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This 4 days 3 nights gorilla
tracking safari in Rwanda is available 365 days with
daily departures from Kigali. Its a popular safari for
those interested in seeing gorillas in their natural habitat
and learn more about Rwanda. It can be organized from
any corner of the world. Connecting flights are
available from Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago,
Miami, Atlanta, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sydney,
Dubai. Flights connect via Johannesburg in South
Africa, Nairobi Kenya and Kilimanjaro Tanzania.
Highlights:-Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, The
local Markets, The Genocide Memorial of Gisozi, the twin
lakes Burela and Ruhondo and Gisenyi on shores of Lake Kivu
accommodation options are available- luxury at Sabyinyo
Lodge, Mid Range at Mt Gorilla Vew Lodge/ Gorilla Nest
Lodge/ La Babou Lodge, Budget at La Palme Hotel.
Full board Accommodation, 2 Gorilla permits per person,
Rangers and Guides, Transportation in a 4x4 car. See
below for more details
Upon arrival at
Airport ( Also called Kigali Airport)
, you are met and driven to your hotel. This 2Hrs drive takes you through
the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of
to Ruhengeri and further to Kinigi the base of trekking and gorilla
Brief stopovers are provided on the way for photography.
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House
/ Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi park
allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads
where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins.
Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours.
Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your
hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit
Lakes Burela and Ruhondo
community. Return to Kinigi in time for dinner.
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House /
Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge
(This tour of
possible if guests finish tracking on time
at no extra cost).
After breakfast, drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for
guide, group allocation and briefing.
This is followed by a drive to the trail heads where hiking/
Gorilla Tracking begins upon sighting of the previous
night's nests. Stay with the gorillas for an hour and
return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon
on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Kivu Serena Hotel
/ Gisenyi - Kigali-Home
After breakfast drive to
. Have a city tour followed by
lunch. In the
afternoon transfer to the airport for home flight.
Gorilla Safari Rwanda Prices / Costs
The price are
based on per person sharing basis. Prices are shown in three
columns- Budget, Mid range and luxury.
Summary per person in USD
Single person: USD 3083.00
people sharing: USD 2509.00 per person
people sharing: 2367.00 per person
people sharing: USD 2258.00
Single person: USD 356700
people sharing 2767.00 per person
people Shairng 2701.00 per person
people shairing 2517.00 per person
person: USD 4960.00
people Sharing USD 4029.00 per person
people sharing USD 4007.00 per person
people Sharing : USD 3780.00 per person
gorilla Tracking options
Total Costs? How
much will it cost?
Taking an example
of two people sharing accommodation wishing to go on a mid range
safari, the total cost is USD 2767x2 =5534.00. This
price is all inclusive of meals, sightseeing, transport guides etc.
If 4 people wish to use Midrange, the total cost is USD 2517x4=
If you have an
questions regarding prices and pricing feel free to contact us @
OF BUDGET, MID RANGE AND LUXURY
(1) Budget=2 La Palme + 1 night
Malahide Paradise Hotel
(2) Mid Range=
2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View/ Gorilla Nest + 1 Night
Kivu Serena Hotel
(3) Luxury =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge+1 Night
Kivu Serena Hotel
All prices are
on full board basis.
cost/ price price
include the following:
Accommodation cost per
person sharing on full board basis.
All Meals at hotel-
Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner
Transportation on 4WD fully
fuelled and chauffeured
permits per person
Park Entrance fee
Use of ranger guides while
Complementary tour of
Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.
All government taxes
Complimentary tour of
Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.
Plenty of mineral water
during your tour.
Evacuation cover- This
cover by AAR
It covers you for 15 days while
in East Africa-
Rwanda , and
The price does not
include the following
Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff
, Air fares
Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel
insurance prior to arrival
RWANDA REQUIREMENTS-WHAT TO BRING
Please remember to bring the following with you
for Gorilla Trekking, Hiking & tracking safari
Hiking boots-not mountain climbers-anything hardy above the ankle
Water proof container for your camera
A warm cardigan
If you desire to wear a headgear, a base ball cap is recommended
Long trousers and long sleeves are ideal
Optional activities while tracking gorillas
Bisoke 1 day
Karisimbi 2 days
Lake Burela & Ruhondo 1/2 day
lake Kivu 1/2 day
Dian Fossey Grave
tracking, Visit to Diana grave Hiking Bisoke and Climbing
Karisimbi starts at 07:00 Hrs at Kinigi Park Headquarters.
The activities will require an extra day. Please book
with us in advance.
are seven(7) tourist groups-Susa, Sabyinyo, Amahoro,
Kwitonda, Group 13(Agashya), Umubano and
Encounter with Rwanda gorillas and tracking tips
Gorilla tracking is a clean practice (eco friendly) which
ensures minimal impact to the local community, the environment and
Gorilla Tracking rules and regulations have been put in place
for the safety of the trackers, the gorillas and to check adverse
environmental impacts. Besides these
rules and regulations
guarantees the continued existence of the gorilla as species, that
is to avoid the extinction of the gorillas.
1. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
When you encounter gorillas, you are required to portray total
Do not look at them straight in the eyes and avoid standing over
If the male gorilla charge at you, crouch down. Gorillas have
freedom of way. Do not drum your chest.
Rwanda Gorilla Tracking/ Gorilla
Flash photography is prohibited.
Tourists are allowed normal photography and filming for domestic
use. Special Photographic and filming safaris may be organized
for particular gorilla
tracking groups or families. These will include those who want
to film specifically for commercial use and documentaries.
These will require accreditation cards unlike normal tourists.
3. Health of the Gorillas
are currently approximately 700 mountain gorillas in the wild.
Thus these animals are classified as endangered species.
Gorilla tracking if unchecked
can endanger the life of gorillas.
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is
restricted to 8 persons per day per group. That makes a
total of 56 permits per day. Read additional rules at
Rwanda gorilla Tracking Rules and Regulations,
Avoid tracking gorillas if you suffer from contagious disease.
In case you develop a sever case of flu, your money will be
fully refunded if you make this known in advance. However if you
attempt to track and
fail for whatever reason, or if the guides discover that you
cannot track due to disease, you do not
qualify for any refund.
Do not sneeze towards them
Do not spit in the forest or defecate carelessly. If you
need to the guides will help you with a machete to dig a hole to
bury your waste.
4. Environmental consciousness
Gorilla tracking is a clean
activity. Leave only your steps in the national park.
Do not litter and if you spot any litter, collect it and take it
down with you. Read more on rules @
Gorilla Tracking Rules and Regulations
Tracking gorilla in Rwanda and Uganda-
Gorilla Hiking and Trekking facts
How hard should one prepare for gorilla tracking in Rwanda?
The facts below will help you to answer this question.
takes place at altitudes of 3000
metres-this means that moderate/ average physical fitness is
what is necessary and not athletic fitness.
Tracking gorillas is conducted by patient, qualified and
knowledgeable ranger guides with wide experience in natural
history with particular attention to gorilla behaviour
Trekking hiking and tracking is conducted at a moderate pace
of stops for resting, fielding questions further briefs etc.
Competitive hiking is discouraged as the aim of the guides,
and rangers is for all the group members to make it to the
gorillas and back to the base.
Believe it or not, the slowest hiker/ trekker
will determine the pace of the trek.
6. Eating while tracking gorillas
You can carry your picnic but do not eat in the vicinity of the
7. Chest beating
Please do not imitate the male gorilla chest beating. It may take
that as a challenge and charge after you which can result in severe
8. Age Limit: Only people of 15 years and above can
Hiking, Trekking & Tracking Safaris In Rwanda
wildebeest migration 2013 Safaris are organized in both
Maasai (Masai) Mara and
National Parks. Depending on
accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury,
mid range or budget. The duration of the safari depends on
various factors but mostly on time and budget available for
the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest. The all
11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari
commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara,
Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and
Wildebeest Migration Safari Serengeti National Park 10 days
8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara
National Park (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option.
Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.
3 Nights Migration safari combines
Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. The
6 days Best of
Tanzania Safari focuses on migration in Serengeti National
Park. The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara
National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti
National Park is best visited between
March and May. Another great option is the
in Masai Mara Serengeti, Ngorongoro Lake Manyara
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