This week-long program tours you round Uganda and Rwanda in luxurious comfort. Travelling between two unique eco-luxury lodges you will also experience a variety of African primate safari activities and wildlife-spotting opportunities.

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV)
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Golden Monkey Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Intore Dance Performance
  • Omumashaka Drama Group Performance
  • Community Projects run by the VSPT

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.'

Dutcher Party

'Wonderful staff, food, lodge... A terrific and unique use of local materials. Quite understatedly beautiful and functional. Magnificent!

Langehner Party

'One of the best places we've ever visited, with such friendly people and perfect service. Thank you all!'

Val, UK

'I loved everything about this lodge, It is set right on the edge of Queen Elizabeth park, you can sometimes see elephants and other animals in the distance. My room was just beautiful, it had everything you could possibly wish for.'

Robert, UK

'The views from the room and the furnishings of this lodge are all incredible. I can't wait to come back again!'

Rosalind, Uganda

'It was worth the 6 hour drive from Kampala to have stayed here. The Lodge was fabulous.'

Tammy, Uganda

'This is my favourite lodge in Uganda: interesting, eco-friendly, luxury.'

Ed, Switzerland

'What a treat! Everyone at the Lodge was soooo kind and helpful, we really felt very much welcome. Our room was beautiful: tasteful African look and feel but with all the comforts that a "spoiled" European would like to find. The view stunning. The food superb but best of all the kindness of the manager and his team.'

Mario Rengiro de la Sota

'It's so beautiful and peaceful, I'm tempted to stay here forever...'

Russo Party, Canada

'Amazing, dreamlike! Will have to revisit in the future. Excellent service!'

Lisa Baumgarten

'Kyambura Gorge Lodge is incredible; the design, detail, hospitality; all of it! Fantastic time!'

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 Virunga Lodge with your expert safari guide
• Intore Dance Performance
O/N: Virunga Lodge (L,D)

Day 2
• Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans
• Complimentary Massage
O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options
• 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 4
• Travel to Kyambura Gorge
• Cross the border into Uganda
• Evening Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth
O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5
• Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
• Visit the Coffee Cooperative
• Community Projects run by the VSPT
O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6
• Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
• Explore the Kyambura Wetland
• Relax in the Pool
O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7
• Travel back to Entebbe
Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B)

ML-golden monkey 1-RD12

KYA-chimp baby-NS11

Nyiramulema

Tree Lion

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.

 

Kyambura Gorge Lodge – 3 Nights
The eclectic contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and has incredible views overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the mythical Mountains of the Moon in the far distance.

Virunga Lodge mini

Kyambura Gorge Lodge mini

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015


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2014

Scheduled Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Per person sharing a twin room
$ 5,660
$ 5,094
Single room supplement
$ 653
$ 588
** 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.

2014

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Per person sharing a twin room
$ 6,823
$ 5,458
Single room supplement
$ 653
$ 522
Based on 3 people travelling
$ 6,289
$ 5,031
Based on 4 people travelling
$ 6,023
$ 4,818
Based on 5 people travelling
$ 5,863
$ 4,690
** 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.

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