National Geographic Journeys

Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

  • Duration 9 Days | Kigali to Entebbe
  • Group Size Max 6
  • From $7,665 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

 

Your guide puts up his hand and motions for you to crouch down—and a silverback gorilla settles down to eat nearby. The experience is just one breathtaking moment of an unforgettable nine-day expedition to the forests of Rwanda and Uganda to track gorillas, golden monkeys, and other wildlife. As you witness primates in their element, tap into your own wild side.

 

Trip Highlights

    • Observe numerous primate species on mountain gorilla treks, a golden monkey trek, and a chimpanzee trek.
    • Discuss the behavior of mountain gorillas—and efforts to protect them—with a resident researcher at the Karisoke Research Center, which was founded by National Geographic grantee Dr. Dian Fossey in 1967.
    • Attend a drum workshop and enjoy a meal prepared by women at a center sponsored by G Adventures.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 Kigali

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

Visit the unforgettable Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn about a tragic period in Rwanda’s past. Then take a walk through Nyamirambo Township and enjoy a local lunch at the
G Adventures–supported Nyamirambo Women’s Centre, which provides local women with education and vocational training. Continue north into the hills to our lodge, located just outside Volcanoes National Park. Settle in and relax, taking in stunning views of the surrounding volcanic peaks. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 3 Volcanoes National Park

Go out with a guide in search of a species that inhabits these hills: the golden monkey. After, visit the Karisoke Research Center, which was founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1967. Meet with a resident researcher and enjoy a tour to learn about their ongoing work in the protection of mountain gorillas and the history of collaboration between Dr. Fossey and the National Geographic Society. The next day, go on a gorilla trek to search for the endangered creatures before visiting a nearby village. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 Volcanoes National Park

Set out on a trek through the park in search of endangered mountain gorillas, and enjoy time to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Later, visit a nearby village for a firsthand look at rural life in the region. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 5, 6, & 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Cross into Uganda and arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Trek in search of chimpanzees and enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffalo and lions. Then cruise the Kazinga Channel to view hippos and birds, and, with a bit of luck, elephants or big cats. (3B, 3L, 3D)

Day 8 Entebbe

After breakfast, head to Entebbe, stopping en route at the equator. We’ll also pay a visit to a royal drum maker’s workshop for a drum-making demonstration and short musical performance. (1B, 1L)

Day 9 Entebbe

Depart at any time. (1B)

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