(GSR003) 4 Days Gorilla Tracking Kilimanjaro Rwanda Volcanoes National
Kilimanjaro, combined gorilla tracking and hiking Rwanda, Zanzibar
holidays and Serengeti migration safaris via Kilimanjaro Airport.
Enjoy gorilla tracking in
Rwanda Volcanoes National Park
migration in Serengeti and Masai Mara National Park.
Gorilla Hiking adventure Combined with Kilimanjaro Climb, Masai Mara and
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safaris. Safari Kings for
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05 Jun 2015
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Day 1: From
Kilimanjaro to Kigali
On this day you are
expected at the Kilimanjaro International Airport 2 hours prior to
departure of your flight to Kigali. If you are in one of our
organized safaris in Northern Tanzania, we drive you from the park in
the morning to arrive at Arusha at mid day where day rooms are organized
for you to refreshing. From Arusha we drive you to the
airport to catch your flight. There are three departures
from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Kigali (KGL) all operated by Rwandair Express.
Flights departs on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as follows
Tue/Sun JROKGL DEP 1915 ARR 2145
Fri JROKGL DEP 2145 ARR 2145
Arrival at Kigali
arrival at Kigali, your driver guide will meet you and drive you to your
hotel for overnight- Lemio hotel / Kigali Serena Hotel BB
Day2 Kigali City Tour And Drive To Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast you are met by your driver guide who will take you for
Kigali city tour. Visit various attractions, have your lunch and
finally visit Genocide Memorial and drive to Kinigi the base of Gorilla
Tracking. The drive via one of the most scenic road with plenty of
photography opportunities. If you spot anything of interest ask
the driver to stop. Dinner and overnight at La Palme at Musanze/
Ruhengeri (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Mid Range or Sabyinyo
Silver Back Lodge ( Luxury)
Gorilla trekking Safari - Volcanoes national park Rwanda
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi Park
Headquarters for group allocation and briefing. You must be arrive
not later than 07:00 Hrs. Depending on the group allocated
tracking may take 2 hours minimum or even 7 hours . Pack your
picnic lunch and enough water. Carry at least 4 liters of
water. If you desire to track a particular group arrive
earlier than all and make a formal request. Do not hesitate to
take a complimentary cup of Rwanda coffee served at the park
headquarters. After briefing get back to your vehicle and drive
trail head. Sometimes you might walk from park headquarters depending on
where your group is located. Cars are left at the trail heads with
your driver. From trail heads hike up to the bamboo zone and
search for gorilla signs. Gorilla make their nests every night.
The moment you notice these, you should know the gorillas are near.
Follow the instructions of your guide. On sighting stay with gorillas
for one hour and hike back to your cars. Drive back to your hotel.
After lunch, tour the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo. Dinner and
overnight at La Palme at Ruhengeti (Budget), Mountain Gorilla View
Lodge/ Gorilla Nest (Mid Range or Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge (
Gorilla Tracking 2 At Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast and drive to
park headquarters for guide allocation and briefing. Your driver
guide will make sure you arrive not later than 07:00 Hrs. Just
like previous day, you are briefed and driven to track another group of
gorillas. After the hike, return to your hotel for lunch. In the
afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of lake Kivu for overnight.
Overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel (Mid Range/ Luxury) or Malahide Paradise
Drive to Kigali
Breakfast and drive back to Kigali to catch your afternoon flight home.
much does a gorilla safari cost?
It all depends on what you want.
A permit alone costs USD 750 in Rwanda and USD 500 in Uganda.
Below is all inclusive price/ cost of 4 days 3 Nights. The price
is based on per person sharing.
Single: USD 3310.00
Sharing: USD 2585.00PP
Sharing: USD 2444.00PP
Sharing: USD 2323.00PP
OPTION2 MID RANGE
Single: USD 3850.00
Sharing: USD 2965.00PP
Sharing: USD 2923.00PP
Sharing: USD 2702.00PP
OPTION3 LUXURY ON REQUEST
Gorilla Safari Price
Budget, Luxury, Mid Range
(1) Budget=2 La Palme (Ruhengeri/ Musanze)
2 Nights Mountain Gorilla View
(3) Luxury =2Nights Sabyinyo Silverback Community
All prices are
on full board basis.
Gorilla Permits: In theory, gorilla
permits are non transferable and non
refundable. However we do transfer
permits and refund permit amounts to our
guests. We guarantee this.
Validity of the price:
The above price is valid
for Bookings made between today-30 Dec 2013
Green Season for Sabyinyo Lodge falls between 01 April-31
May when prices are lower than above.
To enquire and book a gorilla safari in Rwanda:
cost/ price price include the following:
per person sharing on full board basis.
All Meals at hotel-
Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner
4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured
Gorilla permits per person
Park Entrance fee
Use of ranger guides
Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.
All government taxes
of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.
Plenty of mineral
water during your tour.
This cover by AAR
It covers you for 15 days while
in East Africa- Kenya,
Rwanda , and
The price does not
include the following
Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff
, Air fares
, Visa fees
Travel Insurance. Guests are advised
to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to
GORILLA TRACKING 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
Tracking golden monkeys
Hiking Bisoke 1 day
Climbing Karisimbi 2 days
Tours of Lake Burela & Ruhondo 1/2 day
Tour of lake Kivu 1/2 day
Visit to Dian Fossey Grave
Visits to local communities
monkey 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.
Gorilla Tracking Families
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 the
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.
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
There are currently approximately 700 mountain gorillas in the wild.
Thus these animals are classified as endangered species.
tracking if unchecked can endanger the life of gorillas.
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
Gorilla Tracking Rules and Regulations
5. 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.
Trekking, hiking and
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 track
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