Gorillas Through The Mist

A visit to Rwanda is one of the most rewarding travel experiences on earth. Learning about the extraordinary history of this beautiful country combined with the chance of coming face-to-face with the famous mountain gorilla are once in a lifetime experiences. You can add on a beach stay afterwards on the nearby Kenyan Coast or on the nearby islands of Zanzibar & Pemba off Tanzania. Call our Destination Specialists for more information.

Duration
3 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Get face to face with mountain gorillas
  • Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit the Genocide Museum in Kigali
  • Additional nights available

Upon arrival in Kigali you will be met and transferred to the Virunga Conservation Area and the rest of the day is at leisure. If there is time you may like to organise a visit the local markets and villages.

Overnight at your hotel or lodge.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Gorilla Mountain View Lodge or similar

This morning you will receive a briefing by the Volcanoes National Park guides on how to behave in the forest and in the presence of mountain gorillas, before entering the park for a gorilla trek which will take you until around midday. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as the most profound natural history experience in the world. Make sure to take plenty of water and a good camera! It can rain at a few minutes notice, so waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.

After the trek, lunch will be served at your hotel where you will spend the night.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kigali Serena Hotel or similar

After breakfast, there is a visit to the Genocide Museum followed by a transfer to Kigali Airport to connect for your onward flight.

Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals as stated.
  • Non air conditioned transportation in a 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a qualified English speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • Gorilla Trekking Permits.

Not included

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide or driver.