Day 1

You are met on arrival at Kigali National Airport by the safari guide and go for a city tour of the capital of Kigali, which includes a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre as well as the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre.

Then drive about two hours to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes. The journey to the northwest goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that show much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga volcanoes; sometimes five peaks can be seen. Overnight and dinner at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Your schedule permitting the Kigali city tour can be done on day 4 instead if you prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing

 

· One person $2899

· Two people sharing one room = $2199 per person

· Please contact me with dates, number of people and rooms.

· Note this itinerary can be customized and extra days can be added.

· 40% deposit due at booking, remainder due four weeks before start of trip.  Payments non-refundable.

 

Included:

· Ground transfer between airport and lodge/hotel.

· Three nights lodge/hotel and meals.

· One gorilla permit per person.

· Full time safari guide.

Not included:

· Items of a personal nature such as beverages or laundry.

· Travel or health insurance.  Discretionary gratuities.

Getting to Kigali, Rwanda:

· There are flights to Kigali from Brussels, Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

· There are daily buses to Kigali from Kampala (Uganda).

 

Notes:

· All activities are weather permitting and cannot be guaranteed.

· The chances of spotting gorillas are about 98% but are not guaranteed.

· We are unable to accept liability for any circumstance that might lead to gorilla viewing being cancelled, whether it is closure of the National Park or borders; absence of the gorillas; security changes.

· Dress in layers and carry wet weather gear.

· Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

· The pictures on this page were not taken by me, I am looking forward to personally doing this tour in the near future.

 

This trip can also be combined with other African tours, please enquire.

Day 2

Early morning, go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Tracking the mountain gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky you can get to see the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and get back at the lodge in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families however are more mysterious, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Time and energy permitting go on a community walk after your trek.  Overnight and dinner at the lodge.

Day 3

Wake up and have breakfast, then go on a trek to the former Karisoke Research Camp, where you can view Dian Fossey’s tomb and the adjacent gorilla cemetery (the book and movie “Gorillas in the Mist” was based on her work with these same mountain gorillas).

Or if you prefer you can instead track the endangered golden money and go on a nature walk.  If possible this should be decided at time of booking, and an additional fee for a golden monkey viewing permit is needed.  You could also choose a second day of gorilla viewing, if a permit is available (permit is an additional $500).

 

At the end of the day transfer back to Kigali where you will spend the night at the Hotel des Mille Collines, which the movie “Hotel Rwanda” was based on.

You could also choose to instead stay at the park lodge for a third night and transfer back to Kigali the morning of day 4.

The mountain gorilla is a critically endangered species found only in this area of the world.  Visit with one of only two populations in the world– only 56 permits a day are issued.  You will also have the chance to hike to renowned researcher Dian Fossey’s grave site or trek to look for the rare golden monkey, all within beautiful Parc National des Volcans.

 

You will also learn about Rwanda’s troubled past with a visit to the capital of Kigali’s Genocide Memorial and a stay at “Hotel Rwanda”.

Detailed Itinerary– Available for departure any day

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