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.

Starting and finishing in Kigali, this itinerary can easily extended to Uganda for further trekking, or could be added onto a beach stay in Kenya or Zanzibar, or on to a more traditional safari in Kenya or Tanzania.  Everything is possible.


Suitable for:


3 nights from $4130
(per person, excluding international flights)

Heaven Boutique Hotel, Kigali

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.
  • Spend 1 night at Heaven Boutique Hotel on a Half Board basis. Relax at your city hotel, have a swim.

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Musanze

Day 2
  • Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel before you meet your guide and depart Kigali on the wonderfully scenic road to the Virunga Mountains and Volcanoes National Park.
  • Overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, staying in a Deluxe Room on Full Board.
  • Get to bed early in anticipation for your early trekking in the morning.

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Musanze

Day 3
  • Trek 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 Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. Enjoy a second night here on Full board.

Depart for Kigali

Day 4
  •  Lazy morning or add in an extra trek if you wish (not included).
  • Depart Musanze for Kigali in time for your international flight.

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A great short and sharp trip, bringing out your inner Dian Fossey.  A bucket list experience and in true S&B style, some lovely boutique hotels.

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