Life-Changing 4-Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Overview

4-Day Gorilla Safari in Rwanda

It’s now or never, the time to book one of our life-changing gorilla trekking safaris and packages to Rwanda, home of the charismatic Mountain Gorilla on a 4-day journey that includes all permits and transfers. Stay at either Virunga Lodge, Rwanda, or Bwindi Lodge or Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda and trek the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda. Spend this unforgettable tour at the gorgeous Virunga Lodge balanced high on a crest with impressive views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Musanze valley, Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo. 

Destinations visited

Rwanda

Kigali

Rwanda

Rwanda Packages

Lake Bulera

Rwanda

Included

  • Accommodation 
  • Meals, house alcoholic drinks, premium drinks (except French champagne), soft drinks
  • Laundry services 
  • Any activities at the lodge
  • Massage and spa treatments (subject to booking and availability)

DURATION 3 NIGHTS

CAN BE EXTENDED


STARTS FROM Kigali, Rwanda

ENDS AT Kigali, Rwanda

From $5811

per person sharing


Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in inspirational Parc National des Volcans (PNV), Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Hiking to find the rare golden monkeys in Parc National des Volcans (PNV) or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and gorilla cemetery then visit the original Karisoke Research Centre in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Intore dance group performance at Virunga Lodge
  • Participate in the local community and conservation project at the lodge, run by Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.

Activities

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Trek to find the endangered, rare Golden Monkey
  • Guided birding and community walk
  • Village visits


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

3 NIGHTS, FULL BOARD BASIS

Arrive in Kigali and meet your expert safari guide who will educate and assist you throughout your tour. Drive the 3 hours to Virunga Lodge and take in mind-blowing Virunga Volcanoes views rolling out to the lush Musanze Valley, Lake Bulera and Ruhondo. Appreciate your Rwandese-style furnished room, one of only 10 delightful cabins with private decks made for sunrises over the mountains and lakes, before setting off on gorilla trekking adventures into the thick forests.  

Day 2

An early breakfast provides energy for the gorilla trekking day in Parc National des Volcans, home to the mountain gorilla and lush bamboo forests on the lower hills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Climb through dense forests and glades for three hours until your guide locates these majestic and charismatic primates. Observe and stay with these gentle giants for one hour. Return to the lodge for a late lunch but such adventures can take longer due to the difficult locating of these elusive creatures in wet and muddy environs. 

Day 3

Your last day at Virunga Lodge offers a choice of amazing activities: choose to adventure off on your second gorilla trek (another permit is needed) or rather hike into the forests in search of the rare golden monkey. Take a magical walk to the grave of the famous Dian Fossey, and the eerie gorilla cemetery where some of her favourite gorillas were buried. Visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund near Kinigi and visit a local community at Lake Bulera, a birders’ delight too.

Depart Virunga Lodge, Lake Bulera To Kigali, Rwanda

Day 4

Sadly, it’s time to depart the beautiful Virunga Lodge and drive to Kigali. If there is time, embark on a fascinating city tour and see the Kigali Genocide Memorial, part of the country’s devasting history. Then get your transfer to the airport to fly to your next destination. 

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