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Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist – 4 Days Kigali to Kigali


Rwanda is an extremely scenic country, and offers travellers a safe and picturesque passage through the impressive volcanic Virunga chain, known as the “Land of a thousand hills”. This mountainous backdrop hosts the extraordinary experience of observing mountain gorillas in an intimate and serene environment. Endorsed by it’s unique habitat and abundant wildlife, Rwanda is regaining its reputation as the number one gorilla stop, and a must see destination.

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Day 1 – Kigali
Arrive at Kigali International Airport and proceed through customs and immigration. A VIP meet and greet service is provided and will transfer you to Kigali Serena Hotel. The Kigali Serena Hotel is a luxurious accommodation option that provides a comfortable and upscale setting for visitors. This day is designed for a smooth transition into your gorilla trekking adventure, allowing you to rest and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Day 2 – Volcanoes National Park
This day is a blend of cultural exploration in Kigali and the beginning of your journey towards Volcanoes National Park. The city tour and visit to the Genocide Memorial provide a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s history and resilience. Following a delightful lunch in the city, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to the Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll be accommodated at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel. The overnight stay includes all meals, ensuring a comfortable and convenient start to your gorilla trekking adventure. (B,D)

Day 3 – Volcanoes National Park
This day marks the highlight of your itinerary as you embark on a memorable gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park. The early start ensures a higher chance of encountering these magnificent creatures. The trek itself is an exciting and immersive experience through the diverse terrain of the rainforest.

After spending an hour in the presence of a gorilla family, you’ll return to the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel to relax and reflect on this extraordinary wildlife encounter. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel provide a comfortable end to an adventurous day. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – End of itinerary
This final day provides flexibility for guests to choose from various optional activities based on personal preferences. Whether opting for a second gorilla trek, exploring the unique Golden Monkeys, or delving into the legacy of Dian Fossey at her museum, guests have the opportunity to make the most of their time in the region. A late afternoon transfer to Kigali. (B)

Price + Inclusions



Gorillas in the MistPrice per person
4 Day tourfrom $4,355 twin share
Gorilla PermitUS$ 1,500 per trek
Golden Monkey PermitUS$ 100 per trek
Dian Fossey MuseumUS$ 75

Departs: Daily (minimum 2 passengers)

Additional: Gorilla Permit: from US $1,500 per person, per trek.

Note: This itinerary may be extended for additional treks.

Price Includes:

  • VIP meet and greet
  • Arrival transfer
  • Accommodation as per above
  • Meals as per above
  • Private driver guide for the duration
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • City tour and Genocide Memorial

Price Excludes:

  • Lunch, Dinner and Drinks in Kigali
  • All drinks at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
  • Gorilla Permit: from US $1,500 per person, per trek
  • Optional excursions
  • International flights and visas
  • Personal travel, medical and baggage insurance
  • Any items and services not featured on the itinerary
  • All services and items of a personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls and laundry
  • Tips, gratuity to driver/guides and porterage

Itinerary Terms and Conditions:

Considerable care has been taken to compile the information on our website and pricing shown is based on twin share, low season travel and the current exchange rate at the time. All pricing on this website should be used as a guideline only. Contact The Africa Safari Co. for the most up to date prices.

Accommodation Details

Kigali Serena Hotel

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Detailed Itinerary

Full Detailed Itinerary

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