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Adventure touring
Activities
  • Day Walking
Accommodation
  • 1 night hotel
  • 1 night safari lodge
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$1699USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: GEX

Trip highlights


  • Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Trek through the pristine forest of Volcanoes National Park

An encounter with the majestic Mountain Gorillas is one of life's most amazing experiences. We trek through the mist-shrouded forests and bamboo thickets of Volcanoes National Park in search of an unrivalled opportunity to come face to face with these gentle giants in their natural untouched environment.


Upon arrival in Kigali we shall be met by our guides and drivers and make our way to Musanze (previously named Ruhengeri) at the foot of the beautiful and pristine Volcanoes National Park, approximately 2 1/2 hour drive. This was the region where Dian Fossey amazed the world with her research of the magnificent mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Following Dian Fossey’s work and David Attenborough’s famous documentaries, the mountain gorillas have inspired travellers from all over the world to experience one of nature’s greatest interactions. Anyone who has witnessed the mountain gorillas of East Africa will strongly agree that it is a once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Tonight we sleep in a comfortable lodge in the foothills of the Virunga Mountains. (Please ensure your arrival flight time is no later than 14:00hrs)

Meals:  D

An early start as we trek deep into the forest in search of the mountain gorillas. While gorilla tracking you will be accompanied by a guide and usually two trackers. Visitors are allowed one hour with your allotted gorilla family. To find your family group the guide will lead you to where the gorillas were sighted on the previous day and then literally track them through the forest. The terrain is very rough, often over steep slopes covered with matted vegetation. Be prepared for rain, mud and giant stinging nettles – long trousers, gloves and a waterproof jacket will help. It will be necessary to take your own water and snacks – eg. chocolates, biscuits or sweets – with you in case you have to trek for a while before finding the gorillas. Approx trek time: 3-8 hours. After our trek and humbled by this incredible experience, we drive from Volcanoes National Park back to Kigali for overnight.

Meals:  B,L

After breakfast we undertake a short morning tour of this interesting city, including a visit to the genocide memorial. Group arrangements conclude in Kigali with a departure transfer to the airport. (Please note: earliest departure time is 14:00hrs)

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 1 night in 3 star safari lodge on a twinshare basis
  • 1 night in 3 star hotel on a twinshare basis
  • English speaking local driver-guide
  • private transport in a 4wd safari vehicle
  • activities and sightseeing as listed in itinerary

  • Trip price does NOT include the non-refundable Gorilla Permit cost (US$1500pp) which must be purchased at time of booking
  • Non-refundable gorilla permit cost of US$1500 payable at the time of booking
  • international airfares and taxes
  • tips
  • items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • arrival and departure taxes
  • arrival & departure transfers if not arriving/ departing on Days 1 and 3
  • visa costs

Departure dates

Departs daily year round

Notes

Note:
Similar dates in 2020.
Note:
Trip price does not include the gorilla permit which must be purchased at time of booking.

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Total Priceper person from

$1699USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Note: Trip price does NOT include the Gorilla Permit (US$1500pp) which must be purchased at time of bookingUSD$1500
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Gorilla Safari trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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