Duration: 4 Days
Group Size: 1
Gorilla are tracked from the
Parc National des Volcans which
currently has 7 groups and thus 56 permits available per day. The
gorilla families here are those of Group 13, Sabinyo (which also
has the largest of al the silver backs, Kahunga), Amahoro , Umubano,
Susa, Kwitonda which has crossed from Djomba in the DRC and Hirwa
which has recently formed from different habituated families. The Susa
group is the largest and
thus the best for
Gorilla tracking permits are limited to 8 permits per gorilla family
per day. In Rwanda, 56 permits are available per day and in Uganda, 32.
Mgahinga has 8 per day. Gorilla permits currently cost $500 per permit. Permits cannot be reserved and as such, have to be
bought and paid in full on date of booking. As such, there may be 24
permits available for a specific date when you make an enquiry and the
next day, all permits may be sold. As such, once you have decided on your
date of tracking, if permits are available we will request full payment
for the permit. If by the time the funds are cleared the permits have been
sold out, we will give a full refund. Once the permit is bought and
secured, there is a 100% cancellation penalty.
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GORILLA TOUR AND SAFARI
ITINERARY - GORILLA
SAFARI TRACKING RWANDA
Day-1: Arrival at Kigali airport, meet and greet . Time allowing, we will visit Gisozi´s Genocide Memorial, and the crafts village. After lunch we will proceed to Ruhengeri and Kinigi, the HQ of Volcanoes NP, home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is a 2 ½ -hour drive through a stunning scenary of lush green hills and valleys ( Rwanda is known as “Land of a Thousand Hills”) until we reach the base of Sabinyo mountain,
home to the Mountain Gorilla. Overnight at Gorilla's Nest or Asoferwa Kinigi Guest House.
Day-2: We will be transferred to the national park headquarters
to be briefed by the park rangers before departing for the trek in search for the Great Mountain Gorillas. The excursion in a thick rainforest and the interaction with the mountain
gorilla/ape, gives a wonderful experience in life. We will have lunch after returning from the hike to the hotel. In the afternoon we will depart to Kigali . Dinner at the hotel or a restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel des Collines (room facing pool) or Hotel Chez Lando.
Day-3: Breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your departure
flight at the end of your Gorilla Tracking Tour.
Note: Time allowing (in case it was not possible on day of arrival), we will visit Gisozi's Genocide Memorial, and the crafts village.
Depart on your international flight, or
Optional extra night in Kigali in the event that the international flights do not depart on time.
Optional extra days for Gorilla Tracking can be accommodated
For details of costs, or to send an enquiry, click on the
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through dense bush and bamboo thickets between 1-7 hours
dependant on where the Gorilla are. Tracking in Rwanda is easier
than in Uganda with better photographic opportunities
Gorilla Safari Rwanda
Gorilla Safari Uganda
Uganda Rwanda Safari