A fabulous 4 day (3 night) tour through Rwanda’s most scenic region with gorilla treks within the Parc National des Volcans and time to see the vibrant Capital of Kigali. Two Gorilla Permits per person are included.
4 Day Mountain Gorilla Safari & Kigali
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. Afternoon at leisure - optional excursions available from lodge (payable locally). Dinner and overnight at lodge (BLD).
Day 3 - Mountain Gorillas & Kigali – Another opportunity to venture deep into the volcanic landscape to see the gorillas in their natural habitat. After lunch at the lodge take a scenic transfer back to Kigali. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel (BLD).
Day 4 Breakfast at hotel. Optional excursions are available (payable locally). Transfer from Serena hotel to Kigali Airport (B).
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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||4470 USD||3375 USD||3160 USD||3030 USD||375 USD||345 USD|
|1-Jan-13||28-Feb-13||5500 USD||4315 USD||4095 USD||3070 USD||345 USD||415 USD|
|1-Mar-13||31-May-13||5315 USD||4190 USD||3970 USD||3815 USD||375 USD||390 USD|
|1-Apr-13||14-Oct-13||5500 USD||4315 USD||4095 USD||3070 USD||345 USD||415 USD|
|15-Oct-13||15-Dec-13||5315 USD||4190 USD||3970 USD||3815 USD||375 USD||390 USD|
|16-Dec-13||31-Dec-13||5500 USD||4315 USD||4095 USD||3070 USD||345 USD||415 USD|
|Sibyinyo Silverback Lodge|
|1-Jan-13||31-Mar-13||5670 USD||4470 USD||4220 USD||4095 USD||375 USD||470 USD|
|1-Apr-13||31-May-13||4780 USD||4000 USD||3780 USD||3660 USD||375 USD||165 USD|
|1-Jun-13||31-Oct-13||5915 USD||4660 USD||4410 USD||4280 USD||375 USD||525 USD|
|1-Nov-13||15-Dec-13||$5670||4470 USD||4220 USD||4095 USD||375 USD||470 USD|
|16-Dec-13||31-Dec-13||$5915||4660 USD||4410 USD||4280 USD||375 USD||525 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