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4 Day Gorilla Express Tour

Day 1: Arrive Kigali 


On arrival at Kigali airport, you will be met by our driver-guide who will assist with the transfer to your accommodation.  


Day 2: Kigali to Volcanoes


This morning after breakfast, you will have a city tour which will include a visit to Genocide Memorial Centre to learn about the lessons learned so this tragedy never happens again. As an outsider, it is almost impossible to understand the true scope of what really happened here in 1994. Your visit to the center will help bring some of the tragedy to light as you learn about individual stories of losing family and friends while at the same time learning about the efforts of Rwandans to heal and carry on as one people.

Afterwards, depart for Volcanoes National Park. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. On arrival, a late lunch will be served at the accommodation, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes (Parc National des Volcans). 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 2 1/2 hours


Day 3: Volcanoes National Park


Take an early breakfast, served at the accommodation, before departing by road to the Parc National des Volcans headquarters. Here you will be have a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point for tracking one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families. The amount of time spent walking is dependant upon which family of gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to your accommodation for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Volcanoes to Kigali


This morning after breakfast depart for Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. 

Included meals: Breakfast



  • Airport transfers and assistance

  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicle

  • Services of a professional driver-guide

  • Visit to Genocide Memorial Centre

  • All accommodation and meals as per itinerary; this is a 4 star accommodation standard, please enquire for 5 star accommodation prices

  • Gorilla permit

  • One bottle of mineral water daily in the vehicle during transfers 



  • Flights

  • Visas

  • Airport tax (pay direct)

  • Driver-guide or local escort gratuities

  • Drinks, tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance, telephone bills, laundry and any items of a personal nature 






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