5 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda – Sabyinyo

A wildlife adventure unlike any other, this itinerary offers the chance for close encounters with mountain gorillas and beautiful golden monkeys. Hike the densely forested slopes of Rwanda’s picturesque Virungas Volcanoes in search of the world’s largest population of wild mountain gorillas. Gaze out onto soaring mountain slopes enveloped in lush and tropical vegetation. Immersed in this dramatic natural setting, enjoy the opportunity to watch the intriguing interaction between gorilla families or set out in search of troops of the enchanting golden monkeys. This itinerary is ideal for anyone eager for a glimpse of these great primates while undisturbed in their beautiful natural setting.

 

Description

A wildlife adventure unlike any other, this itinerary offers the chance for close encounters with mountain gorillas and beautiful golden monkeys. Hike the densely forested slopes of Rwanda’s picturesque Virungas Volcanoes in search of the world’s largest population of wild mountain gorillas. Gaze out onto soaring mountain slopes enveloped in lush and tropical vegetation. Immersed in this dramatic natural setting, enjoy the opportunity to watch the intriguing interaction between gorilla families or set out in search of troops of the enchanting golden monkeys. This itinerary is ideal for anyone eager for a glimpse of these great primates while undisturbed in their beautiful natural setting.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:
– Gorilla trekking in Parc Des Volcans National Park
– Local hospitality

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE:
– Augment your trekking adventure with a safari in the world-renowned Serengeti National Park
– Extend your safari across the border to Kenya or Tanzania in search of the Great Migration
– End the perfect safari with a visit to the sun-drenched East African coast

SPECIALLY CREATED FOR:
– Walking enthusiasts
– Repeat African travellers
– Extreme Adventures
– Active travellers/families

Itinerary

Day 1 – 2 : Kigali Serena Inn

You will be collected from Kigali International Airport and driven to Kigali Serena. Kigali Serena Hotel, relaxed yet elegant, this hotel is situated on a charming boulevard in the heart of Kigali. Here, guests can choose from the hotel’s exceptional selection of 148 contemporary rooms — each with a lovely ensuite bathroom, internet connectivity, flat-screen satellite television and personal bar. Delicious, globally-inspired meals are served at the hotel’s first-class eateries. Choose from mouth-watering à la carte menus, themed dinners, scrumptious poolside lunches and a wide array of colourful cocktails served overlooking the pool and tranquil gardens. Guests can take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool or unwind with a soothing massage at the hotel’s health club. A full-equipped gym adds to guest delight. Lounge on the open terrace and enjoy your favourite sundowner, after a successful day of sightseeing.

Day 2 – 5 : Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

You will be collected from Kigali Serena and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Experience 3 nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in a Cottage with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes all meals, laundry and drinks (wines, beers & soft drinks).

Gorilla trekking 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 trekking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.

Hidden amongst the foothills of the spectacular Virungas – a chain of 15 000 foot volcanoes that lie in what is thought to be the heart of the legendary land of King Solomon’s mines – is the beautiful Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Here, surrounded by the tropical forests of Rwanda, just a stone’s throw away from the renowned Parc National des Volcans, guests can unwind in one of six luxurious stone cottages, two suites or, for small groups, an elegant one family suite — each with a large sitting room, fireplace, stylish ensuite bathroom and private veranda. Scrumptious menus can be savoured in the beautiful dining room and refreshing sundowners can be enjoyed on any one of the two patios that provide breathtaking views of the Virunga volcanoes. After an adventure-filled day guests can retreat to the library cum games room or brush up on their knowledge in the responsible tourism/community awareness room.

Adventures include hikes into the Parc National des Volcans in search of the majestic mountain gorilla and the enchanting golden monkey; cultural excursions; visits to the lava flows outside Ruhengeri town and vibrant village markets, or to the Dian Fossey Memorial and Research Centre. Put your hiking boots on and enjoy an excursion to see the beautiful golden monkeys and be adventurous and visit the lava flows outside Ruhengeri town.

Day 5 : transit

You will be collected from Sabyinyo Silverback lodge and driven to Kigali Airport.

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Included

What’s included:
– Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary
– Meet and Greet at Kigali International Airport
– 1 x Gorilla permit per guest
– Kigali Serena Inn – Breakfast
– Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
– Accommodation is based on a Cottage
– All meals
– Drinks including house wines, beers, soft drinks and bottled water
– Laundry
– Exclusive use of vehicle
– All scheduled transfers
– Kigali international Airport/Kigali Serena/ Parc des Volcans /Kigali International Airport
– Sacola Community fees
– Emergency medical evacuation insurance
– Kigali International Airport/Kigali Serena/Parc des Volcans/Kigali International Airport
– City tour, Nature walk and visit to the caves are also included in the package
– Emergency medical evacuation insurance
– Administration fee

Excluded

What’s not included:
– International flights and applicable airport departure taxes – Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)
– Drinks were not stipulated in the itinerary
– Items of a personal nature: fax, telephone, etc.
– Laundry in Kigali
– Meet and Greet not included on the Bisate Itinerary
– Gratuities for guide/driver/hotel staff
– Air transfers as specified, including Departure Taxes
– Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes;
– Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
– Golden Monkey trekking at an additional cost of USD100 per person at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
– For adding another Gorilla Trek we shall charge $1500 per person per Gorilla permit.

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