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Gorillas Through The Mist

Explore the South African wilderness on this 3-day tour of the Volcano National Park and meet and click pictures with friendly and cuddly mountain gorillas, the highlight of your trip. Along the way, you will also visit the Virunga Conservation Area, and get to stay at some of the finest lodges in close proximity to the Volcanoes National Park.


Tour Nights

  • Ruhengeri: 1 nights
  • Kigali: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWR01
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Check out the villages, markets and local communities in Kigali
  • Visit the twin lakes - Bulera and Ruhondo
  • Participate in the gorilla trek to observe the primate
  • Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Visit the Virunga Conservation Area

    Arrive at the Kigali International Airport to be greeted by our representative. From here, you’ll board a safari vehicle for your transfer to the Virunga Conservation Area, home to the highest population of mountain gorillas, in time for lunch. Time permitting; you will be encouraged to explore the villages and local markets as well as the stunning twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Overnight stay at the lodge on full-board basis.
    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge:
    Bordering the Volcanoes National Park, the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge finds itself perfectly situated for spotting the famous gorillas in Rwanda as well as for the stunning visuals of the volcanoes. Comprised by 30 individual stone and thatch cottages, the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge covers 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. Individually equipped with facilities like a small lounge with a fire place and a private veranda, this eco-lodge makes for an ideal base from which one can explore the area and organise treks to see the Golden monkeys.
    Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge:
    Located just a few minutes away from the headquarters of the Volcanoes National Park, the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge offers five luxurious double cottages, two suites and one family suite to its patrons. The cottages and suites here are built of Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. The lodge’s proximity to the Volcano National Park from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla makes it a favourite amongst the travellers.
    Meals included: Dinner 
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  • Day 2 Explore the Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains and is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas as well as golden monkeys. Also the home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, the park allows for regulated treks to spend time with its popular inhabitants as well as for exploration of the famous volcanoes.
    Be transferred to the office of Volcanoes National Park in the morning after breakfast. Pay heed to park guide’s instructions on the expecta nt behaviour in the jungle and in the presence of mountain gorillas. After a slightly bumpy ride to the beginning of the trek, hike for 10-20 minutes through fields to reach the periphery of the forest. After entering the park, you begin your gorilla spotting trek till noon. Guests are advised to carry water bottles along with zip lock bags and rainproof-clothing as it can rain anytime here. Photography is allowed; make sure you have reliable cameras handy. Return to your hotel for lunch. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kigali.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch   
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  • Day 3 Kigali – UK Departure

    Post breakfast, transfer to Kigali Airport for your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.
    Meals included: Breakfast 


  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    Star Rating Ruhengeri
  • Flame Tree Village
    Flame Tree Village
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel
    Kigali Serena Hotel
    Star Rating Kigali
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
    Star Rating Ruhengeri

Kigali Serena Hotel Star Rating

  • Kigali Serena Hotel

The hotel is in central Kigali Rwanda, just 10 kilometres from Kigali International Airport. Kigali Convention Centre and Stade Amahoro are also within 6 minute from the hotel.

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Star Rating

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Located on the northwest edge of Rwanda, in Ruhengeri, bordering the magnificent Volcanoes National Park. Arrivals at the Kigali International Airport can expect a drive of 90 minutes to two hours to the Lodge.

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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Star Rating

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Located very close, about 15 minutes, from the main headquarters of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, this is a very handy base from which to explore the area and organise treks to see the golden monkeys and the mountain gor

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Flame Tree Village Star Rating

  • Flame Tree Village

Hotel is strategically located just 4 Kilometer from Kigali International airport. Big Local food Market is 400 metres from Flame Tree Village, while US Embassy is 1.4 kilometer from the property.

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What's Included?

  • Meet and greet services.
  • Assistance at the airport.
  • Transfers by private vehicle.
  • Services of English speaking driver guide.
  • Accommodation at selected hotels as specified.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Gorilla Trekking permit fees.
  • All park fees and government taxes. 

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Guide or local escort gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks and dining rooms, tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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