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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
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Rwanda Gorilla tour, trekking gorillas, through their natural mountain forest habitat which lies in the corner of three countries, Congo, Uganda & Rwanda. It is estimated that there are only 800 Mountain Gorillas left in the Jungles of Central Africa. The are considered extremely endangered as they cannot be breed in captivity.


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4 day Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari

The Republic of Rwanda – a country that suffered terribly from the Rwandan genocide of 1994 yet has risen to become a prosperous country with a happy and thriving integrated population once again.  Rwanda Mountain Gorillas natural mountain habitat is in the corner of the three countries, Congo, Uganda & Rwanda.

On arrival in Kigali, the capitol of Rwanda, one is immediately struck by the cleanliness and well maintained town making it the cleanest town in Africa.

Map of Rwanda volcano National Park in the north

The terrain consists of mountains and gently rolling hills, with plains and swamps in the east.

Wildlife and the scenic beauty in this mountainous country, including mountain gorillas and other wildlife, have led to a fast-growing tourism sector.

Rwandan Flag
Agriculture is everywhere to be seen and due to its mountainous terrain the Rwandans have developed a unique method of farming on the steep hill sides.
English and French are the official languages although other languages are spoken in the country.

The late Dian Fossey spent 18 years in the Volcanoes National Park researching and studying the Rwandan Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.  The Karisoke research centre in Rwanda was founded by Dian Fossey on 24th September 1967. Dian Fossey's Gorilla Fund International - Gorilla protection in Africa, through anti-poaching and daily monitoring, is central to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Internationalís historic mission.
Travelling through the Rwandan mountains to the Gorillas

Views across the mountains as the early morning mist rises
Entrance to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda - the start of your Rwanda gorilla tour.

Entrance to the Volcanoes National Park and the start of your Rwanda Gorilla tour.
Rwandan Parks  Board Gorilla trekking assembly point

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla tour starts at the
Parks Board assembly point
Rwandan rivers snaking through the valleys

The many winding rivers of Rwanda

Day 01 - Kigali
5* Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

Fly into Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, meet and greet and transfer to the 5* Serena hotel to overnight.  Accommodation is 5* plus and includes everything one would expect from a 5* plus hotel

Breakfast & Dinner included


Day 02 - Gorillas Nest Hotel

Gorillas Nest Hotel

Hotel collection after breakfast, visit the genocide museum and continue to Gorillas Nest Hotel approx 3 hours drive through very scenic mountain terrain.

Ideally situated close to the Parks Board assembly point set in lush gardens surrounded by a plantation of Eucalyptus trees with magnificent views across the valleys.  Accommodation is in private chalets with en-suite bathrooms - overnight.

Breakfast & Dinner included


Day 03 - Gorilla Tracking
"for an unforgettable experience"
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla feeding in the Virunga forests Silverback Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

6.30am You are collected and transferred to the Parks office for assembly & briefing. You are formed into groups by your appointed guide before setting off into the forests, on your Rwanda mountain gorilla tour.

Late afternoon returning to Kigali Serena Hotel - overnight Breakfast & Dinner included


Day 04 - Flight Home

Rwandan mountain Gorilla trekking - a reasonable level of fitness is required

Early morning mist rising out of the Rwandan valleys
You are collected from the Serena Hotel and transferred to the airport to connect with your flight back home.
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SELFTOURS retains the right to vary the itinerary where necessary, subject to availability of gorilla permits, flights, accommodation etc - Terms & Conditions apply.

EXTENSIONS available to your Rwandan mountain gorillas trekking tour :-
The package is ideally suited to those who want a short break away to do something both very different and unique.
Extensions to this tour are available and could include Lake Kivo and or Nyungwe National Park in the South where Colobus monkeys and other primates may be seen.


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