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Uganda & Rwanda

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Mountain Gorillas

Get ready to explore one of the best travel destinations on the planet!

Africa is like no where else! Smile at a stranger, eat some local food and spot some incredible wildlife as we safari our way through the Uganda's unique and diverse topography, you will not have a dull moment! 


If you have a thirst for adventure...

This trip is for you!

If you love nature and wildlife...

This trip is for you!


If you want to hike in the mountains..

This trip for you!

This tailored made trip is exclusive to "Young Professionals" looking to travel and connect with like-minded people.

This trip is a mix of:

Exploring national parks 

Socialising with new friends

Trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas

White Water Rafting 

Wildlife watching

Trying new foods

We also have a range of optional extra activities, allowing you to decide how you will spend your days.

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What's Included?

6 x Nights Accomodation

Daily Breakfasts

3 x Lunches & 4 Dinners

Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Rwanda Genocide Centre

Connection to NGO's

Transfers from to Kigali

Photos and footage from the trip provided to all guests!

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$2,190 USD per person

Twin Share Room/Glamping Tent




$1,790 USD per person

Twin Share Room/Glamping Tent

**Subject to availibity on departuers. Discount applies on bookings where deposit is paid before 28th February 2023**

Next Departures:

1st October 2023


12th October 2024


How to secure your spot:

To secure your spot, we require a $300 USD non refundable deposit. Remaining payment due 1st June 2023. 


Payment Plan: available on request.

We accept Bank Transfer & Pay Pal.

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Day 1: JINJA

We commence our Ugandan experience after meeting your Indy Escapes crew at our hotel at 3pm for check in to our hotel. You will be given an introduction to the trip and what you can expect along the journey, along with being able to ask any questions that you have, then we will hit the road tomorrow morning!

We will spend the afternoon around the pool together, getting to know your new travel buddies then we will all have a big buffet dinner together onsite. Then in the evening we will set up shop around a paved and seated campfire to enjoy a friendly and relaxing night cap, before starting our adventure tomorrow morning.


Today we are on the road and heading towards he countries adventure capital and source of the River Nile- Jinja! 

After breakfast we will will start making around way along the shores of Lake Victoria, where you will get a taste of what is to come over the next couple of days. Jinja is the a popular destination for white-water rafting due to the Nile's rapids and stunning scenery.

Rafting in the area typically involves navigating through several rapids, including the famous "Nile Special" which is a Grade 5 rapid.

Rafting in Jinja can be a very fun and thrilling experience, especially for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. The rapids on the Nile River provide an exciting challenge, and the scenery along the river is beautiful.



No doubt you'll be exhuasted from a long day, so we will have a nice big dinner and night in at the hotel, to reset and recharge for another big adventure day tomorrow.

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We hope that everyone is recharged after a lazy night around the pool and is read to head to our first stop of our jam packed adventure day!

Visitors can also take a quad bike ride through the countryside, exploring rural villages and plantations or for a more relaxed adventure, visitors can go horseback riding through the scenic countryside around the area. Jinja is home to one of the highest bungee jumps in East Africa. This activity involves jumping from a platform and free-falling towards the Nile River before being pulled back up by the bungee cord.

We will head back to camp after spending the day in the community where you will have a the option to eating in or heading into town to try some local cuisine.


We wake up early to start a long drive to Lake Mburo National Park, which is a protected area in western Uganda, known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful landscape.

Mburo is a pleasent stop and great way to break up the trip between Jina & Bwindi. We arrive in the late afternoon and spend a night here then guests have the option of a early morning Game drive or Bike Ride through the Park. Lake Mburo National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, buffalos, elands, and several species of antelope, so either option is a great way to see these animals in their natural habitat.

Just before lunch time, we start making our way towards Bwindi National Park to get set of for a couple of jam packed days getting immerse the the thick jungle and rural Ugandan culture. 

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After an early night at our lodge in Mbruno, we wake up early to explore the National Park a little more, before making our way towards southern Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a protected area located in southwestern Uganda. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to almost half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population. The park covers an area of 321 square kilometers and is located at an altitude of up to 2,607 meters above sea level.

Bwindi is a popular destination for gorilla trekking, which involves hiking through the forest to observe and interact with gorillas in their natural habitat. Trekking permits are required to visit the gorillas and are obtained months in advance, through the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

After a long day on the road, we nestle into our next camp for the next couple of days.



We hope that you are all rested up, physically, mentally and emotionally because today we are going to do one of the coolest things on the planet - Trek to the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. 

We are up at the crack of dawn and start making our way by vehicle to the Gates of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before crossing over on foot with an experience and licenced guides. The trek to the Gorillas could take anywhere between one hour to seven or eight hours, but either way, it's a great opportunity to explore Ugandas incredible mountains and jungle. 


When you go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will be able to spend up to one hour with the gorillas once you find them. This hour is carefully monitored by the park rangers and guides to ensure that the gorillas are not disturbed and that their natural behavior is not disrupted.

During this time, you will be able to observe the gorillas in their natural habitat and take photos or videos. You will need to keep a safe distance from the gorillas and follow the instructions of your guide to ensure your safety and the safety of the gorillas.

Once our time is up, we will start making our trek back to our lodge for nice relaxing evening.

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We are up at the crack of dawn and have a big buffet breakfast before heading into the park as soon as the gates open. This will give us the best opportunity to see some of the animals and give us the chance to drive deeper into the less travelled parts of the mountains.  


Apart from the mountain gorillas, Bwindi is also home to other primate species such as chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and baboons. The park is also known for its diverse birdlife, with over 350 species recorded in the area.Visitors to Bwindi can also participate in other activities such as bird watching, nature walks, and cultural visits to nearby communities.

We will also have the opportunity to visit a local village in Uganda and spend some time with the locals. There are many villages near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda that are worth exploring. These villages offer a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life in Uganda, it's a great place to learn about the local culture and traditions, and to interact with the friendly people who live here.



Today, we say our goodbyes to Uganda and start making our way to the Rwandan Border, the onto Kigali, which is the capital city of Rwanda, located in the heart of the country in the central region. Kigali is a vibrant and bustling city with a rich history and culture. It's a great place to explore, with many attractions and amenities for visitors to enjoy.

We will not arrive into our hotel until late afternoon, so we will have some time to chill out before heading the The Kigali Convention Center. This modern building is located in the heart of the city and offers stunning views of Kigali's skyline, so we will all be able to enjoy a drink and a meal at one of the restaurants or bars located on the upper floors while watching the sunset over the city.

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Today is our last full day together and will definitely be a change of pace from Rafting, gorilla Trekking and visiting villages. Kigali has many attractions for visitors, but one in partiulca will pull at your heartstrings more than most others. The Kigali Genocide Memorial, this memorial honors the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and offers a sobering reminder of the country's history. After the museum, you will have free time to relax or explore the rest of this incredible city.

Hotel des Mille Collines is the historic hotel is known as the "Hotel Rwanda" and was the site of refuge during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The hotel's rooftop terrace offers beautiful views of Kigali and is a great place to reflect after spending time at the memorial. Mount Kigali is a hill located in the center of the city is a popular spot for hiking and offers stunning views of Kigali and the surrounding hills. Other attractions include the Inema Arts Center, the Nyamirambo Women's Center, and the Kimironko Market.

We will all meet up for our final dinner and drinks at a surprise location before a little party into the night together.



After waking up for a breakfast together with your new friends, reflecting over what just may have been the most fulfilling 10 days of your life travelling through Africa! Can it get any better?


After breakfast the Indy Escapes crew bids you farewell as you continue your adventures through Africa.


What are you waiting for? It's time to tick this off your bucket list!

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Twin Share room/tent

$2,990 USD per person

Single room/tent to yourself

$3,990 USD per person




Twin Share room/tent

$2,490 USD per person

Single room/tent to yourself

$3,490 USD per person

**Subject to availibity on 2023 departuers. Discount applies on bookings where deposit is paid before 28th February 2023**

Next Departure:

13th October 2023

How to secure your spot:

To secure your spot, we require a $300 USD non refundable deposit. Remaining payment due 1st June 2023. 


Payment Plan: available on request.

We accept Bank Transfer & Pay Pal.

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