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Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Tour

Day 1: We will meet you upon arrival in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. We will introduce you to your driver and set off for town of Ruhengeri (1½ hr drive). Continue to the base of Sabinyo mountain (one of the Virunga Volcanoes) and the small town of Kinigi. Check in at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

[L & D)

Day 2: An early breakfast and depart by jeep for the national park headquarters in Kinigi. There is a briefing upon arrival about gorilla etiquette and the do’s and don’t’s given by the NP rangers. Set off for the hike in search for the Mountain Gorillas. The habitat is thick rainforest. The gorillas can be between 30 mins and 4 hours away. Encounter with the gorillas. Return to the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Free evening.

[B; L & D)

*Extra Day (see supplement below): It is possible to arrange a second day to trek in to see the gorillas. This extra day would be a repeat of Day 2.

Day 3: Early breakfast and depart for Kigali airport. It is a 2 ½ hour drive through a stunning scenery of lush green hills and valleys, which is the reason Rwanda is known as “Land of a Thousand Hills”. It is possible to visit Gisozi´s Genocide Memorial, depending on the departure time of your flight.

Price per person: 2 nights; 3 days

Number of travellers £ per person sharing twin room Single room supplement

1 £1,916

2 £1,485 £146

3 £1,339 £146

4 £1,268 £146

5 £1,226 £146

6 £1,200 £146

Additional Gorilla trekking day

Number of travellers £ per person sharing twin room Single room supplement

1 £1,271 0

2 £1,057 £71

3 £986 £71

4 £948 £71

5 £926 £71

6 £840 £71

IMPORTANT NOTE!

Gorilla permits are restricted to 8 visitors per day per gorilla family. Obtaining permits during peak season which is June to September and mid-December to February can be tricky. It’s best to book well in advance (3-6 months).

Gorilla permits cost $750 (£500 each) and the cancellation charges, imposed by ORTPN are onerous:

• 31 or more days to the tracking date: $200 penalty per permit

• 30 or fewer days before the tracking date: $750 penalty per permit (the full amount)

Included in the price

• Meet and greet at Kigali airport.

• Accommodation (as indicated in the itinerary).

• Meals (as indicated in the itinerary).

• Bottled mineral water.

• Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hiace van, Land Rover or similar)

• National Park entrance fee

• Gorilla permit (1 day)

• English speaking guide/driver

Not Included in the price

• Drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits)

• Rwandan visa: single entry visa costs US$60. British travellers require a visa but they are acquired free of charge at Kigali airport.

• Medical and travel insurance.

• Tips