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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 and Rwanda'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

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?

5 x Nights Accomodation

Daily Breakfasts

3 x Lunches & 3 Dinners

Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Trekking Permit ($800 USD)

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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Walking in the Woods

$2,390 USD per person

Twin Share Room/Glamping Tent

EARLY BIRD SALE

$200 OFF AFRICA

 

2024 DEPARTURES

$2,190 USD per person

Twin Share Room/Glamping Tent

**Subject to availibity on departures. Discount applies on bookings where deposit is paid before 30th May 2024**

Next Departures:

23rd October 2024

LAST 2 SPOTS

How to secure your spot:

To secure your spot, we require a $300 USD non refundable deposit.

 

Payment Plan: Available on request.

We accept Credit Card, Bank Transfer & Pay Pal.

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Day 1: KIGALI

We commence our 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.

Day 2: RWANDA GENOCIDE MUSEUM

Today is our first full day together and will definitely set the scene for your experience in Rwanda. Kigali has many attractions for visitors, but one site in particular 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, we will continue on to the Memorial for the Belgian Peace Keepers before having lunch at The Hôtel des Mille Collines, which was made famous for being the stage for the movie 'Hotel Rwanda'.

After lunch we will have some free time where you can explore other attractions which include the Inema Arts Center, the Nyamirambo Women's Center, the Kimironko Market and also go shopping for supplies for a school that we visit in Uganda. In the afternoon, we will all meet up for some drinks at the hotel pool, before heading out for our dinner at a surprise location before a little party into the night together.

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Day 3: PIGMY VILLAGE

 

After an early night at our lodge in Kigali, we wake up early to start making our way across the Rwanda/Uganda board and towards the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The 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 area is also home to an indigenous pigmy tribe who have lived in the area for thousands of years.

We will have the opportunity to visit a local pigmy village in Uganda and spend some time with the locals. 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

Day 4: GORILLA TREKKING

 

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.

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Day 5: KIGALI

Today, we say our goodbyes to Uganda and start making our way to the Rwandan Border, the onto Kigali, which is where we began this adventure. Before crossing the border we will make a pit stop at beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda for a cup of tea or coffee and stretch the legs and then continue on our way back to Rwanda.

We will not arrive into our hotel until late afternoon, so we will have some time to chill out before having out for our final poolside dinner. We will also have the option to head out to a funky modern bar 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 before we wrap up our final night.

Day 6: KIGALI

After waking up for a breakfast together with your new friends, reflecting over what just may have been the most fulfilling 6 days of your life travelling through Rwanda and Uganda! 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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