Private Gorilla Safari

Rwanda is a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa, situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, a western arm of the Great Rift Valley, on the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems: the Nile and the Congo. Much of the country’s 26,338km2 is impressively mountainous, the highest peak being Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Parc des Volcans. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but numerous other lakes are dotted around the country, notably Burera, Ruhondo, Muhazi and Mugesera, some of which have erratic shapes following the contours of the steep mountains that enclose them.

BEST OF RWANDA GORILLAS, KARISOKE AND GOLDEN MONKEYS

1DAY 1
Morning arrival or mid afternoon arrival into Kanombe International Airport at Kigale. Our representatives will meet you and transfer on a lovely 2.5 hour drive through winding roads to the Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge for dinner and overnight.
2DAY 02:
Day of gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes gorilla park. Depending on the lvel of fitness, you may be allowed to choose the group of gorillas you wish to visit. The closest being about 2 hours or even a couple of minutes from the park boundary. Meals and overnight at the Mountain Gorillas’ Nest Lodge.
3DAY 03:
Early morning hike to the Famous Dian Fossey Research centre and Grave Yard. Where Dr. Fossey spent close to two decades habituating, studying and conserving the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Return for overnight at the Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge in Kinigi.
4DAY 04:
Morning breakfast then transfer to the Nyungwe Forest. This Forest contains a variety of habitats including montane forest, bamboo, grasslands, swamps and bogs, and is very mountainous too. It provides some of the best Golden Monkey trekking experiences in East Africa. Meals and Overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
5DAY 05:
Breakfast early before starting the morning Chimpanzee trekking expedition in the forest in search of colonies of habituated Golden Monkeys. Other wildlife in the forest include: grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, Angolan colobus, L’hoest’s monkeys and owl-faced monkeys. Meals and overnight at Gisakura Guest House.
6DAY 06:
Morning at leisure before heading to Visit of the Genocide Memorial where remains of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus can be seen. Meals and overnight at the Hotel Des Millecollines.
7DAY 07:
Morning transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Airport transfers

accommodation

meals

park entrance fees

Gorilla permits

private custom built 4×4 safari vehicles with knowledgeable English speaking driver guides.

Airfare to Rwanda, visas (where applicable), drinks and personal expenses not listed in the program.