This is a 4 day Rwanda Safari which starts and ends in Kigali- Rwanda. One gorilla permit for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes is included in the cost but the other gorilla trackings require other permits to be paid at time of booking. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 1000 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas two times. Parc Nationale des Volcanoes in Rwanda has five habituated gorilla families and tracking most groups in the afro-montane forest usually takes a few hours. You can also climb a volcano, visit the remains of Dian Fossey’s grave or visit the endangered golden monkey.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Virunga Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel
Lowest Price: Kinigi Guest House
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Day 2.
Gorilla Trekking, Parc National des Volcans
Go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (subject to permit availability at the time of booking). Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience
. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Virunga Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel
Lowest Price: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 3.
In Parc National des Volcans

Either go gorilla tracking again (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ros Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Virunga Lodge
Moderate: La Palme Hotel
Lowest Price: Kinigi Guest House.

Day 4.
Kigali city tour and airport transfer back home
Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. Go for a City tour including visits to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and the genocide memorial. Have lunch enroute and then Transfer to the airport.

Tour Price per person on this Rwanda-Uganda Safari (including US$750 for gorilla tracking permit)

Persons 1 2 3 4 5 6
USD 1728$ 1419$ 1372$ $1280 1200 1188

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Accommodation

Accommodation is based on a standard double/ twin or single room in your choice of accommodation. This can either be budget, mid range or high end.  All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with 1, 3 or 5 persons 1 single supplement is included. When you want more single supplements you can contact us at info@experienceafricasafaris.com

Inclusions / Exclusions

  • Inclusions
    • Transport in a 4wd  motor vehicle with pop-up roof for excellent safari view viewing
    • All fuel for the tour;
    • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
    • Your choice of accommodation as listed in the program
    • Meals according to the program;
    • Gorilla including permit in Rwanda
    • Golden monkey tracking
  • Exclusions
    • International air fares;
    • Entry in Rwanda;
    • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
    • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
    • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Meal plan

The cost of the tour includes most meals. Please check in the program what meals are included with your choice of accommodation.

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