Gorilla Trekking from Bisate, Rwanda

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Gorilla Trekking from Bisate, Rwanda

Highlights Include:

  • Trekking to see endangered mountain gorillas
  • Spectacular views of surrounding volcanoes
  • Architecturally unique and sustainable luxury lodging near Volcanoes National Park
  • Optional activities to participate in conservation efforts or meet the local community
  • Guided walks, hikes, and trekking to see golden monkeys

Photo: Wilderness Safaris

Tour Details

From: $8,640 per person | Single supplement on request

5 days

2021-2022 Departures: Daily, All Year

Our partners at Wilderness Safaris are pioneers of authentic safari experiences. In tandem with providing some of Africa’s most coveted safari lodges and exclusive wilderness concessions, they excel in enticing guests out of the vehicle and into the African wilds. As the African tourism trade grows, Wilderness is continually looking for ways to enhance their guest experience by introducing new ways to get your feet on the ground, new activities, new camps, and even new destinations. Welcome to Rwanda Wilderness Safaris!

Two gorilla treks are included in this package. Additional activities include visiting the Iby’wacu Cultural Village, the twin lakes of Buhondo and Burera, the lava tunnels of the Musanze Caves, and trekking to see golden monkeys.

This is a sample itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our local representative then proceed to the VIP lounge for the Immigration assistance while you enjoy a cup of coffee. Afterwards transfer to your lovely hotel for check-in.Overnight at Kigali Serena

Day 2Tour of Kigali and Volcanoes National Park | Meals: B L D

In the morning, take city tour of Kigali, where you can visit the genocide memorial, craft markets, and the Kandt Museum, and then eat lunch at a local restaurant before the drive to the Volcanoes National Park. Overnight at Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge

Day 3Gorilla Trekking Day 1 | Meals: B L D

In the morning, you have the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Once your skilled trackers locate the gorilla family, you have a magic hour to stay with them and watch as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting and raising their young. You will head back to Bisate Lodge for lunch, and then visit the ex-poachers in the afternoon. An award-winning conservation initiative, former poachers were convinced to renounce their wayward ways and become conservation activists. Together with their families, they founded a community village with a replica of the Kings palace, where they now participate in eco-tourism showcasing Rwandan culture and customs. Overnight at Bisate Lodge

Day 4Gorilla Trekking Day 2 | Meals: B L D

Today will be your second day of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, followed by lunch at Bisate Lodge. In the afternoon, you have a tour of the volcanic caves that were formed over centuries, including a 1.25-mile-long cave. Overnight at Bisate Lodge

Day 5Return to Kigali and Depart | Meals: B

There is a morning activity at your lodge and breakfast before your transfer back to Kigali for your onward arrangements.

  • Four nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Some beverages, including coffee/tea and local brand drinks
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Complimentary in-room welcome massage
  • Two Gorilla trekking permits per person
  • Laundry
  • Park entrance fees and permits
Not Included
  • All flights and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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