Uganda Gorilla Trek

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Dates 31 May '10 to 5 Jun '10

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 1,800 - 2,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Uganda Gorilla Trek

This trip is to see the extremely endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda before they become extinct (there's approx. only 700 left in the world).

This is booked and paid already, so itinerary is not flexible and won't be changing.
- May 31st: arrive in Kampala
- June 1: Free day in Kampala
- June 2: Drive Kampala to Bwindi
- June 3: Gorilla trek in Bwindi
- June 4: Drive Bwindi to Kampala
- June 5: I'm flying back out, but if you want to extend your stay...

All you need is good, sturdy hiking boots that you've worn in... and a raincoat. Aside from that, just what you'd ordinarily wear on a hike in a jungle/rainforest environment.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

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tachyon
tachyon Any last minute takers? If anybody wants to come gorilla trekking on these dates, you'll need to organise your trek permit immediately (assuming there's any left!). Otherwise, I'm happy to meet up with any fellow travellers in Kampala for a drink or something!
4 years ago
tachyon
tachyon I've booked and paid for this already with Churchill Safaris. They have a good reputation, but aren't the cheapest lot out there. I wanted the confidence that I wasn't going to get ripped off and that I'd get a reasonable quality trip, so the extra couple of hundred dollars I'm paying is worth it IMO. As it's already booked, the trip dates are inflexible, but if anybody else is in the area at the same time and is looking for a way to split costs, let me know!
5 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Damn, I really really want to do this but won't be able to make it this year :( Did you see you can "Friend-a-gorilla" online now? Pretty cool, but would be way better to see them up close and personal
5 years ago
Todd
Todd We wrote about Friend-A-Gorilla here: http://globetrooper.com/gorilla-tracking/overview/regions
5 years ago
tachyon
tachyon That's a really great initiative. I knew that the Uganda Wildlife Authority had conservation measures in place and that the majority of the gorilla trek permit went towards that, but it's great to see they're trying to get the general public involved as well. I think it may be a case of too little, too late to be honest, but at least the sentiment is there. I expect future generations will probably have to visit a zoo to see them in the future.
5 years ago
Katrina
Katrina Havent got a photo up yet! Lauren- Nicole and I have always wanted to do this too, maybe we could join you next year? July is laways good for us, keep it in mind, Im sure you won't know where you will be in July next year!
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Katrina! Yes, not sure where we are going to be next year, but I definitely want to get back to Africa to do this.
4 years ago
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