any suggestions or advice on same? any travel companies to be recommended? we plan to book all independently except the gorilla trek which i think needs to be done well inadvance.
any other suggestions about what to do, where to go would be appreciated.
we are 4, going for 3 weeks total.
hey, thanks for choosing to travel to uganda with your friends uganda is a very nice place to go to and there are lots of things to be done like gorilla trekking,mountain hiking,white water rafting,wildlife tours,spot fishing,chimpanze trekking,bird watching, and lots of things to be done
i can see you plan to travel by yourselves and its also nice and adventurous but some where its a waste of time because you miss out so many things you should have seen and done i have a better option for you so if you are interested let me know.
thanks and looking forward to hear from you
I would strongly recommend looking at a organised tour even if only for the Gorilla Trek, if not for the whole time you are there. Reasons are endless and Uganda is not always the easiest country to get around in without a bit of inside knowledge. Also the Gorilla's could be roaming in any of the 3 countries surrounding their habitat and you won't know exactly where they are until the day you travel to see them. A organised tour eliminates transport and border control issues and paves the way for a stress free visit.
What ever you do, organise the Gorilla Permit well in advance!! There are places/agents in Kampala or Jinja who are very reputable and can organise it for you.
I would recommend a contact like Nile River Explorers (Jinja/Bugagali Falls) who many of my clients have used 100% successfully in the past. They may not organise everything themselves but they can definitely tell you who can and they are a wealth of useful and helpful information. http://www.raftafrica.com/
There are also plenty of Overland Companies who run short and also long trips that include the Gorilla's. I can't recommend just one (or I will get in trouble with the others ) but Google it and you will get a good list to choose from.