Discover Gorillas in Rwanda & Uganda

With moments when you will feel your heart drumming in your ears to deep sense of joy, the gorillas have a fascinating effect on its descendants. Follow them, observe them and take a close look at our cousins.
Duration: 9 Days
A truly National Geographic adventure as you take a glimpse of the day to day activities of the primates. Listen to lectures from experts and follow your guide deep in the jungle to come face to face with our ancestors. A boat cruise on the Kazinga channel will let you spot the birds, hippos and maybe the elephants too. Travellers should be in excellent physical condition, without any heart problems and prepared to spend strenuous days in humid rain forests, steep terrain and high altitude trekking for chimpanzee and gorillas, as wellas other primates.

1 Nights in Kigali, Rwanda

One of the cleanest, safest and attractive capitals of Africa, Kigali has overcome the horrors of the bloody past and is today warm and welcoming place to the visitors.
Day 1

If you arrive early, make use of the opportunity to explore the beauty of Kigali and the country side, with its many historical places. Make sure you are back in time at the hotel for a tour briefing and to meet the fellow visitors.

Accommodation at Hotel des Mille Collines or similar

3 Nights in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

A visit to the Genocide Memorial serving the memory of the victims of the 1994 genocide. A community walk in the largest and most vibrant township of Rwanda, in support of education and training programs. And then to the breath taking beauty of Volcanoes National Park and the magnificent primates.
Day 2

Learn about the mass killing of the Rwandans with a visit to the Genocide Memorial. Visit the local women’s centre in the vibrant township of Nyamirambo, in support of the woman empowerment through education and training programs. After lunch at the community center, make your way to the lodge just outside the Volcanoes National Park. Covered with the lush rainforest and bamboo, the park is stunningly beautiful and home to 5 of the 8 volcanoes in Virunga Mountains.

Day 3

Dive into action accompanied by a experienced guide\ranger and trek the wilderness to locate the unique and endangered Golden Monkeys. Visit the Karisoke Research Center to learn more about the project to protect the mountain gorillas, from the resident experts.

Day 4

Depart early to the National Park for a brief orientation and embark on the gorilla trek. The duration of the trek varies with the location of the gorilla families and only one hour is permitted for observation in order to prevent the impact on their day to day lives. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by a visit to the nearby village to interact with the locals.

Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or similar *NOTE: Proper hiking attire must be worn and the order of activities over Days 3 and 4 can change depending on permit scheduling.

3 Nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Leopards roaming in the Mweya Peninsula, chimpanzees loitering in Kyambura Gorge, tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks of Ishasha area and the volcanic explosion crater of lake Katwe are all calling out to be experienced in the magical Uganda way.
Day 5

Hit the roads to Uganda after breakfast and arrive at the Queen Elizabeth National Park late afternoon. The National park is characterized by large areas of swamp, open savannah and the extensive Maramagambo Forest. 

Day 6

Look out for the chimpanzees as you trek the lush Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive and look out for buffalo, elephants, giant forest hogs, hyenas, leopards, lions, and warthogs.

Day 7

An early morning wildlife safari is the best opportunity to view game. Look out for buffalo, elephants, hippos, hyenas, lions, warthogs, and the elusive leopards. The park is home to Uganda's largest wildlife population.

After lunch, cruise down the Kazinga Channel in a boat and view the  birds, hippos and elephants or big cats.

Accommodation at Enganzi Lodge or similar *NOTE: Proper hiking attire must be worn and the order of activities over Days 6 and 7 can change depending on permit scheduling.

1 Nights in Entebbe, Uganda

A bustling city with no real dry season through out the year..
Day 8

Head to Entebbe after breakfast. Stop at the Equator to watch a demo on how water swirls in opposite directions with respect to northern and southern hemispheres. Visit the royal drum maker's workshop to learn the process of making drums using animal hides and woods, followed by a musical presentation.

Day 9

Dont feel like leaving Uganda, just let our representative know and we are happy to oblige! Otherwise we hope you had a wonderful time and bon voyage..

Accommodation at Boma Entebbe Hotel or Similar

Discover Gorillas in Rwanda & Uganda Information

Best travel time: January to December

Cost

Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
6623.00 USD 6623.00 USD 6623.00 USD 6623.00 USD

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