Have you checked out the full lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures yet? National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are here and they’re ready to take you into the world in ways you’ve never imagined. Travel to a rhino conservation program in Kenya. Plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist from a National Geographic-funded research centre. Get motivated to walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Feel inspired to discover your very own journey!
One of their newest adventures is the 9 Day Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Discovery trip!
When your guide puts his hand up and motions for you to crouch down, you’ll know why. In the near distance, 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.
TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: DEMANDING
Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 7, avg 6.
GENOCIDE MEMORIAL VISIT
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, COMMUNITY WALK AND LOCAL LUNCH
Visit a local women’s centre supported by G Adventures. 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. From here, you will 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. After the walk, enjoy lunch prepared by the women at the centre, allowing you to try local foods and popular dishes.
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.
GORILLA TREKKING AND LECTURE
The trek 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 your trek, deepen your understanding of the world of gorillas through an in-depth lecture. Listen as one of the head wardens of Volcanoes National Park discusses topics including the history and behaviour of gorillas, threats to the animals, conservation activities, as well as the potential benefits of tourism.
"[Rwanda’s] rapidly modernizing capital, Kigali, is one of the jewel cities of Africa. A lacework of tree-lined boulevards and greenswards rises and falls over a cradle of verdant hills and valleys.” Peter Gwin, “Rwanda: The Art of Remembering and Forgetting,” National Geographic News, April, 2014
- Arrival transfer
- 8 Nights hotel/lodge accommodation
- 8 Breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
- A G Adventures CEO throughout plus local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, and park rangers
- All national park entrance fees
- Genocide memorial entrance
- 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
- Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
**Departures starting in July 2016.
If you have been looking for a way to get up close to Gorillas and to learn more about them then look no further! Contact one of our Adventure Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking on the "get price & schedule" button at the top of the page.