MOUNTAIN GORILLA SAFARI
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK & KIGALI
Our shortest safari captures the essence of Rwanda " a visit to the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat is a world unique experience everyone should have the privilege to experience. Participants on this trip will, as extra options, also have the opportunity to visit the recently habituated Golden Monkeys or trek up to the grave of Dian Fossey.
Arrive to Kigali International Airport where you will
be met by JK Safaris Rwanda and your driver / guide for the safari.
Lunch either in Kigali or Ruhengeri depending on arrival time.
Proceed north to the foothills of the volcanoes that make up Volcanoes
National Park. You have the choice of staying at the moderately
priced Gorillas nest or the Virunga
Lodge which is a high quality eco lodge with magnificent views
over both the volcanoes and Lake Burera and Ruhondo.There is also
the option of staying at the exlusive Sabinyo Silverback lodge.
Traveling time from Kigali to Volcanoes area; 3-4 hours.
Overnight Mountain Gorillas View Lodge or Virunga Lodge or Sabinyo Silverback lodge half board.
Early breakfast before proceeding to the park head quarters where visitors assemble at 07.00 for a briefing on how to” behave” while in the company of a gorilla group. You will meet your guide here and proceed to the starting point of the trek to our allocated group of gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are.
It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers and
gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets
as well as sufficient amount of water as the rain forest gets
hot and humid during the day. You spend one hour with the gorillas
which is a truly amazing experience " before trekking back
to the base and return to your lodge / hotel.
Overnight Mountain Gorillas View Lodge or Virunga Lodge or
Sabinyo Silverback lodge full board
Optional second gorilla trek or a trek to the endangered
Golden Monkeys. Alternatively a trek to the grave of the legendary
Dian Fossey can be chosen. All treks are at additional cost.
Return to Kigali in the afternoon. Overnight hotel in Kigali
Time permitting visit to the genocide memorial and transfer
to Kigali airport.
PRICE per person in US$:
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$ 240 per person in a single
VIRUNGA LODGE SUPPLEMENT 2 NIGHTS: US$ 1,590 per person in a double
VIRUNGA LODGE SUPPLEMENT 2 NIGHTS: US$ 1,990 per person in a single
KIGALI SERENA SUPPL 1 NIGHT: US$ 150 per person in a double
KIGALI SERENA SUPPL 1 NIGHT: US$ 240 per person in a single
SABINYO SILVERBACK LODGE SUPPL 2 NIGHT:
US$ 1,200 per person in a double
SABINYO SILVERBACK LODGE SUPPL 2 NIGHT: US$ 1,600 per person in a single
Low and mid season reductions available for Sabinyo Silverback lodge.
Rates includes daily community fees of US$ 83 per person per night
OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES
- 2ND gorilla trekking permit: US$ 750 per person
- Golden monkey trek: US$ 100 per person
- Dian Fossey trek: US$ 75 per person
- Caving adventure & Traditional Village: US$ 100 per person