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Overview

Travel deep into the rainforests of East Africa on this compact but comprehensive gorilla trekking safari for a privileged look into the lives of mountain gorillas. After spending a night in Rwanda’s vibrant capital city of Kigali, you will travel to Volcanoes National Park, known for having some of Africa’s easiest and most accessible gorilla-trekking expeditions.

The park is home to around 300 highly endangered mountain gorillas and is the location where Dian Fossey spent 20 years studying and protecting these gentle creatures – a lifetime of work that would inspire the well-known feature film, Gorillas in the Mist. This itinerary is ideal for adventurers who have limited travel time and who want to experience a pinnacle bucket-list experience in less than a week.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Track rare mountain gorillas
  • Spectacular lake & volcano views
  • Insight into Dian Fossey’s life & work
  • Excellent hiking & birding
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Summary

Tour Duration: 5 Days
Start: Kigali, Rwanda
End: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited

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Kigali, Rwanda

The Retreat
1 Nights
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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
3 Nights

Itinerary

Day to day

Amidst the lush, emerald hills of Rwanda, The Retreat by Heaven beckons travelers seeking an enchanting escape into nature’s embrace. This luxurious sanctuary, perched on the outskirts of Kigali, seamlessly melds modern opulence with the country’s breathtaking natural beauty. As you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the warm smiles of the staff, who are not just hosts but true custodians of the Rwandan spirit, ready to guide you on an unforgettable journey.

The Retreat by Heaven offers an unrivaled blend of tranquility and adventure. The elegant cottages, adorned with local artistry and surrounded by fragrant gardens, provide an oasis of calm. Wake up to the melodious symphony of birdsong, indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences that celebrate Rwanda’s culinary heritage, and immerse yourself in the soothing waters of the infinity pool that seems to merge seamlessly with the horizon.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Price
2024-06-01 - 2024-09-30 $8,070
2024-10-01 - 2024-10-31 $5,690
2024-11-01 - 2024-11-30 $5,665
2024-12-01 - 2024-12-31 $8,070

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  • Single supplements may apply.
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Expert Opinion

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

African Safari Expert

This is definitely my favourite Rwandan Gorilla experience. Spending 3 nights on top of the world, looking out over the Volcanoes National Park and Crater lakes is any photographer or landscape admirer's dream, and will leave you wishing you had more time here! The views are phenomenal from the eco-friendly Virunga Lodge!

What's Included?

  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • One gorilla permit
  • One complimentary massage
  • Park fees, nature and community walk fees
  • Return transfers to your hotel and lodge

What's Excluded?

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

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