Your Safari at a Glance

Vehicle                        : 1 x 5 /7 Seater 4×4 Land Cruiser.
Starts                           : Kigali
Ends                             : Kigali
Meals                           : as indicated on itinerary at a glance

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Kigali Kigali Serana BB Trsf
2 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB City tour
3 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB Golden Monkey Trek
4 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB Gorilla Trek
5 Volcanoes N. Park Mountain Gorilla /Sabyinyo LDBB Trsf
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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Kigali

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, our representative will warmly meet you outside the airport arrivals section and transfer you to your hotel.

    Accommodation at Kigali Serena BB

  • Day 2 – Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)

    The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.

    Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

    Enjoy lunch in Kigali.

    Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri which takes approximately 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park.

    Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

  • Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trekking

    Enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge. 0630 hrs: transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs. After briefing depart for the golden monkey tracking returning at the lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a cultural tour with a visit to the local village and experience the way of the local people. This will be crowned by traditional Ibyiwac’u dancers.

    Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

  • Day 4 – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek

    Enjoy early breakfast. 0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.

    0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure.

    Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.

    The cost is 10 USD per person/per day. We advise that you utilize this service.

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

    Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us 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; 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, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Enjoy afternoon at leisure or visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.

    Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (LDBB)

  • Day 5 – Kigali/Depart

    Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive on a scenic drive approximately 2.5 hrs to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly – land of a thousand fertile green hills. Transfer to Kigali International airport for your scheduled departure flight. (Cost of flight not included)

    Thank you for traveling with us!

Safari Inclusions
  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Accommodations in Kigali on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation at Lodge /hotel on Full board
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Golden monkey permit – Cost included
  • Cultural tour
  • Private transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • One gorilla permit (Cost given separate from per person cost- Subject to change)
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • All taxes on the services quoted above
Safari Exclusions
  • Meals and beverages, other than specified.
  • International, regional and local Airfares & Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Personal and baggage insurance.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
  • Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.

Accommodation

  • Kigali Serena Hotel

    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.

    Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel features an Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating.

    Regarded by many as Kigali’s natural business hub, the hotel also boasts its own extensive conference centre, 500-seater auditorium and lavish ballroom.Rwanda Safari Package

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is located in Kinigi in northern Rwanda and on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The lodge is located on the foothills of the Mount Karisimbi, one of the volcanic mountains that make up the Virunga Massif. The lodge is about 10 minutes’ drive to the main entrance of the Volcanoes National Park where gorilla trekking starts.

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is an eco-lodge with 30 spacious chalets. To ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment, the eco-lodge was constructed with locally available material. Every chalet comes with a sitting area with a fireplace and has a tea/coffee making machine. The eco-lodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant.Rwanda Safari Package

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

    Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.

    The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside.

    Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five cottages, two suites and one family cottage. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water. The family cottage comprises two independent ensuite rooms connected by a shared verandah. The main lodge building comprises reception, sitting room with snug area, dining room, library / games room, a responsible tourism / community awareness room, shop and bathrooms. Three large fireplaces provide warmth and all rooms are finished with a polished wooden floor. Two patio areas afford wonderful and dramatic views to the Virunga Volcanoes and the surrounding lowland farmland.

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  • Virunga Lodge

    The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda.

    The Virunga safari lodge has been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’. The organic, ‘bush-chic’ design reflects the local building style and offers eco-luxury comforts to all guests. Each banda has its own terrace with breath-taking views of the Virunga volcanoes or twin lakes, while sensitive installations such as low-flush toilets and solar power ensure you enjoy luxurious comforts while maintaining a crucial sensitivity to the environment.

    The lodge has 10 Stone guest bandas with tile roofs (2 deluxe, 4 doubles and 4 twins) reflect the local building style. En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water. Rooms have mosquito nets, 240v lighting and a private veranda. Bandas are individually named after regional African lakes. For those who still want to connect with the world while on safari, Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge building.Rwanda Safari Package

Ruhengeri area is located at 2400 meters above sea level and is chilly early morning and evening. While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. You will also need boots that can cope with some mud.

Gorilla permits are only confirmed upon payment of a deposit. The balance is payable 60 days before trekking date (Non refundable).