Mountain Gorilla Safari

Mountain Gorilla Safari

With a deep dive into the stunning Volcanoes National Park, and short stop in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, this trip has a clear focus: getting up close with the endangered mountain gorillas in their dense, tropical forests. We’ve used great value lodges throughout to keep the costs down without compromising the experience.

Meeting your guide and private 4WD at Kigali Airport, you’ll drive straight out to the comfortable Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, which has beautiful views and vast gardens, close to Volcanoes National Park.

On your next morning, to help you acclimatise, you’ll be guided on a gentle trek to see the golden monkeys in bamboo thickets on lower mountain slopes. As with the rest of your trip, you and your guide decide together on your afternoon’s activities. Perhaps explore with your private vehicle and guide, visit or simply relaxing after morning’s trekking.

The Volcanoes National Park is home to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. On each of the following two mornings, you’ll track into the higher forests to observe these awe-inspiring mammals – guided by trackers who know the location of each band of gorillas. Quite simply, there aren’t any other wildlife experiences like this.

After four nights in the mountains, your guide drives you back to Kigali for a last night at the Heaven Boutique Hotel. This small hotel in the centre of town has a great track record of community involvement and is next door to a great restaurant. The following day you’ll be driven to Kigali Airport, and sadly wave goodbye to your companion and guide.

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Prices:
US$5,445 per person sharing
Stays at:
1 night Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
1 night Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
1 night Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
1 night Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
1 night Heaven Boutique Hotel – Kigali, Rwanda

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