3 day Rwanda gorilla safari

A three day trip in Rwanda, with one full day in Kigali followed by one full day of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
Kigali Genocide Memorial site at Gisozi Ruhengeri Volcanoes National Park Virunga Mountains Gorilla trekking
Price
£1250 excluding flights
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Duration
3 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Based on 2 people sharing, excludes gorilla permits, which are USD1500 per permit
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Description of 3 day Rwanda gorilla safari

A three day Rwanda holiday that includes not only one full day on a gorilla safari, one of the world’s most sought after wildlife watching experiences, but also a guided tour around the country’s historic capital, Kigali, a city that has been the centre of clan led kingdoms for generations and then colonial powers after that. The horrors of the 1994 genocide are commemorated at Gisozi, a memorial site on the outskirts of the city, which you will visit.

From the turbulent past to the tranquillity of the hills, where the Volcanoes National Park boasts not only an extraordinary landscape of nine volcanoes, six of which are active, but also habitats for the world famous mountain gorilla. Enjoy a day trekking with expert guides through these beautifully biodiverse, elevated forests in search of the greatest primates of them all.

Price information

£1250 excluding flights
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Based on 2 people sharing, excludes gorilla permits, which are USD1500 per permit
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Gorilla safari
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Accessibility

Accessible tourism overview:
This trip can be tailored for guests with numerous accessible needs and can also be organised with your own driver/guide.
Limited mobility:
A throne chair is available at an additional cost, porters are able to carry the guests with disabilities to see the primates. Accommodation and rooms on the ground level; Door to door transfers if privately guided.
Wheelchair:
A throne chair is available at an additional cost, porters are able to carry the guests with disabilities to see the primates. Wheelchair accessible rooms can be booked, wheelchair accessible attractions and restaurants suggested for clients.
Blind or limited vision:
This trip can be tailored for guests with limited vision, particularly trips with private/driver guides.
'Free from' food:
All dietary requirements catered for; our providers are very well versed in handling a variety of dietary requirements.

Reviews

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Reviewed on 22 Apr 2019 by

That first glimpse of the gorillas and the time spent with them were the most exciting parts our holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2018 by

The most memorable moment were the Gorilla visit and gold back monkeys. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jan 2018 by

Seeing the mountain gorillas especially the silver backs was my memorable moment. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by

Was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

To ensure the least disruption of the surrounding environment, the ecolodge that you stay at for the gorilla trek was constructed with locally available material.

The conservation of water is of critical importance in the environments they operate. The lodge conserves water through regular maintenance to reduce leakages, fitting flow restrictors on shower heads and taps where possible, watering the gardens and grass roofs at cooler times of the day, and implementing a guest towel re-use and water conservation programme.

All waste water from the kitchens, guest bedrooms and staff houses is run into a sewage system and biologically treated as it runs through natural sand filters. The water outlets are tested regularly. In this way they can be sure that they are not introducing harmful toxins into the protected environments in which they operate.

All of the waste produced is recycled, re-used or disposed of responsibly. Recycled paper is used in offices and in brochure production, and recycle waste paper and cardboard through local community paper-making. This has the added benefit of providing livelihood streams for our neighbouring communities.

People

The lodge buys as many products manufactured within Rwanda as possible including local furniture, matting, baskets and local art for décor.

We employ local staff, including in management positions. We also actively encourage their growth and advancement within the organisation often with internal training to assist in this process. The first source of staff is always from the local communities around the area where the lodge / camp is based and only if skills required are not available do we search elsewhere.

The ecolodge supports the surrounding rural community by purchasing farm-fresh produce that is served in the lodge’s restaurant. Menus are tailored to utilise the best of the fresh fruit and vegetables currently available – this is generally a seasonal thing as within Rwanda there is a large range of suitable fresh produce available.

Dry goods and manufactured goods are also purchased locally with the emphasis on local products – tea, coffee, honey, flour, and sugar to name a few.

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