Gorilla Safari

4 Day Safari

Price from R24,150 pp

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OVERVIEW

This short three-night stay in northern Rwanda offers the opportunity to engage with the endangered mountain gorillas in the forests on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes.

Highlights of your holiday:

  • Spotting a silverback in the Virunga Volcanoes region.
  • Watching young gorillas play.
  • Visit a local cultural village Ibyi Iwacu

DAY 1 - ARRIVE KIGALI, RWANDA

Upon arrival in Kigali, welcomed by repesentative and enjoy lunch at Mille Collines. Check in to your hotel in Kigali's most charming boulevard. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Kigali Serena.

DAY 2 - KIGALI - RUHENGERI

Today enjoy breakfast and check out from the hotel. Drive to Nyamata to visit to Nyamata Church Genocide Memorial.
When the genocide began on April 7th, 1994, many ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus took refuge in churches, believing militias would not enter these areas which were perceived as sanctuaries. At the Nyamata Catholic Church, located in the Bugesera district, 35 km south of the capital of Kigali, 10,000 people were killed in and around the grounds. Other large scale massacres occurred in Catholic Churches throughout the country as priests, nuns, and church officials systematically fled Rwanda after the genocide began.
A scenic road transfer to the North of the country (2hrs 30 minutes drive)in Musanze where you will view gentle hills and beautiful volcanoes that magically explain the beauty of Rwanda as a country. Upon arrival, you will check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge freshen up and have lunch. At leisure for rest of the afternoon

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

DAYS 3 - GORILLA TREKKING

Early in the morning after an early breakfast at 6:30am, you will head to RDB office for Gorilla trekking briefing at 7:00am, before starting the gorilla trekking at 8:00 am. Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range - home of the rare mountain gorilla - and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. You may spot a wide variety of bird life but the highlight will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size and appearance as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young ones. After trekking you will head back to the lodge for lunch. Later you will visit Ibyi Iwacu Cultural village for a Rwandan cultural experience.

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

DAY 4 - RETURN TO KIGALI

Today, after breakfast you will check out and enjoy a scenic road transfer back to Kigali. On arrival enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants, then start your city tour around Kigali

After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight.

OUR HOLIDAYS ARE TAILOR-MADE PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICING OPTIONS.

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, category of lodges/hotels chosen and any additional services added to the basic holiday.

Our Gorilla Safari is a tailor made journey for 4 days. As a guide line this featured itinerary is priced from R24,150 per person.

Includes: 1 night Kigali, 2 nights Ruhengeri with all meals, Park fees, transfers, touring and sightseeing excursions.

Value for money

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Gorilla Safari - 4 Days
This short three-night stay in northern Rwanda offers the opportunity to engage with the endangered mountain gorillas in the forests on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes.