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Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

8 nights from £4,799 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

Find yourself as close as possible to the mighty gorillas and chimpanzees of Rwanda and Uganda on this amazing 9-day trip. From gorillas and chimps to an array of monkeys, you’ll spend your time trekking through the jungles of Africa, taking boat trips through national parks and learning about the fascinating history of each location along the way. Accompanied by an expert tour guide and staying in comfortable lodges along the way, this is a great combination of amazing scenery, awe-inspiring wildlife and relaxing down time.

Highlights:

  • Trek through Northern Rwanda in search of gorillas
  • Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and take a tour of a tea factory and farm
  • Take part in treks and game drives in search of native wildlife

Details

Day 1

Kigali

Arrive into Kigali and transfer to your hotel. You’ll meet with your tour guide and fellow travellers in the evening to go over details of the tour.

Day 2

Northern Rwanda/Volcanoes National Park

Today sees you take an orientation tour of Kigali and learn about the fascinating yet somber history of this country, visiting the Genocide Memorial while you’re here. You’ll stop for lunch at the Hôtel des Mille Collines before proceeding to the northern region of Rwanda to your lodge, which is situated on the outside of the park with amazing views of the volcano.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3

Northern Rwanda/Volcanoes National Park

Leave early and transfer to the National Park to meet with your guide/Gorilla tracker for your orientation. You’ll then embark on a trek which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family you’ll be visiting. There will be time to spend an hour observing these amazing creatures before trekking back to the lodge where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4

Northern Rwanda/Volcanoes National Park

Take part in a second trek today into the park with your ranger/guide where you’ll have the chance to view a unique and endangered species – the Golden Monkeys. There will be time to watch these playful creatures in their natural habitat before visiting the Ros Carr house and orphanage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park

After enjoying breakfast, cross into Uganda to arrive at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon. Along the way, visit a tea factory and farm and take part in a tour. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure at the lodge, so spend time at the pool or relaxing with a drink.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Explore the park today with a chimp trek to seek our these fascinating animals. There will also be time for a safari drive where you may be luck enough to see buffalo, warthogs, lions, leopards, elephants and waterbuck.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 7

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take part in a morning game drive to have the opportunity to see more of Africa’s amazing wildlife. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos and the tropical birdlife. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Entebbe

After breakfast, head to Entebbe and stop along the way at the equator and the royal drum-makers workshop.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 9

Entebbe

Leave from Entebbe today.

(Breakfast included)

 

 

What's Included

  • International flights and arrival transfer
  • Internal travel: 4x4 Land Cruiser(s); walking; hiking; boat
  • Comfort hotel/lodges (8 nights)
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (Allow USD50-100 for meals and drinks not included)
  • Orientation tour of Kigali including the genocide memorial and lunch at Hotel Rwanda; Guided Mountain Gorilla Trek with permits; Golden Monkey Trek with permits; Visit Ros Carr’s home and orphanage; Tour and demonstrations at a tea factory/farm; Guided Chimpanzee Trek with permits; Safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park; Wildlife boat cruise in Kazinga Channel; Visit the equator line and a drum workshop
  • All National Park entrance fees
  • Tour guide throughout; local guides; experienced gorilla trackers; park rangers
  • Small group experience; max 14, avg 10

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