The main activity in Volcanoes National Park is gorilla trekking in the magnificent Virunga mountain range. We provide you with highly trained guides and expert trackers who will lead you in the tracking of the amazing endangered species, mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. You get to visit the twelve gorilla families fully habituated with a few of them being habituated purposely for scientific research. Interested in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park? African Travellers Ltd is here to advise and help you with planning for the excursion. We are dedicated to serving tourists from all over the world with our expertise and experience gathered over the years. We offer affordable packages for both economy and middle-range classes according to your preferences. We also help you choose the best accommodation in line with your expectations and budget. Volcanoes National Park, named after the chain of dormant volcanic mountains forming the Virunga massif, is located in northwestern Rwanda a driving distance of 109.5 km from Kigali.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel by 5:00 am early morning to set off for Kinigi where the volcanoes national park offices are located. The drive is approximately 2-3 hours through a beautiful mountainous countryside which will confirm to you why Rwanda is referred to as “The Land of a thousand hills”.
You will arrive at the Kinigi offices by 7:00 am in time for the usual briefing from a head guide on the rules and procedures to be followed while watching mountain gorillas. Once you are done with the briefing, you can then proceed to track the gorilla family. Once you spot the gorillas, follow instructions from the guides. Watching mountain gorillas is breathtaking. You could spend hours just watching the little ones roll around and play – Unfortunately, you will only have one hour with these mighty apes. Mountain Gorillas are very playful and curious and will often come close to you. Once again, while with the gorillas, listen to instructions from your guide and always stay calm. Never make sudden movements.
After gorilla trekking, you will descend the forest and head back to Kigali reaching late in the evening to catch up with your flight should it be on the same day.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice, and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
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- Meals: breakfasts, lunches
- Private Transport: 4x4 safari vehicle.
- Driver and Fuel
- Porters and Rangers
- Arrival transfer
- Entrances fees
- English or French speaking guide
- Site permits
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Airfare to and from destination
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Any activity not described in What's Included
- Beers and Hotel
Each gorilla family consists of several females, some youngsters, and at least one silverback. These unique encounters with gorillas as they go about their day-to-day life are life-changing. Apart from mountain gorillas, the park also has golden monkey trekking and bird watching, the park hosts various bird species.
You can also engage in fun activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing in the neighboring Lakes. Excursions to lakes Burera and Ruhondo twin lakes give you a chance to interact with the local communities around the park and get to learn of their culture and their day-to-day activities on a typical day. You can also dine and wine in the beautiful and lavish lodges present in the park.