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ZNTR001: Gorilla Trekking Safari 02 nights / 03 days

ZNTR001: Gorilla Trekking Safari - two nights, three days

Vehicle : 1 x 5/ 7 Seater 4x4 Land Cruiser
Starts : Kigali
Ends : Kigali
Meals : as indicated on itinerary at a glance









Casablanca Hotel


Arriv Trsf, at leisure


Volcanoes N. Park

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge


City Tour




Trek/Trsf / Dept.

Day 1 - Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by Zanzibar Nature Trails representative, outside the airport arrivals section and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation at Casablanca hotel BB

Day 2 - Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a City Tour of Kigali. (Cost of city tour included)
The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda's independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.

Visit the Kandt museum, see old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda's history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind's resilience.

Lunch in Kigali. Later, depart Kigali and drive to Ruhengeri. Approximately 2.5 hrs arriving in the early evening at the Volcanoes National park.
In the evenings, optional Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will spice your stay with memorable Rwandan dances (at an extra cost per person).
Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (L- DBB)

Day 3 - Kigali / Departure - Gorilla Trek
Breakfast at the lodge.
0700 hrs: Registration is a simple process where the park staff determines which group of gorillas you will visit. The park staff discusses your fitness level and advises you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 88 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.
Once the trekkers are put into groups, each group's Lead Guide briefs the trekkers of the trekking procedures as well as the "do's and don'ts" while in the presence of gorillas. After the briefing, trekkers return to their respective vehicles for the drive up the mountain to the starting point. Trekking can take from two to six or more hours if the gorillas move before the park rangers locate them the next morning. The guides stop frequently to allow trekkers a chance to rest and take photos along the way. After the trek, rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, depart from foothills of the volcanoes and drive south past coffee, tea and banana plantations on a scenic drive to Kigali. Everything and everywhere, sheer green and hanging on the hills; Rwanda truly - land of a thousand fertile green hills. (Approximately 2.5 hrs).

Later on, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (Cost of flight not included).

Validity: 01.07.2014 -31.12.2015

Mid- Casablanca + MGVL















Note: Gorilla permit is not included in the safari cost. The cost per permit is USD 750

Costs Includes:
Airport transfers and assistance
Accommodation in Kigali on bed and breakfast basis
Accommodation at Lodge / hotel on Full board
City Tour of Kigali
Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
Services of an English speaking driver-guide
One gorilla permit (Cost given separate from Per person cost- Subject to change)
Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
All taxes on the services quoted above

Costs Excludes:
Meals and beverages, other than specified.
International, regional and local Airfares.
Airport taxes.
Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
Personal and baggage insurance.
Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.

Ruhengeri area is located at 2400 meters above sea level and is chilly early morning and evening. While trekking, it can rain unexpectedly, hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. You will also need boots that can cope with some mud.
Gorilla permits are only confirmed upon payment of a deposit .The balance payable 60 days before trekking date. (Non refundable).

Note: The rates are subject to verification without prior notice!!

Kindly confirm prices at time of booking. Alterations to the itineraries accepted. Or make your own itinerary with the above as sample itineraries.


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