This journey includes chimp and gorilla tracking in the Kyamburu Gorge, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. Trekking is strenuous but nothing beats glimpsing your first silverback before enjoying sundowners at sunset back at your lodge.


  • Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Parc des Volcans
  • Watching noisy chimps in Kyamburu Gorge and the Crater Lakes region.
  • Enjoying sundowners as the sun sets over the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
  • Spotting a tree-climbing lion.
  • Visiting small local banana and vanilla plantations and coffee terraces.
  • Watching crocs and hippos in the Kazinga Channel.
  • Climbing the Muhavura volcano.
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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Kampala

    Check in to your hotel in central Kampala.

    Overnight: Kampala Serena

  3. Day 2 Kampala - Crater Lakes Region

    Enjoy a picnic lunch en route to Kibale, travelling via Mubende and Fort Portal. On arrival, relax at your lodge or explore the nearby crater lake. Ndali Lodge sits on the rim of an extinct volcano which has since filled with water to form Lake Nyinambuga.

    Overnight: Ndali Lodge

  4. Day 3 - 4 Crater Lakes Region 

    Track noisy chimps as they crash through the high canopy of the forest with colourful birds squawking nearby. Visit the Mahoma Waterfall or relax in a boat observing the variety of birds, butterflies and primates. Visit some of the small local industries to see the banana and vanilla plantations, coffee terraces, cassava plots, groundnuts and sorghum.

    Overnight: Ndali Lodge

  5. Day 5 Foothills of Rwenzoris - Queen Elizabeth National Park 

    Take a morning's walk into the foothills of the Rwenzoris. Continue to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Overnight: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

  6. Day 6 - 7  Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Take an excursion deep into the Kyamburu Gorge to spot chimpanzees with your guide. Cruise along the Kazinga Channel and get close to hippos and crocodiles as they meander along. In the evening you might want to enjoy the spectacular views over the park from your private balcony.

    Overnight: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

  7. Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Forest

    Transfer to the magnificently named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

    Overnight: Bwindi Lodge

  8. Day 9 - 10 Bwindi Forest

    Enjoy a memorable couple of days tracking mountain gorilla in their natural habitat. Additional activities include a forest walk to the stunning waterfall with a member of the Batwa tribe and guided nature walks to enjoy the exotic flora and fauna of the jungle.

    Overnight: Bwindi Lodge

  9. Day 11 Bwindi Forest - Rwanda

    Cross over to the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda, enjoying the volcanic landscape en route. This evening, enjoy sundowners with the stunning volcanoes as a backdrop.

    Overnight: Virunga Lodge

  10. Day 12 Virunga Mountains

    Enjoy a day's gorilla tracking in the Parc National des Volcans. The mountain gorilla can be elusive but a sighting can be the richest of rewards.

    Overnight: Virunga Lodge

  11. Day 13 Virunga Mountains 

    Choose between gorilla tracking once again or from a variety of activities: trek to Dian Fossey's grave, visit Ros Carr's orphanage, climb the Muhavura volcano.

    Overnight: Virunga Lodge

  12. Day 14 Depart 

    Fly to Entebbe and depart on your onward international flight home.

  13. Depart


Low £ 7,575 $ 10,289
Mid £ 8,255 $ 11,213
High £ 8,555 $ 11,620


  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing a room


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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