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4 Days Volcanoes National Park Safari in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

Amazing Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

Take part on this 4-day amazing Rwanda safari by Sir Michaels Safaris. Here, you will get an unforgettable experience coming face to face with a giant silverback. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. Join now and meet one of the greatest wildlife experiences on Earth!

Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking activities
  • Exciting city tour of Kigali
  • Includes gorilla trekking permits
  • Afternoon visits to the twin lakes
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking guide / driver
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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3 activity days
Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for 2 nights in Volcanoes National Park. Then, you will be accommodated for a night at Lemigo Hotel or Flame Tree Village in Kigali.

Note: A single room supplement is available at 302 USD per person.

Program

Day 1: Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL), you will be met with Sir Michaels Safaris’ representative outside the airport arrival section and after a briefing, you will depart on a scenic drive northwestwards through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. You will arrive in Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking in the Parc National des Volcans.

  • Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park

On the second day, you will have early breakfast. You will be transferred to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking at 06:20. At 07:00, you will have a briefing by your trackers then drive to the trailhead for the start of your amazing gorilla tracking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.

Your trek will again start on the cultivated foothills of the Virunga offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, the trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the colorful bird calls as well as chattering golden monkeys and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalos and elephants. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible and beckon an ascent.

Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees, and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, Sir Michaels Safaris’ experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest will soon bring you up close with one of the gorilla families. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on Earth.

After the trek, you will rejoin with your driver guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Furthermore, you will have an afternoon visit to the twin lakes which are Ruhondo and Bulera.

  • Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

You will have breakfast at the lodge. Then, you will depart for the second gorilla trek where you will be allocated to a different group. After that, you will depart from the foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea, and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere is sheer green hanging on the hills. Rwanda is truly the land of a thousand fertile green hills. During this day, you will be overnight at Lemigo or Flame Tree.

  • Accommodation: Lemigo or Flame Tree
  • Meals: Breakfast and brunch

Day 4: Kigali

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Before the departure, you will enjoy a city tour of Kigali. You will visit the Kandt Museum, see old Kigali, and the craft centers then visit the genocide memorial site. Moreover, you will learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide as well as learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. You can have a chance to have more tours and see the new developments in Rwanda. The recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience. You will have lunch in Kigali and then be transferred to Kigali International Airport (KGL) for your scheduled departure flight.

Note: you can hire porters for 10 USD per person per day. Sir Michaels Safaris advises that you utilize this service.

Included excursions

  • City tour of Kigali
  • Twin lakes (Ruhondo and Bulera) visits

Location

This safari journey will cover several places in Rwanda including Volcanoes National Park (Ruhengeri), Virunga, Ruhondo Lakes, Bulera Lakes, and Kigali. Ruhengeri area is located at 2400 meters above sea level. The town itself is located only 25 kilometers from the Uganda border and relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. People are very friendly here and although there is a former Belgian colony (French-speaking), many people speak English here.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 gorilla permits (1500 USD per person)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on a B&B basis in Kigali and full board basis at the lodge / hotel
  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in a vehicle
  • City tour of Kigali
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Services of an English-speaking driver / guide

What's not included

  • Accident and trip cancellation / interruption at special low cost group rates
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Gratuities to driver / guides and other conveyance attendants
  • Insurance coverage (available for baggage)
  • International, regional, and local airfares
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals and beverages other than specified
  • Passport and visa fees as well as service charges for obtaining visas
  • Personal and baggage insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Sir Michaels Safaris will transfer you from Kigali International Airport (KGL) and it is included in the price.

Airport: Kigali International Airport Airport transfer included: Kigali International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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This safari is available until 27 October, 2017. Please select an arrival date below.

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