4 Day Mountain Gorilla Safari & Kigali

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.

Itinerary

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).

Includes

  • 2 Gorilla Permits at $1500 per person per permit
  • 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 / hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks
  • Travel Insurance

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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.

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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4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI WITH KIGALI: 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 – 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). END OF SAFARI.

RATES INCLUDE:

2 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-Oct-19 31-Dec-20 5906 USD 4719 USD 4469 USD 4344 USD 4250 USD 356 USD
USING FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL
01-Oct-19 31-Dec-20 6188 USD 4844 USD 4594 USD 4469 USD 4375 USD 500 USD
USING VIRUNGA LODGE
01-Oct-19 14-Dec-19 6563 USD 5563 USD 5281 USD 5125 USD 5063 USD 169 USD
15-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 8000 USD 6531 USD 6281 USD 6125 USD 6063 USD 613 USD
01-Jan-20 28-Feb-20 8000 USD 6531 USD 6281 USD 6125 USD 6063 USD 613 USD
01-Mar-20 31-May-20 6563 USD 5563 USD 5281 USD 5125 USD 5063 USD 169 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Sep-20 8000 USD 6531 USD 6281 USD 6125 USD 6063 USD 613 USD
01-Oct-20 14-Dec-20 6563 USD 5563 USD 5281 USD 5125 USD 5063 USD 169 USD
15-Dec-20 31-Dec-20 8000 USD 6531 USD 6281 USD 6125 USD 6063 USD 613 USD
USING SILVERBACK LODGE
01-Jun-19 31-Oct-19 8375 USD 6813 USD 6563 USD 6406 USD 6313 USD 725 USD
01-Nov-19 15-Dec-19 7813 USD 6375 USD 6125 USD 5969 USD 5875 USD 613 USD
16-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 8375 USD 6813 USD 6563 USD 6406 USD 6313 USD 725 USD
01-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 7813 USD 6375 USD 6125 USD 5969 USD 5875 USD 613 USD
01-Apr-20 31-May-20 6563 USD 5719 USD 5469 USD 5313 USD 5219 USD 175 USD
01-Jun-20 31-Oct-20 8375 USD 6813 USD 6563 USD 6406 USD 6313 USD 725 USD
01-Nov-20 15-Dec-20 7813 USD 6375 USD 6125 USD 5969 USD 5875 USD 613 USD
16-Dec-20 31-Dec-20 8375 USD 6813 USD 6563 USD 6406 USD 6313 USD 725 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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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