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National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. They offer more inclusions, greater hands-on exploration, interactions with local experts, and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.

National Geographic Journeys offer more included meals than other G Adventures Travel Styles, serving up the perfect mix of finer dining in some excellent restaurants, hearty sit-downs with local families, and culinary adventures of all sorts.

FEEL THE FREEDOM

We include plenty of free time for you to do anything you wish on your adventure. Before departing, you’ll receive articles and tips from National Geographic to help you make the most out of your travels.

LEARN ALL YOU CAN

Each tour includes opportunities to learn about our world through unique interactive experiences with local experts like historians, marine biologists, photographers, Buddhist monks, chefs, and others.

CHANGE THE WORLD

Travel with National Geographic Journeys and you help fund G Adventures’ community development initiatives worldwide, in addition to supporting the National Geographic Society’s non-profit work in conservation, exploration, research, and education.

What's Included

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Community Walk, Kigali

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Mountain Gorilla Conservation Experience, Volcanoes National Park

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Gorilla Lecture, Volcanoes National Park

G Adventures for Good: Nyamirambo Women's Centre, Local Lunch, Kigali

G Adventures for Good: AidChild Equation Cafe & Gallery, Kayabwe.

Arrival transfer.

All national park entrance fees.

Genocide memorial entrance.

Guided mountain gorilla trek with permits.

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.

All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Description

Your guide puts up his hand and motions for you to crouch down — and a silverback gorilla settles down to eat nearby. The experience is just one breathtaking moment of an unforgettable nine-day expedition to the forests of Rwanda and Uganda to track gorillas, golden monkeys, and other wildlife. As you witness primates in their element, tap into your own wild side.

Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides, experienced gorilla trackers, park rangers.

Group Leader Details

The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be the group manager and leader. He/she organizes the trip, and will be there to assist you when needed. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in East Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Your leader will be from either southern or East Africa depending on which part of the tour you are on. In Rwanda/Uganda the EO will also drive.

During both treks in Volcanoes National Park, we use an experienced and certified tracking guide, and armed guards to accompany you for your safety.

We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

Transport

4x4 safari vehicle, walking, hiking, boat.

Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodation

Hotel/lodges (8 nts).

Group Size

Max 6, avg 5.

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