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Rwanda Gorilla Safari

These short but active 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tours cram in as much gorilla tracking as possible, including x2 gorilla tracking opportunities. This gorilla tour uses possibly the best placed lodge in the region to encounter these great apes which are very often no more than 2 - 3 kms from the lodge - sometimes closer. We offer a set date departures for this safari to help you enjoy the safari with like minded people at a very reasonable cost. We can arrange this trip on dates to suit you and prices which reduce depending on the number of people in your group.

• Gorilla Tours Day 1: Virunga Lodge

Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

• Gorilla Tours Day 2: Virunga Lodge

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

• Gorilla Tours Day 3: Virunga Lodge

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permit required, subject to availability), or choose from one of many options. There is much to explore here including tracking the endangered golden monkey or trekking to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favorite gorilla, Digit. Other popular excursions include visiting the local school and community projects supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust; the Roz Carr Imbabazi orphanage and meet some of the hundreds of children helped by this uplifting project. Alternatively relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa, or take a guided walk to Lake Bulera and experience local village life. 

• Gorilla Tours Day 4: Final day

Your safari ends with your journey to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there maybe time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Mar to May & Oct - Dec $4670 pp
Oct to Dec $5030 pp

Price excluding international flights:
Mar to May & Oct - Dec $3160 pp
Oct to Dec $3520 pp
Safari Summary

Notes:

This safari can be easily combined with a longer safari in Uganda or Kenya, just ask and we will be happy to help with a suggested itinerary. 

When in Kigali we can plan for you to visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide.

One Gorilla permit included All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 20% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher. Any additional gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking. Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning.

Include: An expert guide, accommodation on twin shared basis, meals, drinks, one gorilla permit. 

Exclude: Entry visas and airport taxes, tips,Any extra nights hotel accommodation you might need in Kigali at the start or end of the safari.  

For single rooms, a supplement $550 is chargeable.

From the safari price paid by our guests $100 goes to the Volcanoes Partnership Trust, a separate non-profit organization which undertakes community and conservation activities. Set departures monthly through the year or can be arranged on dates to suit you.

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Rwanda Gorilla Safari

These short but active 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Tours cram in as much gorilla tracking as possible, including x2 gorilla tracking opportunities. This gorilla tour uses possibly the best placed lodge in the region to encounter these great apes which are very often no more than 2 - 3 kms from the lodge - sometimes closer. We offer a set date departures for this safari to help you enjoy the safari with like minded people at a very reasonable cost. We can arrange this trip on dates to suit you and prices which reduce depending on the number of people in your group.

• Gorilla Tours Day 1: Virunga Lodge

Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

• Gorilla Tours Day 2: Virunga Lodge

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

• Gorilla Tours Day 3: Virunga Lodge

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permit required, subject to availability), or choose from one of the other many options. There is much to explore here including tracking the endangered golden monkey or trekking to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favorite gorilla, Digit. Other popular excursions include visiting the local school and community projects supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust; the Roz Carr Imbabazi orphanage and meet some of the hundreds of children helped by this uplifting project. Alternatively relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa, or take a guided walk to Lake Bulera and experience local village life. 

• Gorilla Tours Day 4: Final day

Your safari ends with your journey to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there maybe time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Mar to May & Oct - Dec $4670 pp
Oct to Dec $5030 pp

Price excluding international flights:
Mar to May & Oct - Dec $3160 pp
Oct to Dec $3520 pp
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Safari Summary

Notes:

This safari can be easily combined with a longer safari in Uganda or Kenya, just ask and we will be happy to help with a suggested itinerary. 

When in Kigali we can plan for you to visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide.

One Gorilla permit included All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 20% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher. Any additional gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking. Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning.

Include: An expert guide, accommodation on twin shared basis, meals, drinks, one gorilla permit. 

Exclude: Entry visas and airport taxes, tips,Any extra nights hotel accommodation you might need in Kigali at the start or end of the safari.  

For single rooms, a supplement $550 is chargeable.

From the safari price paid by our guests $100 goes to the Volcanoes Partnership Trust, a separate non-profit organization which undertakes community and conservation activities. Set departures monthly through the year or can be arranged on dates to suit you.