Rwanda Gorilla Tour and Dian Fossey Trek 4 days

GORILLA TREKKING AND DIAN FOSSEY RESEACH CENTRE KARISOKE – 4 DAYS

 

Day one:

Morning arrival in the land of a thousand hills. Met on arrival for a short introduction and briefing before the lovely journey into the Kingdom of the Mountain Gorillas.  You drive into Kigali and proceed through the highlands of breath-taking scenery before arriving at the mountain base in Kinigi for overnight either at the

Luxury option: Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge or Virunga Lodge

Mid Range Option: Gorilla View Lodge or La palme.

Affordable option:  Hotel Muhabura.

 

Day two:

Morning breakfast before heading to the Karisoke research Centre where Dian Fossey spent her last 18 years alive studying Mountain Gorilla Conservation before finally being murdered here in 1985. Her grave is next to one of her most beloved Mountain gorilla “Dgit”. A small museum detailing most of her work is also at this place. After lunch, return for dinner and overnight at the

Luxury option: Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge or Virunga Lodge

Mid Range Option: Gorilla View Lodge or La palme.

Affordable option:  Hotel Muhabura.

 

Day three:

Breakfast in the morning before starting the Mountain gorilla trekking from the Mountain Base. Some of the mountain gorillas to be visited where habituated during Dian Fossey’s time in the Volcanoes gorilla park.  Walking through the vines and ferns of the Volcanoes gorilla sanctuary, the gorilla trek and viewing of the Apes will take approximately one hour, before you head back on the trail to the park boundary. Later, have lunch, dinner and overnight at the

Luxury option: Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge or Virunga Lodge

Mid Range Option: Gorilla View Lodge or La palme.

Affordable option:  Hotel Muhabura.

 

Day Four:

The gorilla trekking with Dian Fossey safari ends with a morning drive to Kigali on a winding road through the Mountains. Optional stops along the way into Kigali, to take pictures of the scenery, local people in their multicolored Kangas as well as tourist attractions of interest.  Transfer to Kigali and on to the International airport for the departure flight home.

 

 Price includes:

Accommodations,

Meals as indicated,

Dian Fossey visit,

1 Gorilla trekking permit,

Private 4×4 custom built vehicles

English speaking safari guide who acts as driver.

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