3 Day Mountain Gorilla Safari

An exhilarating 2 night / 3 day scenic tour in the Parc National des Volcans including a gorilla trek and time to enjoy other excursions within this stunning volcanic landscape. One Gorilla Permit per person is included.

Itinerary

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. Afternoon at leisure – optional excursions available from lodge (payable locally). Dinner and overnight at lodge (BLD).

Day 3 Optional excursions from lodge (payable locally). Scenic transfer back to Kigali and drop-off at Kigali Airport (B).

Includes

  • 1 Gorilla Permit at $1500 per person
  • All transfers and airport assistance
  • All accommodation and meals as stated
  • Mineral Water
  • All transportation in 4×4 vehicles
  • English speaking park guide
  • English speaking driver/guide

Excludes

  • Optional excursions from lodge
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Travel Insurance

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Gorilla Permits

In order to minimise human contact with the gorilla groups the Rwandan authorities issue Gorilla Permits – ensuring that a limited number of visitors can observe 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.

Once purchased, gorilla permits are non-refundable.

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:

  • t-shirt
  • long-sleeved top
  • warm fleece / jumper
  • thick trousers
  • thick wool socks (and gaiters preferably)
  • strong lightweight, water-proof walking boots
  • hat with brim
  • garden gloves to aid scrambling up banks

And carry a small rucksack with:

  • water
  • pack lunch and snacks
  • binoculars
  • camera / video camera with spare battery, memory cards or film
  • light-weight rain mac / poncho

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.

Prices

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3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI:PRICES IN US$ 

ITINERARY:

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 – Optional excursions from lodge (payable locally). Scenic transfer back to Kigali and drop-off at Kigali Airport (B). END OF SAFARI.

RATES INCLUDE:

1 Gorilla permits @ US$1500 per person per permit, full board accommodations, transfers in 4×4 safari vehicle with guaranteed window seats, English/French speaking driver-guide, mineral water in the safari vehicle and during the tracking, community fees at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included at both Sabyinyo Silverback and Virunga Lodge. One 30-minute massage at Virunga Lodge per person per stay.

RATES EXCLUDE:

International flights, visa fees, porter/guide tips, beverages, items of a personal nature also prices exclude festive season supplement between 23rd Dec to 02nd Jan EVERY year which needs to be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

Please select your currency:
USING MOUNTAIN GORILLA VIEW LODGE
DATES FROM DATES TO 01 Pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax Single Supplement
01-Aug-21 31-Dec-21 3531 USD 2750 USD 2625 USD 2500 USD 2469 USD 194 USD
01-Jan-22 31-Dec-22 3563 USD 2781 USD 2656 USD 2531 USD 2500 USD 206 USD
01-Aug-21 31-Dec-21 3531 USD 2750 USD 2625 USD 2500 USD 2469 USD 194 USD
01-Jan-22 31-Dec-22 3563 USD 2781 USD 2656 USD 2531 USD 2500 USD 206 USD
USING FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
DATES FROM DATES TO 01 Pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax Single Supplement
01-Aug-21 31-Dec-22 4063 USD 3000 USD 2844 USD 2750 USD 2688 USD 450 USD
USING VIRUNGA LODGE
01-Aug-21 30-Sep-21 5875 USD 4781 USD 4625 USD 4500 USD 4438 USD 500 USD
01-Oct-21 14-Dec-21 4313 USD 3688 USD 3531 USD 3406 USD 3344 USD NIL
15-Dec-21 31-Dec-21 5875 USD 4781.25 USD 4625 USD 4500 USD 4438 USD 500 USD
01-Jan-22 28-Feb-22 6188 USD 5031 USD 4844 USD 4750 USD 4781 USD 569 USD
01-Mar-22 31-May-22 4469 USD 3844 USD 3656 USD 3563 USD 3469 USD NIL
01-Jun-22 30-Sep-22 6188 USD 5031 USD 4844 USD 4750 USD 4781 USD 569 USD
01-Oct-22 14-Dec-22 4469 USD 3844 USD 3656 USD 3563 USD 3469 USD NIL
15-Dec-22 31-Dec-22 6188 USD 5031 USD 4844 USD 4750 USD 4781 USD 569 USD
USING SILVERBACK LODGE
01-Aug-21 31-Oct-21 6281 USD 5063 USD 4875 USD 4781 USD 4688 USD 625 USD
01-Nov-21 15-Dec-21 5688 USD 4563 USD 4406 USD 4281 USD 4219 USD 500 USD
16-Dec-21 31-Dec-21 6281 USD 53813 USD 4875 USD 4781 USD 4688 USD 625 USD
01-Jan-22 31-Mar-22 5844 USD 4719 USD 4531 USD 4438 USD 4375 USD 525 USD
01-Apr-22 31-May-22 4563 USD 3969 USD 3781 USD 3688 USD 3594 USD NIL
01-Jun-22 31-Oct-22 6656 USD 5344 USD 5188 USD 5063 USD 5000 USD 688 USD
01-Nov-22 15-Dec-22 5844 USD 4719 USD 4531 USD 4438 USD 4375 USD 525 USD
16-Dec-22 31-Dec-22 6656 USD 5344 USD 5188 USD 5063 USD 5000 USD 688 USD

ONE PAX RATE:The price for 1 person travelling alone provided above includes single supplement.

CHILD POLICY:Please note that children below 15 years are not allowed to go for Gorilla trekking. Rates provided above are for 15 year olds and above.

GORILLA PERMITS: This are booked in advance and have to be paid for in full if available to secure the trek. In cases of cancelation of the Gorilla safari this are non refundable once paid for.

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