12 Day Itinerary
In the foothills of the Virunga Mountains, begin this wild journey overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. With a blanket of mist intertwining with a canopy of trees that date back more than 25,000 years, this landscape indoctrinates you into a world unto your own. Here, the odyssey will begin.
In pursuit of Africa’s best primates, embark on your first gorilla trek from the footpath on your doorstep, taking you as close as 10m to the species that evades most of humankind. With only eight visitors being allowed per gorilla group each day, this activity is not only deeply exclusive, but also wholly considerate of the animals and their home.
Moving onto Mount Gahinga Lodge, venture into the Mgahinga National Park, where you can follow the footsteps of the Nyakegezi family of mountain gorillas.
When you’re not in close proximity to the primates, keep your eyes to the sky as you spot some of the 150 bird species only found in Uganda.
From Uganda to Rwanda, check-in at Kwitonda Lodge. With just eight luxurious suites sitting on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, this is where over a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas call home. With the Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura volcanoes lining your horizon, trek in search of golden monkeys as they forage in the forest and swing amongst the canopies.
Being the only part of the world where this animal now resides, this opportunity is not one that will last forever, and is a stark reminder of the fragility of our wilderness.
For the final stop on this wild odyssey, you complete your time in the far reaches of eastern Africa with time spent chimpanzee trekking. Begin at the break of dawn, and follow your guide into the thriving forest as chimpanzees swing from fig trees, turning the wild into their playground right above your heads.
Conclude the journey with a private dining experience among the Gisakura Tea Estate, a spectacular display of vibrant green farmland that welcomes you into the wilderness.
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