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4 Day Gorillas In Park National Des Volcans, Rwanda

“A gorilla safari with Volcanoes - one of the 13 best safaris in the world. BA Highlife Magazine ”
Rwanda, Africa

from $3,168* per person 4 Days Year-round
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Volcanoes Safaris 10 people max
  • Kigali airport, kigali, rwanda
  • Culture & Nature trips
Safari Highlights include:

    * Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda
    * Golden Monkey tracking
    * Climbing the Visoke or Muhavura volcanoes
    * Diane Fossey's grave and Karisoke Research Centre

Locations visited/nearby

Rwanda, Africa

2 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer:
    "A gorilla safari with Volcanoes - one of the 13 best safaris in the world."
    5
  2. Reviewer:
    "The best lodge in Africa"
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, Volcanoes Safaris:

  • Reviewer:
    "Thank you for your help in making the visit of the President and First Lady a success."
    5
  • Reviewer:
    "Excellent in every way. The guide's fantastic knowledge of birds was an extra bonus."
    5
  • Reviewer:
    "Probably one of the most extrordinary lodges on earth."
    5

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Itinerary

Day 1

Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills that characterise much of Rwanda's landscape. Climbing gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga range, the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside, you arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (L, D)
This is deepest, darkest Africa. So close to gorillas. Unforgettable.

    Day 2

    Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

    O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (B, L, D)
    Day 3

    Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permit required, subject to availability), or choose from one of many options. There is much to explore here including tracking the endangered golden monkey or trekking to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favourite gorilla, Digit. Other popular excursions include visiting the local school and community projects supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust; the Roz Carr Imbabazi orphanage and meet some of the hundreds of children helped by this uplifting project. Alternatively relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa, or take a guided walk to Lake Bulera and experience local village life.

    O/N: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (B, L, D)
    Day 4

    Your safari ends with your journey to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there maybe time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight. (B,L)

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