Go for a fly-in gorilla trekking safari with us. Fly comfortably to Bwindi & stay in one of Uganda’s top lodges. The comfortable way to meet the Gorillas, prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas! Halfway between Ruhengeri ( one of the most visited cities in Rwanda) and the Volcanoes National Park, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is the perfect rest stop for you as you gear up to find the world famous Rwanda Gorillas.

Go for a fly-in gorilla trekking safari with us. Fly comfortably to Bwindi & stay in one of Uganda’s top lodges. The comfortable way to meet the Gorillas, prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas! Halfway between Ruhengeri ( one of the most visited cities in Rwanda) and the Volcanoes National Park, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is the perfect rest stop for you as you gear up to find the world famous Rwanda Gorillas.

Day 1: Arrival Kigali from Nairobi

  • Transfers to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be on own arrangement. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative, outside the airport arrivals and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kigali/Volcanoes National Park

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)
  • The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site.
  • Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
  • Lunch in Kigali. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Lunch ,Dinner, bed and breakfast)

Day 3:Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trek

  • Early breakfast.
  • 0620 hrs: Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs for your first day of trekking.
  • 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Trekking adventure. Porters may be hired for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
  • The cost is  USD.10.00 per person per day. We advise that you utilize this service.
  •  Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virunga’s offering stirring views in all directions. When it enters the national park, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rain-forest, alive with the colorful bird calls, chattering golden monkeys, littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant.
  • Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, beckon an ascent.
  • Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, who have spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with one of the Gorilla Families.
  • Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!
  • After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera and the local market.Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel -Lunch ,Dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 4:Depart Kigali -Nairobi

  • Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight.– A flight in the afternoon is highly commendable as you will have time to see the city –Kigali.

This Package is valid from till the 31st of December 2019 and it includes:

  • Airport transfers and assistance in Kigali
  • 01 night on bed and breakfast basis at Mille Collines Hotel
  • 02 nights on full board basis at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel.
  • City tour of Kigali
  • Private transport in a 4×4 Land cruiser depending on the number of clients confirmed on the trip
  • Services of an English/French speaking driver-guide
  • One gorilla permit (Cost included in the pricing for East African resident only. Contact us directly if you are non  East African resident )
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • All taxes on the services quoted above

Gorilla permits are only confirmed upon payment. Please do not pay your international flight first until we check on your dates of travel if the Gorilla permits are available and if availability at the Hotel is confirmed with us.

The Package excludes:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified.
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Airport transfers in Nairobi
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Baggage allowance is strictly 15 Kgs ideally in soft bags
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Personal and baggage insurance.
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
  • Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.
  • Optional activities can be arranged for you at a fee depending on which you want i.e golden monkey visit,Nature walk and visit to Musanze caves.

Reservations are subject to availability. Cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground Transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser, with fuel
  • Accommodation as shown
  • Meals where mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • All park entrance fees
  • English speaking Guide / driver
  • Mineral water in the vehicle ; 2 liters per person daily on safari

Price Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Optional activities unless specified as included
  • Gorilla permits and Chimp permits.
  • Excessive baggage charges
  • Entry Visa Fees; fees for International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations
  • Items of personal nature such us Room service, Beverage, Communication charges (telephone, fax, and internet).
  • Laundry
  • Postage fees
  • Porterage fees
  • Tips and gratuities for Guide/driver. and hotel staff
  • Shopping Charges for Curios and Crafts

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