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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
The East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience tour starts in Kigali and ends in Nairobi. The East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience is a Wildlife tour that takes 16 days taking you from Kigali to Nairobi and through other destinations in Africa.

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 realm of elephants and rhinos in Kenya. Watching the world pass you by has never been more profound.
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Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel.
If you arrive early, take some time to explore the city, known for its pleasant, friendly atmosphere. Kigali also has some interesting and historic sites outside of the city. If you want more time to explore, we recommend booking a pre-night.
Accommodation
  • Hotel des Mille Collines (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit the Kigali 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.
Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains can be found here. The volcanoes and highlands of the park are covered in lush rainforest and bamboo (a favourite snack of the gorillas). While the most famous resident is the mountain gorilla, there’s plenty of other wildlife roaming around: buffaloes, bushbucks, golden monkeys, hyenas, numerous bird species, and some elephants call this place home.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Kigali Genocide Memorial Visit
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which serves as a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide in 1994. The centre opened on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004, and was built on a site where more than 250,000 people are buried.
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch
    Located in Nyamirambo, the largest and most vibrant township in Rwanda, the centre provides women and girls from a diverse range of backgrounds, the opportunity to support each other and succeed, through education and training programs. Enjoy lunch prepared by women employed at the centre, allowing us to try local foods and popular dishes. After lunch, take some time to browse the centre's shop, which features handmade, high-quality crafts and clothes, made by some of the women at the shop, as well as other women's cooperatives throughout Rwanda. Proceeds from the meal and shop help support the centre’s education and training programs, including a community library.
  • Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Community Walk
    Take a guided walk through the lively community, meeting some of the women who have benefitted from the centre's training programs, seeing their local businesses and initiatives and having a chance to share in their daily life. Proceeds from the walking tour help support the centre’s education and training programs, including a community library.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 130 km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
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. After, visit the Karisoke Research Center, which was founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1967. Meet with a resident researcher and enjoy a tour to learn about their ongoing work in the protection of mountain gorillas. In the evening, expand your understanding of gorillas through an in-depth lecture from one of the head wardens of Volcanoes National Park.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Golden Monkey Trek
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Below is an example of how the day may go:
    05.45 – 06.15AM. Breakfast at your lodge.
    06.15 AM. Depart from your lodge with your guide to the National Park head quarters located only approx 30 minutes away.
    07.00 AM. Short briefing from your designated “Golden Monkey guide” from the Volcanoes National Park authority.
    07.30 – 08.00 AM. Depart with your guide and your vehicle to the actual starting point of the trek where your driver will wait for you while you do the trek with your guide from the Rwanda National Park authority * Travelling time from Park headquarters to starting point; 30 – 45 minutes.
    11.00 – 14.00 PM. Return from the Golden Monkey trek and drive back to your lodge for a late lunch and have the rest of the day “at leisure”.
  • Mountain Gorilla Conservation Experience
    Founded 50 years ago by Dian Fossey, the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda is considered the world’s best hope for the survival of endangered mountain gorillas. Meet one of the resident researchers at the centre for a tour of the facility and to learn about their work in the protection and conservation of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Thanks to the work Karisoke does, the mountain gorillas of this region are the only species of great ape to have increased in number in recent decades. Between 1967 and 1983, Dian Fossey received over 16 grants from National Geographic and was featured many times in the pages of National Geographic magazine.
  • Gorilla Lecture
    Gain a greater understanding of the mountain gorillas that live deep in the jungle during an in-depth talk by a Volcanoes National Park warden. Topics include gorilla behaviour, threats to their survival, and ongoing conservation efforts.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Depart early and transfer to the national park to meet the park ranger/guide for orientation. Embark on a gorilla 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. After, return to the lodge for lunch then visit a local village to catch a glimpse of daily rural life.
Approximately 800 mountain gorillas exist globally in the wild today. They are found in Rwanda, DRC, and Uganda. In DRC and Rwanda, gorillas live in similar ecosystems/areas. The gorilla species found in these three areas are called highland gorillas.

In Rwanda there are ten habituated gorilla families that are open to visits – the visit to a gorilla family is done once per day, with a maximum 8 trekkers per group and the duration of a visit is limited to one (1) hour with the gorilla family. The time spent with them is limited due to conservation considerations and to minimize impact on the day-to-day life of the gorilla family you are visiting. It is important to be well prepared for the trek — you never know if your total trek will be short or long. The total duration of a trek can vary and be anything between 4 and 9 hrs in length depending on the location of the gorillas, which are constantly moving. You will mainly walk where there are no paths apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trail.

Touching the gorillas is not allowed (although in some cases they may touch you). Making loud noises or sudden movements is also not allowed. You should attempt to keep a distance of 7m from the gorillas, however the gorillas themselves are unaware of this and will often get very close, in which case you should try to slowly move away. At all times you must abide by the instructions of the trackers and rangers.

Please note that porters are available at approx. $10USD per person. The porters are all hired from local villages and not only can carry your day pack, but assist you with a welcome hand over difficult spots. Regardless of your fitness level, we highly recommend hiring a porter as some tracks can be very muddy and elevation can affect even the most fit person. It also provides employment and supports the local community.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Gorilla Trekking
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Below is an example of how the day may go:

    05:45 Breakfast at your hotel/lodge.
    06:15 Drive to the check-in at the registration office.
    07:00 Registration and briefing by your designated gorilla guide.
    08:00 (approx) Proceed by vehicle with guide to the actual starting point. The driving time from the check-in point can be anywhere between 30 mins and 1.5 hrs depending on which gorilla family you have been allocated.
    09:00 (approx) Start your gorilla trek. Your driver/guide will wait for you at the road head while you trek to the gorillas with your guide from the Rwanda National Parks Authority.
    12:00 – 16.00 (approx) Return from your gorilla trek and drive back to your hotel/lodge.

  • Iby'iwacu Village Visit
    Visit a small farming village where the locals have put a stop to poaching and put their focus on sheep farming. Meet the local people and get a first hand look at rural life in this area.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
After breakfast, cross into Uganda, arriving at the Queen Elizabeth National Park area in the late afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is characterized by open savannah, large areas of swamp around Lake George, the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast, and the forested Kyambura Gorge along the border with Kyambura Game Reserve.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Enganzi Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Rwanda - Uganda)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Explore the lush Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger on a trek in search of chimpanzees who call this protected area home. This afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife drive with possible sightings of buffalo, elephants, giant forest hogs, hyenas, leopards, lions, and warthogs.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Enganzi Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Kalinzu Forest Chimp Trek
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Chimp Tracking - 2-4 hours depending on the location of the Chimp group
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
    Enjoy a wildlife safari drive inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is home to Uganda's largest wildlife populations. Keep an eye out for buffalo, elephants, hippos, hyenas, lions, warthogs, and the elusive leopards.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Embark on a morning wildlife safari 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Enganzi Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
    Enjoy a wildlife safari drive inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is home to Uganda's largest wildlife populations. Keep an eye out for buffalo, elephants, hippos, hyenas, lions, warthogs, and the elusive leopards.
  • Kazinga Channel Cruise
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a waterway inside Queen Elizabeth National Park that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. Look out for a variety of wildlife who are drawn to the channel shores. Spot birds, crocodiles, hippos, and reptiles.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
After breakfast, head to Entebbe with a stop at the Equator for lunch at the G Adventures-supported AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, and a visit to a royal drum maker's workshop.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Boma Entebbe Hotel (or similar)
    Turn off the Airport Road at the AAR Victoria Medical Centre.
Included Activities
  • AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery
    Make a stop at AidChild’s Equation Café and Gallery, located at the equator. Surrounded by paintings and other crafts made by local artists, you'll enjoy a meal made with traditional Ugandan ingredients, with a modern twist. Your lunch here directly supports AidChild, a non-profit that provides support, medical care and education to children and youth living with HIV in Uganda.
  • Equator Visit
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Enjoy a fun stop at the equator and watch a demonstration on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres. Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two can be crossed.
  • Drum Makers Workshop
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Visit a traditional drum making workshop for a demonstration on how the drums are made using animal hides and woods. After the demo, it’s time for a short musical presentation.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 350 km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
Catch a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi and transfer to our hotel.
After your flight, transfer to the hotel. Take some time to explore Nairobi before meeting your group back at the hotel for a second orientation meeting. Here, you will meet your Kenyan CEO for this duration of the tour, and new travellers that may join you for the rest of your journey.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Jacaranda Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Welcome Meeting
    Meet fellow travellers and learn more details about the upcoming itinerary from the CEO.
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.25 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the reserve.
After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. With its vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari camp, our base for our time here. Then we’ll make our way into the reserve for an afternoon wildlife safari drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Fig Tree Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
    Masai Mara is one of the world’s top safari destinations, known for its abundance of big cats – cheetahs, leopards, and lions – as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Set off on safari with our driver/guide and keep your eyes and ears peeled for movement and memories. Watch elephants and giraffe grazing, photograph zebras and wildebeest, and with a little luck, you'll even spot animals feasting on a recent kill.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 6.0 hr
    Distance : 386 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive. The day continues with more wildlife viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening safari.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Fig Tree Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Drive
    Masai Mara is one of the world’s top safari destinations, known for its abundance of big cats – cheetahs, leopards, and lions – as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Set off on safari with our driver/guide and keep your eyes and ears peeled for movement and memories. Watch elephants and giraffe grazing, photograph zebras and wildebeest, and with a little luck, you'll even spot animals feasting on a recent kill.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
Optional Activities
  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari
Depart early on a long, but beautiful, drive to Lake Nakuru. En route, stop in at a G Adventures for Good-supported project, Ubuntu Café — an initiative that trains and creates local jobs for women. Visit the craft centre, meet some of the Mamas in the program, then sit down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch. Continue to our safari lodge inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy a late afternoon wildlife safari drive, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home.
On this afternoon wildlife safari drive, keep an eye out for the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Enjoy a guided tour of the centre and meet some of the mothers who work here creating handicrafts. Learn how the lives of these "mamas" have been impacted and, in turn, their communities empowered through this G Adventures-supported initiative.
  • Café Ubuntu
    In the rural settlement of Maai Mahiu is the very special G Adventures for Good supported project, Ubuntu Café. A true social enterprise in the heart of Kenya, this initiative empowers the community, creating over 400 sustainable local jobs for mothers of children with disabilities, and supporting pediatric health and education programs in the region. Sit down to a delicious, organic farm-to-table lunch.
  • Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. This undertaking has necessitated a fence — to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife. The park now has more than 25 rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country, so the chances of spotting these survivors are better than in other parks. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Numerous other mammals can be seen, including zebra, impala, gazelle, waterbuck, lion, warthog, bushbuck, many buffalo, and even at times leopard.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 210 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 2.5 hr
    Distance : 120 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
After a morning wildlife safari drive, venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Kilima Camp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safari Drive
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. This undertaking has necessitated a fence — to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife. The park now has more than 25 rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country, so the chances of spotting these survivors are better than in other parks. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Numerous other mammals can be seen, including zebra, impala, gazelle, waterbuck, lion, warthog, bushbuck, many buffalo, and even at times leopard.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives today. During your down time, relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife visiting the camp's watering holes. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Kilima Camp (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive
    Charge up your camera batteries and get ready to document the drama of Amboseli. Big sky. Big mountain. Big elephants. Visit with some of the 1,500 African elephants that roam the park. Look for other wildlife and meet the resident Maasai along the journey. Marvel in the beauty of Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, as it reigns over the landscape of this uniquely African location.
  • Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk
    Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding human and wildlife conflict and elephant conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service, now chaired by renowned National Geographic Explorer Richard Leakey.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
Enjoy the stunning African sunrise on our last wildlife safari drive, before departing back to Kenya's capital.
Rise early for a final morning wildlife safari drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon and opt to join the CEO in a farewell dinner.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Jacaranda Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Amboseli Wildlife Safari Drive
    Charge up your camera batteries and get ready to document the drama of Amboseli. Big sky. Big mountain. Big elephants. Visit with some of the 1,500 African elephants that roam the park. Look for other wildlife and meet the resident Maasai along the journey. Marvel in the beauty of Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain, as it reigns over the landscape of this uniquely African location.
Transport
  • Safari vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 235 km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.
Depart at any time.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Optional Activities
  • The Carnivore Restaurant
    Feast on a range of familiar and exotic meats roasted over an open flame barbecue pit. Ever wanted to try ostrich or crocodile? Here's your chance to do so (at a world-renowned restaurant, at that). Price includes the price of a meal (without a beverage) and hotel pick-up.
  • Karen Blixen Museum
    Converted from the former home of pioneer coffee farmer and acclaimed writer Karen Blixen, this museum provides visitors insight into life of a Danish settler in pre-Independence Kenya. Take a walk through the home, and magnificent gardens that provide a stunning view of the Ngong hills. Hotel pick-up and entrance fee included.
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit
    Established in memory of the founder of Kenya's giant Tsavo East National Park, David Sheldrick, this organization strives to help save the lives of orphaned elephants and rhinos before they are released back into the wild. Entrance fees assist in feeding and nurturing the animals.
  • Railway Museum
    Adjacent to the Nairobi railway station, this museum contains exhibits from the East African Railways opened in 1971.
  • Bomas of Kenya Tour
    This tour gives you a glimpse into the life of 42 different tribes of the country that make up Kenya's rich culture. Get a better understanding of village life by visiting homesteads and enjoy a display and sounds of folk dances performed. Entrance fee and hotel pick-up included.
  • National Museum
    Take a stroll through this museum to get a better understanding of Kenya's rich heritage through a range of cultural and natural-history exhibits. Learn more about the region's bird population at the Birds of East Africa exhibit, a huge gallery of at least 900 stuffed specimens. Get a refreshing take on Kenyan history counterpoint to colonial historiographies at the Historia Ya Kenya display. Entrance fee and hotel pick-up included.

what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge (11 nts), comfortable tented camps (4 nts).
Meals
  • 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners
    Note: Allow USD180-235 for meals not included.
Transport
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, walking, hiking, boat, plane
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers, certified driver/guide in Kenya.
Included activities
  • 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: Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made, Maai Mahiu
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk, Amboseli National Park
  • 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
  • Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Amboseli National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Kigali and from Nairobi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 16 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 6 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Kigali, Rwanda/ Nairobi, Kenya
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A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 19 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : National Geographic JourneysGreater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
  • 2. Service Level : UpgradedQuality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotel/Lodge (11 nts), comfortable tented camps (4 nts).

  • Checklist

    Cold Weather:
    • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Warm hat
    • Warm layers

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Gorillas:
    • Gardening gloves (Highly recommended for gorilla trekking)
    • Neutral coloured clothing (Your clothes will likely get very muddy - therefore take old clothing for the gorilla trekking. No bright colours should be worn. Greens, khaki and similar neutral clothes are recommended)

    Smart Dress:
    • Smart outfit (For evenings out)

    Trekking:
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes
    • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
    • Snacks (Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies, energy sweets.)
    • Socks (Trekking socks (woollen or synthetic, not cotton).)
    • Thermal base layer (Woollen or synthetic, not cotton.)
    • Walking poles (Highly recommended.)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: The climate in East Africa varies between the dry and rainy season. Please ensure you bring a windproof rain jacket if you are travelling between April & May, October & November.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers, certified driver/guide in Kenya.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 6, Avg, 5.

  • 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

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    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 realm of elephants and rhinos in Kenya. Watching the world pass you by has never been more profound.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD180-235 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 11 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    Minimum age of 15 years for this trip.

  • Packing_note

    The climate in East Africa varies between the dry and rainy season. Please ensure you bring a windproof rain jacket if you are travelling between April & May, October & November.

  • Start_finish

    Kigali to Nairobi

  • Transport

    7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, walking, hiking, boat, plane

  • Whats_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: Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made, Maai Mahiu
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kenya Wildlife Service Amboseli Talk, Amboseli National Park
    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. Wildlife safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Amboseli National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Optional_activities

    Masai Mara
    - Masai Mara Balloon Safari

    Nairobi
    - Railway Museum (6USD per person)
    - Karen Blixen Museum (34-73USD per person)
    - Bomas of Kenya Tour (26-65USD per person)
    - National Museum (21-33USD per person)
    - The Carnivore Restaurant (51-82USD per person)
    - David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Visit (26-65USD per person)

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