Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Kigali, Sabyinyo, Lake Kivu 4Days/3Nights

A Gorilla trekking tour is an exceptional safari with many people being moved to tears when seeing a mountain gorilla for themselves. Our “Rwanda Gorilla Safari” which is led by professionally trained and experienced guides will enable you to see this wonder of nature; while staying in luxurious accommodation located in the foothills of the inactive Sabyinyo volcanic mountain and its breathtaking views.

At Explovaganza tours we believe in a non-invasive, selective form of tourism that involves creating a magnificent holiday experience around permitted trekking into the gorillas’ habitat. Access is heavily regulated to interfere as little as possible with the gorillas’ natural way of life. We use specially trained local guides to make sure all gorilla treks are authorized, safely regulated and within boundaries set by various wildlife foundations and the government.

No tourist ever returns home after gorilla trekking without a tale of their own, having experienced the gentleness and ardor of nature in a truly unique way.  We support the preservation of gorilla habitats and we are happy to operate sanctioned, carefully planned gorilla treks to see one of nature’s most eminent animals in its natural home.

Day 1: KIGALI – RWANDA

On arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met by the driver in a private safari vehicle and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. Late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk within the lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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Day 2: GORILLA TREKKING

Early breakfast, served in the lodge, before departing by road to the Park. Here you will be allocated to a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families after a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. 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 experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Day 3: GORILLA TREKKING

Early morning breakfast prior to departing for your second gorilla trek, with the possibility of visiting a different gorilla family. Return to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Thereafter drive to Lake Kivu arriving late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

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Day 4: LAKE KIVU – KIGALI – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, depart for Kigali arriving in time for lunch. This will be followed by a brief city tour and transfer to Kigali Airport for your departure flight.