safari is designed for the following.
Those already in
Those coming who have
already finished their Masai Mara Migration Safaris and want to combine
with Rwanda 4 days gorilla tracking. Those who want to combine
their Serengeti Migration Safaris with Gorilla Tracking Experience.
Those in other
parts of the world - New York, London, Sydney, Dubai, Moscow,
Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Boston, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Geneva,
Amsterdam, Rome, Milan etc and wants to use Nairobi as base of their
gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
Those from Zanzibar
and Kilimanjaro and wants to go gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Those already in
Mombasa, Zanzibar and wants to track gorillas in Rwanda
We will help all the above to
book their gorilla permits and
organize their connecting
flights from Nairobi to Kigali,
organize their transportation,
accommodation and excursions
Day 1 Transfer and
Flight Nairobi to Kigali
Your driver will pick you from Nairobi City Hotel and transfer you to
the airport to catch your flight to Kigali. The flights depart in
the morning and afternoon. The best are morning flights. In
my opinion Kigali is the smiling city. The people are beautiful
and forever smiling. Its a wonderful place to be. On arrival
in Kigali you are met and taken for a city tour.
And Drive To Musanze (Former Ruhengeri)
Upon arrival at
, you are met by your driver who will show you the city and drive you to
Kinigi the base of gorilla tracking. Visit the city sites, have
lunch. After lunch visit the genocide memorial of Gisozi and
drive to Kinigi. You arrive at Kinigi in time for dinner and
overnight. This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully
terraced hilly countryside of
with lots of photography opportunities.
Brief stop are provided for
photography. Rwanda is safe and you
have nothing to fear. You can get out of your vehicle anywehere.
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ La Palme Hotel (Musanze)
/ 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
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.
Cost in USD for two people sharing
Single USD 3083.00
2 Sharing USD 2509.00
3 Sharing 2367.00 pp
4. Sharing 2258.00pp
Option 2 Mid Range FB
Single USD 3567.00
2 Sharing USD 2767.00
3 Sharing USD 2701.00
4 Sharing USD 2517.00
Option 3 Luxury FB
Single USD 4960.00
2 Sharing USD 4029.00
3 Sharing USD 4007.00
4 Sharing USD
OF BUDGET, MID RANGE AND LUXURY
(1) Budget=2 La Palme + 1 night
Malahide Paradise Hotel
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.
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:
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
2 Gorilla permits
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-
Rwanda , and
The price does not
include the following
Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff
, Air fares
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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