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Day 1: Kigali To Bwindi National Park

Today afternoon, pick up from Kigali and transfer to transfer to Bwindi/Mgahinga National Park, arrive late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking • Kigali

Activity Note: Today we depart for Mgahinga Nat Park for the start of our Gorilla safari adventure. Mountain gorilla trek typically involves two to four hours of walking through thick brush over steep, rugged terrain at elevations ranging from 7,000 to 9,000 feet —and can include exposure to stinging nettles and re ants.

As overexposure to humans is harmful to mountain gorillas, contact is limited to one hour—and there is the possibility that they may become agitated and retreat back into the bush in less than our allotted time. Any travelers showing signs of obvious illness may be refused entrance by park authorities.

07:30hr – Transfer northwards for about 30 minutes to the National Park headquarters to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embarking on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long-lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 1000 living today.

You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to 3 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day.

You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Depending on the length of our trek, groups will return to our lodge by about 1pm. Freshen up, lunch and bid your host goodbye and transfer back to Kigali arriving late in the evening. Drop off at your hotel or residence.


Return Transfer from Kigali

01 Night Accommodation at on FB Basis

Transport in a Safari car for excellent game viewing and photography

Park Fees all the National Park and Reserves mentioned in the itinerary

1 x Gorilla trekking permit

Services of an English-speaking driver guide

01 litre mineral water per person per day

Lot’s of fun



Any items of personal nature

Driver/Guide Tips

Travel Insurance


International Flights

Meals not mentioned


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