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East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience

Some of Africa’s greatest wildlife viewing comes together for 16 days of outstanding adventure in the wild. Trek into the Rwandan jungle for the rare opportunity to watch a gorilla family in its element, head out in search of playful chimpanzees in Uganda, and get immersed in the natural realm of elephants and rhinos in Kenya. Watching the world pass you by has never felt more freeing or profound.

What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Community Walk, Kigali
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Experience, Volcanoes National Park
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Gorilla Lecture, Volcanoes National Park
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kenya Wildlife Service Conservation Talk, Lake Nakuru National Park
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made, Maai Mahiu
    Your G for Good Moment: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali
    Your G for Good Moment: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe
    Your G for Good Moment: Café Ubuntu , Maai Mahiu
  • Arrival transfer
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Genocide memorial entrance
  • Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits
  • 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
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, and Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Boat trip on Lake Naivasha and wildlife walk on Crescent Island
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Holiday Highlights

  • Learn about Rwanda's somber past at the Genocide Memorial
  • Look out for gorillas during guided treks
  • Meet with scientists at the Karisoke Research Center
  • Cruise the Kazinga Channel to view hippos and birds
  • Embark on a wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Venture by boat across Lake Naivasha
From
£7,799
pp
Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys
Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding
Service Level: Upgraded
Trip Type: Small Group

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Other Information

Important Notes

1. AGE RESTRICTIONS (Rwanda/Uganda)
Please note that all passengers must be aged 15 years or older (prior to start of travel) to go on this tour - there are no exceptions to this as it is for safety reasons and strictly controlled by the Government.

2. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT (Rwanda/Uganda)
This trip is rated a level 4 physical requirement- travellers should be in excellent physical condition, without any heart problems and prepared to spend strenuous days in humid rain forests, steep terrain and high altitude trekking for chimpanzee and gorillas, as well as other primates. Please ensure you meet the requirements as described under "physical rating".

3. TRAVEL DAYS
Travelling can be difficult, as long drives and poor road conditions are the rule as opposed to the exception in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Despite this, the diversity and scenery of the African landscape, the local culture and abundant wildlife are all well worth the experience.

4. WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS
G Adventures can never guarantee the sighting of wildlife, especially when it comes to mountain gorillas. However, the mountain gorilla trek is organized to ensure success. Before heading into the jungle, our local guides receive coordinates from trackers on the whereabouts of the gorillas, and the trackers stay with the gorillas until the group arrives.

5. ILLNESS
Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of the gorillas, golden monkeys and chimps. This is a national park regulation, and trekking permits will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness.

6. CAMERAS (Rwanda/Uganda)
As it is very dark and damp in the jungle; please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for such conditions and that you bring dry bags to protect it.

7. ELECTRICITY
The power supply in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

8. YELLOW FEVER
Please be advised that it will be required to show a yellow fever certificate upon entering Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

9. AIRPORT & BORDER HEALTH SCREENINGS
Due to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwandan and Ugandan authorities have implemented health screening measures at entry points, including airports and border crossings. Authorities may conduct health screenings of any incoming travelers, including routine medical questioning and temperature readings. Currently, there are no reported cases of Ebola in Uganda or Rwanda, but we want you to be aware of the precautionary measures that are being taken. We recognize that new security measures may be implemented daily throughout the region, so we wish to prepare you with the most current information.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ebola virus is transmitted only through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected individual, as it is not an airborne illness. Per CDC recommendations, we advise our travelers to follow these general hygienic guidelines to help prevent illness while traveling:
- Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid contact with the bodily fluids of others.
- For more information about the Ebola virus, please consult the CDC’s webpage dedicated to information about Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

10. COMBO TRIP
This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

Group Size Notes

Max 6, Avg, 5.

Meals Included

15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners