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.
Transfers from Kigali to Virunga are by private vehicle (not shared with other guests) - and the tour can depart on any day.
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.
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).
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).
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:
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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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).
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4 DAY VOLCANOES & GORILLAS SAFARI: prices are Per Person (minimum 2 people)
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 FROM||DATES TO||PER PERSON (SHARING)||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE)|
|01-Nov-15||15-Dec-15||3615 USD||335 USD|
|16-Dec-15||29-Feb-16||4995 USD||495 USD|
|01-Mar-16||31-May-16||4660 USD||495 USD|
|01-Jun-16||14-Oct-16||4995 USD||495 USD|
|15-Oct-16||15-Dec-16||4660 USD||495 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:
USATel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow)