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Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 9 Days | Kigali to Entebbe
  • Group Size: Max 6

Trip Details

 

When your guide puts his hand up and motions for you to crouch down, you’ll know why. In the near distance, a silverback gorilla settles down to eat. Opportunities like these exist on this unique and life-changing adventure through Rwanda and Uganda. Deepen your understanding of Africa’s primates and you’ll deepen your understanding of all of us.

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. 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)

Days 3 & 4 — 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)

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 with a stop at the Equator and a visit to a royal drum maker’s workshop. (1B, 1L)

Day 9 — Entebbe

Depart at any time. (1B)

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G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Dates

2017
  • Jun 03 - 11, 2017
  • Jun 17 - 25, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 24 - Jul 02, 2017
  • Jul 01 - 09, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 08 - 16, 2017
  • Jul 10 - 18, 2017
  • Jul 15 - 23, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 22 - 30, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 29 - Aug 06, 2017
  • Aug 05 - 13, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 12 - 20, 2017 (sold out)
  • Aug 19 - 27, 2017
  • Aug 26 - Sep 03, 2017
  • Sep 02 - 10, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 09 - 17, 2017
  • Sep 23 - Oct 01, 2017
  • Oct 07 - 15, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 21 - 29, 2017
  • Nov 11 - 19, 2017
  • Dec 16 - 24, 2017
  • Dec 23 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$5,399

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

Call to speak with a specialist about this trip.

Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $1,399

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotel/lodges that reflect the local character (8 nights)

Meals Included
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners. Allow an additional $85–110 for meals not included.

Transportation
4x4 land cruiser, hiking, boat

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.