My Husband and I have just returned from honeymoon in Uganda and booked a 3 day gorilla trip tour in Bwindi National Park through Gorilla Tours.
We must admitt that we were a little nervous about transferring the permit money into an Ugandan bank account, a small part of us wondered if we would actually get anything for our money but Virgo was excellent and confirmed the transfer and even scanned the permit in for us & emailed it to us.
David our driver picked us up from our hotel in Kampala and drove 11 hours to Travellers Lodge where we stayed before and after our visit to Bwindi. He was very informative, considerate and overall an excellent driver and guide. Not all of the roads to Bwindi were tarmacked so the drive is long and rather bumpy but the views are stunning and the countryside and villages fascinated us and made the journey pass in no time. There was a lot of road work happening (July 2011) and its only a matter of time until the road will
be completed therefore cutting the travel time drastically.
The Gorilla exeperience itself was outstanding and something we will never forget, we saw 18 Gorilla's including 4 Silverbacks and 1 baby. We spent just over an hour with them and the entire experience blew our expectations out of the water. It's an intoxicating adventure and one we can not recommend highly enough, any animal loving person will enjoy every second of it and be overwhelmed by these beautiful and gentle animals.
We noticed there wasn't really anything recently posted about Gorilla Tours and therefore wanted to let you all know that this company is still running and was amazing value for money. In fact it actually appeared to be a third of the price of others yet still offers the same level of standard and commitment that the others do.