Safari Overview
Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda and Wildlife Tour in Africa

This tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park where you will be able to track the gorillas. These are also unique species which are mostly like human beings. These are mostly found in three countries in Africa, and these include Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

You will also have a city tour in Kigali to visit many attractions, including the genocide memorial sites, cultural sites, etc.

gorilla trackingTour Prices – per Person
$4500 (1 Person)
$4350 (2 People)
$4285 (3 People)
$4145 (4 People +)
including 1 gorilla permit per person

Tour highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcanos
  • Day 3: in Parc National des Volcanos
  • Day 4: Kigali City tour and return home

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kinigi Guest House
The safari will start as you arrive at Kigali Airport, where you will meet your gorilla safari guide and he will drive you to the park after a short briefing of your safari.

You will enjoy the scenic journey from the airport to Kinigi in Volcanoes National Park, as well as the city of Kigali which is the cleanliest city in Africa. You will arrive at the park and check in at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Lapalme lodge/Virunga Lodge/Kinigi Guest House

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcanos
On this long-awaited day, your Mountain Gorilla trekking will start with breakfast. Your Gorilla Tour guide will transfer you for briefing at the park headquarters before you start your gorilla tracking safari. The gorilla safari briefing will involve the DOES and DON’TS while on the gorilla safari.

You will then go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience.

The time spent tracking gorillas will depend on the movement of these rare primates, but sometimes you can be lucky and get to the gorillas in a short period of time, spend some time with them, and then back at the base in time for a late lunch! However, some gorilla families are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy seasons. The accommodation options include Dinner and overnight at Lapalme lodge/Virunga Lodge/Kinigi Guest House.

Day 3: in Parc National des Volcanos
After the tracking the gorillas, this time you will have a lot of things to opt for. You can visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, and visit Ros Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu. You can also opt for climbing the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave.

Alternatively, you can visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. All this will make you enjoy your safari in Rwanda. Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) include dinner and overnight at Lapalme lodge/Virunga Lodge/Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4: Kigali City Tour and Return Home
Following breakfast, you will go for a City tour as you leave, which will include visits to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan Cultural Centre and the genocide memorial. Have lunch enroute and then transfer to the airport.

Tour inclusions

  • Photography and touring
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Full board accommodation
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kigali hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari)
  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/drinks
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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