Gorillas in the Mist

A four-night itinerary offering one of the rarest and most sought-after safari opportunities: a chance to visit the habituated mountain gorillas of northwestern Rwanda.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3140 - $3880
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
Not specified
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Birding safaris Birding
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Arrive in Kigali, and after a tour of the Genocide Museum, your guide will drive you to the beautiful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge near the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. Spend your first day trekking among the gorillas of Volcanoes National Park with an expert guide and tracker. Very few travelers are lucky enough to be able to visit gorillas in their natural habitat, and the photographic opportunities available on this journey will astound you.

The next day, you can choose from participating in a second trek to visit another group of gorillas, a trek to Karisoke to visit the graves of Dian Fossey and Digit, or a golden monkey trek. The golden monkey trek is a relatively new opportunity that has only been available since 2003 and is a fascinating experience. After your day’s activities, you will head back to Kigali and overnight at the Kigali Serena before your departing flight. Consider adding this itinerary to a custom safari in Tanzania and Kenya, or combine it with our Pearl of Africa itinerary in Uganda to continue learning about gorillas and the other amazing primate species that inhabit this region of Africa.

Please note: Children under age 15 are not permitted to go on the gorilla trek.

Day 1: Arrive Volcanoes National Park / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (L,D)

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3: Kigali / Kigali Serena Hotel (B)

Day 4: Kigali / Departure (B)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
  • Kigali Serena Hotel

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Ker & Downey

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Luxury safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 1-800-423-4236
Since: Jan 1990

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorilla

Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Farm visits
Farm visits
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