Africa Safari Tour Adventure - 9 days

Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery Safari Tour

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Safari Overview

When your guide puts his hand up and motions for you to crouch down, you’ll know why. Not too far away 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.

Countries Visited

Is This Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery Safari Right For You?

Duration: 9 days

Cost: Starting From:$4999 USD PP

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travelers

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 7, avg 6.

Age requirement: 15+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Genocide memorial entrance
  • G for Good supported community walk and local lunch
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • Gorilla lecture
  • Golden monkey trek with permits
  • Guided chimpanzee trek with permits
  • Local village walk
  • Safari drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Wildlife boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
  • Visit to the Equator
  • Drum workshop
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Hotel/lodges (8 nts).


8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.


4×4 land cruiser, walking, hiking, boat.

Experts & Staff

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers.


Day 1Kigali

Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

Visit the Genocide Memorial and learn about the somber history of Rwanda. Later, embark on a community walk in the Nyamirambo Township and enjoy a local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Nyamirambo Women’s Centre. Travel to northern Rwanda in the afternoon to the lodge, located just outside the national park. The lodge provides stunning volcano views.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy a 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. Return to the lodge for lunch and then take a walk through a local village. In the evening, expand your understanding of gorillas through an in-depth lecture from one of the head wardens of Volcanoes National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Volcanoes National Park

Depart early and transfer to the national park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on the second trek, which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family that’s being visited. Spend an hour observing these beautiful and endangered creatures. Trek back and return to the lodge with the remainder of the afternoon to yourself.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Volcanoes National Park/Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Queen Elizabeth National Park

Explore the national park with a ranger on a safari walk in search of chimps. Enjoy a safari drive with possible sightings of buffalo, elephants, giant forest hogs, hyenas, leopards, lions, and warthogs.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Queen 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 birds, hippos, and, with a bit of luck, elephants or big cats.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Queen 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Entebbe

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room – $1399.00

If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.