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Gorilla Express

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2100
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 4 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda
Parks visited: Volcanoes
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
Rwanda, a tiny nation with rolling mountains and green valleys is making a massive effort to conserve the gorillas and the chimps in their natural environment - the bamboo forested slopes of Rwanda’s peaks and the Parc National des Volcans - while chimpanzees find refuge in The Nyungwe Forest National Park.



On arrival at Kigali airport, you will be met by your driver guide who will assist with the transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight.

Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast



This morning tour Genocide Memorial Centre.

This Museum is offered to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again.  As an outsider, it is almost impossible to understand the true scope of what really happened here in 1994.  Your visit to the center will help bring some of the tragedy to light as you learn about individual stories of losing family and friends while at the same time learning about the efforts of Rwandans to heal and carry on as one people.

Following your visit here, depart for Volcanoes National Park. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours.  On arrival a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. 

Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of the lodge. 

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Guest cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa. The lodge is built and operated by Governors’ Camp. The lodge is owned by a Community Trust, SACOLA, which uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the National Park. Governors’ Camp Rwanda Ltd would like to thank the African Wildlife Foundation, Gaylord and Cathy Layton of Tayside Associates LLC and the Rwanda Development Board for the vital role they played in the development of Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board



An early breakfast, served at the lodge, before departing by road to the Parc National des Volcans headquarters.  Here you will be allocated a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and given a safety briefing.  You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest.  The amount of time spent walking is dependent upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day.  Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board



This morning after breakfast depart for Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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