4 Days from$3600 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Luxury, Mid Range
This tour will take you into the misty bamboo jungles of the Volcanoes National Park on an excursion to track and locate a family of mountain gorillas led by a patriarch silverback, you’ll be allowed one hour with the gentle giants. In the same national park, you’ll also take on the challenge of tracking the endangered cute little golden monkeys. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn a bit about Rwandan culture by visiting a cultural village after your gorilla experience.
Safari types:Gorilla Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari
You will visit:Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Kigali Genocide Memorial
Wildlife:Mountain Gorilla, Golden Monkey
Activities:Trekking, Cultural Experience
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Kigali
Minimum age:15 years
Once gorilla permits are purchased they are non-refundable.
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 4,200 per person 1 person travelling
From USD 3,600 per person, 2 people travelling
From USD 3,500 per person, 3 people travelling
From USD 3,400 per person, 4 people travelling
From USD 3,300 per person, 5 people travelling
From USD 3,300 per person, 6 people travelling
From USD 3,300 per person, 7 people travelling
From USD 3,300 per person, 8 people travelling
- Full board accommodation (3 nights based on standard rooms)
- Gorilla trekking permit & golden monkey tracking permit
- Gorilla Guardians Village former Iby’Iwacu cultural village entrance fees
- Full time English/French specking driver guide
- Ground transportation by 4×4 wheel drive
- Mineral water in the car during the safari (3 bottles per person per day)
- All park entrance fees
- Relevant government taxes
- Medical evacuation insurance
- Airport transfers
- International flights
- Visas (Rwanda visa can be obtained with ease at Kigali International Airport for USD 50 per person (Passport should be valid at least 6 months beyond period of stay)
- Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, hotel mini bar etc.
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Vazquez Tours & Travel‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Vazquez Tours & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
The arrival of your flight at Kigali International Airport. Meet and greet assistance. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative outside the customs and immigration hall. Then proceed with a second RT-PCR covid-19 test at the airport (there is a wait of UP-TO 24 hours for the test results). Thereafter you will be transferred to Hotel Des Mille Collines. The drive from airport to your hotel is approximately 20 minutes.
Arrive at Hotel Des Mille Collines, the hotel staff will welcome you and assist you to check in. Briefing at the lobby, dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel Des Mille Collines
Day meal plan: Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and settlement of any extras. You will be collected from Hotel Des Mille Collines and taken on a Kigali city tour which includes a visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kimironko local market & Inema Art Center. This Kigali city tour will allow you to experience life in the country today and Rwanda’s remarkable recovery a true statement to humankind’s resilience.
Lunch will be at heaven Restaurant Kigali – Kiyovu. There after you will be transferred to Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in Musanze – Volcanoes National Park – a stunning three hour’s drive north among the lush, green landscape of the countryside. The landscape of the Volcanoes National Park is incredible with a spectacular line of volcanoes far into distance.
Arrive at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, the hotel staff will welcome you and assist you to check-in. Briefing, dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Day meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Breakfast at 06h00 am.
Your driver-guide will transfer you at 06h30 am to Volcanoes National Park headquarters fro registration and briefing. Your driver-guide will assist and facilitate on identifying the gorilla family to visit. Tracking can be between 90 minutes – 5 hours depending on what family group assigned. You will spend 1 hour with the gorillas, sometimes moving around to stay with the gorillas or following them. The guide will ensure you are in the best spots to take the most beautiful pictures and experience this breathtaking experience properly. You will then drive back to your hotel for lunch and refreshment.
Later in the afternoon around 15h00 pm, you will visit the famous gorilla guardians village, a non-profit umbrella organization that aims at improving the live of reformed poachers and communities around Rwanda’s volcanoes national park through provision of conservation incentives, supporting community enterprise development and livelihood based projects.
Gorilla Guardians Village give you a rare chance to meet local people in their environment, with a taste of Rwandan culture and traditions. The community you visit will genuinely welcome you as a special guest while they proudly present to you aspects of their traditions and beliefs. This will truly be an experience of a lifetime. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
This is only recommended if you have an evening flight.
Breakfast at 06h00 am. Your driver-guide will transfer you ate 06h30 am to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for registration and briefing for your second experience with different endangered species ‘golden monkeys’. It is normally an easy trek which may take between 45 minutes to 2 hours.
Golden monkeys are striking primates with their bright orange-gold fur contrasting with the green rain-forests of the Virunga Mountains. Large and well-habituated groups mean the quality of sightings here is superb. There are two habituated groups of golden monkey, one group comprises around 80 -10 members and has its home at the foot of Mt. Sabyinyo. Great photos and memories are to be had visiting these playful creatures, who seem very relaxed around humans.
After this memorable experience, driver back to your hotel for lunch. Check-out and settle any extras and then drive back to Kigali, straight proceed to Kigali International Airport, assisted farewell to your driver-guide and proceed to check-in for your outbound flight.
Day meal plan: breakfast and lunch