8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour


Visit Gorillas in Volcanoes Park in Rwanda, Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave, track Golden monkeys, climb Bisoke volcano, Karisimbi volcano or other volcanoes. track gorillas in Bwindi South of Uganda, or Virunga Park of Congo.

This safari starts and finishes in Kigali. [One PNV gorilla permit is included in the cost but the other gorilla trackings require a supplement to be paid at time of booking.]

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Jungle, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the 8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour.

Visit the three operational gorilla countries of the world – Rwanda for Parc National des Volcans (PNV), Uganda for Bwindi and Mgahinga; and Congo for Virunga National Park. PNV, Virunga in Congo and Mgahinga are on either side of the misty Virungas. The tour starts with Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda, continuing to Mgahinga and then to Bwindi in Uganda. Clients have an opportunity to track gorillas for a total of FOUR times in the three countries.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

·   Daily breakfast, except of first day

·   Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kigali, FB on tour)

·   Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary

·   All fees for parks, and entrances

·   Mineral/bottled water in vehicle

·   All transfers, fuel with vehicle

·   English speaking driver-guide all along the tour

·   Cultural visits where available

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

·         Meals in Kigali

·         Optional activities as shown: chimp fees, primate fees, nature walks, canopy walk, birding

·         Extra drinks at lunches and dinners

·         Air tickets

·         Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry

·         For Single rooms, the Supplement (SRS) has to be paid.

·         Visa fees for Rwanda

  1. Day 1: Arrival

    Arrive at Kanombe (Kigali) airport. Meet and greet before transferring to Kigali City. Drive the three hours North of Kigali to Kinigi through Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours]

  2. Day 2: Parc National des Volcans (PNV)

    Transfer to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Parc National des Volcans. Gorilla tracking through the forest, hills and swamps can be tough, arduous and tiring, sometimes taking up to 8 hours in the forest. But coming face to face with the great primates is well worth the effort.

  3. Day 3: Parc National des Volcans (PNV)

    In Parc National des Volcans: Either go gorilla tracking (on payment of US$1,500 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking). Track the golden monkeys or climb the awesome Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, or visit local communities. Alternatively for those who are not up to it, simply relax at Camp.

  4. Day 4: To Uganda

    Transfer to Kisoro and on to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda. [Approximate driving time: 2 hours] Either guided nature walk in Gahinga or climb a volcano, visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes, take a walk on the shores. Lunch in Kisoro.

  5. Day 5: Gorilla tracking or drive to Bwindi

    EITHER: Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo, Ishongi or Congo (on payment of US$600 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking, and visa fees)

    OR: A gentle drive to Bwindi for gorilla tracking or a nature walk in Bwindi, the largest gorilla park in the world and a heritage site. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]

  6. Day 6: In Bwindi; gorilla tracking or guided walks

    Either track gorillas again (on payment of US$600 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking) or go for a guided nature walk in the forest for butterflies, plant and bird species. Alternatively visit local villages or take the Buhoma Village Tourist Walk organised by the local community.

  7. Day 7: Back to Rwanda

    Leave for Kigali in Rwanda. Continue to Rwanda passing the Katuna borderTime permitting, go for a tour of the city including shopping. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]

  8. Day 8: City tour and out

    The half day Kigali City trip (optional) includes a visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi, which takes a few hours. Transfer to the airport for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 30mins]

Recommended Hotels and Lodges

O/N: Hotel La Palme/Virunga Hotel/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

O/N: Mutanda Lake Resort – Standard Rooms

O/N: Buhoma Lodge

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