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Muyenga, Uganda

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Muyenga, Uganda

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Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

FeaturedPlatinum

Muyenga, Uganda

Track Chimpanzees & Gorillas in Uganda

Muyenga, Uganda

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

Track Chimpanzees & Gorillas in Uganda

Venture through the jungle & rainforest of 2 national parks to track amazing primates — including rare & elusive mountain gorillas — on this special adults-only Platinum DreamTrip.

About Your Trip

If gorilla trekking isn’t on your bucket list, now’s the time to add it — can you imagine getting up close to these magnificent animals in a UNESCO-protected jungle? With this exciting adults-only Platinum DreamTrip in Western Uganda, you’ll be treated to exactly that — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe a variety of primates in their natural setting! Some are rare, like the L’Hoest’s monkey, and some are endangered, like the mountain gorilla, but all are sure to inspire the amazing stories you’ll tell your friends.

Your adventure begins in Kibale Forest National Park, known as one of the best places on the planet to view mammals such as chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons. Trek through this lush tropical forest to a spot where you can safely observe their daily activities — you’ll notice that some chimps are quite active, swinging in trees, while others like to sit and play peacefully.

Then, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, get ready for a possible close encounter with the majestic mountain gorilla, a critically endangered species. You’ll venture through dense rainforest in search of these outstanding creatures, then, if spotted, you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate them from a safe distance. You may see them by themselves or with their families, eating leaves or lounging about. Just don’t forget your camera — you’ll want to capture every moment! Be sure to keep an eye out for other occupants of this biodiverse setting that’s also home to forest birds, butterflies, frogs, monkeys and elephants.

What we love:
• While chimps are the main attraction of Kibale Forest National Park, they share the park with black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons and many more species.
• Your jungle adventure also includes a guided walk in Magombe Swamp of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary — watch for wildlife including the great blue turaco, papyrus gonolek and grey-cheeked mangabey.
• A notable UNESCO World Heritage site, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains half of the world’s mountain gorillas as well as an exceptional diversity of plants and wildlife.
• Your lodges are eco-friendly in design, with chalets built from sustainable local materials, meals prepared with locally grown products and lights powered by solar energy.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights in Kibale Forest National Park and Kisoro, Uganda, as well as:
• Chimpanzee tracking experience; includes chimpanzee permit (1 per person), drinking water during the excursion, transportation via 4x4 vehicle and an experienced driver and guide. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Gorilla tracking adventure; includes gorilla permit (1 per person), packed lunch, drinking water during the excursion, transportation via 4x4 vehicle and an experienced driver and guide. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 2- to 3-hour swamp walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary; includes experienced guide.
• 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners.
• Round-trip airport transportation.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB), approximately 208 miles (335 kilometers) away from your lodge in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda, and approximately 317 miles (510 kilometers) away from your lodge in Kisoro, Uganda. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Entebbe International Airport (EBB) to Crater Safari Lodge on November 25 at 8 a.m. only.
Gorilla Safari Lodge to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) on November 29 at 8 a.m. only.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above. See Additional Information for details.



This trip will close by October 6.

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Destination

Winston Churchill described Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” in his 1908 book “My African Journey.” Located in Eastern Africa at the equator, Uganda welcomes a variety of visitors, especially nature enthusiasts fascinated by the country’s incredibly rich biodiversity of animals and plants — from blue monkeys and long-eared owls to the lemon grasses that grow on the savannas. Western Uganda’s vast Kibale Forest National Park boasts a particularly large concentration of wildlife. Living amid its swamps, lush forest floor and old-growth trees are 13 species of primates, 375 species of birds, 70 species of mammals and much more. Farther south, near the border with Rwanda, you’ll find Kisoro, a very small town with a market, mosque and shops on the main street. As the gateway to exploring the renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kisoro hosts visitors from all over the world.
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Itinerary

Day 1 (Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park)

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB)* and meet our representative for your included transfer to Crater Safari Lodge.
8 a.m.: Transfer to Crater Safari Lodge (a drive of about 5-6 hours).
Check into the lodge at any time after 2 p.m.
Late lunch at the lodge. Lunch will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
The rest of the afternoon at your leisure. We suggest that you treat yourself to an optional activity at the lodge, such as canoeing or bicycling at Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake. Please note: Optional activities are at your own expense. See Additional Information for selection of activities and pricing details.
Dinner at the lodge. Dinner will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.

Day 2 (Kibale Forest National Park)

6 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the lodge.
Chimpanzee tracking experience; includes chimpanzee permit (1 per person), drinking water during the excursion, transportation via 4x4 vehicle and an experienced driver and guide. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 7 a.m.: Depart from the lodge and transfer to the starting point for your tracking experience.
• Embark on a guided nature walk through the tropical rainforest in search of chimpanzees and other wildlife.
• Return to the lodge.
Lunch at the lodge. Lunch will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
After lunch, embark on a 2- to 3-hour guided swamp walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary complete with more opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Dinner at the lodge. Dinner will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.

Day 3 (Kibale Forest National Park to Kisoro)

6-8 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the lodge.
Check out of the lodge.
9 a.m.: Depart from the lodge and transfer to Kisoro (a drive of about 6 hours).
Check into Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Enjoy a late lunch at the lodge.
The rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We suggest that you treat yourself to an optional activity at the lodge, such as a bicycling safari, a visit to a nearby community or a massage treatment. Please note: Optional activities are at your own expense. See Additional Information for selection of activities and pricing details.
Dinner at the lodge. Dinner will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Day 4 (Kisoro)

6 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the lodge.
Gorilla tracking adventure; includes gorilla permit (1 per person), packed lunch, drinking water during the excursion, transportation via 4x4 vehicle and an experienced driver and guide. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 7 a.m.: Listen as your guide briefs you about your gorilla tracking adventure.
• 7:30 a.m.: Depart from the lodge and follow your guide to the forested mountain slopes.
• Once the gorillas are sighted, you’ll have 1 hour to view them and take photos or video before you are transferred back to the lodge.
The rest of the day at your leisure. We suggest that, time permitting, you enjoy an optional nature walk around the lodge grounds or a tour of surrounding communities. Please note: Optional activities are at your own expense. See Additional Information for selection of activities and pricing details.
Dinner at the lodge. Dinner will be a buffet or a set-menu meal, depending on the number of guests.
Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Day 5 (Kisoro to Entebbe)

6 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the lodge.
Check out of the lodge.
8 a.m.: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport (EBB)** (a drive of about 9 hours); includes 1 stop for lunch (at your own expense).

*See Additional Information for arrival transfer details.

** See Additional Information for departure transfer details.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

On a hill overlooking Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake, Crater Safari Lodge commands one of the best locations for viewing the gorgeous Ugandan landscape. This award-winning eco-friendly lodge is set within world-renowned Kibale Forest National Park, making it the perfect setting for guests seeking safari experiences and other outdoor adventures. Guests can head to the open-air lounge to admire picturesque sunrises and sunsets or to the boma area with family and friends to share stories.

Lodge features:
• Dining area and bar.
• Outdoor pool with deck and lounge chairs.
• Campfire area.
• Recreational activities available, including cultural tours, butterfly collecting, fishing, birding, hiking and more (at an additional cost).
• Nearby “Top of the World” lookout.

Deluxe Chalet accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Thatch-roof cottage with a balcony offering a full or partial view of Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake.
• Furnished outdoor dining area.
• Mosquito nets.
• Private bathroom with bathtub or shower.
• Complimentary toiletries and bathrobe to use during your stay.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Crater Safari Lodge
Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda



Gorilla Safari Lodge is set in the small town of Kisoro, at the edge of UNESCO-protected Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. An eco-friendly lodge, it features a lounge area and spa treatments perfect for relaxing after a day of trekking in the ancient forest.

Lodge features:
• Dining area, tea and coffee station, and bar.
• Small spa treatment room.
• Lounge area.
• Curio shop.

Superior Chalet accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Furnished veranda with a view of the rainforest.
• Solar-powered lighting.
• Mosquito nets.
• En suite bathroom with flush toilets.
• Complimentary toiletries and bathrobe to use during your stay.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Gorilla Safari Lodge
Kisoro, Uganda



Pricing for children for these lodges may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

This DreamTrip is for adults only. Children are not allowed on this trip.

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.



Arrival airport transfers:
• Transfers from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) to Crater Safari Lodge are included.
• Please be sure to book your arrival flight into Entebbe International Airport (EBB) so that you arrive early and are ready at the domestic terminal for your included 8 a.m. transfer to Crater Safari Lodge.
• If you choose to stay overnight in a hotel in Entebbe the night before the trip starts, you will need to make your own arrangements for transportation between your hotel and the domestic terminal of Entebbe International Airport (EBB) — please ensure that you arrive early and are ready for your included 8 a.m. transfer to Crater Safari Lodge.
• Please be aware that the transfer from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) to Crater Safari Lodge takes approximately 5-6 hours, depending on any stops for photographs, etc.

Departure airport transfers:
• Transfers from Gorilla Safari Lodge to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) are included.
Please note: The transfer from Gorilla Safari Lodge to Entebbe International Airport takes approximately 9.5 hours, so please book your departure flight accordingly.

Chimpanzee and gorilla treks:
Please note: Wildlife-watching depends on certain factors such as the weather, animal behavior patterns, and environmental conditions, etc. As a result, chimpanzee and gorilla sightings cannot be guaranteed and tracking times can vary.
• You will be allowed up to 1 hour to view the gorillas from when they are sighted by your group. (This is to ensure that the wild animals are not overexposed to human presence.)
• Please be prepared for any rapid changes in weather. We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight clothing with long sleeves and layers with moisture wicking.
• We also recommend that you wear a good pair of lightweight walking shoes, boots or gaiters.
• Please be aware that you will be hiking in heat and at high altitudes over steep terrain. Walking sticks will be available at the entrance to the park, as are porters who can assist you on this difficult terrain.

Daypack items for your treks:
• Waterproof bag to protect photographic equipment, etc.
• Extra film (we recommend 400-1600 ASA), lenses and batteries for videos and cameras, plus adapter for 220/240 AC voltage.
• Binoculars.
• Hat (with brim), gloves (such as gardening gloves), sunscreen, sunglasses (with neck strap) and insect repellent (with DEET).
• Lightweight waterproof jacket or poncho.

We also recommend that you bring the following on this DreamTrip:
• Photocopies of your passport, visas, credit cards and airline tickets.
• Reusable water bottle.
• Flashlight with extra batteries.
• Swimwear (and a plastic bag for packing it in).
• Sweater, sweatshirt or fleece.
• Lightweight wool socks.
• Sandals or walking shoes.
• 1 additional pair of shoes to wear in the evenings.
• 1 pair of shorts and 1-2 pairs of lightweight pants for trekking.
• Long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts (preferably moisture wicking).
• Additional shirts, pants, skirts, etc. to wear in the evenings.
• Wipes or moist towelettes.
• First-aid kit with anti-diarrheal medicine, rehydration sachets, aspirin, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops, adhesive bandages and antiseptic cream, plus any prescription medication.
• Extra pair of eyeglasses.

Optional activities at Crater Safari Lodge (at your own expense):
• Hiking around Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake (US$20 per person).
• Canoeing at the lake (US$25 per person).
• Cycling around the crater lakes or local tea estates (US$25 per person).
• Kayaking (US$90 per person, per hour).

Optional activities at Gorilla Safari Lodge (at your own expense):
• Biking safari with included mountain bike and gear to Lake Mutanda (US$80 per person), Lake Bunyonyi (US$95 per person) or Kisoro town (US$95 per person).
• Biking safari with included mountain bike and gear to trek the gorillas and back to the lodge (US$35 per person).
• Massage treatment (US$50 per person).
• Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with included park fees (US$85 per person).
• Nature trails to Lake Mutanda (US$50 per person), Lake Muhele (US$50 per person) or Nkuringo village (US$50 per person).
• Guided forest walk and hiking at Bayenda Falls with included park fees (US$85 per person).
• Community visits to meet local people, watch women weaving, and to see schools, the fruit and vegetable market (Fridays only) and more (US$20 per person).
• Experience with Batwa indigenous people in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (US$85 per person).
• Experience with Batwa indigenous people in the Rushaga district of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (US$65 per person).
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than October 6 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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