Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari

With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, a safari to Uganda is unique from anywhere else. Join us as we get up close with some of the most magnificent primates in the world. This experience packed safari tour includes a gorilla trek, a chimpanzee trek and rhino trekking. Uganda is a nature and wildlife lovers dream including majestic mountains, rolling hills of the tea plantations, the source of the longest river in the world and of course the big five.  Then we continue the adventure in the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda. Step in the footprints of Dian Fossey and learn more about the majestic primates of this area.  If you want to see everything Africa has to offer in one trip than this is the trip for you.

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  • 15 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport assistance and transfers
  • All meals
  • Private Land Cruiser transportation throughout
  • Gorilla Trekking permit
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Games drives
  • Kazinga Channel Cruise
  • Gorilla Guardians Community Project
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls Boat cruise
  • Ziwa Rhino Trekking
  • Murchison Falls Visit and game drive
  • Trekking to Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Bottled water throughout tour
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Women’s Travel Club tour host


**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.



Double Occupancy – $10,999 USD per person (sharing a room)
Single Occupancy – $11,999 USD per person (your own room) 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. USD = United States of America dollars.

Payment of $1500 due at time of booking.
A second payment of $2500 due on January 15, 2024.
Final payment due – March 1, 2024

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Hold a Spot for 10 Days!

Do you have a few details that you want to iron out before you book?  You can hold a spot on this tour for up to 10 days.  We will hold a spot for you and then when you are ready a $1500 deposit will confirm your tour.  If you have any questions please contact us at 1-844-749-0725.

Booking Deadline

Book by December 1, 2023.  Space is limited and tour may fill prior to this date.

Activity Level

Moderate – High Activity
Most of the tour is at a fairly relaxed pace, however, special note needs to be taken on the treks.

Rhino Trekking – Be prepared to walk at least two hours through uneven terrain. Most of the walking is on flat land and at a relaxed pace. We may have to go off paths and walk through shrub and low bush.

Chimp Trekking – Chimp Trekking will average about 3 hours. It is through the forest and expect to go off the paths and encounter rough and uneven terrain. The area is fairly flat. You will walk at a moderate to quick pace.

Gorilla Trekking – Expect a difficult trek. Your trek can take from 4 to 6 hours (or more in extreme circumstances). You will be on uneven terrain and often off of paths. The trek will be uphill and downhill as the gorillas live in the mountains. Porters are available for assistance and are very much recommended.

Golden Monkey Trekking – This trek will also average about 3 hours. The Golden Monkeys live in the bamboo at the base of the volcano so not a lot of elevation but be prepare to go off the trail and have uneven terrain.

Important note: Human diseases can be passed to primates. In extreme circumstances, if you are sick you may not be able to participate in the Chimp Trekking, Gorilla Trekking or Golden Monkey Trekking.

Group Size

Minimum – 10 members
Maximum – 18 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages not at all inclusive resort
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities including second Gorilla Trek
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Optional second gorilla trek

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is Kirsten Ness.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.


Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Entebbe, Uganda  – Entebbe International Airport – EBB – at any time on or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Kigali, Rwanda – Kigali International Airport – KGL – at any time on the last day of the tour.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Protea Hotel Entebbe

This luxurious 4 star resort hotel is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria and a convenient 1km from the Entebbe airport. Protea Hotel Entebbe offers a wide variety of services & amenities including a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu 7 days of the week. Specialties include Tilapia and Nile Perch, while guests can also relax on the terrace and bar. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. With elegant furnishings and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambiance and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.
Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of Murchison Falls National Park is ideal for fishing, and will revive this newly refurbished lodge to become one of the best fishing destinations in Africa.

Amuka Safari Lodge

Experience Africa as it was meant to be seen from Amuka Lodge, nestled in a pristine woodlands forest, in the heart of the world-renowned Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Amuka Lodge brings you breathtaking encounters with Uganda’s only wild rhinoceros as well a wide array of birds and wildlife.

The comfortable accommodations afford all the luxury not expected in the African wilderness, with unfenced chalets that make the most of the bush environment. Amuka has an escapist feel of seclusion and when you are here, it is like nothing else exists in the world.

Turaco Treetops

Turaco Treetops is Kibale Forest’ newest semi-luxe lodge. We believe in creating an uncomplicated, and warm-hearted atmosphere and offer our guests a unique experience in the forest with stunning views over the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains. Turaco Treetops is the place to go on a chimpanzee trekking, share tasty meals, laugh, read a book near our fire place, learn about nature, play a game, or take dip in our refreshing pool. And not to forget: enjoy that well-deserved hot shower and comfortable beds that help you get ready for a new day of exploration in the Kibale Forest region.

Buffalo Safari Lodge

Buffalo Lodge is a newly refurbished lodge, transformed from a 4 room budget facility to an exceptional 18-room luxury property. The Lodge is located at Katunguru Bridge in Queen Elizabeth Park, and sits in 25 acres of wilderness overlooking the famous Kazinga Channel.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wild. This exclusive camp blends the magic of a wilderness tented camp with superb service in this unspoilt and remote region of the National Park. The Ishasha savannahs are famous for its population of tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees. Being within the park the wildlife is free to also pass through the camp and elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing and resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famously known for its endangered inhabitants, the mountain gorillas. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, located in the park’s southern section of Bwindi, provides superb accommodation and a base for gorilla trekking in Uganda. The multi-award-winning eco-lodge offers mid-range to luxury forest escapes offers multiple options for travelers, including private garden cottages, family villas, and luxury suites nestled on a forested ridge with bewildering views of the rural landscape.

Virunga Lodge

The magnificent Virunga Lodge in Rwanda is one of Africa’s most loved lodges. Perched high on a ridge with dramatic views overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes, Musanze valley, Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo.

The iconic property has defined Rwandese Afro-chic since the lodge was built by Praveen Moman in 2004. The timeless, hand-made style makes it the first accommodation choice for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla.

Exceptional hospitality, locally-inspired food and a private butler are hallmarks of the guest experience.

Each of the ten elegant bandas has a private terrace overlooking the dramatic landscape.

Radisson Blu Kigali

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city center and Kigali International Airport (KGL). Our contemporary hotel is situated in an office park with Kigali Convention Center, which has room for up to 5,000 delegates. It’s just 2 km from several government embassies, the British High Commission, the Parliament and the Supreme Court.

After a day exploring Kigali you can maintain your workout regimen in our fitness center and relax in the outdoor swimming pool.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Canadian and US citizens require a visa to enter Uganda. The visa can be obtained online. Visit this link for more information and to apply for your visa - Uganda Online Visa Application

Average temperatures hover around 27°C/81°F in the afternoon and 16°C/61°F in the morning. It will be colder at altitudes above 1,300m/4,265ft, including the gorilla parks. June is the start of the dry season but it still might rain.

Yes, Uganda does require a Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers. We also recommend that all travelers be up to date on their regular vaccinations along with Typhoid and Cholera. You should also take anti-malarial medication during this trip. Please contact a travel doctor or clinic for specific recommendations.

Gorilla trekking involves hiking through difficult terrain, thick vegetation, water bodies, hills and valleys. The activity can be very challenging and strenuous. You will be able to request a closer gorilla family to visit, which could make your trek easier. However, keep in mind that the family may move, increasing the distance of your trek. You will be able to hire porters to help you (which is highly recommended). Also, for anyone with mobility issues you can hire porters to carry you in a specially made chair.

May 16 - May 31 2024

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Safari,

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