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Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda: A True Adventure

Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda: A True Adventure

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Overview

This short yet thorough gorilla trekking safari takes you deep into the East African rainforests for an up-close encounter with the rare mountain gorilla. After a night in Kigali, Rwanda’s bustling capital, you’ll make your way to Volcanoes National Park for one of the continent’s most hassle-free gorilla treks.

There are about 300 critically endangered mountain gorillas in the park, and it was here that Dian Fossey spent 20 years researching and conserving them; her efforts would later inspire the popular film Gorillas in the Mist. If you’re an explorer with a week or fewer to spend on vacation but still want to tick off every item on your bucket list, this schedule is for you.

  • Track down rare mountain gorillas.
  • Views of the lake and volcano are breathtaking.
  • Explore Dian Fossey’s Life and Work
  • Excellent hiking and birdwatching opportunities
  • Rwanda
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Kigali
  • RWANDA, VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (3 NIGHTS)
  • KIGALI, RWANDA – The Retreat (1 NIGHT)
5 Days
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Day 1: A Slice of Heaven | 1 Night

KIGALI, RWANDA The Retreat by Heaven welcomes travellers seeking an idyllic getaway into nature's embrace among Rwanda's beautiful, green hills. This luxury hideaway on Kigali's outskirts flawlessly blends modern splendour with the country's spectacular natural beauty. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by the warm smiles of the staff, who are more than simply hosts; they are real stewards of the Rwandan spirit, eager to accompany you on an incredible experience. The Retreat by Heaven provides an unrivalled combination of serenity and activity. The exquisite homes, which are decorated with local creativity and surrounded by aromatic gardens, create a tranquil haven. Wake up to the calming symphony of birdsong, indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences that honour Rwanda's culinary legacy, and immerse yourself in the relaxing waters of the infinity pool, which appears to merge perfectly with the horizon.
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Days 2–4: Kigali to Virunga Volcanoes | 3 Nights

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA After a leisurely breakfast, you will begin the 3-hour road drive to the Volcanoes Virunga Lodge, which is located at the foot of the spectacular Virunga Volcanos. The afternoon is yours to explore the property, visit the grave of legendary gorilla activist Dian Fossey, or simply gaze out the quiet gardens at the beautiful volcano, lake, and forest landscapes. Your second day will begin with a journey to the Kinigi area for a full-day hike in the Volcanoes National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas. The park protects about 300 of these critically endangered monkeys, and the family groupings you'll be following are habituated (or adapted) to human presence. Travelling north through deep jungle and climbing to the base of the Virunga Volcanos, where the groups are located, may be difficult work in the damp, muddy, and humid circumstances. If you find them, you will be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime sighting of these lovely creatures interacting, playing, eating, grooming, and going about their everyday lives in their natural habitat. Choose from a variety of optional activities offered at the resort, such as guided hikes through the park to look for golden monkeys and other beautiful rainforest dwellers, or a trek to the top of the volcano. Specialised birding safaris, as well as historical trips and cultural visits to local communities, may be organised. There are lots of comfortable places to sit and enjoy the stunning environment, and in the evenings there is live music and entertainment around the campfire.
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Day 5: Farewell to the Virungas

Bid farewell to the Virunga Volcanoes and take a vehicle transport or a private helicopter charter from the resort to Kigali. If you have time before your flight, a tour of the city can be organised.
Inclusions
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • One gorilla permit
  • One complimentary massage
  • Park fees, nature and community walk fees
  • Return transfers to your hotel and lodge
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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