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6 Day Primates & Wildlife of Rwanda & Uganda

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The dense forest of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is one of the best places on the continent for encounters with the majestic gorillas. Spend one day trekking and one day exploring the region, hiking mountains and looking for Golden Monkeys. Leave the forest behind and embrace the quintessential African savannah of Queen Elizabeth in Uganda. Alongside game drives through throngs of lion, leopard and elephant, the draw card is trekking chimpanzee in the magnificent Kyambura Gorge.


  • You’ll go to Rwanda Rwanda
  • You’ll visit Nyungwe Forest NP, Lake Kivu & Volcanoes NP
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali
  • The trip can be customised to your travel style
  • Not suitable for ages below 16 years
  • Can leave any day of the year


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)



  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guidelines US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

You’ll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1-3: Observe the antics of mountain gorillas on Rwanda’s forested slopes

You’ll be transferred by charter from the airport to the lodge. Northern Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is just 10 minutes by road from the main entrance of Volcanoes National Park, home to families of magical, and rare, mountain gorillas. Above you towers Mount Karasimbi, the highest volcanic mountain in Virunga massif. The lodge is comfortable, with roomy accommodation (don’t expect glamour), the food is good, the staff are warm and on hand, and the views are simply splendid. The management here is extremely aware of the hotel’s privileged location, and takes every step to protect and support the environment.

Climb Mount Karisimbi, the highest of the eight major volcanoes of the Virungas and straddling the border between the DRC and Rwanda. Visit Dian Fossey’s grave, trek the endangered golden monkeys (there are just two habituated troops with 80 monkeys in total in the park that are available for visiting), or settle back and watch the sunset from the veranda.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)
Best Time to Visit: Jun to Sep (It is drier and trails are easier to hike)
High Season: Jun to Sep (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather: June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 4-5: A classic safari in a rather unusual location

You will be chartered to Katara Lodge. Only 20 minutes away from Queen Elizabeth National Park, guests can choose from game drives, boat safaris or forest treks to get their wildlife fix. Back at the ranch, post-safari relaxation is the name of the game with a swimming pool, roll-top baths and several floating hammocks to help you on your way. Add to that some pretty jaw-dropping views from the main area and the bedrooms.

If you can peel yourself out of your hammock, Katara offers a fantastic selection of activities in Queen Elizabeth and the surrounding areas. Traditional game drives offer the chance to see big cats and some of the 100 plus mammals that call the park home whilst boat trips down the Kazinga Channels are a birder’s paradise. Chimp trekking in the Kyambura Gorge is most certainly a highlight and the reason for many a visit here. If you can squeeze it in, visit a local village for a chance to see how these amazing communities live.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Best Time to Visit: January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Katara Lodge (Luxury lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 6: End in Entebbe International Airport

You will be chartered to the airport for your onward journey.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Uganda)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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