4 Day Volcanoes & Gorillas Safari

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This exciting 4 day tour visits Rwanda’s most scenic region - the Parc National des Volcans - with high quality all-inclusive accommodation at the renowned Virunga Lodge.

Surrounded by folding hills, the lodge has unsurpassed panoramic views of Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes and the shimmering volcanic lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo.

Private Departures offer flexibility or the Scheduled Departures bring great value for money.

 

Prices include meals, drinks and a complimentary massage. One Gorilla Permit per person is included as are other optional excursions. Or, a second Gorilla Permit can be added if required.

 

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Dian Fossey’s Grave and Karisoke Research Centre
  • Intore Dance Performances at the Lodge
  • Mwiko Primary School Community Support Project

 

Itinerary

Day 1

Morning pick up from Kigali Airport. Take a scenic drive through the spectacular volcanic landscape, arriving at Virunga Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon either relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery or take an optional excursion from the lodge (such as a walk to Lake Bulera or a visit to Mwiko School). Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (LD).

Day 2 

An early start heading to the Parc National des Volcans and to the base in the foothills where you will be joined by trackers, army rangers and porters who accompany the trek in search of Mountain Gorillas. Later return to Virunga Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure - take a complimentary massage. In the evening enjoy a performance by a local dance troupe. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (BLD).

Day 3 

Either enjoy an excursion from the lodge or take another trek into the volcanic landscape to see the gorillas in their natural habitat (extra Gorilla Permit payable). Afternoon walk or at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Virunga Lodge (BLD).

* Excursion choices include:

  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Hike a Volcano
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
  • Community and Nature Walks

Day 4 

Return to Kigali. Visit the Genocide Museum (time permitting) for a fascinating insight into the country's social history. Transfer to Kigali Airport (B).

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Gorilla Permits

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.

Please note:

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).

 

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4 DAY VOLCANOES & GORILLAS SAFARI: prices are Per Person (minimum 2 people)

PRICES INCLUDE:

All transport in 4x4 vehicle and an English-speaking driver/guide. 1 Gorilla Permit per person. A choice of excursion on Day 3 (including permits / fees if applicable). Accommodation on an All Inclusive basis at Virunga Lodge (unlimited alcoholic and soft drinks, laundry service and activities around the lodges). One complimentary massage per person.

Please select your currency:
DATES FROMDATES TOSCHEDULED DEPARTURESINGLE SUPP
01-Jun-1414-Oct-143797 USD419 USD
15-Oct-1415-Dec-143417 USD377 USD
16-Dec-1428-Feb-153797 USD419 USD
01-Mar-1531-May-153417 USD377 USD
01-Jun-1514-Oct-153797 USD419 USD
15-Oct-1515-Dec-153417 USD377 USD
PRIVATE DEPARTURE: BASED ON GROUP SIZE:
DATES FROMDATES TO2345SINGLE SUPP
01-Jun-1414-Oct-144521 USD4219 USD4067 USD3977 USD419 USD
15-Oct-1415-Dec-143617 USD3375 USD3254 USD3182 USD335 USD
16-Dec-1428-Feb-154521 USD4219 USD4067 USD3977 USD419 USD
01-Mar-1531-May-153617 USD3375 USD3254 USD3182 USD335 USD
01-Jun-1514-Oct-154521 USD4219 USD4067 USD3977 USD419 USD
15-Oct-1515-Dec-153617 USD3375 USD3254 USD3182 USD335 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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