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.
Stay in the small Rwandan town of Ruhengeri
Hike through Rwanda's dense steamy jungles in Volcanoes National Park
Fall in love with the gentle nature of mountain gorillas for one intimate hour
Visit the moving Genocide Memorial Centre on a city tour of Kigali
Trekking to find the gorillas can be a challenging and long hike.
You will spend only one hour with the gorillas. There is an option to pre-purchase another gorilla permit to visit the gorillas on both days 2 & 3.
This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. There is a minimum age of 15 years for the gorilla tracking.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included (if arriving on day one). 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 1 pm on Day 1. If you are unable to arrive by 1 pm you will need to arrive a day earlier and book extra accommodation in Kigali (we ca nhelp with this, just ask an Intrepid booking agent).
3. This trip finishes in Kigali on Day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 1 pm this afternoon. For bookings that finish on the last Saturday of the month, your Kigali city tour on Day 4 will start later at 11 am. This is due to Umuganda – a countrywide communal cleaning day that takes place every month in Rwanda. Please do not book any flights until after 3 pm this afternoon.
4.This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit ( AUD 2400, USD 2400, EUR 1800, NZD 2700, GBP 1500, CAD 2400, ZAR 20000, CHF 2000 ) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require passport details at time of booking.
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