8 DAYS VIRUNGA HIKES & GORILLA TREKKING TOUR

8 Days Virunga Hike & Gorilla Trekking safari

8 Days

FROM $ 6,809

ACTIVITY

Moderate

COMFORT LEVEL

Mid-Range

TRANSPORT

4x4 Land Cruiser

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8 Days Virunga Hike & Gorilla Trekking safari – from $ 6,809 based on 4 people. Gorilla safaris in Uganda & Rwanda with Double gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
from: $ 6,809 p/p based on 4 PAX
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Activities: Gorilla Trekking (Rwanda), Golden Monkey Tracking & Community Walk, Mount Bisoke Hike, Gorilla Trekking (Uganda)
Accommodation: Davinci Gorilla Lodge / Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

On arrival at the Kigali Airport, you will be met and greeted by our safari guide. You will be transferred to Volcanoes National Park after lunch. The journey to the North goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that display Rwanda’s landscape. On your way to Ruhengeri, you will come in contact with the base of the splendid Virunga volcanoes. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Davinci Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Fatima

Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters of Volcanoes National park. After a briefing from the ranger guides, you will start the gorilla trekking through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga. Hiking and tracking gorillas may take 1-8 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour and be back at the base in time for a late lunch. You may have an optional ibyiwacu community walk OR a relaxation at the lodge. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Davinci Gorilla Lodge /Hotel Fatima

After breakfast, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will have an optional community walk. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Davinci Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Fatima

After breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters where you meet the hiking park guide for a short briefing about this Hike. You will then proceed to the starting point of the Bisoke hiking. This may take around 3 hours.

Please note that this trek can be less or more the estimated time, depending on the fitness of the climber.

After the hike, you will be transferred back to the hotel for a lunch break and then you will have an option to relax at the hotel or have a community walk. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Fatima

After breakfast, cross the Rwanda-Uganda border at Cyanika to Kisoro. On your arrival, relax at the lodge. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge / Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge / Ikora Hotel

An early morning breakfast and later the guide leads you through the gorilla’s world, clearing up aspects of their ecosystem and behavior. Gorilla trekking is the most exciting and unforgettable experience, which might take one through a thick jungle for the whole of the day. This activity can be a tiring walk so one has to go geared up. Overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge / Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge / Ikora Hotel

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking
After breakfast, you will have a golden monkey track. These golden monkeys are the most endangered primates in the Volcanoes. After lunch, you will have an optional community walk. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Davinci Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Fatima

Day 5: Mount Bisoke Hike
After breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters where you meet the hiking park guide for a short briefing about this Hike. You will then proceed to the starting point of the Bisoke hiking. This may take around 3 hours.

Please note that this trek can be less or more the estimated time, depending on the fitness of the climber.

After the hike, you will be transferred back to the hotel for a lunch break and then you will have an option to relax at the hotel or have a community walk. Overnight at One & Only Gorilla Nest / Gorilla Lodge / Hotel Fatima

After a morning breakfast, drive back to Rwanda and be transferred to Kigali Airport to find your departure flight.

End of the Safari in Rwanda

Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (Rwanda) $1,500 per person
  • Gorilla Permit (Uganda) $700 per person
  • Golden Monkey permit $100
  • Accommodation
  • Full time English Safari Guide
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser
  • Activities listed in the Itinerary
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Related Government Taxes

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Anything not listed in inclusions list

From: $ 6,809 P/P

WHAT YOU NEED TO PACK FOR THE GORILLA TREK

  1. 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  2. 3 short sleeved t-shirts, 1 pair of shorts and 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  3. 1 sweater or sweatshirt and strong waterproof walking boots/jacket
  4. Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  5. Lightweight wool socks
  6. Pair of sports sandals
  7. Gloves – gardening or similar for gorilla trekking
  8. Insect repellent, flashlight, binoculars, camera and extra lenses
  9. Sunscreen glasses
  10. Extra batteries – Some safari Lodges have facilities for recharging batteries
  11. Personal toiletries,

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