Africa 2021: Uganda Women's Adventure and Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Uganda Africa

GE
44 reviews
Apr 27 - May 8, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16
Africa 2021: Uganda Women's Adventure and Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Uganda Africa

44 reviews

Apr 27 - May 8, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

Grab your safari hat, binoculars and don’t forget your camera because your friends are not going to believe your stories on this African Safari in Uganda!


Straight out of the pages of a National Geographic Magazine, Uganda offers intrepid travelers a chance to live like an explorer. This epic journey is a combination of observational game drives through wildlife parks, and on-the-ground up-close encounters with some of the world’s most endangered animals like rhinos and, Chimpanzees, and  Mountain Gorillas.


The adventure begins in Entebbe and follows a game circuit north, west, and returns south to Entebbe. We will explore wooded savannas, grasslands, tributaries of the Nile River, and mountain tropical cloud forest. Lodges are 4-star with delicious food and comfortable accommodations.


More off-the-beaten than more popular East Africa countries, Uganda is known for its friendly people, and high concentrations of animals in smaller game reserves. You will see the iconic animals of Africa, but the primates are the highlight of this safari! The grand finale is a ranger-led small group trek into the home of highly endangered wild Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees.


This active educational travel adventure is for any healthy adult from beginner to seasoned traveler. All skill levels welcome. No experience necessary. Anyone age 18+ welcome.

Trip Highlights:

  • Walk with the last rhinos in Uganda in their natural habitat.
  • Experience spectacular game drives in Uganda’s National Parks full of amazing mammals, reptiles, and birds!
  • Go Big! Photograph the largest mammals: elephants, giraffes, cape buffalo, and hippos in the wild.
  • Get close to our closest genetic animal relative, on a chimpanzee tracking expedition in the Kimbale National Forest.
  • Stay at lodges in beautiful locations near national parks and in the country-side.
  • See tree-climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Nation Park.
  • Life-changing up close encounters with endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


A note about physical fitness

No experience is necessary. For trekking, participants should be healthy, know their limits, and be able to walk 4-6 miles on rolling and uneven terrain which could be steep and slippery depending on the conditions. Hiking trails for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking vary from easy, medium, and strenuous. Trails assignments are based on the participants’ abilities, but subject to park rangers’ authority and number of trekkers that day.  During gorilla trekking, each participant has a porter who will carry his/her day pack, and always there to lend a helping hand. If you have concerns about hiking, please contact us. to discuss.  

Travel Documents

Lodging

  We stay at a variety of eco-lodges on the edge of the parks and protected areas. You will not be staying in safari tents. Each lodge is modest, clean, and the staff are friendly. Accommodations are surrounded by beautiful scenery and sometimes animals come through the property. All will have hot water, and solar electricity or generators for power. From luxury accommodations to economical properties, they are at the mercy of a 3rd world infrastructure and the fates. Your packing list will include a headlamp and wet wipes for the possible chance that you could be without running water or electricity for a night. When I visited the locations in 2018, I only had one night where there wasn’t hot water or electricity in my cabin. I did have cold bottled water, a delicious meal, and hippos talking to each other while grazing in my yard that night. It was worth the trade off.


Here is a list of scheduled locations. These are subject to change and can be substituted for similar accommodations. 

Supplemental Information

You probably have a lot of questions about this adventure. Many of the answers can be found here in our Uganda Supplemental Information Packet


Feel free to contact us with additional questions:

Green Edventures Tours

1-888-622-4911

contact@greenedventures.com 

What’s included

  • Local Guide(s)
    English speaking
  • Group Transfer
    Round trip from Entebbe International Airport to the guesthouse in Kampala
  • Lodging
    11 nights lodging in wilderness lodges and hotels
  • Meals
    All meals from dinner night 1 to lunch day 12 include bottled water during game drives.
  • Ground transportation
    No more than 6 pax to a vehicle. Each pax has their own window seat in Land Cruisers with pop-top for 360 degree viewing.
  • 1 gorilla permit
    1 hour viewing permit
  • 1 chimpanzee permit
    Viewing permit
  • Lake Victoria Day Trip
    Shoebill & Birding Safari
  • Victoria Nile Boat Trip
    Safari, optional hike, waterfall viewing
  • Lake Mburo Day Trip
    Wildlife viewing
  • Game Drives
    Murchison Falls NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
  • Tour Leader
    Green Edventures host throughout the program.
  • Airfare
    To Entebbe, Uganda
  • Tourist Visa
    $50
  • Gratuities
    $300 minimum per person.
  • Personal spending money
    $100-200
  • Travel insurance
    Highly suggested
  • Travel & incidentals
    Special travel & incidentals
  • Bottle Beverages
    At hotels including water, sodas and alcohol

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Uganda!

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be greeted by our guide or representative and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Papyrus Guest House. 


Travel Plan:

Airport Code EBB

Arrive anytime before 10:30PM. Pre-trip lodging can be arranged for those who would like to come in earlier.


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Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
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Reviews

Another well run travel trip by Green Edventures!! The weather was beautiful and scenery was even better. Tara and our guide Jeanne had a quick solution whenever a problem came up. As usual I always felt safe and had a great time with the other women in the group who enjoy traveling! :)
By Gail H for 2021: Kenai Adventure June 25-July 1, 2021 (part 2) on 27 Jul, 2021
This was an amazing experience for my son Gregory, he truly had the best time. The whole process to book was effortless and very organized,. The trip was beautiful, so much to see and learned. My son enjoyed his accommodations, he said the food was delicious and the activities engaging and fun. He loved swimming with the sharks. Our leader Mrs. Lowe is very professional, caring and attentive to every detail. We were so lucky to have Mrs. Lowe as our leader, she knows best! This is a lifetime experience!
By Diana M for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 19 Jul, 2021
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I had an amazing time! Nice clean room with a lot of space and an amazing patio view with hammocks. The food was great and the diving was amazing! It was a really great trip for which I am thankful for. @aimeelowe
By Miranda V for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 14 Jul, 2021
My daughter had a great time ! Such a wonderful experience , lots of fun and learning , food was delicious, guides where great , she just loved every second of the trip Thank you
By Claudia Z for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 13 Jul, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know!
GE
Tara and Jeannie were amazing! This was an epic and well-planned trip. The food was excellent, and I loved that all the details were taken care of. I would recommend this trip to any woman who wants to travel to Alaska solo (or with a friend!) and wants to see the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.
By Amy S for Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure June 2021 on 12 Jul, 2021
Thank you for the glowing review. Im.so happy you found this trip and GE because that meant we got to meet you! ! I hope to travel with you again!
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020