'Land of a Thousand Hills'


Dian Fossey's Parc National des Volcans; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Kazinga Channel cruise; Excellent birding; Volcanoes and jungles

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and restaurants), some lunches. All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary (including 2 gorilla permits). Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

NOTE: Due to prepaid park fees and gorilla permits which are non-refundable once issued, this tour requires a higher than usual deposit amount at time of booking. Your $2000 per person deposit is 100% non-refundable non-transferrable once paid.


Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, international air taxes (if applicable), visa fees. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, visas, and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

As most of the region is fairly flat with mountains only in the extreme east, the extreme west, and close to the Rwandan border, the bulk of the area enjoys the same tropical climate, with temperatures averaging about 25 C (79 F) during the day and 15 C (60 F) at night. The hottest months are from December to February when the daytime range is 26-28 C (81 to 84 F). The rainy seasons in the south are from April to May and late October through November, the wettest month being April. Humidity is generally low outside of the wet seasons.

Transport and Travel Conditions

We travel by touring mini-bus, with seating for approx six. Main roads are generally good but travel is much slower than on European or American roads. Secondary roads are of variable quality and often slow and bumpy especially around the gorilla parks.


Uganda and Rwanda have only re-emerged as tourist destinations in the last few years and their lodges and camps are not as luxurious as in some African countries. Generally accommodation is three to four star hotels and lodges. The Gorilla's Nest in Rwanda is somewhat more basic.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, drivers, local guides.

Group Size

10-16 (plus Tour Leader)