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Gorillas in the Mist - Uganda & Rwanda Gay Safari Tour

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Gorillas in the Mist
Uganda & Rwanda Gay Safari Tour

Kampala, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Crater Lakes, Kibale Rain Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Ishasha, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Kibuye, Kigali, and more!

15 Days from Kampala to Entebbe, Uganda
Plus 5 Days Rwanda Extension

March 27 – April 10, 2018


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Uganda & Rwanda gay group safari tourIn modern times a “safari” means cameras, not guns, are used to shoot wildlife. It also means an overland journey, often involving great distances and requiring special preparation. It is in this broader spirit that we embark upon an exotic journey to equatorial Africa to connect with distant, unfamiliar cultures, and to seek out a species of primate that is almost “family,” and that is in danger of extinction.

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Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered mountain gorilla, the bulkiest of living primates, and among the most peaceable. The total population of mountain gorillas living in the wild is now less than 900 individuals. Within Uganda, five habituated gorilla troops can be visited by only a small group of tourists daily. Uganda is also home to man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, whose evocative pant-hoot call is a definitive sound of the African rainforest. Monkeys are exceptionally well represented here, boasting the greatest primate variety and density in East Africa, with five or six species likely to be observed over the course of a single afternoon walk.


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We offer a tour extension to Rwanda. Divided by great peaks up to 9,842 feet which run across the country from north to south, Rwanda is equal to its neighbor as a habitat protecting mountain gorillas. Whether you’re a first time safari-goer or a seasoned Africa traveler, Uganda and Rwanda, with their unique blend of savannah and forest creatures, and their wealth of mountain and lake habitats, are simply dazzling.

Our visits to these countries support the protection and conservation of the mountain gorillas. A part of your tour cost is also designated for supporting the work of SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda), which is the leading advocate for establishing gay rights in Uganda. Our tourist dollars will only be spent in establishments which are supportive of the gay community.


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Gorillas in the Mist - Uganda & Rwanda Gay Safari Tour Highlights

• Kampala, capital of Uganda
• Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Murchison Falls National Park
• Kibale Forest
• Crater Lakes region
• Queen Elizabeth National Park
• Kazinga Channel
• Bwindi Impenetrable National Park *
• Lake Mburo National Park
• Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
• Kigali, Rwanda’s capital
• Gorilla tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda
• Game drives
• Meeting with SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda) representatives

* UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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Gorillas in the Mist - Uganda Gay Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 00 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Depart Home bound for Kampala, Uganda
Arrange your international flight to leave your home city sometime today, arriving in Kampala, Uganda tomorrow night or the following day. Entebbe International Airport (airport code EBB) lies 25 miles from Kampala and is serviced by several international airlines, including KLM/Northwest, Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Etihad Airways, South African Airways, Emirates Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Tanzania, Rwandair Express, Egypt Air and Ethiopian Airlines. Please arrange to arrive in Uganda by the afternoon of Tuesday, March 27th, at the very latest. Since there are no direct flights from the U. S. to Uganda, you will most likely be connecting through a European capital, where you will arrive tomorrow morning.


Day 0 - Monday, March 26, 2018
Europe to Uganda
After landing in whichever European capital serves as a hub for your chosen airline, connect onward to Entebbe. You may have a substantial layover, since most flights to Uganda leave in the evening, arriving at Entebbe Airport the next morning. However, a few flights do leave during the daytime and arrive in the evening. If your flight arrangements enable you to arrive in Uganda today, you will need to book an extra night at our hotel. Our tour officially begins in Kampala tomorrow, so an extra charge will apply if you arrive today.


Day 1 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Arrive in Kampala, Uganda
Uganda gay tour - Kabaka Palace KampalaUpon arrival, collect your luggage and go through customs. A guide will meet you and transfer you to our gorgeous hotel in the center of Kampala. The day is entirely free for you to rest up from the long journey, explore the environs of the or swim in the beautiful pool. We gather this evening for cocktails and to get acquainted with one another before proceeding to the restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.

Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Serena Hotel, Kampala, 5*


Day 2 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Kampala Sightseeing
Uganda gay tour - Kasubi TombsEmbark on a sightseeing tour of Kampala, commonly referred to as “a city on the hills” due to its location on seven hills that provide key points of orientation and identity. Some of these hills are closely linked to colonial history, and others are dedicated to the Catholic, Protestant or Moslem faiths, the country’s oldest university, diplomatic missions, and the Kabaka Palace. Our sightseeing today includes the Uganda Museum, town markets, Makerere University, the National Theater, and Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine. We enjoy a special dinner this evening with members of SMUG, an organization leading the fight for gay rights in Uganda.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Serena Hotel, Kampala, 5*


Day 3 - Thursday, March 29, 2018
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary / Murchison Falls
Uganda gay safari - Ziwa Rhino SanctuaryWe drive north of Kampala into the Nakasongola District, making our first stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where guides lead us on foot to track the northern white rhinos. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the country’s oldest and largest conservation areas. The waters of the Nile River plunge through a narrow gorge only 23 feet wide before plunging the height of a 15-story building. The Nile bisects this massive park for 71 miles, making it a sanctuary for 76 different species of mammals, as well as Uganda’s largest population of crocodiles. We check into our lodge and have a free evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park, 4*


Day 4 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Game Drive / Boat Excursion
Uganda gay safari tour - Murchison FallsStart with a morning game drive in the northern circuit of the park, known as the delta region, where we can view giraffes, lions, elephants, buffaloes, and baboons. This afternoon we take a boat to the bottom of Murchison Falls for spectacular views. The banks of the Nile are home to many species, including the huge, indigenous Nile crocodiles, large groups of hippos, monitor lizards, buffaloes, elephants and many more. We return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park, 4*


Day 5 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Flight to Kasese / Crater Lakes
Uganda gay safari - Ruwenzori MountainsBoard a charter flight to the Kasese airstrip in the Crater Lakes region, where we spend the next two nights at a lodge on a volcano rim with spectacular views. Settle into your private cottage and enjoy a free evening to luxuriate in the amenities of the lodge and a spectacular sunset over the Ruwenzori Mountains. As darkness descends the howling of black-and-white colobus monkeys and wood owls provides accompaniment to a sumptuous candlelight dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest


Day 6 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Primate Walk
Uganda gay safari - Primate WalkEarly this morning we head into the Kibale Rain Forest, which has the greatest diversity and highest density of primates in all of Africa. On the Kanyanchu Primate Walk you may see up to thirteen different species, including the blue monkey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, mangabey, and chimpanzee. After tracking, we proceed to a Tinka villager’s home to sample local African cuisines for lunch. We return to our lodge for a free evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest


Day 7 - Monday, April 2, 2018
Crater Walk / Queen Elizabeth National Park
Uganda gay safari - Queen Elizabeth National ParkWe begin our day with a crater walk in one of the extinct volcanoes of the area. Marvel at the stunning biodiversity, from plant life to primate species and large mammals. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Rwanda. It is renowned for its wildlife, including chimpanzees, Congo lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, Cape buffaloes, crocodiles, and over 500 species of birds. Our lodge is situated above a peninsula, overlooking the Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George in the park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, 4*


Day 8 - Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Game Drive / Kazinga Channel
Uganda gay safari - Kazinga ChannelEmbark on a morning game drive to the shady plains of the park, where we may see herds of Uganda kobs, lions, African elephants, hippos and many others. This afternoon we take a boat cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel to view enormous hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, and buffaloes, as well as hundreds of bird species along the water’s edge. Time permitting, we will have a sunset game drive to see different animal species as they begin to come out of foliage as night falls. Dinner and overnight at our lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, 4*


Day 9 - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Game Drive / Transfer to Ishasha
Uganda gay safari - Tree Climbing LionsEnjoy a morning game drive in the open savannah of the Kasenyi area, before transferring to the Ishasha sector of Q.E. National Park. We will have lunch at our wilderness camp, followed by a relaxing afternoon. As the sun begins to set, we embark on a game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions, who nap in the branches after gorging on a kill. We may also see elephants, buffaloes, and some primates. We return to our camp for dinner and a free evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Ishasha


Day 10 - Thursday, April 5, 2018
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda gay safari - Bwindi GiraffeWe continue our wildlife sightings today as we travel through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on our way to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the far southwestern corner of Uganda. Keep your eyes attentive for more tree-climbing lions! Upon arrival at our gorilla forest camp, enjoy dinner and an evening free to relax in preparation for tomorrow’s big adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Park, 4*


Day 11 - Friday, April 6, 2018
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Bwindi gorilla gay safariBwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to more than half of the total population of mountain gorillas left in the wild. The morning begins with a briefing by specialized guides about how to deal with the gorillas when they get up close-and-personal. We are then divided into smaller groups, depending on which gorilla family you have been allocated to track. Undertake a mountain trek to where your gorilla family is located. This can be strenuous, and it is possible to hire porters to carry you if you are not able to climb in this rough terrain. Once in the presence of our family group, we enjoy a full hour of interactions and snapshots and videos clips with these giant and gentle gorillas, which many describe as a life-altering experience. We may also encounter other primate species as well as a variety of birds. We return to our wildlife camp for a free evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Park, 4*


Day 12 - Saturday, April 7, 2018
Nkuringo Sector in Bwindi
Gorilla tracking in BwindiAfter breakfast this morning we transfer to the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We check in at our Gorilla Camp, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Options for activities today include a visit to a local community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo, 4*


Day 13 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
We grab a packed lunch after breakfast and head to the park headquarters to commence our second adventure tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After successfully locating our designated gorilla family and spending an unforgettable hour with them, we return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo, 4*


Day 14 - Monday, April 9, 2018
Lake Mburo National Park
Uganda gay safari - Lake Mburo National ParkWe transfer to Lake Mburo National Park this morning, passing via the beautiful Kigezi Highlands, commonly referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. We stop for lunch at Mbarara Town before reaching our lodge. Enjoy a sunset game drive today, during which we may encounter many species such as impalas, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, and many more. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park, 4*


Day 15 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Morning Bush Walk / Transfer to Entebbe
Uganda gay safari tour - farewellBegin your day with an invigorating bush walk in the park to encounter a variety of animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, after which we transfer to Entebbe. We check into our hotel and enjoy a Farewell Dinner together at the conclusion of the main tour. This will be the parting of the ways, as some of us fly out late tonight, returning to the USA sometime tomorrow, and others of us continue on for more adventures in Rwanda. The Rwanda participants will spend the night at our Entebbe hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Boma Hotel, Entebbe (day room / full night for Rwanda extenders)


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Optional Rwanda Tour Extension

Day 16 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kigali, Rwanda
We transfer to the Entebbe airport this morning to board our flight to Kigale, Rwanda. We meet our guide for the Rwanda portion of the tour, and proceed city-center hotel for check-in and an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hôtel des Mille Collines, Kigali


Day 17 - Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kigali Tour / Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Rwanda gay safari - Volcanoes National ParkBegin the day with a city tour of Kigale, including the Gisozi Genocide Museum. Afterwards we proceed to Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. The park lies in Northwestern Rwanda, bordering Virunga National Park. We check in at our lodge and prepare for our gorilla adventure tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi, 4*


Day 18 - Friday, April 13, 2018
Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
Rwanda gay safari - Gorilla TrackingAfter breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters at Kinigi for a briefing about our gorilla tracking experience. Our ranger guides lead us into the forest in search of our designated gorilla family. Once united with them, enjoy another hour of sheer magic observing babies playing, watched over by protective mothers and a huge silverback dad. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. There are five extinct volcanoes here, the highest having an altitude of 14,700 ft. This is where famed zoologist and primate researcher Dian Fossey lived, and the location for “Gorillas in the Mist,” a movie about her life which you will want to see again before setting out on this adventure. We return to our lodge for a free evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi, 4*


Day 19 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Golden Monkeys Tracking
Rwanda gay safari tour - Golden MonkeysWe track another endangered primate species this morning, the golden monkeys. Volcanoes National Park currently has two troops of these primates that are available for visiting by tourists. Like with the gorillas, we are briefed and then divided into small groups for the visit. Golden monkeys are very active – jumping from tree to tree – which makes for interesting viewing and challenging photography! Returning to our lodge, our evening is free.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi, 4*


Day 20 - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Dian Fossey Tomb / Return to Kigali
Rwanda gay safari tour - Dian Fossey graveOur morning is spent hiking to the house where noted zoologist Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985, and where she is buried next to her favorite gorilla friend, Digit, and about 20 other mountain gorillas. This hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today. The hike involves climbing up forest slopes, and requires a degree of fitness. Return to our lodge for a shower and change, and then transfer to the Kigali International Airport for our late-night flights home. Let us know if you wish to spend more time in Kigali. We can also organize a further extension to the Congo for those who are interested.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi, 4*


Day 21 - Monday, April 16, 2018
European Connection / Return Home
Arrive in one of Europe’s capital cities and connect with onward flights bound for the U.S. Most airline schedules allow you to arrive back home sometime today.


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• 14 nights hotel accommodations & day room at Entebbe airport:
2 nights at Serena Hotel in Kampala;
2 nights at Paraa Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park;
2 nights at Ndali Lodge in Kibale Forest;
2 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park;
1 night at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Ishasha;
2 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in Bwindi Park;
2 nights at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in Bwindi Park;
1 night at Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park;
Day Room at Boma Hotel, Entebbe (full night for Rwanda extenders);
• Hotel breakfasts daily plus Welcome & Farewell Dinners;
• All other meals as listed in the itinerary;
• Airport transfers;
• Two Gorilla tracking permit in Uganda;
• Ground transportation in Toyota land cruisers with onboard wifi;
• Sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary.
• This is a fully guided and escorted tour.

Rwanda Extension Included:
• 4 nights hotel accommodations with late check-out on day five before transferring to Kigali airport;
1 night at Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali;
3 nights plus late check-out at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in Kinigi;
• Economy class flight from Entebbe Airport in Uganda to Kigali Airport in Rwanda;
• Hotel breakfasts daily plus all other meals as listed in the itinerary;
• Airport transfers;
• One gorilla tracking permit in Rwanda;
• Golden monkey tracking permit in Rwanda;
• Ground transportation in Toyota land cruisers;
• Sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary.
• This is a fully guided tour extension.


Not Included:

• Round-trip international airfare to Kampala, Uganda (airport code EBB), or returning from Kigali, Rwanda (KGL);
• Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.);
• Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary;
• Camera fees; alcoholic beverages; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
Travel Insurance
• Tips to drivers and guides and other conveyance attendants are not included; tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.


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Tour Hotels

Serena Hotel, Kampala

Serena Hotel, KampalaThe Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, this luxury business hotel stands amidst 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens.

An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life.

Serena Kampala Hotel roomDrawing its architectural inspiration from the abundance of Uganda's lakes and rivers, the hotel has been created around a central water theme, which manifests itself both in the extensive water gardens and in the hand-carved panels and shimmering mosaics with which it is decorated.

Inspirationally styled as a Kampala showcase for Ugandan art, this unique 5-star hotel offers; an international conference centre, a garden auditorium, a roof-top terrace, a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants, two bars and the Moorish palace of the ‘Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa'.


Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park

Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National ParkEstablished in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature's best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below.

Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.

Paraa Safari Lodge roomThe safari décor of the lodge still reflects the bygone era of early explorers, enshrined with a modern touch. We invite you to cool off after a long day out in the bush! The swimming pool at Paraa Safari Lodge even has a pool bar – come sip a cocktail in the water while overlooking the River Nile below at sunset. Priceless!

Treat yourself to the mouth-watering menu of local and international specialties produced by our experienced chefs. The Captain’s Table restaurant is located on the upper floor in what was one of the lodge’s main halls before it was renovated. You can choose to eat inside or outside on the balcony.


Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest

Ndali Lodge, Kibale ForestNdali Lodge is set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region of Western Uganda, 16 miles south of Fort Portal and lies at the center of 1000 acres of privately owned fertile farmland still cultivated in a traditional style.

There is a main thatched lodge with spacious sitting room, reception area and dining room flanked by 8 cottages providing luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. Each cottage, built of local stone and thatch, is large enough to accommodate a family.

Ndali Lodge roomEach cottage has en-suite facilities with bath, shower, WC and hand basin, and a private verandah, perfect for watching the sun setting behind the Rwenzori Mountains, snow-capped peaks which are clearly visible on a clear day. At night the dining room is festooned with candles - the lodge has no electricity or generators to destroy the tranquility and atmosphere, although there are solar lights in the cottages.


Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National ParkThe Lodge is located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains – the ‘Mountains of the Moon’; Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness.

Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo! Our cuisine is of the highest quality, presenting a range of exquisite Continental, Indian and International cuisine.

Mweya Safari Lodge roomFor those who want to unwind and relax, what better way than with a massage? The Mweya Health Club and spa offers treatments to revitalize you after a long day out in the game park. With an abundance of game, and some of the best bird watching in Africa, Mweya Safari Lodge is the perfect place to start your journey of discovery.

The Lodge offers a range of activities and attractions: take a game drive and discover a vast array of wild game; experience a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel using one of our luxury boats; or watch some of the 619 different species of birds available to be seen.


Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Ishasha

Ishasha Wilderness Camp, IshashaIshasha Wilderness Camp is situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. This exclusive camp offers superb quality accommodation and services in this unspoilt remote sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp tentSet next to the Ntungwe River, each of the camp’s ten spacious canvas tented rooms has a private verandah overlooking the river. Comfortably furnished with large mosquito-netted beds, all rooms are en suite with hot ‘bush’ showers, running water for hand-basins and a flushing ‘eco-friendly’ toilet.

The thatched central lounge and dining area provide a comfortable setting for meals and relaxation, although we often serve meals ‘al fresco’ next to the river. In the evening, the outdoor fireplace is the perfect place for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experiences.


Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Park

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi ParkSanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary's Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. This is the ideal base for encounters with the mountain gorillas that live in Bwindi.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp roomThe eight tents at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp are stylish and spacious, each featuring two queen sized beds. In addition to the comfortable warm beds, each tent has a huge bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas. Observe rare forest species while soaking in the tub, followed by a cocktail on the private viewing deck served by your personal attendant.


Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla LodgeNkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated on the South of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with stunning views over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Albertine Rift Valley. There are 12 individually hand-crafted cottages, each offering the tranquillity of the rainforest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge prides itself on its green credentials and through its various initiatives including solar energy and rainwater harvesting proudly operates as a carbon neutral lodge.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge cottageThe main areas of the lodge comprise of a cosy restaurant serving fantastic homemade meals and freshly baked bread, a bar and a coffee-shop with amazing views over the mountains beyond. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated in the heart of the Nkuringo local community and not only provides a fantastic base from which to go Mountain Gorilla Trekking and birdlife of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but also allows it's guests to experience the rich and vibrant culture of the communities that surround it.


Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National ParkMihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation and the experience of being at one with nature.

Mihingo Lodge roomAn infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole. On the rocks you may have the rare chance of seeing the resident family of Klipspringers. We cannot guarantee that you will see a leopard, but on a night game drive you do have a good chance. As Rungwe Kingdon (the son of the well-known wildlife author, Jonathan Kingdon, and one of Mihingo’s guests) once told us “I have seen more leopards in Lake Mburo National Park than any other park in East Africa”.


Hôtel des Mille Collines, Kigali (Rwanda)

Hôtel des Mille Collines, KigaliInaugurated in 1973 as the first grand hotel of the country and receiving globally a lot of attention since the Hollywood movie ’Hotel Rwanda’ in 2004 - Hôtel des Mille Collines is surely the most famous hotel in Rwanda. Enjoy the location in the central business district and the breathtaking views over the hills of Kigali. Indulge yourself in culinary experiences from casual to fine dining, from international cuisine to local signature dishes.

Hôtel des Mille Collines roomIndulge in culinary experiences that vary from European fine cuisine with the best panoramic view of Kigali at Le Panorama to local delicacies at the Pool Bar. Do not forget to try our savory Weekend Brunch or our signature brochettes. Hôtel Des Mille Collines boasts a quality dining experience for any occasion at any given time of day. Be sure to find the finest drinks, cigars and Blues & Jazz sounds in our swanky Legacy Lounge & Wine Bar.


Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Kinigi (Rwanda)

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, KinigiMountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in Kinigi in northern Rwanda and on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas.

The lodge is located on the foothills of the Mount Karisimbi, one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif. The lodge is about 10 minutes’ drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National Park where gorilla trekking starts.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge roomMountain Gorilla View Lodge is an ecolodge with 30 spacious chalets. To ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment, the ecolodge was constructed with locally available material. Every chalet comes with a sitting area with a fireplace and has a tea/coffee making machine. The ecolodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant.


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Trip Notes

Entry Requirements
Uganda – Visas and residency permits are no longer available at Entebbe Airport upon arrival. All visa applications must be completed via the Government of Uganda’s website. Under the new application process, you must apply online for all immigration services such as visas, permits, and passes at least two weeks prior to travel. The fee for a single-entry tourist visa is $50.
Rwanda – U.S. nationals require a valid passport and a visa. A 30-day tourist visa can be obtained at the border crossing for $30 (cash). Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay.

Exit Requirements
Currently, there is no departure tax upon leaving Uganda or Rwanda.

Immunizations and Health
International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required for entry to Uganda. No other immunizations are currently required for travel to Uganda and Rwanda, but you will want to take malaria medicine. Always consult with your doctor and/or the staff of a certified travel clinic when planning your individual immunization regimen.

What to Bring
In late March, average daily temperatures in Uganda and Rwanda range from 66 to 77 degrees, with the weather much cooler in the mountains. Neutral color safari gear is appropriate, with a couple of nice outfits for dinners. Try to pack light and bring only one piece of soft-sided luggage plus your carry-on. Soft-sided luggage is easier to handle in safari vehicles and on the charter flight. Pack any medications you require in a carry-on bag and leave expensive jewelry at home. A full packing list with necessary safari gear will be sent to you via email a few months before the tour’s start, as well as more information about weight limitations for our charter flight.

Making Travel Arrangements to Uganda & Rwanda
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international air to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda (airport code EBB), and return from Kigali, Rwanda (code KGL). You will need to arrive in Kampala, Uganda by mid-afternoon on March 27, 2018 at the latest. Late night departure is from Kigali, Rwanda in the evening of April 10 or the very early morning hours on April 11, 2018.

Money Matters
Uganda: The unit of currency is the Uganda shilling (UGX). The US dollar is traditionally the hard currency of preference, but Euro and Pound Sterling are also widely accepted. Hard currency cash can be changed for local currency at banks and private bureaux de change in all large towns, but travellers’ cheques are not accepted outside Kampala. Banknotes currently in circulation are 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 shillings. Coins currently circulating are 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 shillings. Local currency can be drawn against Visa and other major credit cards at selected ATMs in Kampala, at Entebbe International Airport, and in a few other large towns.

Rwanda: The unit of currency is the Rwandan franc (RWF). The Rwandan franc can be divided into 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500 and 100. Coins are in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. The US dollar is readily accepted everywhere.

Remember: Plan ahead!
This is not a tour that you can book at the last minute, hop on a plane and go. The gorilla tracking permits are very expensive, and hard to obtain. We must release unsold permits several months in advance. We recommend you consider booking at least six months in advance in order to secure all permits and allow time for consultations with your health-care professionals.


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Gorillas in the Mist - Uganda & Rwanda Gay Safari Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 8,600

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy
(Paying a single supplement is not required. Toto Tours will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)

$ 10,300

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 4,200

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy
(Paying a single supplement is not required. Toto Tours will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)

$ 4,800

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Prices are per person in USD.

Min. Deposit: $1500. For Rwanda Extension Additional Deposit: $1,500 – bringing total deposit to $3,000. Balance Due before January 4, 2018

Price does not include payment card charges.

Remember: Plan ahead! This is not a tour that you can book at the last minute, hop on a plane and go. The gorilla tracking permits are very expensive, and hard to obtain. We must release unsold permits several months in advance. We recommend you consider booking at least six months in advance in order to secure all permits and allow time for consultations with your health-care professionals


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