See the amazing Gorilla's of Rwanda in their natural habitat
Duration: 7 Days
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Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes of Rwanda on our 7-night Gorilla Safari Holiday. This trip will take you from the bustling city of Kigali to the lush Nyungwe Forest, serene Kibuye, and the breathtaking Volcanoes National Park, where you'll have the opportunity to see the majestic mountain gorillas up close in their natural habitat. With carefully selected accommodations in each location, this itinerary offers the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. This itinerary is completely customisable to suit you, just let your Travel Consultant know your specific budget and requirements.
Day 1: Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you wwill transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the city's vibrant markets, museums and cultural landmarks such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. Spend the night at the luxurious Kigali Serena Hotel, which offers modern amenities and breathtaking views of the city.
Day 2-3: Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park, home to an array of primate species including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and the endangered golden monkey. Stay at the stunning Nyungwe House, set on a working tea plantation and offering guided hikes through the forest. Take part in a chimpanzee trek, bird watching, or visit the Kamiranzovu Swamps to see the unique aquatic life.
Day 4: Kibuye
Drive to the serene shores of Lake Kivu and spend a night in Kibuye. Stay at Cormoran Lodge, situated on a hillside overlooking the lake, with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
Day 5-6: Volcanoes National Park
Depart for the famous Volcanoes National Park and stay at the exclusive Bisate Lodge, nestled within an eroded volcanic cone. Wake up to stunning views of the Virunga Mountains and enjoy a day of gorilla trekking, where you'll come face-to-face with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Other activities include a visit to the Dian Fossey Tomb, golden monkey trekking, or a hike to the nearby lakes.
Day 7: Kigali
Drive back to Kigali and spend your final night at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, with luxurious amenities and a convenient location. Take a tour of the city or relax by the pool before your flight home the next day.
When to visit Rwanda
When to visit Rwanda for gorilla trekking is a common concern for travellers planning a safari. The most popular time for gorilla trekking is from June to September, when the weather is dry, and the terrain is easier to navigate. The driest months are generally July to September and December to January, making it an ideal time to explore Rwanda's national parks. However, visiting during the rainy season from April to May and October to November has its advantages, including fewer crowds and lush greenery. If you're looking to save on gorilla permit prices, consider booking from November to May, when prices are generally lower. Regardless of the season, the expert guides will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience on your Rwandan Gorilla Safari.
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