This safari offers a quick and easy way to experience the diversity present in the Albertine Rift region. During your Rwanda safari tour, you will track the endangered mountain gorillas and enjoy community visits before moving over to the Ugandan side, tracking golden monkeys and experiencing first-hand how the culture changes. Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (Rwanda) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda)
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga National Park (Uganda) and Parc National des Volcans (Rwanda)
  • Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Hike one of three volcanoes
  • Batwa Heritage Experience
  • Batwa Dance Performances
  • Intore Dance Performances


African Safaris, New Zealand

'Staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, and the food absolutely scrumptious. Each room has an outlook over one of the lakes. The rooms are super spacious and very comfortable.'

Jessi, USA

'Rwanda is an absolutely beautiful country, and Virunga is like the icing on the cake. The view from our bedroom/bathroom/veranda was absolutely spectacular.'

Fiona, UK

'My husband & I stayed at Virunga Lodge after our trip to see the gorillas! The view from our room was exquisite! For dinner we were seated in the restaurant round one table with the other guests. It was a lovely experience chatting with everyone about their holiday experiences.'

Peter, Norway

'I haven't seen such a luxurious camp at all, even in Kenya! The staff were warm and the meals delicious. I will miss it when I get back home.'

Peter Browne, Conde Nast Traveller

'The location on a peak between Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo, magnificent inland seas untouched by tourism, is spellbinding.'

Senator Frist, US Senate

'The best lodge in Africa.'

Bruce McAllister, Australia

'Probably one of the most extraordinary lodges on Earth.'

Linda Tanner, USA

'This fabulous place ranks in our top 5 in the world. Breathtakingly beautiful.'

Judith Hall, Canada

'First class all around.'

Bradt Guide Rwanda

'Organic bush chic rather than transatlantic luxury, this is...the finest lodge anywhere in Rwanda.'

Karen Catalano, Australia

'I loved Mgahinga. This is deepest, darkest Africa. Unforgettable.'

Family Party from USA

'This property surprised us with its simple beauty. This property is truly lovely, situated at the base of a beautiful volcano; the gardens are beautiful and well tended.'

Rich, UK

'This was far and away my favourite lodge in Uganda. The experience with the Batwa is the best cultural exchange activity I've done on any holiday.'

Kristen, USA

'Gahinga was just beautiful and the staff were so welcoming. The complimentary massage was incredible - just wonderful.'

Ashley, USA

'We were lucky to be at Gahinga on the day the Batwa perform their dances for the villages around the lodge. The children were adorable and everyone came out to watch. It was the highlight of our trip.'

Jenny, Australia

'The staff were amazing, so thoughtful. The views are spectacular, the three enormous volcanos rising up before you, Mt Muhavura, Mt Gahinga and Mt Sabinyo. There is such peace and quiet here.'

Donnie, USA

'Stephen's food was delicious (tilapia, pork chops, stew, fried potatoes, mushroom soup, minestrone soup..I could keep going), and the staff made us a cake for our 2 year anniversary while there. What a nice thought!'

Sally, USA

'A tranquil and beautiful place. The Batwa are enchanting and we loved every moment with them, can't wait to show people the pictures!'

Kona Tour Guide, Hawaii

'I loved the setting of this lodge. You are surrounded by vegetation. The chateaus were so cute. It was good being in the country side surrounded by farmland. We were a short walk from the park. The food was excellent. Staff were kind and helpful. A great experience.'

Lonely Planet East Africa

'Stunning location at the foot of the brooding volcanoes.'

Delaney Party, USA

'We just wanted you to know that the safari has been the most fantastic thing we have ever done and we hate to leave.'

Albritton Party

'Volcanoes were absolutely amazing. I would not use anyone else.'

M Leuchter, Australia

'We had a great time and Volcanoes were so organised from the very beginning I can't help but thank everybody involved.'

Margaret Singleton, USA

'All the parks were terrific. very different experience with the gorilla tracking. Can't pick a favourite; I loved them all!'

Ian Glover, UK

'Outstanding. We have travelled extensively and our Volcanoes guide was by far the best guide we've had. He went beyond what we expected. We couldn't ask for more.'

Chairman, Financial Times

'Excellent in every way. The guide's fantastic knowledge of birds was an extra bonus.'

Harpers & Queen

'The organisation of the journey by Volcanoes was faultless.'

Baroness Chalker, UK

'Excellent visit - only much too short. My guide was outstanding.'

US Ambassador to Uganda

'Thank you for making the visit of the President and First Lady a success.'

BA Highlife Magazine

'A gorilla safari with Volcanoes - one of the 13 best safaris in the world.'

Day 1
• Arrive in Kigali, Rwanda
• Travel to Mount Gahinga with your expert safari guide
• Cross the Border into Uganda
• Batwa Dance Performance
O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2
• Batwa Heritage Experience
• Batwa Vocational Centre
• Complimentary Massage
• Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
• Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

• Travel to Virunga Lodge
• Cross the Border Back into Rwanda
• Intore Dance Performance
O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4
• Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
• Complimentary Massage
O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5
• Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
• Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
• Trek to Dian Fossey’s grave
• Visit local Mwiko Primary School
• Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu
• Local village and lake walks
O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6
• Travel to Kigali
• Visit the Genocide Memorial if there is time
Virunga Lodge (B)

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Virunga Lodge – 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.

Mount Gahinga Lodge – 3 Nights Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge is an exclusive lodge that has the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Its rustic charm creates an absorbing atmosphere of tranquility and history.

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View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015


Safari Prices


Scheduled Departure **


High Season

Low Season

Per person sharing a twin room
$ 4,814
$ 4,333
Single room supplement
$ 488
$ 439
** 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.


Private Departure **


High Season

Low Season

Per person sharing a twin room
$ 5,801
$ 4,641
Single room supplement
$ 488
$ 390
Based on 3 people travelling
$ 5,348
$ 4,278
Based on 4 people travelling
$ 5,122
$ 4,098
Based on 5 people travelling
$ 4,986
$ 3,989
** 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.


Safari Prices

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