Gorilla trekking tour

3 Days
From $0
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Day 3: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park

An AA Safaris representative will pick you up from your hotel after you have had breakfast to the Virunga ranges where you will check into your lodge for the evening.

Your lodge will be one that will offer exquisite views and a calm atmosphere.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Virunga Lodge
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Wake up early for the exciting day ahead of encountering the mighty but gentle gorillas of the area. Drive to the park headquarters, Office Rwandais du Tourisme et Des Park Nationaux (ORTPN), where the park ranger will brief you, divide you into groups and escort you to the starting point of the tracking trails which you will head down with your park guide. Once the gorillas have been located, you will sit silently and watch them go through their daily routines in their natural habitat. Watch the gorillas copulate, feed, hunt, groom and play with each other. do not mimic the sounds made or try to feed them.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Virunga Lodge
Day 3: Departure

Be driven to the airport to catch your flight back home at least 2 hours before your departure time.

This marks the end of your hopefully exciting tour with AA Safaris.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris brings you a tour safari for people who want to adventure into the world of the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park but feel they have less time to do so. Volcanoes National Park is home to the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas and is located on the Virunga ranges. During this tour, allow AA Safaris to take you for a heartwarming and life altering encounter with these gentle but giant gorillas. Relax and enjoy watching them in their habitat, enjoy views of the landscape as you retire to your lodge. breathe clean air as you trek through the forest.

Accomodations

Virunga Lodge
The location of lodge is simply sublime: on one side you see the lakes Burera and Ruhondo and on the other you have magnificent views of the volcanoes Karisimbi, Mikeno and Visoke. The stylish accommodation is an oasis of calm with high standards of service.
Virunga Lodge

Availability and Prices

Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Airport pickup
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance, or any other travel insurance)