In 2019, join JGI Canada on an exclusive trip to Uganda


The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is hosting a unique, customized trip to Uganda to visit JGI conservation initiatives generously supported by our donors. Home to significant populations of wild chimpanzees, the Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda is leading efforts to ensure their safety and survival. Working with JGI’s Uganda-based scientists and researchers, and with G-Adventures, Canada’s top wildlife-friendly travel agency, we have tailored a travel experience specifically for our donors. Seeing, first-hand, our projects in the field is a powerful demonstration of the importance of our work in conservation and with communities in Uganda. This trip offers the rare opportunity to visit with local people and to experience chimpanzees and other wildlife in their natural setting. Senior staff from JGI Canada will accompany you throughout the eight-day trip. We will be joined along the way by regional JGI experts who will share their knowledge, enriching the experience with their passion and insight through presentations and informal discussions. This extraordinary expedition offers you the chance to see how donations to JGI projects benefit endangered chimpanzees and the people living in closest proximity to these fascinating animals.

The trip to Uganda has been fully sold out.

Proposed Itinerary: June 20 – 27, 2019

Day 1 – Entebbe Arrive at any time. Meet the G Adventures travel group and JGI staff in the evening to discuss the plans for the next week in Uganda. Arrival transfer included. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Entebbe & Ngamba Island Catch the one-hour boat ride on Lake Victoria from Entebbe to Ngamba Island and visit the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary. Spend the night in the beautifully tented campsite on Ngamba Island, with a guided tour of the facility, and a behind the scenes look at the sanctuary’s work. *Double occupancy is required due to limited tents on the island. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 – Ngamba Island & Budongo Forest Return to Entebbe by boat, then drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you can enjoy lunch and a one-hour guided walk to see the rhinos. In the afternoon, continue to the Budongo Eco Lodge, falling asleep to the sounds of the forest. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 – Budongo Forest & Hoima Rise early and set out with your guide to explore the forest, keeping your eyes and ears open for the resident chimpanzees. The chimp families spend the majority of their time up in the tree canopy, but if you’re lucky, you will see them as they come down to the ground to feed and groom. Make sure you come prepared with good walking shoes, as the terrain is often very uneven, and you may need to go off trail to follow the chimps. After completing the walk, drive to the town of Hoima, to visit JGI Uganda projects in the field. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 – Hoima & Fort Portal After breakfast, spend the morning with the JGI Uganda team to explore nearby community projects. In the afternoon, drive to Fort Portal, where you will stay at a beautiful farmhouse near Kibale Forest Reserve. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 – Kibale Forest Reserve Today you will have another chance to explore the evergreen rainforest and trek to spot chimpanzees. The trek will take place in either the morning or afternoon, depending on the availability of permits. For lunch, sit down to a traditional Bigodi lunch prepared with fresh, organic local ingredients. Your local hosts will describe how the ingredients used in the dishes are grown, harvested and prepared. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 – Fort Portal & Entebbe Take the scenic route from Fort Portal back to Entebbe. Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 – Departure Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Meals: Breakfast

There are no more spots available to join this trip.

$12,500 (CAD) *exclusive of international airfare
Each traveler will be responsible for booking their own travel into and out of Entebbe, Uganda, as well as obtaining the necessary visas, immunizations, and Medical & Evacuation insurance. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a pre-travel package which will guide you through all of these requirements. All meals, in-country transportation, accommodations, park fees and guides included. Experience a trip of a lifetime that will resonate long after you come back.

For more information, please contact Thalia Kornhauser,

We closely monitor the regions we visit to ensure the health and safety of travellers and staff. The well-being of everyone on our trips is our top priority, and we will reroute the trip or cancel a trip in-progress if events warrant.