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Ultimate Gorilla Photo Safari

Our Premier Primate Adventure – Photograph Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Golden Monkeys!
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Departure Return Notes
09/12/2015 09/12/2015 09/24/2015
09/27/2015 09/27/2015 10/09/2015
11/17/2015 11/17/2015 11/29/2015
07/22/2016 07/22/2016 08/03/2016
09/12/2016 09/12/2016 09/24/2016
09/27/2016 09/27/2016 10/09/2016
11/17/2016 11/17/2016 11/29/2016
Custom Departures: Customized independent departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.

Other Departure Options: Click here for non-photo tour departures.
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$10,795 - $10,995
Gorilla & Chimp Permits: $2,800 (the cost of these permits may change at anytime prior to departure)
Single Supp.: $1,695
Deposit $1,500 (nonrefundable)

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2016 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Uganda and Rwanda
Group Size Limit
Approximately 9 travelers
A very important feature of this trip is the limited group size, as Africa wildlife encounters are best experienced in intimate groups.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on final day, purified water, soft drinks, services of NHA Expedition Leader (specific leaders subject to change), local guides and lodge staff, gorilla trackers, and one porter on gorilla treks, most gratuities, permit fees for one golden monkey trek per person, all entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, permit fees for the four gorilla and two chimpanzee treks (to be added to your invoice and subject to change through day of departure), alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance, and required medical evacuation insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate to Difficult
Trekking in search of mountain gorillas is a strenuous activity. This challenging hike through the rain forest usually takes between two and five hours, but it can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as eight hours (on infrequent occasions, we’ve had a few treks take even longer than that). Travelers must be prepared for a full day outdoors in humid or occasionally rainy conditions, as the exact distance to locate the gorillas is impossible to determine ahead of time. The terrain is often uneven as we traverse the forest floor and usually involves a gradual ascent, but we will travel at a pace to accommodate all hikers with a designated porter to assist each traveler. Travelers are not required to participate in all activities and are welcome to forego any portion of the program, but in order to take full advantage of the itinerary, and in order to view the primates, guests must be able to participate in the hikes. Travelers should be aware that if they turn around due to fatigue, illness or any other reason, the remainder of the group, including the Expedition Leader, will go on. The returning traveler will be escorted by a local guide. Additionally, this trip involves long hours sitting in a vehicle during transfers and sometimes bouncing around on rough roads during wildlife drives. While we don't consider such conditions strenuous, they can post a physical demand on the body. All travelers must be able to climb into and out of the raised 4x4 trucks that serve as our safari vehicles. They must also be able to walk to and from our safari camp accommodations. We recommend that travelers have an adventurous spirit, as they will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Important Information About This Trip
This trip is designed for those seeking exposure to the range of habitats of the mountain gorilla. NHA has been visiting gorillas in Africa since 1989, and this immersive itinerary, which features four separate gorilla treks, is the pinnacle of our primate trips. We ask our guests to understand that accommodations in this region are not, collectively, of the standard found in other more established safari countries. Some lodges are very luxurious while others are plain but clean and comfortable, yet all offer important proximity and access to wildlife.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please plan to arrive in Entebbe, Uganda in time for a 7 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. We encourage travelers to arrive a day or more early to rest from their long plane trip. You are free to depart from Kigali, Rwanda after 3 pm on the final day.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of these programs and can arrange the most efficient and cost-effective travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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