This safari includes one night in Kigali and 2 nights in Volcanoes National Park, the home of over 300 habituated Mountain Gorillas.  The program operates in reverse.

After exploring the vibrant city of Kigali, including a visit to the historic and moving Genocide Memorial, travelers head to Volcanoes National Park for 2 days of primate viewing. Mountain Gorillas are the star of the primate show, but Golden Monkeys are stunningly beautiful and fun to watch. We recommend opting for both. While the trek to see gorillas can sometimes be long, Golden Monkeys often nest near the entrance to the Park, making for an easier day of walking.

Highlights

  • Time to explore Kigali, East Africa’s sparkling city
  • Visit to Genocide Memorial
  • Opportunity to do a Mountain Gorilla trek
  • Opportunity to do a Golden Monkey trek

 

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs year round.

Price

From $2899 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‚Äėfrom‚Äô, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.¬† Single supplements apply.¬† Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Pricing does not include Gorilla viewing permits which are currently US$1,500 per person each or Golden Monkey trekking permits which are currently 100usd per person each. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.¬† Prices are current at time of posting (10/23/2023) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

START TIME Please arrive by 7:45 AM.
END TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor 3 flights with instructor
3 hours of training Meals
NOT INCLUDED
Transportation
Instructor gratuity

 

Additional information

locationSanta Barbara
duration10 hours
  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
1

Arrival Kigali

On arrival in Kigali, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for tonight. Rest of day at leisure. We recommend dining at Heaven Restaurant, your concierge can arrange transportation.

2

Kigali - Volcanoes national Park

Spend the morning on a privately guided tour of Kigali, including time at the powerful Genocide Memorial, a must see. After lunch at Kigali Serena Hotel, travel northwest about 2.5 hours to through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. Arrive at Ruhengeri, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park). The town itself, located only 15 miles from the Uganda border, is relatively a small city of about 70,000 people. The constant flow of humanity is quite remarkable. The town has great views of the surrounding volcanoes. Check into your accommodation. Rest of day at leisure to explore the town. (B,L,D)

3

Volcanoes National Park

This morning, your guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trek with an expert primate guide and tracking team. The trek to the gorilla family may be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Porters are available to assist you with the trek, this is inexpensive and highly recommended. Those who have mobility challenges can hire a team of porters to carry them on a sedan chair. After an amazing, never to be forgotten hour with the gorilla family, you will descend and transfer back to your accommodation for lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore the town or opt for a visit to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village at around $35 per person. (B,L,D)

4

Departure

If your departure flight is 5pm or later, it is possible to do a Golden Monkey trek this morning. These beautiful monkeys are very habituated to humans and go about their business of feeding on bamboo shoots, tending to their babies and chasing each other. After the trek, you will have lunch at your accommodation and drive back to Kigali airport for departure. (B,L)

4

End of the tour

Important to Know

  • Rates are¬†per person¬†and¬†exclude the international flight¬†from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are¬†15 years and older.
  • Rates include a¬†local payment. This means that part of the rate must be paid upfront and part on location during the tour. Move your mouse pointer over a rate to see the local payment.

    Based on departures in Low Season

Price per person from First Class Deluxe Luxury
Solo Traveler $3999 $5529 $6899
Each of 2 $2899 $3679 $5179
Each of 4 $2399 $3299
Each of 6 $2199 $3169
Single Room supplement $469 $1079 $1299

Accommodation:
First Class at Gorilla Mountain Lodge and Four Points by Sheraton
Deluxe at Amakoro Sona Lodge and Serena Hotel
Luxury at Wilderness Sabyinyo and Serena Hotel

Included in price

  • Meet and greet upon arrival
  • Airport transfers
  • One nights accommodation Kigali – choice of First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • Two nights accommodation in¬†Volcanoes National Park¬†– choice First-class, Deluxe or Luxury accommodation
  • English speaking guides throughout
  • Transfers from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and return

Does not include:

  1. Airfare to and from Kigali, Rwanda
  2. Passport and entry Visa fees
  3. Bottled drinks with meals
  4. Items of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs etc.
  5. Gratuities for local guide/ porters and drivers
  6. Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance

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