They're the closest mammal out there to us homo sapiens, and on this trip we aim to bring you as close as possible to these majestic creatures. There'll be gorillas, monkeys and chimps in abundance on this 9-day trip through Rwanda and Uganda (now quite safe and very enticing to visit) as we take part in numerous treks to see primates, take boat and jeep safaris in national parks, and learn about Rwanda's fascinating culture and history along the way. With an expert local CEO throughout and comfortable lodges to stay in, your focus can stay on spotting primates in their natural habitat.
Highlights: Get up-close and personal with mountain gorillas in their backyard, trek through the forest to visit the Golden Monkeys, meet local people and gain a better understanding of Rwanda then and now, encounter more primates on a chimp trek in Uganda, search for hippos while enjoying a boat ride down the Kazinga Channel
Gorilla & Volcano Trek (TDUGVN)
Combine the ultimate primate experience with a day of trekking volcanoes in the incredible Ugandan scenery bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. First, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with a breathtaking reward at the end: finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. Next, climb one of three extinct volcanoes in the area for a bird's-eye view of the wild African countryside.
Highlights: Admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, trek up a volcano in Mgahinga National Park, have your bases covered with all national park and permit fees for gorilla tracking included, keep your guides to yourself– you won't be pooled with other trekkers.