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  • Meet the Gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park famous for the 1988 Sigourney Weaver Gorillas in the Mist Movie in Tribute of the iconic Diane Fossey Popular for Gorilla conservation in the Virunga Massif.
  • Visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial prior to Transfer to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Campus and Museum of the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund to have a brief insight into the Diane Fossey led Gorilla Conservation Story or a visit to the Gorilla Guardians Village/ Ibyiwacu Cultural Centre.
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
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  • Park\r\naccess fees<\/span><\/li>
  • All activities detailed in the Itinerary<\/span>
  • Visas
  • Tips/Gifts
  • Medical/Travel Insurance
  • Premium Imported Drinks/Liquors
  • Any other Items not on the Inclusions List

What to Expect

This 2 Day Adventure to the Home of Rwanda’s Gorillas- Volcanoes NP will take you along unwinding beautifully lined Hills to the North of Rwanda. It’s a more relaxed option for Tourists with a little more time in beautiful Rwanda. With a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Diane Fossey Museum and Campus recently constructed and donated by popular American Show Host and Philanthropist Ellen DeGeneres and Partner Portia or a more Rwandaful and cultural insight into the Community life neighboring the Gorillas at the Ibyiwacu Cultural Centre also known as the Gorilla Guardian’s Village on Day 1, you will have a 360 insight into the overall Gorilla Conservation story in the Virunga Massif before heading to your Lodge for Dinner and Rest.

Next Day, your Guide will drive you to the Park Office for Check in and Briefing. Here, you are assigned a Gorilla Family to Track for the Day and a complimentary hot cup of Coffee, before embarking into the Park for the Trekk these elusive Gentle Giants. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Note: Ritz safaris purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the Park Authorities to decide this!


Day 1: Kigali-Transfer to Volcanoes NP.

Your Trip will starts from the Airport where your English Speaking Guide will meet you, Brief you before driving you to your Hotel in Kigali to rest after which you will be picked up in the morning by 9am after Breakfast. Your Guide will brief you about the Trip ahead after which you will head to the Kigali Genocide Memorial for a 1st hand sneak peek into the History that has shaped modern Rwanda starting with the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi Ethnic Group. You will thereafter proceed to drive to the north of Rwanda Musanze where you will have Lunch before heading to visit the Diane Fossey Museum & Campus. While there, you will learn about the amazing Gorilla Conservation story in the Virunga Ranges spearheaded by the iconic Diane Fossey. You will then head to your Lodge for Dinner then rest the Night away in preparation for the next day’s activities.

Drive Time : 3 hours
Meal Plan : Full Board, Snacks & Soft Refreshments.
Activities : Airport Pickup, Transfer to Volcanoes NP, Kigali Genocide Memorial + Diane Fossey Museum & Campus/ Gorilla Guardians Village visits

Day 2: Volcanoes NP– Gorilla Trekking.

You will have early Breakfast at around 6am then proceed to drive to the Park Reception in Kinigi at the Park Reception for Briefing. You will then be assigned a Group and Gorilla family to Trekk for the day after which you will be driven to your starting Point and enter into the Jungle in search of the elusive Gentle Giants. The Trekk takes between 2-6 hours depending on where the Family is feeding from for the Day. Gorilla Trekking by far is still every Traveller’s Dream Experience and caps off what must always be an amazing African Safari Experience. After a successful Gorilla Trekking Experience, we will then head for Lunch then drive back to Kigali where you will check in at your Hotel, freshen up and rest for a while. Our Guide will then pick you up at your Hotel then you will head to the Airport for your flight back home marking what will have been a memorable experience with us.

Drive Time : 4 hours.
Meal Plan : Full Board, Snacks & Soft Refreshments.
Activities : Gorilla Trekking + Transfer back to Kigali + Airport Drop off.


Additional Information

2 Days : Duration
8/10 : Physicality
Volcanoes NP- Rwanda : Location
15 : Age
2023 to 2024 Dates