Rwanda is known to offer the most luxurious Gorilla trekking adventures, and this safari gives you the opportunity to trek privately as an individual or as a couple, or family. The experience of tracking the gorillas in Rwanda is otherworldly and intoxicating
Gorilla trekking is Rwanda’s signature safari and holiday experience. The country offers remarkable luxury and private gorilla adventures to those seeking to meet these prestigious Great Apes. Rwanda's ultimate location to track these primates is the Volcanoes National Park, located northwest of the country on the boarder with Uganda and DR. Congo. The park is part of the greater Virunga Massif and it's made up of eight volcanos. These volcanos cross into the subsequent neighboring countries (highlighted above).
On the 3 days of this private luxury Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you will track these endangered Great Apes on a private basis. This therefore means you track as an individual, or family, couple or private group. So on this safari you're not joined by any other people outside your travel party. This gorilla safari is arranged for people who enjoy exclusivity like VIPs…
Welcome to Remarkable Rwanda! You will enjoy a VIP treat (Meet and Greet) on arrival at Kigali airport from the company representative on arrival, who will help you through the immigration process, and then transfers you for your connecting helicopter flight to Musanze airstrip near the park, here you meet with the company guide who will transfer you to the booked accommodation. You will enjoy the heavenly aerial view of the “Land of a thousand hills” on your flight northwest of the country.
Meal Plan: Half Board [HB]. Overnight (o/n): Singita Kwitonda lodge or One & Only Gorilla Nest (Luxury)
Today after breakfast, you will be privately picked-up and transferred to the park reception area, here you will be taken through the gorilla trekking etiquette by the park ranger guide and afterwards you will start off the adventure through the forest fringed trails of the misty cloaked mountain forest where the Gorillas dwell. This trek can last about 1-4 hours depending on the movements and location of the gorilla group you are tracking, or depending on other factors like the pace of the trackers. Once you come across the gorilla family, you will have an hour with them and later retreat to the starting point.
Here you meet with the guide who will transfer you back to the lodge for lunch, and relaxation at the lodge.
O/night: Singita Kwitonda lodge or One & Only Gorilla Nest (Luxury) Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]
Today, you will have a hearty and leisurely breakfast, you may decide to spend the morning at leisure enjoying the vistas around the lodge, or go for a village cultural tour at the Iby’Iwacu Cultural village near Kinigi-Musanze district. Here the locals will treat you to a traditional welcome and experience that will define and highlight to you the traditions, values and beliefs of the Rwandan people. Later transfer back to the lodge, prepare for your domestic flight to Kigali International airport, departure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch. End of Safari
* Tour Starts and Ends in Kigali
* Please book flights departing KGL after 1800hours
*Gorilla tracking Permits
*Park entrance fees
*Activity fees as detailed in the itinerary
*Ground transportation in 4X4 safari Land cruiser and all transfers
*Drinking mineral water on board & Meals as the itinerary details
*Accommodation during the Tour
*Park entrance fees
*Professional English driver/guide
*Necessary Government VATs
*Domestic flight to and from Volcanoes N.P
*AMREF Air Evacuation cover
*Tips, Gratuities, laundry services and any personal expenses
*Foods and Beverages outside the menu/ meal plan
*Any other activities outside the itinerary or if labeled as optional
*Post tour accommodation [can be arranged on request if necessary]
*International Airline tickets [can be arranged on request]
*Tourist Visas [can be arranged on request]
*Increment in Government VATs.