Rwanda gorilla trekking Serengeti wildebeest
A 10 days odyssey, a journey across East Africa
taking you through spectacular National Parks of Ngorongoro, Lake
Manyara and Serengeti in Tanzania to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda,
with possible connections via Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Masai
Mara and many more destinations. Gorilla Trekking Serengeti
is a combination of wildebeest migration and gorilla hiking safari for
those seeking heightened safari experiences
This 10 days 9 nights gorilla tracking safari in
Rwanda and Tanzania 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.
Day 1. Arusha - Ngorongoro Safari
Distance: 190 km (4 hrs.)
arrival you will be met by the
representatives of and driven to
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
crossing on the way the small villages
of Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu with unique
views of the high altitude rain forest
surrounding the ring. Dinner & overnight
at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/ Ngorongoro
Often described as the "Eighth" Wonder
of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is
so spectacular that it touches all the
senses. A volcanic crater of over 259
square kilometres with surrounding walls
rising 609 metres above it, the crater
is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000
animals, including the black rhino. It
is also a conservation area inhabited by
the Masai tribe.
Ngorongoro Safari full day
Breakfast and departure for a full day
of game viewing discovering the beauty
and abundance of wildlife permanently
resident on the crater floor. Picnic
lunch. Dinner & overnight at the
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa
Lodge, B, L,D.
Ngorongoro - Serengeti Safari
Distance: 145 km (3 hrs 30 min.).
After breakfast, depart to Serengeti
stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge ,
the archaeological site made famous by
Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon
game drive in the most famous of all the
sanctuaries and one of the last great
strongholds of wildlife in the world.
Dinner & overnight at Serengeti Serena
Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.
Day 4. Serengeti Safari full
Morning and afternoon
game drive in the park, with its huge
concentration of plain game. All meals
and overnight at Serengeti Serena
Lodge/Serengeti Sopa LodgeB/ L/D.
Day 5. Serengeti - Lake
km (4 hrs.). After breakfast depart to
Manyara. Lunch and afternoon game drive
in this superb scenic park set around
Lake Manyara , most famous for the tree
climbing lions. Dinner & overnight at
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge B/ L/D.
Day 6. Lake Manyara-Arusha
Distance: 130 km (2 hrs. 30
Breakfast and return to Arusha
to catch your flight to Kigali.
On arrival at Kigali airport, you are met and
transferred to your hotel for dinner and
overnight.-Kigali Serena/Chez Lando.
Kigali City Tour - Kinigi
Breakfast in your hotel is followed by the city
tour. The city tour visits various
attractions like the Kandt's Museum, Kaplaki,
Dancing pots and finally the genocide memorial
of Gisozi. Lunch at a city restaurant and
drive to Kinigi, the base of gorilla tracking.
This 2Hrs drive takes you
through the beautifully terraced hilly
to Ruhengeri and further to Kinigi.
Brief stopovers are provided on the way
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/
Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback
An early morning breakfast is
followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters
guide 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
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,
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 drive to
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.
The safari Price
Prices / Costs
The price are
based on per person sharing basis. Prices
are shown in three columns- Budget, Mid range
COST SUMMARY IN USD:
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 5289x2
=10578.00. This price is all inclusive
of meals, sightseeing, transport guides etc. If
4 people wish to use Midrange, the total cost is
USD 4746x4= 18,984.00 If you have
an questions regarding prices and pricing feel
free to contact us @
All prices are on full board basis.
All prices are subject to confirmation at the
date of request.
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:
The price / Cost include the following:
Accommodation cost per person sharing on full
All Meals at hotel-
Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch;
Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and
All park entry fees
Driver’s Allowance’s allowance
2 Gorilla permits per person
Park Entrance fee
Use of ranger guides while tracking
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
you for 15 days while in East Africa-
The price does not include the following
Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel
, Visa fees
Travel Insurance. Guests are
advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance
prior to arrival
GORILLA TRACKING RWANDA REQUIREMENTS-WHAT
Please remember to bring the following with you
for Gorilla Trekking, Hiking & tracking
Hiking boots-not mountain climbers-anything
hardy above the ankle is okey
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
1. Tracking golden monkeys
2. Hiking Bisoke 1 day
3. Climbing Karisimbi 2 days
4. Tours of Lake Burela & Ruhondo 1/2 day
5. Tour of lake Kivu 1/2 day
6. Visit to Dian Fossey Grave
7. 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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