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Experience the thrill of tracking gorillas on this 4-day Rwandan gorilla safari which starts and finishes in Kigali. Enjoy a few days on the misty Virunga volcanoes in the Parc National des Volcans where about 350 mountain gorillas make their home.

Track one of the four habituated gorilla families here, climb a volcano, visit Dian Fossey's famous Karisoke Research Centre, or go for walks around the picturesque villages near the camp.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Encountering mountain gorillas
  • Enjoy views of lakes & volcanoes
  • Learn about Diane Fossey’s research 
  • Massages available

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Begin your adventure in Kigali

Arrive in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and transfer into the town centre for a delicious lunch before setting off through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterise much of Rwanda's landscape. Make your way to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes and the Volcanoes Virungas Lodge.

Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge, go for a short hike around the property, or visit the famous conservationist Dian Fossey's grave.

Day 2

Go gorilla trekking

An early start takes you to the district of Kinigi to track the impressive mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans. The journey north goes through the fertile landscape of the park as you gradually climb to the base of the towering volcanoes.

Tracking the gorillas through the forest requires patience and stamina, sometimes walking for a few hours in the mud and wet, but the effort is well rewarded when you come across these gentle creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 3

Explore the volcanoes

This morning, head out on another gorilla tracking excursion in the Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking), climb the Visoke Volcano, trek to Dianne Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre, or simply relax at camp.

Day 4

Return to Kigali

Say goodbye to the Parc National des Volcans as you leave for Kigali. Choose to experience a tour of the city, including a visit to the market, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre, and the genocide memorial, before transferring to the airport for your outbound flight.

Inclusions

  • Transport and a driver/guide
  • Boat trips
  • 3 nights at Volcanoes Virungas Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • Park fees
  • Guided walk to Lake Bulera to experience local village life
  • Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Mar 2014 - 31 May 2014 $3420
  • 01 Jun 2014 - 14 Oct 2014 $3800
  • 15 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2014 $3420
  • 15 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015 $3800
  • 01 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015 $3420
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 14 Oct 2015 $3800
  • 15 Oct 2015 - 14 Dec 2015 $3420

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Diederik van den Hoeke

Diederik van den Hoeke

Africa Safari Expert

"My favourite Rwanda Gorilla Safari extension. Nothing can prepare you for an encounter with the gentle primates of the forest. Tracking the mountain gorillas is a life changing experience not to be missed!"

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