Embark on an overland tour of Africa and see gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda
The stunning beauty of East Africa’s steamy rainforests and sprawling savanna is a breathtaking backdrop for an adventure into the habitat of the magnificent gorillas and majestic rhinos. Trekking through some of Uganda’s most dense areas of jungle is a challenging, but incredibly rewarding experience and coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a moment that will remain imprinted on the memory for years to come. Matched with cruising along the Kazinga Channel, and game drives through some of East Africa’s most iconic national parks, this trip provides a lottery win on the wildlife front. Along the way, encounter local people whose friendly smiles and sense of community is a warm welcome to East Africa.
TRIP CHANGES 2018
In 2018 this trip will no longer trek Gorillas in Rwanda. The trek will be done in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. An extra night will also be spent in Queen Elizabeth National Park, along with 2 nights in the Masai Mara.
The new itinerary will look like this:
6. Murchison Falls
7. Murchison falls
10. Queen Elizabeth NP
11. Queen Elizabeth NP
12. Bwindi NP
13. Bwindi NP
14. Lake Mburu
18. Masai Mara
19. Masai Mara
Search for gorillas near the border of Rwanda
Learn a dark history at the Genocide Museum
Taste traditional African cuisine
Spot wildlife in Nakuru National Park
Trek through the dense Ugandan rainforest
Find rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Dragoman tours travel from each destination to the next on one of their purpose-built trucks, this is an overland adventure! There are some long travel days, venturing away from cities and into remote areas, but the rewards are immeasurable.
Dragoman overland journeys are designed to offer freedom, and many of their routes have a degree of flexibility depending on the destination. As they have their own vehicle, they are generally unrestricted in their ability to alter the schedule in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
Dragoman use a broad range of accommodation on their trips from good hotels, basic hostels, family-run guesthouses, well-equipped campsites, local family homestays, or wild camping in more remote areas. Note: some of their routes are non-camping routes, depending on the nature of the destination. Please see the day to day itinerary for more detailed information about accommodation on the trip.
On an overland trip you're more than just a passenger - you're part of the team! Everyone on the journey will get involved to help with setting up camp, pitching tents, shopping for food, and cooking. The more you put it the more you get out!
1.This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.
2. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1120, USD1000, EUR810, NZD1200, GBP600, CAD1080, ZAR13700, CHF850 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.
3. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.
Our Gorillas & Chimps In Depth trips score an average of 4.33 out of 5 based on 9 reviews in the last year.
An incredible way to see some of the animals of Africa. The Gorilla trek was challenging but worth every moment to spend an hour in their company. incredible. The camping can be frustrating in the rain and early mornings but the experiences gained worth every little bit of the minimal discomfort.
Review submitted 26 Jul 2017