Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery G Adventures

Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

National Geographic Journeys

Join an awe-inspiring expedition on a Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery tour. Incredible highlights include tracking mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and other endangered primates in the rainforests of Rwanda and Uganda. Visit Uganda's fascinating equator and take thrilling safaris searching for exotic wildlife.

Gain a new respect for and understanding of Dr. Dian Fossey's passion and work at Karisoke Research Center in Volcanoes National Park. You'll also have the once-in a-lifetime opportunity to interact with these spectacular giants in their natural habitat. Honor those lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide at Kigali Genocide Memorial. Visit Nyamirambo Women’s Centre which provides education and vocational training to women without the ability to gain this on their own. Accompany a ranger into Kalinzu Forest Reserve to look for the chimpanzee families here. Take a morning safari in search of hyenas, antelope, lions, buffalo and others. A boat safari brings you closer to hippos, multiple varieties of birds and crocodiles. At the equator, marvel at the way water swirls in opposite directions on either side of it. You'll treasure this incredibly special vacation far into the future.


9 Daysfr. $6,799

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Community Walk, Kigali
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Experience
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Gorilla Lecture, Volcanoes National Park
  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch
  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe
  • VISIT Genocide memorial
  • MOUNTAIN gorilla trek
  • GOLDEN MONKEY trek
  • CHIMPANZEE trek
  • SAFARI DRIVES in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • WILDLIFE CRUISE in Kazinga Channel
  • WITNESS the Earth’s opposing magnetic forces at Uganda’s equator
  • ATTEND Drum workshop
  • LECTURE from one of the head wardens of Volcanoes National Park
  • VISIT research center set up by Dr. Dian Fossey
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 4x4 safari vehicle, walking, hiking, boat
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 15+: All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$85-$110 for meals not included
  • Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda (1 night)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in Ruhengeri, Rwanda (3 nights)
  • Mweya Safari Lodge in Mweya, Uganda (2 nights)
  • Enganzi Game Lodge Limited in Uganda (1 night)
  • The Boma Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda (1 night)

KIGALI Location Information Description

Kigali, Rwanda

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. If you arrive early, take some time to explore the city, known for its pleasant, friendly atmosphere. Kigali also has some interesting and historic sites outside of the city.

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Hotel des Mille Collines

KIGALI/VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Kigali, Rwanda

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and pay your respects to the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, learning about this somber chapter of the country’s past. Later, embark on a community walk in the vibrant Nyamirambo township and enjoy a local lunch at the G Adventures–supported Nyamirambo Women’s Centre.

Location Information Description

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Travel to northern Rwanda in the afternoon and settle into your lodge, located at the edge of Volcanoes National Park and offering stunning views of the soaring peaks. Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains can be found here. The volcanoes and highlands of the park are covered in lush rainforest and bamboo (a favourite snack of the gorillas). While the most famous resident is the mountain gorilla, there’s plenty of other wildlife roaming around: buffaloes, bushbucks, golden monkeys, hyenas, numerous bird species, and some elephants call this place home.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Set out on a trek in lush, jungle-covered hills with a park ranger to track a unique and endangered species—the golden monkey. Observe these playful, curious creatures in their natural habitat.

Visit the Karisoke Research Center, founded by National Geographic Grantee Dian Fossey. Meet with a resident researcher to learn about ongoing efforts to protect endangered mountain gorillas, and deepen your understanding of these gentle giants at a talk by one of the park’s head wardens.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Volcanoes National Park, USA

Embark on an unforgettable trek through the jungle alongside a park ranger to search for mountain gorillas. When we come across a group of gorillas, witness their fascinating social dynamics up close. Note that these treks can vary in length and difficulty depending on the location of the gorillas.

Location Information Description

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

The gorilla species found in these three areas are called highland gorillas. In Rwanda there are ten habituated gorilla families that are open to visits – the visit to a gorilla family is done once per day, with a maximum 8 trekkers per group and the duration of a visit is limited to one (1) hour with the gorilla family.

The time spent with them is limited due to conservation considerations and to minimize impact on the day-to-day life of the gorilla family you are visiting. It is important to be well prepared for the trek — you never know if your total trek will be short or long. The total duration of a trek can vary and be anything between 4 and 9 hrs in length depending on the location of the gorillas, which are constantly moving. You will mainly walk where there are no paths apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trail.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK/QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Mweya, Uganda

After breakfast, cross into Uganda on a 4x4. Arrive at your lodge near Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the largest and most popular parks in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mweya Safari Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Mweya, Uganda

Explore the verdant Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger, looking for the chimpanzee families that call this protected area home. Learn about the habits and social activities of these endangered primates—our closest relatives in the animal world—and gain insights into current efforts to protect them.

This afternoon, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a safari through rolling savanna and shrubland, keeping your eyes peeled for buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and hyenas. The order of activities over Days 6 and 7 can change depending on chimp permit scheduling.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mweya Safari Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Kampala, Uganda

Head out on a morning safari through the park, dotted with acacia trees and covered in swathes of rainforest. Spot hyenas, warthogs, antelope, and, with luck, some of the African “big five.”

Then float down the Kazinga Channel on a boat safari. This natural channel connects two of the park’s lakes and draws large numbers of wild creatures to its shores, including hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of birds.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enganzi Lodge

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK/ENTEBBE Location Information Description

Entebbe, Uganda

After breakfast, head to Entebbe, stopping en route at the equator; Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where you can cross this imaginary geographical line on land. Observe how water swirls in opposite directions on either side of the equator.

Have lunch at the G Adventures–supported AidChild Equation Café & Gallery. Later, visit a drum-making workshop and enjoy a musical performance.

Breakfast, Lunch

Boma Entebbe Hotel

ENTEBBE Location Information Description

Entebbe, Uganda

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