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3 Day Gorilla tracking tour

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US$3 190,00
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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
The Driver/ Guide of Go self drive Rwanda will pick you up from your accommodation in Kigali. You will continue your journey to the Virunga ranges, home of the Mountain Gorilla. You shall stay at Musanze known for its tranquility and views.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bambou Hotel

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Stop At: Volcanoes National Park, Musanze Kinigi, Ruhengeri Rwanda
From the lodge, you drive in about 30 minutes to the Rwanda development board office (RDB). The head-ranger of the RDB will divide you into groups. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of ten habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

From the Rwanda Development office your driver/guide will take you as close as possible to the starting-point of your tracking. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots

The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours! Once the Gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Note: Go Self Drive Rwanda Ltd purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the head-ranger to decide this!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bambou Hotel

Day 3: Return to Kigali

Stop At: Kigali Genocide Memorial, KG 14 Ave, Kigali Rwanda
After breakfast (inclusive) you drive back to Kigali pass to Kigali

Genocide memorial after your Driver/ Guide will drives you at Airport making sure you check in 2 hours before departure time.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
A representative of Go self drive Rwanda will pick you up from your accommodation in Kigali. You will continue your journey to the Virunga ranges, home of the Mountain Gorilla. You shall stay at Musanze known for its tranquility and views.
Departure Time
4:00 AM
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Gorilla tracking, including 1 permit per person (a US$1.500 per permit)
  • Entry/Admission - Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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