education project. In the afternoon you will then be transferred back to Kampala to connect with your flights home or onward.

NOTE: (LTP) Local tour payment is required on day one of tour. SINGLE TRAVELLERS: You will NOT pay a 'single supplement' (extra fee) on this tour. Most of the time you'll be sharing with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

Local Tour Payments (LTP) or a Kitty payment, if stated is paid direct to your tour leader / crew on day 1.

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