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Only 800 mountain gorillas remain in their tiny habitat tucked away in the Virunga region straddling the borders of Uganda/ Rwanda and Congo. Anyone who has trekked through these forests and spent an hour with these majestic creatures will tell you it was one of life’s most memorable experiences.

The surrounding volcanic regions are simply stunning and an added attraction to any visit. The other incredible primate experience is visiting wild chimpanzees in lowland forest. These visits offer a chance to see the incredible interactions of a troop in the wild and can be woven into your itinerary in Uganda, Rwanda or Tanzania on the remote shores of Lake Tanganyika.

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    VIRUNGA SAFARI LODGE
    Parc National des Volcans Rwanda

    The Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hilltop in a spectacular location with panoramic views of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The eight bandas offer a “bush-chic” elegance and comfort.

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    SABYINYO SILVERBACK LODGE
    Parc National des Volcans Rwanda

    The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas chain, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. The lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa.  

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    BWINDI SAFARI LODGE
    Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, Uganda

    The Lodge and its eight bandas overlook the primeval Bwindi forest with both open and covered terraces providing optimum viewing platforms facing the forest.  

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    KYAMBURA GAME LODGE
    QUEEN ELIZABETH National Park, Uganda

    Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.  

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The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three National Parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other is found in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) is a subspecies of the common chimpanzee. It occurs in the Central African Republic, the Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. 

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Gorillas in the mist

This is 4 Days (3 Nights) safari trekking mountain gorillas their natural habitat found in the Virunga Mountains, the oldest Park in Africa. Presently, Rwanda not only enjoys the best security in the region but also has the easiest access routes for visiting the mountain gorillas. 
 

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Best Of Gorillas & Chimpanzees Safari

This is 8 Days safari includes the mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, game viewing, optional chimp tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu) Gorge and game / bird-watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including a boat cruise and a visit to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary. Two Gorilla tracking opportunities are included on this itinerary.

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