Rwanda: Gorillas in the Mist

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This is a short three night itinerary which gives you the chance to experience one of the most extraordinary animal encounters in Africa – coming face to face with a wild mountain gorilla. This never to be forgotten experience requires travelling to one of the key locations in the Virunga Mountains which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.


Suitable for:


3 nights from $4500
(per person, excluding international flights)

Gorilla Mountain View, PNV National Park

Day 1
  • On arrival into Kigali Airport, you will be met by your vehicle and guide.
  • Option of a short tour of this unique and colourful town including the genocide memorial museum
  • Transfer north west from Kigali on the wonderfully scenic road to the Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park.
  • These forest hosts almost a third of the worlds wild mountain gorillas and is one of the two prime locations in Africa for tracking these primates

Gorilla Mountain View, PNV National Park

Day 2
  • The day begins early with the short drive to the Volcanoes Park HQ in order to register for your gorilla tracking
  • You will be allocated a specific gorilla family and National Park guide who will brief you on the logistics and formalities of meeting the gorillas
  • Tracking usually takes between one and four hours to reach the gorillas where you will spend an hour in their company
  • Head back down the mountain to your vehicle and drive back to Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Gorilla Mountain View, PNV National Park

Day 3
  • Another chance to enter the Volcanoes National Park to track the mountain gorillas or the endangered Golden Monkeys (Gorilla / Golden Monkeys permit not included)
  • Other activity options include hiking to Dian Fosseys former research station at Karioke as well as her grave site and those of her favourite gorillas.
  • For those looking for something even more challenging it is possible to summit Mt Visoke or Mt Muhavura offering spectacular views of the Virunga mountain range
  • Return in the afternoon back to Gorilla Mountain View Lodge for your last night

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A great short and sharp trip, bringing out your inner Dian Fossey.  An unforgetable experience in such a short time.

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