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Gorillas in the Mist

Rwanda, Africa

from $3,140* per person 4 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Volcanoes national park, rwanda
  • Active & Adventure trips
There are journeys, and then there are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that few have experienced and many will not believe. This itinerary is one of them, and its length makes it an excellent addition to any of our other East Africa itineraries or your own customized journey.

Arrive in Kigali, and after a tour of the Genocide Museum, your guide will drive you to the beautiful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge near the headquarters of Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes while preparing for the exciting days ahead.

Spend your first day trekking among the gorillas of Volcanoes National Park with an expert guide and tracker. The group you visit will be determined based on your fitness level and the location of the various groups in the park the previous evening. Very few travelers are lucky enough to be able to visit gorillas in their natural habitat, and the photographic opportunities available on this journey will astound you.

The next day, you can choose from participating in a second trek to visit another group of gorillas, a trek to Karisoke to visit the graves of Dian Fossey and Digit, or a golden monkey trek. The golden monkey trek is a relatively new opportunity that has only been available since 2003 and is a fascinating experience. After your days activities, you will head back to Kigali and overnight at the Kigali Serena before your departing flight.

Consider adding this itinerary to a custom safari in Tanzania and Kenya, or combine it with our Pearl of Africa itinerary in Uganda to continue learning about gorillas and the other amazing primate species that inhabit this region of Africa.

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Rwanda, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.


    Day 1: Arrive Volcanoes National Park / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (L,D)
    Day 2: Volcanoes National Park / Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Kigali / Kigali Serena Hotel (B)
    Day 4: Kigali / Departure (B)

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