The Wildiaries Experience


Primates in the Pearl of Africa - Group Discovery Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzees

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On this all-inclusive luxury tour you will have up-close encounters with wild Mountain Gorillas. The surrounding country is also one of our guide's favourite places in the world. It is particularly rich in locally-unique and attractive mammals and birds. This tour is specially designed to ensure you get the maximum from your once-in-a-lifetime excursion to this remote but incredible destination.

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HOW IS THIS TOUR DIFFERENT?

For most people, seeing wild Gorillas is a once in a life-time experience but for your Australian guide, Phil Gregory, it would be his seventh time taking guests over fifteen years. You'll be joined by Phil's chosen Ugandan guides and friends, whose are local wildlife knowledge is unsurpassed and world-renowed and they among the most experienced, talented and personable naturalists in Africa. With their help, you will see things you couldn't possibly hope to see with other tour groups.  

There are cheap ways of seeing Gorillas but in our experience, the standard of guiding can be either very good or extremely poor. Large groups will be split up, as it's not permitted to trek to see Gorillas in groups of more than six people. Further, buses are not permitted in the park.

This particular 11-day tour is comfortable and delivered to a high standard. All costs including all meals, transport, activities and guiding, will be included. You will be staying at some of the nicest accommodation in the region and your transport will be in comfortable 4WD standard vehicles with a driver and your guides.   

It begins and ends in Entebbe (Uganda) so you can see wild Gorillas as well as experience the full range of wildlife and culture of the Entebbe region.   

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ACCOMMODATION

The tour will run in late May / early June 2018. Dates will be confirmed once we have expressions of interest from a minimum number of guests and will be subject to flight schedules and park entry group availability. 

The itinerary above is with top-level accommodation, including some of the best premium lodges in the area, including the Boma Hotel, the Montana Tented Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and the Gorilla Forest Camp.   


Details

Includes

  • Airport transfer fees.
  • All ground transportation in a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with roof-hatches.
  • Meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 10.
  • Accommodation in standard twin rooms throughout the tour.
  • All entrance fees to national parks, sanctuaries, game reserves and the botanical gardens as described in the final itinerary (does not include Gorilla trekking permit).
  • Fuel for the entire trip.
  • Boat ride fees at Mabamba swamps, Lake Mburo.
  • Cost of 1 chimpanzee trekking permit per person.
  • 18% VAT on all taxable services like accommodation.
  • Bottled drinking water, tea or coffee while on tour and in transit.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide.
  • Professional guides and leader 24/7.
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide/driver/hotel staff etc

Price

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This tour is on request. Please ENQUIRE using the form (above). 

This price is estimated as close as possible. We don't normally expect this to vary significantly but it cannot be confirmed until closer to the departure date. Final price will depend on variations in:

  • Exchange rates; 
  • Park fees; and 
  • Any annual price adjustments issued by suppliers (that usually aren’t released until 11 months before travel). 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla permits trekking fees of US$600 per permit (this may change).
  • Any pre/post tour accommodation and meals.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any kind of beverages while in transit or at the lodge.
  • Emergency rescue costs (local/international).
  • Personal tips and gratuities 
  • All expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills etc.
  • Bank transfer charges (directly paid to your bank).

PAYMENT CONDITIONS

  • We will ask you for a $500 initial deposit to reserve a spot on any tour.
  • If we don't reach our minimum numbers for the tour, we will refund this.
  • Otherwise, this is non-refundable. However, it can be transferred can be transferred onto any other Wildiaries tour up to 6 months prior to travel or until you have paid your 20% non-refundable deposit.
  • Once a tour has reached minimum numbers and we have finalised details of the tour to your satisfaction, we will ask you to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit.
  • If you like, we can organise final payments in up to 5 monthly instalments, running up to the final payment 60 days before travel. 
  • The balance of payment due at least 60 days prior to travel (or sooner, depending on the supplier's terms and conditions).

Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.

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