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Gorillas of

Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, one of Africa's greatest wildlife experiences. Enjoy an up-close and moving experience with endangered Mountain Gorillas, while also looking for golden monkeys, and many other species of wildlife and birdlife in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda.


Trip Details

Kigali | Volcanoes National Park

  • Summary
  • Itinerary
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Experience

  • A life-changing close encounter with a family of habituated Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest setting

Discover

  • Panoramic views of the volcanoes forming the magnificent Virunga Mountain range
  • The rich beauty of the forests
  • Amazing birdlife during your forest hike

Learn

  • Learn about the Rwandan Genocide in an emotional visit to the Genocide Museum

Relax

  • In front of the fire after an exhilirating forest hike

Choose

  • Between four different hotels and lodges to use as your base of exploration


This experience promotes sustainable food experiences, small scale farmer interactions or responsible consumption and educates our guests on the importance of natural ecosystems or wildlife conservation, and contributes to their restoration or repopulation.  During a stay at Bisate, one of the Bisate agronomists will show you around the tree nursery and help you plant a sapling as part of our reforestation project.

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in Rwanda, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.

Day 1 - Kigali

Upon arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to the 5 star Kigali Serena Hotel. 

Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel - Standard Room  

Day 2 - Kigali/Virunga Volcanoes Mountain

Kigali Memorial

After breakfast depart on a tour of the Genocide Memorial Centre, a permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. Then enjoy a scenic drive to your chosen lodge or hotel, admiring the volcanic peaks and mountain scenery along the way. 

Accommodations are your choice of four lodges: the very luxurious Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, the eco-luxury Bisate Lodge, the British styled Bishop’s Lodge or the well located Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. 

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge affords wonderful views of the volcanoes. Beautifully appointed cottages feature large sitting areas, fireplaces and stylish en-suite bathrooms. 

Bisate Lodge features six sumptuous en-suite rooms, and allows you the option to visit nearby natural attractions, such as observing the park’s group of endangered endemic golden monkeys. 

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is only a 15-minute drive from Volcanoes National Park, allowing you more time to relax before trek tomorrow. The hotel has good views of the volcanoes. 

The Bishop's House is located in the rich quiet suburbs of Musanze, an ideal location for exploring Volcanoes National Park and the nearby Musanze Caves. 

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge - Cottage OR Bisate Lodge - Forest Villa OR Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel - Deluxe Room OR The Bishop's House - Deluxe Room (B, L, D)

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Add-Ons

Azure Zanzibar

Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari beach destination, with its white sandy beaches, azure waters and alluring culture. Check out our Azure Zanzibar itinerary or speak to one of our Africa Specialists for more information.

Fisherman at Matemwe

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations. Based on a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. Single supplement pricing available on request.

Internal air arrangements available for: Nairobi-Kigali-Nairobi. Contact us for rates.

One gorilla trek permit is included per person. Additional gorilla trek permits are available for US$1,500 per person. Extra golden monkey trek permits are also available for US$100 per person. (Note: these permit prices are subject to change at any time.)

Contact us for 2023 rates. 

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge 2022
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 Jan - MarApr - MayJun - OctNov - Dec 15Dec 16 - 30
Selling Price $6199 $5399 $6899 $6199 $6899
Bisate Lodge 2022
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 Jan - MayJun - OctNov - Dec 15
Selling Price $7599 $9499 $7599
The Bishop's Lodge 2022
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 Jan - Dec
Selling Price $4799
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel 2022
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 Jan - Dec 15
Selling Price $4299

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers 
  • Lion World Travel Representative meet and greet upon arrival
  • All accommodations as stated in your chosen itinerary 
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (US $1,500 per person per trek)
  • All excursions as stated including any park fees and taxes
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners 
 

Exclusions:

  • International and regional flights and flight taxes
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers 
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Additional Gorilla trek permit – US $1,500 per person per trek
  • Optional Golden Monkey trek – US $100 per person per trek
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and telephone calls, etc. 
  • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Medical Insurance are required for the entire duration of your travels – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.

Travel Testimonial

"...When we decided we wanted to visit Africa again - this time to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda - it made sense for us to engage Lion World again, and it was a great decision on our part! ... This second trip was *also* the trip of a lifetime!"