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  • Aug 2-5, 2014
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  • Duration 4 days
    Group Size 2-10
    Land Cost $3,417-$3,797 Details
    Single Supplement $369-$410 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade IV
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    Four-day Gorilla Adventure

    Experience the Mountain Gorillas in native habitat as an add-on to your longer safari

    Day 1      From Kigali into the Virunga Mountain Range

    Depart from Kigali with your expert guide.  Journey through the beautiful terraced hills that characterize much of Rwanda's landscape. Climb gradually to the base of the spectacular volcanoes of the Virunga Range, noting the five nearest peaks rising high above the verdant countryside. Arrive at the magnificent Volcanoes Virunga Lodge.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

    Get ready for gorilla viewing tomorrow.
    Day 2      Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans

    Track the gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, hiking in a group of eight through rich and dramatic mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas. Rangers will have pre-scouted the approximate location of the gorilla groups. Hikes may be relatively easy and short or longer and more difficult. Staff make their best attempt to match visitors with an appropriate level of challenge, although there are no guarantees.  Once you reach the gorillas, you enjoy a full hour in close proximity. Return to base for a late lunch.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

    Gorilla trekking is an indescribable experience.
    Day 3      Parc National des Volcans and surrounds

    Many travelers opt for a second day of gorilla tracking (booked in advance, at additional cost), although there are other fascinating options as well: track the endangered golden monkey; trek to Dian Fossey's grave and the gorilla cemetery, the final resting place of Fossey's favorite gorilla, Digit; visit a local village, school or community project; or, relax on the shores of Lake Kivu.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

    Day 4      Kigali

    Your safari ends with your return to Kigali. We advise booking an evening departure flight. This allows time for touring Kigali. and visiting the market if this is your interest. Most travelers also choose to spend some time at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, a moving and inspiring tribute which is a museum as well.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Say farewell to these magnificent creatures.

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