Africa & Middle East

National Geographic Journeys: Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

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Price From: R 71,769.00 pps

9 days, Kigali to Entebbe.

There'll be gorillas, monkeys and chimps in abundance on this 9-day trip through Rwanda and Uganda. Take part in jungle trekking, embark on boat and jeep safaris in national parks, and learn about Rwanda's fascinating culture and history along the way. With an expert local CEO throughout and comfortable lodges to relax in during your down time, your focus can stay on spotting rare primates in their natural habitat.  

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEY - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Information for this Small Group Tour

  • Price: R 71,769.00 per person sharing
  • Departures: September - November 2017
  • Trip Code: DRGNG
  • Trip Type: Small Group. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
      

National Geographic Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kigali

Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

Today visit the Genocide Memorial and learn about the somber history of Rwanda. Later, embark on a community walk and enjoy local lunch at the Planeterra-supported Nyamirambo Women's Centre. Travel to northern Rwanda in the afternoon to the lodge, located just outside the national park it has stunning volcano views.

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

Depart early and transfer to the national park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family that's being visited. Spend 1 hr observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back and return to the lodge with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a second trek into the national park with a ranger/guide to view a unique and endangered species, the golden monkey. Watch these playful and lively creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 5: Volcanoes National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, cross into Uganda, arriving at the Queen Elizabeth National Park area in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Explore the national park with a chimp trek in search of the playful primates. Enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, giant forest hogs, and elephants.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on a morning game drive for more wildlife viewing inside the park. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view hippos and birds, and, with a bit of luck, elephants or cats.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park / Entebbe

After breakfast, head to Entebbe with a stop at the Equator and a visit to a royal drum maker's workshop.

Day 9: Entebbe

Depart at any time.

Validity September - November 2017
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• All National Park entrance fees
• Genocide memorial
• Community walk and lunch at Planeterra-supported Nyamirambo Women's Centre
• Guided Mountain Gorilla Trek with permits
• Golden Monkey Trek with permits
• 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 transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Comfort hotels/lodges (8 nights)
• 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
• 4x4 Land Cruiser(s), walking, hiking, boat
• Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers
Exclusions • Allow USD65-85 for meals and drinks not included
• International flights and taxes
• Drinks and items of personal nature
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