Private Safari Discoveries

+ Tailor this adventure to your personal style with our fine choice of safari lodges, handpicked for their ambience, value and varied settings close to Volcanoes National Park.
+ Venture up the forested slopes of Volcanoes National Park with our experienced safari tracker… Seeing these amazing primates in their natural habitat can be one of the most poignant and life-changing travel experiences you will ever have.
+ Delve into one of Africa’s most tragic historic events at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali; then continue your tour of this now vibrant city and experience the remarkable recovery made by the people of Rwanda.
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda

    Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the deluxe Kigali Serena Hotel. The rest of this day is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish.
  • Day 2 - Discover Kigali + Travel to the Virunga Mountains

    After breakfast, your personal car, driver and guide will be waiting to introduce you to the capital city. At the Kigali Genocide Memorial, you’ll learn about the country’s turbulent history and the tragically violent events of 1994 that took the lives of more than 500,000 citizens – mainly ethnic Tutsis. Opened in 2004, the Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide and serves as a place of both remembrance and learning. Then experience firsthand the resilience of the Rwandan people as you explore the downtown district. Kigali was founded more than 100 years ago as a German settlement and is now known for its progressive entrepreneurs, vibrant arts scene, and great dining.

    After lunch at the stylish Hôtel des Mille Collines, you’ll depart Kigali and travel northwest through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape. As we climb gradually toward the mighty Virunga Range, you’ll have breathtaking views of the volcano peaks rising high above the verdant countryside. Close to Volcanoes National Park, you’ll check in to the lodge of your choice: The comfortable Mountain View Gorilla Lodge, the deluxe Virunga Lodge, the luxury Bisate Lodge, or the unique Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. You’ll have time to refresh before dinner. The evening is yours to enjoy the ambience and setting of your lodge.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Gorillas in the Wild

    After an early breakfast, we’ll take you to the National Park Headquarters where you’ll register for today’s Gorilla Trek. An informative briefing with Park staff follows, during which you’ll learn the important Dos and Don’ts while in the presence of the Gorillas. Today there are about 10 Gorilla families that are habituated to human contact, and their movements along the forest mountain slopes will determine the duration of your trek. Setting out in a small group of no more than 8 visitors, you’ll trek with your group’s guide for about 2 to 5 hours to catch-up with your designated Gorilla family. After locating your assigned group, you’ll have one amazing hour to watch quietly as these magnificent primates go about their daily routine (Park regulations limit Gorilla / Human contact to 60 minutes each day). Then retracing your steps down the volcano, you’ll be chauffeured back to your Lodge.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Return to Kigali

    After breakfast and check out, your car and driver will take you back to Kigali. Enjoy the scenic journey as we take you to the airport for your departure flight.  Meals B

Check In!Virunga LodgeBisate LodgeMountain View Gorilla LodgeSabyinyo Silverback

  • Kigali Serena Hotel - Kigali, Rwanda

    Ideally located on one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art.

  • Volcanoes Virunga Lodge - Kigali, Rwanda

    One of the region’s premier lodges for Gorilla Trekking, the outstanding Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge with breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountains, Musanze Valley and the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Each of the Lodge’s 10 stone cottages features a private terrace, fireplace and luxury shower. Wide-plank floors, canopied beds and vibrant local textiles add ambience to these beautifully furnished cottages. The inviting main lodge and its terrace offer a delightful place to gather with your fellow guests. Virunga Lodge is located 45 minutes from the National Park Headquarters.

Our Private Safari Value

+ 1 night in Kigali at the deluxe Serena Hotel
+ 2 nights at your choice of lodge near Volcanoes National Park
+ 7 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
+ Guided city tour in the capital including the Kigali Genocide Memorial
+ All on-tour transportation and transfers
+ Guided Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park
+ All fees including park entry and Gorilla Trekking permit
+ All hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Virunga Lodge Bisate Lodge Mountain View Gorilla Lodge Sabyinyo Silverback
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular Regular
4/1/2019 5/31/2019 $4699 $6199 $3999 $4899
       
6/1/2019 9/30/2019 $5699 $6999 $3999 $5899
       
10/1/2019 10/15/2019 $4699 $6999 $3999 $5899
       
10/16/2019 10/31/2019 $4699 $6299 $3999 $5899
       
11/1/2019 12/14/2019 $4699 $6299 $3999 $5499
       
12/15/2019 12/31/2019 $5699 $6999 $3999 $5899
       

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows. Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted on the trek. In addition, visitors with colds or flu will not be allowed to enter the Park. The park warden has the final authority on who can trek.



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

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