1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps

Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps


Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Why Pay Retail? Call us or click for a quick quote and save money!

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

Overview

Dates & Prices

Start DateEnd DateOffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Wed, Aug 12, 2020
To
Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Call Us$2,422Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Aug 26, 2020
To
Thu, Sep 03, 2020
Call Us$2,422Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
To
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Sep 23, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 01, 2020
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 07, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 21, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Dec 02, 2020
To
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
To
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jan 27, 2021
To
Thu, Feb 04, 2021
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
To
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
Call Us$2,294Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Mar 17, 2021
To
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
Call Us$2,209Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, May 05, 2021
To
Thu, May 13, 2021
Call Us$2,209Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, May 12, 2021
To
Thu, May 20, 2021
Call Us$2,209Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jun 09, 2021
To
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
Call Us$2,849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
To
Thu, Jul 08, 2021
Call Us$2,849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Aug 04, 2021
To
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
Call Us$2,849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Aug 25, 2021
To
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Call Us$2,849Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 06, 2021
To
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Call Us$2,699Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
To
Thu, Oct 28, 2021
Call Us$2,699Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Nov 17, 2021
To
Thu, Nov 25, 2021
Call Us$2,599Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Dec 15, 2021
To
Thu, Dec 23, 2021
Call Us$2,699Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
To
Thu, Jan 20, 2022
Call Us$2,599Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Feb 02, 2022
To
Thu, Feb 10, 2022
Call Us$2,599Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Mar 02, 2022
To
Thu, Mar 10, 2022
Call Us$2,599Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
To
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
Call Us$2,599Get Lower PriceGet Quote

Promotions

Call or submit a quote to get our Low Prices!

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

See a mountain gorilla up close and personal, search for chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, opt to raft the White Nile River

Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Take your love for all things furry and wild to the next level on a nine-day animal-spotting overland adventure in Uganda. Spot chimps in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for an opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action.

Day 1: Kampala
Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together. As you will be at the campsite for this portion of the trip you will be enjoying yourselves at the Red Chilli Bar. Hang out along the beer terrace or at the pool-side bar and have conversations with fellow travellers. There's plenty of communal areas to kick back, relax with a beer in hand, and make some friends before you embark on your next adventure.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Activity: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.
Accommodation: Red Chilli Hideaway (or similar)
Meal(s): Dinner

Day 2: Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi
Even though you get to do something pretty awesome everyday you're going to cross the equator today in the Lando (which we think is a pretty cool thing to be able to add to a travel resume) and head off to Lake Bunyonyi. The name Bunyonyi means 'place of many little birds' and it is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. It's winding shores encircle 29 islands and its surrounded by steep terraced hillsides that will have you wondering if you are somewhere in Asia. But the best part is that Lake Bunyonyi is a croc and hippo free lake (unlike many lakes in East Africa) so you can swim in its crystal-clear waters as much as you like… such bliss!
Transport: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trek
Today's the day that some of your dreams may just come true because you are going on a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (so insanely cool!) So get ready to embark on an unforgettable hike deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside a park ranger to search for mountain gorillas. The treks can vary in length and difficulty so be prepared for a challenge, but know that if you spot these majestic creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it. Note: Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and currently permit only a maximum of eight people, per day, to visit a given gorilla family. The group will be split into different sub-groups for the trek, and depending on the number of travellers, different sub-groups may do their trek on different days.
Activity: Take an unforgettable guided trek (1-6 hrs) deep into volcano forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a wildlife encounter of a lifetime, and meet a family of mountain gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, a close encounter with these amazing animals is simply breathtaking. Get prepared before heading out: bring plenty of water and waterproof clothing (it can rain on only a few minutes' notice), and be sure to bring protective bags for cameras and film. Dress in layers with long sleeves and long pants to protect against stinging nettles found in the forests. The trek's often chilly, at first, until you start trekking. Note: Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and currently permit only a maximum of eight people, per day, to visit a given gorilla family. The group will be split into different sub-groups for the trek, and depending on the number of travellers, different sub-groups may do their trek on different days.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi
Let's give Lake Bunyonyi some love today. Explore this magical place as the morning mist rises off of the gently lapping waters. With tons of optional activities to choose from like, swimming, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, or a motorboat tour of the lake there's no time to be bored. Then relax together at the lodge in the evening talking about your group gorilla experiences.
Free Time: Get out and do as much or as little as you'd like around Lake Bunyonyi.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Sit back, relax, and watch the Ugandan countryside slip past on today's journey to Kalinzu Forest Reserve further north in the country. The forest reserve is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is characterized by open savannah, large area of swamp around Lake George, and the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast. There's a lot of landscapes to experience so what are you waiting for? Get started!
Transport: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Accommodation: Craters Campsite & Country Lodge (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park
You know that saying, "the early bird gets the worm" well in this case the early bird gets to see chimpanzees. Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion and explore the verdant Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger while being on the lookout for these chimpanzee families. Afterwards, the group will visit tea plantation before setting off to Lake Mburo. Once you arrive there you can choose to book an afternoon boat cruise on the lake, or explore the local area on foot.
Activity: Enjoy a chimpanzee tracking excursion through the scenic Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Trek along the ridges and valleys of the Rift Valley escarpment to visit chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Follow forest trails, which offer amazing views over the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel, and the Congo. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve is steeped in mystery and rich with local legends. Learn about the folklore and uses of the forest from a local guide.
Activity: Walk through a tea plantation with a local guide. View multiple varietals of tea, and learn about the process of growing tea plants from the harvesting stage to what goes into making the best cup of tea.
Transport: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja
Head back across the equator today in the Lando; Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where you can cross this imaginary geographical line on land. Observe how water swirls in opposite directions on either side of the equator and then stop to enjoy a meal at the G Adventures-supported AidChild Equation Café & Gallery. With full stomachs and even more full hearts the group will continue on to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.
Transport: Climb aboard our custom built ride …. overlanding G-style!
Activity: Make a stop at AidChild's Equation Café and Gallery, located at the equator. Surrounded by paintings and other crafts made by local artists, you'll enjoy a meal made with traditional Ugandan ingredients, with a modern twist. Your lunch here directly supports AidChild, a non-profit that provides support, medical care and education to children and youth living with HIV in Uganda.
Accommodation: Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 8: Jinja
Get out there, get active, and have some fun! Explore Jinja today solo or with your group by participating in the plethora of outdoor and adventure activities they have to offer. Choose to raft down the White Nile River, break a sweat mountain biking up and down the hills surrounding the town, or for a more laid back day check out the local market. Keep your eyes ready to spot monkeys and other wildlife that can wander to the outskirts of this town.
Free Time: Get out and enjoy the adrenaline capital of Uganda.
Accommodation: Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar)

Day 9: Jinja/Kampala
Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the early afternoon. Not ready to leave Africa just yet? (Yeah, we don't blame you) talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know Uganda or beyond!
Transport: Move efficiently from point A to point B aboard this dependable ride.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport
Lando (overland adventure vehicle), minibuses, walking.

Inclusions
Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Jinja. Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits. Entrance and chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. Tea plantation visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Participation camping (8 nts). Please note that all nights are camping on this particular trip.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 450 reviews about G Adventures Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was my 8th tour with this operator and I have a 9th scheduled. Obviously I am happy with this operator.

It was a great tour and are guides were very knowledgeable.

A Gadventures tour is a great affordable way to see the country and get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local people

It was a dream vacation.Thank you.

The G-Adventures travel guides were excellent

All 100% perfect, nothing to be done better

The G Adventures tour was fantastic.

Very satisfied with tour, enjoyed it very much.

I liked the variety of activities and the chance to opt out without undue pressure. I met some really fun people on this tour.

Everyone connected with the tour went above and beyond. The tour was more than I ever dreamt!

Our CEO Solofo for this trip is fantastic. He is patient and very nice. He went extra ways to help me and other members. I really enjoy this trip because of him! He is an excellent CEO. I definitely will recommend to other friends about him. Pls let him know that we really enjoy his introduction. He is also very informative and knowledgeable. In a word, he is excellent!

Great trip at a reasonable price.

Awesome trip in a great country. Our CEO was professional and fun!!!

G adventures offers hands down some of the best tour packages out there!

The Japan vacation was better than I expected!!!! It was an active "moving" trip, which I truly enjoyed. I've done "coach tours" where you sit on the bus and they take you -- this experience was "hands on" riding the buses, trains and running through the streets -- it was amazing !!!!! We got the full feel of Japan and the people. This trip is not for the weak or slow pace crowd - you drag your luggage through the streets, up and down stairs --- it was truly exciting and exhilarating. G adventures has a fan for life. The instructions and assistance was outstanding -- Great job - Steve (AffordableTours.com) was outstanding !


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Free Quote

Free Quote


Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!


Dedicated Travel Consultant

Dedicated Travel Consultant


Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!


Lowest Price Guaranteed

Lowest Price Guaranteed


Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!


Stress Free Travel

Stress Free Travel


Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!



Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2017.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!