Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure

Journey deep into the very heart of Africa with this nine-day exploration to discover some of the continent's most iconic wildlife.

Starting in the capital city, Kigali, you'll have time to reflect on Rwanda's troubled history with an insightful visit to the Genocide Museum before continuing on your journey to Volcanoes National Park, where you'll encounter gorillas and golden monkeys in their untouched natural habitats. You'll continue your animal adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to chimps, lions, leopards and even elephants, before enjoying a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, scanning the waters for wallowing hippo. A trip to the equator-straddling town of Entebbe completes your travels with the perfect photo opportunity.

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Product Info

Duration: 9 days

Destination: Rwanda and Uganda

Company: G Adventures

Tour Highlights: Kigali, Volcanoes National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Entebbe

What's included?

  • 8 nights accommodation in comfort hotels and lodges 
  • Meals – 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All transportation between destinations; 4x4 land cruiser, walking hiking, and boat
  • All national park fees
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Golden monkey trek with permits
  • Guided chimpanzee trek with permits
  • Optional experiences and free time


Day 1


Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2

Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 9


Depart at any time. (Breakfast)


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