An incredible opportunity see endangered mountain gorillas
Seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is one of life's most awesome experiences, made popular by the publicity generated by the work of researcher Dian Fossey. On this trip you'll have two opportunities to track and observe them in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, a mysteriously beautiful area of dense tropical forests and spectacular volcanic mountains that shelter the world's largest population of endangered mountain gorillas. Several family groups have become habituated to the presence of observers and can be approached closely in their natural habitat.
Moderate to strenuous hiking
- See the beautiful hill country of Rwanda
- Spend time in Volcanoes National Park tracking the mountain gorillas
Duration: 4 days Start Location: Kigali End Location: KigaliDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kigali to Kinigi
Arrive Kigali by 3pm and drive to Kinigi, home base for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
Day 2 : Volcanoes National Park
Transfer to park headquarters and track one of multiple family groups of gorillas. Though scientifically habituated to the presence of humans, the gorillas are not tame, and we'll limit our visiting time to minimize pressure on them.
Day 3 : Gorilla Trekking
Second gorilla tracking day. After gorilla trekking we drive back to Kigali.
Day 4 : Kigali
Half day city tour, including the Genocide Museum/Memorial, then transfer to the airport to check in for your international flight.
DATES: Best time to go: January - March, June - October, December Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art.
Gorilla Mountain View LodgeParc des Volcans, Rwanda
This new hotel in the Volcanoes National Park offers 30 individual cottages located on the lower slopes of the Virunga Mountains. Just 15 minutes from park headquarters, it is perfect for gorilla trekking!
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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