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RWANDA GORILLA TREK


From USD 1,455 * | from £ 0.73*

per person sharing

The tour has a wealth of historic and cultural experiences to offer the enthusiastic visitor. Get a firsthand experience of urban life in Kigali, while contributing to local women's development. The tour gives an insight to visitors about the everyday life, social events, trade and struggles of a variety of different cultural and religious groups that live in this crowded lively neighborhood.

Gorilla Permit – PER PERSON -  US$ 1,500

DAY 1
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist your for customs clearance thereafter transfer 3hours to Musanze where you will check in at Five Volcanoes Hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2
You will be collected from the lodge and taken on a Gorilla Tracking.
Gorilla Tracking
Our exhilarating trek, in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the largest living primate on earth, starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, her paths littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with colorful bird calls, butterflies, etc. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent Virunga peaks, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, are glimpsed, beckoning an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, they spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with the family.
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!
Afterwards, trek back to base and drive to the lodge for a well-deserved shower and time at leisure.
Lunch and dinner to be served at the lodge.

DAY 3
After breakfast, drive back to Kigali and be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

 

**End of trip**

                                                                                                                                                                  

Includes:

  • All accommodation on a shared basis; 
  • Meals as specified; 
  • Excursions and transfers as included in the quote; 
  • Vehicle and driver
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff; 
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote; 
  • Drinks as specified – drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges;
  • Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).
  • Emergency evacuation services within East Africa. 

 


Excludes:

  • Meals not specified in the quote such as lunch and dinner in city hotels;
  • Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified in the quote; 
  • Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes; 
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance; 
  • Staff gratuities; 
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control; 
  • Visa fees where relevant. Should a visa payment be required, this will need to be made in US Dollar cash. 
  • Departure Taxes unless specified in the above.
  • Any items of a personal nature.  

  

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