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SAFARI INFORMATION

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Testimonials

Everything was perfect! The organization, the gorillas and your country too.

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- J Gurria, Mexico, October 2013

So wonderful! The gorillas were spectacular! We saw the Sabyinyo and Hirwa Groups. The Sabyinyo Lodge was lovely, Tracy and Nellis really know how to make you f...

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- P Burdick, United States, June 2013

Both Abdul and Elias had a good knowledge about the areas we visited with regards to the wildlife and especially birds, which was our preferred choice for the g...

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- L & T Fryatt, United Kingdom, January 2014


Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Bwindi National Park

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Safari Highlights

Today we will have our first day of gorilla tracking. Once the gorillas are located, our small group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Gorilla trekking is one of the world’s truly memorable wildlife experiences – a look into one of these magnificent creature’s eyes brings home the bond that exists between them and us. The hour is often over all too quickly, and we slowly make our way back to our lodge to recount the day’s adventures.

The mountain gorillas in Uganda are part of a worldwide population of just 1,000 individuals. The gorillas we are permitted to visit belong to either one of ten family groups, habituated for gorilla trekking.

For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allow a few privileged visitors to interact with them in the wild. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, and will help us locate the group’s whereabouts. The time taken to track the gorillas can vary enormously – from one to seven hours.

Mt Gahinga Lodge Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner