An incredible 5-day experience in one of Africa's newest destinations! For something completely different - Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is an exclusive experience. Fly into Kigali and meet your guide and transfer. Drive to Park National des Volcans for a 3 night stay at Virunga Safari Lodge. Enjoy a day of amazing sights and emotions with Gorilla tracking and take in the scenery. Transfer to Kigali and spend a night at the Serena Hotel, allowing for a guided tour of the city and genocide memorial.
- Gorilla tracking in the Parc National des Volcans
- Intimate magical encounters with these large primates
- Golden Monkey tracking
- Amazing scenery and hiking up volcanoes
- Get an insight into local history on a genocide memorial tour in Kigali
Fly into Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. On arrival your Volcanoes Safari Guide will be waiting at the airport. Enjoy something cool to drink and some lunch while your guide takes you through a thorough trip briefing. After lunch you depart north for the Park National des Volcans.Enjoy the beautiful rural views from the passenger seat while gradually climbing to the base of the awesome Virunga Volcanoes.
Arriving at Virunga Safari Lodge you are met with the most amazing panoramic views across to the Virunga Volcanoes and Lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The lodge is set high on a hillside and you feel like you have been transported to another land! 8 bandas provide accommodation for only 16 guests, the lodge has been built to eco-friendly standards.
Permits are limited daily and should you wish to encounter the Gorillas twice, then a supplement will need to be paid. Tracking these endangered primates is a thrilling experience! Sometimes they are only an hour from the park gates and sometimes they are a few hours away. Hiking through the thick vegetation, experiencing the sounds of the forest first hand and finally coming across the troop, is something that will be with you for the rest of your life.
There are a number of other activities you can also enjoy at the lodge. Tracking Golden Monkeys, climbing volcanoes and visiting the famous Dian Fossey's grave, will keep you active or you can relax on your terrace and enjoy the stunning landscape and views!
After a leisurely breakfast you will transfer to Kigali.
An overnight stay at the Kigali Serena Hotel allows you to enjoy a city tour and genocide memorial tour without having to rush. This really gives you the opportunity to learn about the country and its turbulent history.
The 5 star Kigali Serena Hotel is ideally located in one of Kigali's most charming boulevards in the centre of town and only 10km's from the airport. Enjoy an overnight stay in a standard room and relax by the swimming pool or do some last minute shopping.