Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Overview

This 4-day safari travels to Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda to track the Mountain Gorillas, made famous by Dian Fossey. This short trip is designed for those with limited time who want to see, not only gorillas, but also the environment where Dian Fossey lived and worked for nearly 20 years. This safari offers omfortable 4 star accommodation.

Itinerary

DAY 1: KIGALI
On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and transferred to HOTEL DES MILLE COLLINES overnight.

DAY 2: KIGALI
This morning you will be met and taken on a Kigali city tour including a visit to the Genocide Museum, one of the most moving experiences. Late in the morning, you will continue to the place that Dian Fossey called home for many years – the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park. Two nights at MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS
Today you will have the opportunity to see the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. After a briefing with National Parks’ personnel, you will be taken to the start of your gorilla trekking hike. Once you reach the gorilla family, you will be privileged to spend an hour watching them as they interact with each other, possibly eating, grooming or playing. This is one of the most exciting and breathtaking experiences you can have. Whilst it may take half a day to find the gorillas, it is well worth the effort. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: RETURN TO KIGALI
This morning you will have the opportunity for a second Gorilla Trek or Golden Monkey Trek (2nd permit required). In the afternoon you will leave for Kigali. Your safari finishes with your transfer to the airport. (B)

Includes

• 3 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
• All transfers and park fees
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Return airport transfers
• Kigali city tour and Genocide Museum visit
• Transport to/from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

 

Excludes Gorilla Trekking Permit US$1,500 per person per trek & US$100 Golden Monkey Permit.
NOTE: Based on a minimum of 2 passengers travelling together.

Subject to change without notice.

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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge has panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcano mountains and is located just 1 km away from the Volcano National Park, making it an ideal location for gorilla trekking. The lodge has an eco-tourist approach where conservation is a priority, and the local community is empowered. The cottages are designed in contemporary African style with local furniture and fittings and original artworks framed in recycled timber.

Hotel des Mille Collines

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