4 Day Gorilla Trekking - Rwanda

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1500
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1 Arrival Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative for meet and greet. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight at Hotel des Milles Collines B

 

*Upgrade to Kigali Serena Hotel for US$ 115 per person
Kigali Serena Hotel is ideally located on one of Kigaliʹs most charming boulevards, the five‐star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centres on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all‐day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.

 

Day 2 Kigali - Parc des Volcans

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour including visit to the the Genocide Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

 The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. The Centre is built on a site where 250,000 people are buried. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place where people can grieve those that they have lost. One of the principle reasons for the Centres existence is to provide an educational facility. Rwandans believe that it is extremely important for the younger generations of Rwandans who will not have lived through the genocide but whose lives will still be affected by it, to be able to have access to a place where they can learn about the reasons and affects of the genocide. The Centre includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994. There is also a children’s memorial, and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and form a powerful educational tool for the next generation.

In the afternoon we drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little more than 2 hours. From Ruhengeri we have a 20 minute drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabyinyo Mountain, with excellent views of all of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Day 1 Arrival Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative for meet and greet. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight at Hotel des Milles Collines B

 

*Upgrade to Kigali Serena Hotel for US$ 115 per person
Kigali Serena Hotel is ideally located on one of Kigaliʹs most charming boulevards, the five‐star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centres on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all‐day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.

 

Day 2 Kigali - Parc des Volcans

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour including visit to the the Genocide Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

 The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. The Centre is built on a site where 250,000 people are buried. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place where people can grieve those that they have lost. One of the principle reasons for the Centres existence is to provide an educational facility. Rwandans believe that it is extremely important for the younger generations of Rwandans who will not have lived through the genocide but whose lives will still be affected by it, to be able to have access to a place where they can learn about the reasons and affects of the genocide. The Centre includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the genocide in 1994. There is also a children’s memorial, and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The Education Centre, Memorial Gardens and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide all contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and form a powerful educational tool for the next generation.

In the afternoon we drive to Kinigi via Ruhengeri. The road to Ruhengeri is sealed offering stunning scenery of the hills and valleys of this green and lush country, taking a little more than 2 hours. From Ruhengeri we have a 20 minute drive to Kinigi at the base of Sabyinyo Mountain, with excellent views of all of the Virunga Volcanoes.
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (BLD)
Located 15km from Musanze (Ruhengeri) and 100km from Kigali with spectacular views of the volcanoes that make up the Virungas Range is Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Experience the quiet and tranquility of nature where you are only 2-3km from the world famous and endangered Mountain Gorillas. MGVL has thirty-two chalets furnished with your comfort in mind. After a day visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, the warmth of your personal fireplace awaits you.

 

* Upgrade to Jack Hanna's Cottage for only US$ 155 per person

 An awe-inspiring experience awaits you in this part of Africa. Share the Mountain Gorilla's family space, soak up the serenity found in nature and marvel at the abundance of primates in this magical spot. Positioned on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range this beautiful lodge provides breathtaking views of Rwandan hills and the slopes of the Volcanoes National Park. Situated in Northern Rwanda's Musanze district, Gorilla's Nest Lodge is nestled in a forest of Eucalyptus trees.

Day 3  Gorilla tracking day - Kigali

After breakfast we take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes not in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain in a few minutes notice, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including waterproof bags for cameras and film.
After gorilla trekking we drive back to Kigali and check in to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight at Hotel des Milles Collines  BL

Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (BLD)
Located 15km from Musanze (Ruhengeri) and 100km from Kigali with spectacular views of the volcanoes that make up the Virungas Range is Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Experience the quiet and tranquility of nature where you are only 2-3km from the world famous and endangered Mountain Gorillas. MGVL has thirty-two chalets furnished with your comfort in mind. After a day visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park, the warmth of your personal fireplace awaits you.

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Hyena
Hyena
Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorilla

Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Photography
Photography
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Shopping/markets
Trekking
Trekking
Farm visits
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