Rwanda & Uganda

Experience Rwanda, “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” from the sophisticated city of Kigali to misty jungles. Encounter wild primates, including chimpanzees, golden monkeys and the vanishing mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Visit Dian Fossey’s research center and relax in the resort town of Gisenyi on the shore of Lake Kivu. Cross into Uganda, “The Pearl of Africa,” and explore one of the continent’s most ancient habitats, nestled among mountains, terraced hills and volcanic slopes. Trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’s vegetation and observe endangered mountain gorillas in one of the few places on earth they call home.

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Language

Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili
Uganda: English, Luganda, Swahili

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Time Zone

Rwanda: GMT +2
Uganda: GMT +3

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Currency

Rwanda: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
Uganda: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

Rwanda: 66°
Uganda: 71°

Rwanda & Uganda

Silverback Mountain Gorillas Safari

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – KIGALI, RWANDA / PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda

Transfer to Parc National des Volcans

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Gorilla tracking

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

Choice of one excursion:

  • 2nd gorilla trek (supplement applies)
  • Track Golden Monkeys
  • Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave and research center
  • Enjoy the resort town of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu
  • Visit the Twin Lakes

Accommodations: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS / BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Cross from Rwanda into Uganda to Bwindi 

      Impenetrable Forest

Guided forest walk (time permitting)

Accommodations: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE / NATIONAL PARK

Gorilla tracking

Accommodations: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE / NATIONAL PARK

Choice of one excursion:

  • 2nd gorilla trek (supplement applies)
  • Rainforest nature hike to observe wildlife
  • Community tour and hike

Accommodations: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – BWINDI / KIGALI

Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda

Accommodations: Kigali Serena Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – KIGALI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private morning tour:

  • Genocide Memorial
  • Crafts Center
  • Pottery Project

Private transfer to the airport

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Starting at $9,950 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

We never have a concern when we turn over our travel plans to NEI because we know they will always provide the best service there is.

Fran & Larry S.
Scottsdale, AZ

When to go:

Year-round (dry season is June through October)

What to eat:

Rwanda: Isombe (stew made from cassava leaves), Igisafuria (chicken, vegetables & plantains), Matoke (steamed & mashed local bananas)
Uganda: Luwombo (meat & peanut sauce in banana leaves), Posho (maize porridge), Muchomo (grilled or roasted meat)

What to pack:

Neutral colored clothing: long-sleeved shirts & t-shirts, jeans, safari trousers & shorts, rain jacket & sweater; gloves; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes & hiking boots; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment & binoculars; universal adapter

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