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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

A truly exhilarating experience, Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda allows you to come face to face with the largest primates in the world. Take in the sights of Rwanda’s picturesque countryside, visiting Volcanoes National Park, and catching a glimpse of gorillas in the wild and the Virungas, 9 impossibly steep volcanoes, while traversing on foot. Enjoy knowledgeable guides, giving you all the information you need to know about these incredible animals.

Trip Type: Adventure, Wildlife

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Kigali
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary.

Day 2 – Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda
Upon arrival into Kigali Airport, a driver will meet you at baggage claim to transfer you to your accommodation.

Rwanda is a land of great diversity and beauty and is famous for its gorillas. Situated in the heart of Africa the country shares the natural riches from both the Congo Basin and the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa resulting in unsurpassed biodiversity. Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates, in particular the Mountain Gorillas; one of the most awesome wildlife interactions in the world. The capital city Kigali is located at Rwanda's geographical heart. Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate and is conveniently located within three hours' drive of Parc des Volcans, home to the Mountain Gorilla.

Starting Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (B, D)

Day 3 – Kigali to Parc National de Volcans
An English speaking driver will meet you in the hotel lobby at a predetermined time. You will be transferred overland from Kigali to Parc National de Volcans which is approximately a 2 hour drive.

Parc National de Volcans, or Volcanoes National Park in plain English, is the epicenter for mountain gorilla safaris. First established in 1925 and then extended four years later into Rwanda and the then Belgian Congo, the park is home to a myriad of wildlife beyond mountain gorillas. Golden monkeys, a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects among many other creatures all call the park home. Volcanoes National Park serves as invaluable refuge for Rwanda's mountain gorillas and stunning example of the region's biodversity.

Starting Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Gorilla Trekking
This morning, drive to the edge of Parc National des Volcans where you will receive a briefing by the park's guides on the Gorillas etiquette. Following the briefing, enter the park for Gorilla tracking. Your trek will vary in length and will commence at an altitude of 2,000 meters in the upper slopes of the Volcanoes where you will then enter the forest. After locating your assigned group, you will spend 1 hour in their company before retracing your steps down the volcanoes. If time permits, visit the nearby little known but compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera & Ruhondo.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Starting Accommodation: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Volcanoes National Park to Kigali
Enjoy another exciting and challenging day of Gorilla trekking.  Your morning starts with an early morning briefing before heading out. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas' habits and information from the previous day to locate the group's whereabouts.

Return to Kigali this afternoon. Transfer to your overnight accommodation in Kigal.

Starting Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Kigali to USA (via Nairobi & Dubai)
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Kigali Airport to connect with your departure flight. (B)

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Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020$5,265$7,445$10,390
9/1/2020 - 10/31/2020$5,265$7,445$9,385
11/1/2020 - 12/14/2020$5,265$7,445$9,160
Single Traveler
6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020$6,205$8,380$10,390
9/1/2020 - 10/31/2020$6,205$8,380$9,385
11/1/2020 - 12/14/2020$6,205$8,380$9,160

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms