This primate safari allows you to track the mountain gorillas in two locations: Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. In addition to these prime activities the interaction with the ancient Batwa traditions in Mount Gahinga offers a full adventure.

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans (Rwanda), Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda) and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)
  • Golden MonkeyTracking in Parc National des Volcans or Mgahinga National Park (Uganda)
  • Dian Fossey’s Grave
  • Hike any of three Volcanoes
  • Batwa Heritage Experience
  • Batwa Dance Performance

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.'

Charles, Dubai

'Staff were fantastic and would do anything to help. The location is great overlooking a wild gorge with a river at the bottom. The food was good, massages on the house! Would recommend this place to anyone!'

RightRedness, USA

'This was one of many lodges we stayed in on our Africa Adventure last year. I cant say enough great things about it. Not only is it beautiful, its clean and welcoming and just all around lovely!'

Luc, Germany

'If you want to trek gorillas in Bwindi National Park in Uganda this is the place to stay!! The private villas are in the middle of the jungle and there are guests who actually saw gorillas from their own terrace!'

Shannon, USA

'We stayed at the Bwindi Safari Lodge in pure paradise bliss looking out at the beautiful birds and dense forest complete with black and white colobus monkeys. The staff at the lodge treated us with the highest level of service. It was pure bliss and heaven on Earth.'

Betty-Ann, USA

'We loved the service, the staff and the location. The view was to die for.'

Becky Loewe

'One of the most beautiful and comfortable eco-sensitive properties I've visited. Wonderful.'

Tanya Sweeny, UAE

'Bwindi Lodge is an absolute paradise. I really appreciate the care for the environment. Superb service - the staff were amazing.'

Sam Kinnear, UK

'Outstanding service and superb accommodation.'

Steve Harper, USA

'The most beautiful of all Volcanoes' Lodges. The service and hospitality are better than the best hotels in the USA.'

Msafiri Magazine

'Bwindi Lodge is the best lodge in Uganda.'

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
• Visit the Mwiko Primary School
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
• Visit Dian Fossey’s Grave
• Hike a Volcano
• Local village and lake walks
• Visit the Mwiko Primary School
O/N: Virunga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4
• Travel to Mount Gahinga
• Cross the Border into Uganda
• Batwa Dance Performance
O/N: Mount Gahinga Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5
• 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 6
• Travel to Bwindi Lodge
• Self-Guided River Walk
O/N: Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7
• Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
• Orphanage Dance Performance
O/N: Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 8 Options
• Travel to Kigali
• Cross the border to Rwanda
• Visit the Genocide Memorial if there is time
Bwindi 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 – 2 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.


Bwindi Lodge – 2 Nights
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique jungle experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi!

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View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015


Safari Prices


Scheduled Departure **


High Season

Low Season

Per person sharing a twin room
$ 5,715
$ 5,144
Single room supplement
$ 614
$ 553
** 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
$ 6,953
$ 5,562
Single room supplement
$ 614
$ 491
Based on 3 people travelling
$ 6,350
$ 5,080
Based on 4 people travelling
$ 6,048
$ 4,838
Based on 5 people travelling
$ 5,867
$ 4,694
** 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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