Project Description

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

The Ultimate Expedition

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INTRODUCTION

It is with great excitement that we bring you the Ultimate Mountain Gorilla Safari, exploring all three countries that is home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas on one itinerary.

This sub-species of Eastern Gorilla is found nowhere else than in their natural habitat, the rainforests of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This safari will take you through mythical rainforests, walk in the shadows of dormant volcanoes and introduce you to gentle giants, the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and end in the epitome of wildlife conservation, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

NELIS WOLMARANS
Photographic Guide

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PRICE FROM

US$ 11,275 per person in shared accommodation.

DATES

10th to 19th November 2021

DURATION

10 Days / 9 Nights

LOCATION

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Uganda
Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda
Virunga National Park – Democratic Republic of Congo

GROUP SIZE

On Request

Please Note: ALL Mountain Gorilla permits are date specific, non-refundable and non-transferable.

ITINERARY

Arrival day in Entebbe and overnight

Early morning flight to Kihihi and transfer to Buhoma

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain Gorilla trek 1

Road transfer to Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park – Mountain Gorilla trek 2

Transfer to Democratic Republic of Congo

Virunga National Park – Mountain Gorilla trek 3

Transfer to Tchegera Island on Lake Kivu

Transfer back to Kigali in Rwanda and overnight

Departure Day

For more information or a detailed itinerary, please contact me.

INCLUDES

  • All accommodation as per the tour itinerary

  • Meet & Greet service at Entebbe Airport on arrival

  • Protea hotel by Marriott in Entebbe on Bed & Breakfast rate; (Packed Breakfast)

  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp on Full Board basis

  • Marriott Hotel in Kigali on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate

  • All meals, from a packed breakfast on Day 2 to lunch on Day 10, except lunches at Protea in Entebbe and Marriott in Kigali

  • Bottled still water throughout the tour itinerary

  • Private safari vehicles throughout the itinerary

  • All transfers as per the itinerary

  • Local flight as per the tour itinerary, Entebbe – Kihihi

  • All park fees and community levies

  • One porter per person per trek

  • Free Wi-Fi at all properties

  • Laundry at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

  • Three Mountain Gorilla trekking permits per person, one permit per country

  • All local beverages at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge

  • All afternoon excursions and sightseeing as per the itinerary

  • Photography assistance and guidance by Nelis Wolmarans

  • Image post-processing assistance by Nelis Wolmarans

EXCLUDES

  • All international flights

  • Entry visa into Uganda on day of arrival, medical and travel insurance

  • All gratuities

  • Lunch and dinner at Protea Hotel in Entebbe on arrival day

  • Lunch at the Marriott in Kigali on day 9

  • Any items of a personal nature, Telephone calls, spa treatments & curios purchases

  • Any items not listed in the includes section above

PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE OF THE BELOW POINTS:

  • Costs can be affected by major foreign exchange fluctuations and unforeseen increases in safari costs and may have to be adjusted as a result thereof.
  • It may happen that we are forced to change or alter the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note though, that to the best of our abilities, we will keep as close to the original itinerary as far as possible.
  • Health and Fitness: This photo safari does require an above average level of fitness, and all participants should be in good general health.
  • Temperatures can vary drastically on this safari, from as warm as 30°C to much cooler in the evenings and early mornings. Please pack accordingly.
  • This safari will run in malaria areas and it is recommended for all participants to take the appropriate precautions. Please consult your travel clinic or medical professional for more information.
  • Please DO NOT book any international flights until you have consulted with the Nelis Wolmarans Photography office for confirmation on the status of this safari.
  • A valid Yellow Fever certificate is essential for travel to all the countries in this itinerary and ensure that all the necessaries and the travellers name is filled in.
  • VISAS for Uganda can either be obtained upon arrival or done online prior to the safari. DRC and Rwanda visas will be arranged by Nelis Wolmarans Photography and Virunga National Park.
  • All US$ notes must be 2009 and younger, very important. Bring enough smaller notes for gratuities.
  • Nelis Wolmarans Photography highly recommends that all clients participating in this safari to purchase travel and medical insurance for this safari.
  • A VALID PASSPORT is essential for all international travel. Please take note of the expiry date of your passport and ensure that you have a sufficient number of blank pages for Visas, entry/exit stamps.
  • Please take note, that our photographic subjects are wild and free and by no means contained. For this reason, it is impossible to guarantee sightings or accurately predict their movements. We will however do all possible to bring you the best sightings and photo opportunities of our wild subjects.

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