This short three-night stay at Volcanoes’ Virunga Lodge in northern Rwanda offers the opportunity to engage with the endangered mountain gorillas in the forests on the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes. Our unique Uganda safari company is committed to ensuring you have a Rwanda safari trip of a lifetime!

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Dian Fossey’s Grave and Karisoke Research Centre
  • Intore Dance Performances at the Lodge
  • Mwiko Primary School Community Support Project

 

Day 1

  • Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Travel to Virunga Lodge via helicopter

O/N: Virunga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

  • Gorilla Tracking in PNV
  • Intore Dance Performance
  • Complimentary Massage

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

  • Gorilla Tracking in PNV
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in PNV
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Hike a Volcano in PNV
  • Visit the Mwiko Primary School
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
  • Community and Nature Walks

O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Travel to Kigali via helicopter
  • Visit the Genocide Memorial I there is time

Virunga Lodge (B)

Helicopter

Mountain gorilla, Gorilla gorilla berengi, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

ML-golden monkey 1-RD12

 

 

Day 1 

Arrive at Kigali Kanombe airport and transfer to the helipad for your helicopter flight to Virunga. If need be your luggage will be driven up to the lodge by your guide should it exceed the weight limit. Helicopter flights are weather dependant and will leave Kigali latest by 3:00 pm.

Upon arrival at the lodge’s helipad you will be greeted by the lodge staff as your guide makes his way to the lodge by vehicle. Once you reach the lodge that afternoon you can relax, have a complimentary massage, take a walk to Lake Bulera or visit Mwiko School.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour

O/N Virunga Lodge (L,D)

 

Day 2 

Gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans, through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga range, is a magical experience. Once you reach the gorillas, you can spend an hour with them and be back at base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

O/N Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permits required, upon payment of supplement, subject to availability), or choose from one of many options. There is much to explore here:

  • Track the endangered golden monkeys.
  • Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of her favourite gorilla, Digit.
  • Visit the local school and community projects, supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.
  • Visit Lake Kivu, home to some of the finest inland beaches in Africa.
  • Take a guided walk to Lake Bulera, to experience local village life.
  • Tour the ex Imbabazi Orphanage and flower plantation; have tea or lunch with staff and volunteers to learn more about founder Ros Carr and the Orphanage history.

O/N Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 

Transfer to the helipad for your return flight to Kigali airport. Helicopter flights are weather dependant and will leave Virunga Lodge at the latest by 3:00 pm. If need be the vehicle and driver will meet you at the airport to deliver your luggage.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour

Please book return flights departing after 8pm

Virunga Lodge (B)


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– 3 Nights

The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched high on a ridge and has stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. The premier luxury destination for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015

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Safari Prices

2014

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 6,077 $ 5,469
Single Room Supplement $ 419 $ 377
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Safari Prices

2015

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 6,077 $ 5,469
Single Room Supplement $ 419 $ 377
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.

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Mountain gorilla, Gorilla gorilla berengi, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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