A wonderful 3 day (2 night) tour of Rwanda’s highlights first seeing the beautiful Parc National des Volcans and its Virunga Volcanoes and continuing to the sandy shores of Lake Kivu. One Gorilla Permit per person is included.
3 Day Mountain Gorilla Safari
Day 1 Morning pick up from Kigali Airport. Visit the Genocide Memorial Center (optional). Lunch in town. Follow the road as it climbs to the base of the majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the five peaks. Dinner and overnight at your choice of lodge (LD).
Day 2 - Mountain Gorillas - As the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyniyo, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans in search of Mountain Gorillas. After lunch at the lodge continue toward Gisenyi, a small town located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (BLD).
Day 3 Relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa's highest lake. The terrace of the hotel has fantastic views over Lake Kivu and its ragged shore. Optional excursions / activities are available (payable locally). Drive back to Kigali. Time permitting, lunch at Hotel des 1000 Collines otherwise picnic lunch en route. Transfer to Kigali Airport (BL).
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In order to protect the gorillas the Rwandan government issues Gorilla Permits – ensuring that a limited number of tourists can track them each day. These permits are in high demand, so do book early to secure your chosen date/s.
Tracking gorillas in Rwanda can be testing and requires a moderate to good level of fitness (though it is deemed easier than from Uganda where the trails are steeper and less accessible).
Treks are often 2 to 3 hours each way (but can be more) and involve hiking through dense forest and traversing steep ravines and mountainsides, often in damp conditions.
However, all this adventure is worthwhile for a glimpse of one of nature’s finest spectacles.
There is a minimum age of 15 years on gorilla treks.
What to wear and take on your gorilla trek:
With changeable weather conditions and dense forest vegetation it is advisable to take layers of protective clothing. We recommend wearing the following:
And carry a small rucksack with:
Walking sticks are available at the Park headquarters and porters can be hired for approx US$10.
A sealed plastic bag around camera / lenses will help keep them dry on the trek.
Pockets are useful for valuables and spare camera batteries / lenses etc as all other equipment must be left with porters approx 200 metres away from the gorilla groups.
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|Mountain Gorilla View Lodge|
|1-Jan-13||31-Dec-13||2750 USD||2000 USD||1875 USD||1780 USD||375 USD||180 USD|
|1-Jan-13||28-Feb-13||3780 USD||2970 USD||2815 USD||2720 USD||375 USD||290 USD|
|1-Mar-13||31-May-13||3595 USD||2815 USD||2625 USD||2530 USD||375 USD||245 USD|
|1-Apr-13||14-Oct-13||3780 USD||2970 USD||2815 USD||2720 USD||375 USD||290 USD|
|15-Oct-13||15-Dec-13||3595 USD||2815 USD||2625 USD||2530 USD||375 USD||245 USD|
|16-Dec-13||31-Dec-13||3780 USD||2970 USD||2815 USD||2720 USD||375 USD||290 USD|
|Sibyinyo Silverback Lodge|
|1-Jan-13||31-Mar-13||4000 USD||3125 USD||2940 USD||2845 USD||375 USD||320 USD|
|1-Apr-13||31-May-13||3220 USD||2660 USD||2500 USD||2410 USD||375 USD||n/a|
|1-Jun-13||31-Oct-13||4220 USD||3315 USD||3160 USD||3030 USD||375 USD||370 USD|
|1-Nov-13||15-Dec-13||4000 USD||3125 USD||2940 USD||2845 USD||375 USD||320 USD|
|16-Dec-13||31-Dec-13||4220 USD||3315 USD||3160 USD||3030 USD||375 USD||370 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:
KenyaTel: +254-774-136523 UKTel: 0870-471-7122 USATel: 1-877-710-3014