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8 Days Mountain Gorilla Safari

8 Days Mountain Gorilla Safari

Mountain gorillas are the largest living primates. The world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in three countries spanning four national parks—Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park. There are currently less than 1,000 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. The biggest threats to these critically endangered great apes come from deforestation and the region’s growing population.

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • AIRPORT TRANSFER

    Upon your arrival, you will be driven to Garr Hotel(Budget) / Urban boutique hotel(deluxe) / Kigali Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    In the morning at 8:00 am, you will be picked from the hotel and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP. Visit the Nyanza palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum enroute. Your lunch will be enroute and continue for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury) / Gisakura Guest House(Budget)/Nyungwe Top View lodge(Deluxe).

  • CHIMP TRACKING AND COLOBUS MONKEY WORKING

    Have an early Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the do’s and don’ts while with the chimps before entering the forest. Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. In the afternoon, you may go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, blue hoest monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).

  • CANOPY AND NATURE WALKS

    After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turacos, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).

  • DRIVE TO LAKE KIVU

    Take breakfast and head to Lake Kivu. Enjoy a breath-taking scenery of the Virunga Mountains and the green vegetation enroute. You will have lunch enroute and proceed for either a boat cruise along Lake Kivu or relaxing on the shores. Dinner and overnight at Palm resort gardens (Budget) / Paradise Malahide (Deluxe) /Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).

  • TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES AND GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

    Have breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National park to catch up with the golden monkey tracking activity. These are the most endangered primate species at Parc des Volcans. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk to Iby’wachu for cultural entertainment by the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel (Budget) / La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou gorilla lodge (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

  • MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING

    You will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at at Muhabura Hotel (Budget) / La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou gorilla lodge (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

  • TRANSFER TO KIGALI, CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

    Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali reaching early for a for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit Nyamata church, local markets, Genocide Museum among others. Later, proceed to the airport to catch up with your scheduled flight back home. You may as well have the above tour in a reverse order or include other activities you want included in the itinerary.

Map & Itinerary

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • AIRPORT TRANSFER

    Upon your arrival, you will be driven to Garr Hotel(Budget) / Urban boutique hotel(deluxe) / Kigali Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight.

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Dinner

  • TRANSFER TO NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    In the morning at 8:00 am, you will be picked from the hotel and transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP. Visit the Nyanza palace, Murambi Memorial and Butare Museum enroute. Your lunch will be enroute and continue for dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury) / Gisakura Guest House(Budget)/Nyungwe Top View lodge(Deluxe).

    • KIGALI SERENA LODGE

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • CHIMP TRACKING AND COLOBUS MONKEY WORKING

    Have an early Breakfast and go for briefing at the park headquarters. You will be told the do’s and don’ts while with the chimps before entering the forest. Enjoy them feeding, playing around while taking observations and photographs. In the afternoon, you may go for colobus monkey tracking where you will encounter other primate species as vervet monkeys, blue hoest monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • CANOPY AND NATURE WALKS

    After breakfast, you will go for a canopy walk within the forest expecting to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of different bird species such as the Rwenzori Turacos, Hornbills among others. You will also have a self guided walk after lunch around the nearby environment and the Kamiranzovu waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge(Luxury).

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • DRIVE TO LAKE KIVU

    Take breakfast and head to Lake Kivu. Enjoy a breath-taking scenery of the Virunga Mountains and the green vegetation enroute. You will have lunch enroute and proceed for either a boat cruise along Lake Kivu or relaxing on the shores. Dinner and overnight at Palm resort gardens (Budget) / Paradise Malahide (Deluxe) /Kivu Serena Hotel (Luxury).

    • NYUNGWE FOREST LODGE

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES AND GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

    Have breakfast and drive to Volcanoes National park to catch up with the golden monkey tracking activity. These are the most endangered primate species at Parc des Volcans. In the evening, you may go for cultural walk to Iby’wachu for cultural entertainment by the Banyarwanda community. Dinner and overnight stay at Muhabura Hotel (Budget) / La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou gorilla lodge (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

    • LAKE KIVU SERENA HOTEL

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING

    You will have an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters to be briefed before entering the forest to track the gorillas. The hiking may take about 1-8 hours depending on the movement of the gentle giants. A maximum time of one hour is given for photography, observations, and enjoying them feeding or playing around. Dinner and overnight stay at at Muhabura Hotel (Budget) / La Palme Hotel/Le Bambou gorilla lodge (Deluxe) / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury).

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • TRANSFER TO KIGALI, CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

    Enjoy your breakfast and drive back to Kigali reaching early for a for a city tour in Kigali where you will visit Nyamata church, local markets, Genocide Museum among others. Later, proceed to the airport to catch up with your scheduled flight back home. You may as well have the above tour in a reverse order or include other activities you want included in the itinerary.

    • ACCOMMODATION Camping

    • restaurant

      Meals: Breakfast

Extend Your Holiday

When booking your holiday, you will be able to 'add an extension option'.

Once we have received your booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension and to take any additional deposit.

Tanzania Safari 4 day extension

The world's finest game viewing can be found in the Tanzania National Parks of Tarangire, Manyara and in the crater of Ngorongoro. There is an excellent chance of spotting the ‘big five’ of elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion, as well as wildebeest, cheetahs, giraffe, zebra and hyena. From our comfortable permanent tented lodge accommodation, we go out on safari with expert guides and trackers, in 4WD vehicles which are specially adapted for game viewing.

Tanzania Safari 4 day extension

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Single Traveller Price from: US $1825

  • Drive to Manyara National Park

    After breakfast we leave Arusha and drive to Manyara National Park. The road winds through luxurious jungle where groups of a hundred or more baboons can be found along the road. Blue monkeys climb in the acacia tress and the bushbuck antelope gentle grazing in the shade of the forest. In the meantime the impressive silvery-cheeked hornbills have a cacophonic concert in canopy! We stop for a picnic lunch under the Umbrella Thorn before continuing our game drive. This small park has herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. It is famous of it's lions who lounge in the Umbrella Thorn (not the one we have our picnic under though!). At the end of the day we drive to our accommodation for the next 2 nights, on the green, lush outskirts of the small village of Karatu.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Drive to Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast we drive the 30 mins to Ngorongoro Crater. We spend a full day here in the park discovering its wonders. The crater has an inside diameter of 20km, and is 600m from its rim. It is also one of the places in Tanzania to see the Big 5; elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. More than 550 bird species are found here, and Lake Magadi in the crater is often pink because of the flamingos. We can also see the hippo and buffalo lounging in the mud in Ngoitotitok. It's a special place. We return to our lodge in Karatu for our overnight.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Tarangire National Park

    We have breakfast and depart our accommodation for Tarangire National Park. This park is famed for its large herds of wildlife, especially the elephants between August to January. It also harbours antelope species which are difficult to see in other parks such as' gerenuk, kudu, oryx and eland. We have a picnic lunch and see the many baobab trees on the hilly plains that Africa is so famous for. The landscape is also dotted with a large number of termite mounds. The Tarangire River crosses through the park giving way to permanent water points - a life line for the wildlife. At the end of the afternoon we drive back to our accommodation in Arusha.

    • Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

  • Depart to the airport

    After breakfast we depart to the airport, either for our return flight - or maybe off to the paradise island of Zanzibar.

    • Meals : Breakfast

What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at Mwezi Boutique Resort in Moon Bungalow
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight one-way from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanziba
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What's not Included

  • Any other meals
  • Optional activities in Zanzibar
  • Miscellaneous personal spending & drinks etc
  • BAGGAGE: On the internal flight from Arusha to Zanzibar there is a 15 kg weight limit.

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