Gorillas & Rhinos In Depth

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Departs from
Camping (with facilities), Hostel, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Overland vehicle
Important Notes
1. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1000, USD1000, EUR800, NZD1250, GBP650, CAD1000, ZAR8000, CHF900 ) 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. 2. 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.


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

Tour description provided by Intrepid

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.


Day 1 Nairobi
Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.
Day 2 Nakuru National Park
Head to Nakuru and camp overnight on a dairy farm.
Day 3 Kericho
Take a morning game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park before taking an optional tea plantation visit at Kericho.
Days 4-5 Jinja
Located at the source of the Nile, Jinja offers some of the world's best whitewater rafting and plenty of other exhilarating activities for adventurers and adrenaline junkies.
Day 6 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda - its goal is to build a sustainable population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat.
Day 7 Kaniyo Pabidi Forest
Part of the Budongo Forest Reserve, Kaniyo Pabidi is an ecotourism site located close to the home range of a fascinating group of chimpanzees.
Days 8-9 Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda's largest national park, Murchison Falls is named for the dramatic waterfalls where the Nile plunges 43 metres from a narrow gap in the escarpment.
Day 10 Kampala
Once the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Kampala is a fascinating place to explore on foot, particularly its many markets and craft shops.
Day 11 Mbarara
Cross the equator en route to Mbarara, an attractive university town home to some great local eateries.
Day 12 Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi - meaning 'place of many little birds' - has an amazing variety of waterbirds and some of the most picturesque scenery in Uganda.
Days 13-14 Ruhengeri/Gorilla trek
The small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, one of the last remaining sanctuaries for the mountain gorilla.
Day 15 Kabale
Cross back into Uganda via Cyanika.
Day 16 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Beautifully set between two lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park plays host to a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, Ugandan kobs and waterbucks.
Day 17 Mbarara
The university town of Mbarara is known for the local long-horned Ankole cattle and small-scale dairy farming.
Day 18 Jinja
Get comfy for a long travel day as we head for Jinja.
Day 19 Eldoret
One of Kenya's fastest growing towns, Eldoret is famous for its cheeses - the local factory produces more than 30 different types.
Days 20-21 Nairobi
Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.