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Gorilla trekking

Our verdict:

Encountering gorillas in the wild is a mesmerising, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Single supplements are unavoidable but we’ve found some small group journeys with Rainbow Tours that keep the additional charges down for solo travellers, giving you the chance to explore the raw natural beauty and the astonishing wildlife of Uganda.

Recommended tour operator: Rainbow Tours

Gorilla trekkingBuhoma LodgeRwandaChimp in Uganda

Rainbow Tours says

A close-up encounter with gorillas in the wild is quite simply breathtaking and it’s definitely an experience best shared with others.

  • fascinating itineraries
  • low single supplement in Rwanda
  • small groups

We operate small group tours year-round to view primates in Uganda – they may not be cheap but they are truly spectacular.

We have managed to limit the single supplement to £480 on this eight day holiday.

The trip takes in Lake Mburo National Park, chimp tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu) Gorge and three nights in the Queen Elizabeth National Park with game- and bird-watching plus a boat cruise. We also visit the chimpanzee sanctuary on Ngamba island and spend two nights in the rainforest of Bwindi for gorilla tracking. There’s a night in Entebbe at the beginning and end of the holiday.

Accommodation on both trips is in comfortable hotels and lodges with some meals included.

Find out more about our small group tours in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa.

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