Gorillas Through the Mist (2 Nights / 3 Days)
This three day safari is a perfect add-on to a Tanzanian or Kenyan Holiday. There are daily flights from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta airport and three flights weekly from Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Upon arrival into Kigali, you are met and transferred to Virunga Conservation area (approximately 2.5 hours drive). If time permits, visit the markets, villages and local communities (at an extra cost) or an optional visit to the little known by compellingly beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo (payable directly).
Overnight at your lodge as per selected option (meal: D)
Morning transfer to the Volcanoes National Park offices. Briefing by the park's guides on how to behave in the forest and in the presence of mountain gorillas. You then transfer over mildly bumpy roads to the trail head to start the trek. From the trail head, there is a 10-20 minute walk through fields (cultivated land) to edge of forest. Here you enter the park for a gorilla trek which will take you until around midday depending on where you find them. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. It is important to take plenty of water. Good cameras and plenty of fast speed film or memory cards are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes’ notice, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. After the trek, lunch will be at your hotel. After lunch you will return to Kigali for overnight.
Overnight at you hotel in Kigali as per selected option (meal: B/L)
After breakfast, you are transferred to Kigali Airport to connect for your onward flight.
Please note that once you confirm the itinerary, the Gorilla Permits are non-refundable and non-changeable. Correct passport details including passport numbers are required to issue permits.
Cost per person on a twin sharing basis (land only) starting from - $1799
**GORILLA TRACKING FEE OF USD 750.00 MUST BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE TOUR COST
Children under 15 years of age are not allowed to do the gorilla tracking and must be accompanied by an adult at all times
- Meet and greet services
- Assistance at the airport
- English speaking guides through out
- Use of a Private vehicle for transfers
- Guaranteed window seat
- All accommodation and meals as specified
- All park fees and government taxes - Gorilla viewing permit shown separately
- International flights
- Airport tax (International)
- Guide or local escort gratuities
- Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
- Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
- Gorilla Permits which are to be added separately as per above rates - nett and non refundable