Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Comfortable eco lodge with stunning views
  • Expertly-led gorilla trekking tours
  • Rainforest wildlife & cultural experiences

FROM USD 4494 pps

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Kigali & End at Kigali
Countries: Rwanda
Destinations: Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary

Day 1: To the Volcanoes

Arrive at Kigali International Airport & transfer to Volcanoes National Park by road. Check in at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

You arrive at Kigali International Airport and transfer to Virunga Volcanoes National Park. It’s a 3 hour drive to Volcanoes Virunga Lodge, perched high on a ridge with stunning views of lakes and volcanoes. You can even look forward to a complimentary massage! Stretch your legs on a walk to Lake Bulera or visit the local Mwiko School.

Day 2: In Search of Giants

Depending on weather and local conditions, today is usually the day to trek into the forest to find mountain gorillas. It’s often wet and muddy but the rewards are worth it: expert guides lead you through a hushed, green cathedral-type atmosphere to deliver you almost face to face with enormous mountain gorillas, relaxed in their natural environment. You’ll spend an hour with them, watching infants play and mothers groom each other, all overseen by the watchful silverback. If you are lucky enough to see the gorillas close to camp, you’ll be back for lunch and can choose an afternoon activity from the long list on offer.

Day 3: Explore the Forest

Optional activities – gorilla trekking (additional permits required), guided nature walks & cultural tours.

You can go gorilla trekking again today (requiring additional permits) but today is generally the day to discover the other side to the gorilla’s home. You could go on bird watching hikes through the forest or look for golden monkeys. You may like to walk to nearby lakes with their sandy beaches, or visit a local school or community project. Many guests hike to Dian Fossey’s grave. Back at camp you’ll find a friendly and relaxed ambiance with hearty 3-course suppers served every night; log fires ward off the highland chill.

Day 4: The Journey Ends

Return to Kigali for your onward connection.

After breakfast you will be transferred by road back to Kigali for the end of your tour and onward connection.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2019

Season
Timing
Price
01.01.19 - 28.02.19
USD 5938
01.03.19 - 31.05.19
USD 4494
01.06.19 - 30.09.19
USD 5939
01.10.19 - 14.12.19
USD 4494

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, Gorilla Trekking Permit, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes.

Excludes:

Flights to & from Kigali (Rwanda),  Additional Permits, Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

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Penni (AU)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

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