This is an exciting and memorable 3 night Rwanda safari which includes three nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge on the edge of Parc National des Volcans where you can trek to see the highly endangered and magnificent mountain Gorilla in its wild habitat. There is also time included to explore the other highlights of the region. You can continue with other travel plans to explore more.
Upon arriving in Kigali you will be met by our driver and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. On arrival a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of the lodge. In the evening you will be taken to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up early in the morning to the beautiful sounds of birdlife, after breakfast depart to the Parc National des Volcans headquarters. Here you will be allocated a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and given a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependent upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. You will spent the rest of the day relaxing and viewing beautiful sceneries around the lodge. In the evening you will return to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up early in the morning, after breakfast depart for your second gorilla trek, with the possibility of visiting a different Gorilla family. Return to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, relax or take a drive to the bustling market town of Ruhengeri, nearby, or visit the beautiful lakes of Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago. There are also the genocide memorials and community and conservation projects that you will visit. In the evening you will return to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up to the beautiful rising sunshine. This is will be your last day here.After breakfast, checkout depart to Kigali in time to catch your flight back home.
We would recommend an extra night spent at Sabyinyo Silverback lodge, which would enable you to trek for the majestic golden monkeys and to visit Dian Fossey’s Research Centre, as well as a visit to the lakes.
This package is inclusive of the following:- Meet and greet on arrival in Kigali and road transfer to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. 3 nights full board accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The SACOLA community fee. 2 Gorilla trekking permits (one on each day). Visits to Ruhengeri, or any of the nearby lakes, the Genocide memorials and any community projects. Return road transfer to Kigali for return flight.
The extras payable on this safari are any visa fees or departure taxes, return flights to Kigali, fine wines and champagnes and any personal expenses, personal insurances.
Extra nights available on request.
Please note that children under the age of 15 years are not permitted to gorilla trek.
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