Experience Africa's mountain gorillas on an adventure through Rwanda.

Visit Rwanda, Africa's home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas and a place where you will be warmly welcomed by smiling locals. Rwanda has bravely risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa's irrepressible beauty. Be awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorilla.

Start
Kigali, Rwanda
Finish
Kigali, Rwanda
Countries
Rwanda
Themes
Short Breaks, Wildlife
Code
YGAR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 16
Group size
Min 1, Max 6
Carbon offset
241kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Hike through Rwanda's dense steamy jungles
  • Fall in love with the gentle nature of mountain gorillas
  • Visit the moving Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre

Itinerary

Welcome to Rwanda - a country of haunting history and astounding natural beauty. Set off through lush hillside to Parc National des Volcans for a night in a eco-lodge on the slopes of a volcano.
Scramble through the thick undergrowth of the Virunga Mountains in search of the world's largest apes, Rwanda's mountain gorillas. Local guides will already have located the family we'll be visiting, but the trek there can still be tough - and muddy - work. This is all part of the experience however, and the time spent in the company of these majestic creatures will more than make up for the hard slog.
Depending on choices made at time of booking, venture a visit to another gorilla family, head out to spot the country's rare golden monkeys or take a hike up to the grave of Dian Fossey and the remains of her old research station.
Embark on a city tour of Kigali. Visit the Genocide Museum, a moving testament to one of Africa's darkest chapters and an integral part of understanding this very special country. This Rwandan adventure finishes up with a departure transfer to the airport.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Safari Vehicle
Accommodation
Hotel (1 night), Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Kigali - Genocide Memorial Audio Guide
  • Mountain gorilla trek & permit

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. There is a minimum age of 16 years for the gorilla tracking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.
3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. Please ensure you arrive into Kigali prior to 2pm on day 1. If you are unable to arrive by 2pm you will need to arrive a day earlier and book accommodation in Kigali.
4. This trip finishes in Kigali on day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 2pm this afternoon.

5. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD1200, USD1200, EUR900, NZD1350, GBP750, CAD1200, ZAR10000, CHF1000 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

Trip notes

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