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Gorilla Trekking + Rwanda Safari Holidays

Rwanda is a tiny landlocked East African country, bordering Tanzania and Uganga. Known as the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' this lush green country is terraced with tea plantations and, despite its small size, it is home to a third of all Africa’s bird species. But it is gorilla trekking for which Rwanda is most famous, due to the sanctuary that the Virunga Mountains provide to severely endangered Mountain Gorillas.
 
On Rwanda safari holidays & tours you can track these magnificent primates on foot in Volcanoes National Park. You need to be relatively fit to participate in this 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience, as you will need to walk from one to four hours to find a goriilla family. You will then have an hour to observe them up close including the dominant Silverback male, the females and playful children - creating memories of a lifetime. As only a limited number of gorilla permits are issued each day, advance booking is essential. There is also the opportunity to hike to the grave of Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist who first studied the mountain gorillas.
 
If you have more time to explore Rwanda, Nyungwe Rainforest in the south is home to a host of mammals including 13 primate species and many birds, butterflies and orchids. Or if its larger game that you wish to see, head for Akagera National Park in the east. At the end of your holiday, you can relax on the shores of Lake Kivu, a magnificent Rift Valley lake in the west of the country.
 
For expert advice on gorilla trekking, Rwanda safari holidays, and tours to Volcanoes National Park, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122. We can tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.  Download our Rwanda brochure (PDF 0.4 Mb)
 
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Volcanoes National Park is the most accessible place to see Mountain gorillas, as the park is only a two-hour drive from the capital of Kigali. This park in the majestic Virunga Mountains was created with the express aim of protecting these critically endangered primates. Comprising a chain of mostly extinct volcanoes covered by rainforest, the park runs along the border with Uganda and the DRC.
 
The survival of Rwanda’s Mountain gorillas was ensured by the heroic work of Dian Fossey, a researcher who dedicated her life to these magnificent creatures and is buried at her research centre. The gorillas are located within a relatively small area where they can be tracked on foot. On gorilla trekking Rwanda safari holidays or tours, you need to be reasonably fit, as you may need to walk two to four hours each way through the dense rainforest to find them.
 
Coming face to face with a gorilla troop, presided over by the dominant Silverback male, is without doubt one of the most moving wildlife experiences of all time, and tourism directly contributes to their survival. You must be over 15 years and it’s important not to trek if you have a cold or other infectious illness, as the gorillas have little immunity to human germs. On gorilla trekking Rwanda safari holidays & tours, make sure you wear long trousers, gardening gloves to protect your hands and sturdy walking shoes, and don’t forget your camera, although we advise that you spend most of your time simply taking in this magical experience.
 
Nyungwe National Park in the far south of the country, is Africa’s largest protected mountain rainforest, and hosts one of the continent’s greatest concentrations of wild chimpanzee, as well as a dozen other noisy and acrobatic primates such as Ruwenzori colobus, Grey-cheeked mangaby and L’hotse’s monkey. For birders there are endemic regional species such as Handsome francolin and Rwenzori turaco. It’s well worth adding Nyungwe to your gorilla trekking itinerary.
 
On Rwanda’s western side, Lake Kivu is one of a string of huge freshwater lakes that lie along Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The lakeshore is bustling with activity and here you can try local delicacies, relax on the beach, visit the hot springs or take boat trips to the nearby islands. Above Lake Kivu you can visit Kibuye’s genocide memorial church, with its brightly coloured stained-glass windows which, despite a tragic history, is now a place for peaceful contemplation at the end of gorilla trekking Rwanda safari holidays & tours.
Kenya Safari + Gorilla Tekking, Volcanoes Park, Rwanda
KRR10N
10 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This Kenya safari holiday combines Big Five game viewing on the open plains of the famous Masai Mara with the incredible opportunity of trekking to see endangered mountain gorillas in the tropical rainforests of Volcanoes Park in Rwanda, including hiking to the Dian Fossey grave. Then relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu. All light aircraft flights, game drives, park fees & gorilla permits included.
Kenya Safari Holiday Trekking Gorillas Volcanoes Park Rwanda Dian Fossey
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Kenya Safari Holiday
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Kigali
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Genocide Memorial
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Volcanoes Park
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Trekking Gorillas
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Dian Fossey Grave
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Lake Kivu
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Rwanda Vacation
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Kenya Safari Holiday
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Kigali
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Genocide Memorial
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Volcanoes Park
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Trekking Gorillas
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Dian Fossey Grave
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Lake Kivu
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Rwanda Vacation
Rwanda Safari: Nyungwe + Volcanoes Gorillas + Akagera
UPW10K
10 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore rainforests, lakes & mountains on this Rwanda safari, travelling with your own private guide. See the chimps, white colobus monkeys & tropical birdlife of pristine Nyungwe Forest & relax on the shores of Lake Kivu. Trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park & then view large game at Akagera. English speaking guide, all transfers, gorilla & chimp permits included. Min age 15 yrs.
Rwanda Safari Chimps Monkeys Nyungwe Kivu Gorillas Volcanoes Akagera
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Rwanda Safari
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Nyungwe Rainforest
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Chimps & Monkeys
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Olive Baboons
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Colobus Monkeys
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Bird Watching
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Lake Kivu
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Volcanoes National Park
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Trekking to see Gorillas
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Akagera National Park
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Rwanda Safari
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Nyungwe Rainforest
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Chimps & Monkeys
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Olive Baboons
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Colobus Monkeys
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Bird Watching
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Lake Kivu
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Volcanoes National Park
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Trekking to see Gorillas
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Akagera National Park
Primate Safari Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas, Chimps + Monkeys
UPR10K
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
View over 10 different primate species on this magnificent Primate Safari that travels through Uganda & Rwanda. Trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in both Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park, track chimps in Kibali, view river-based wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park, search for rare golden monkeys & other apes. Also hike to Dian Fossey grave. All transfers, game viewing & permits included. Min age 15 yrs.
Primate Safari Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps Monkeys Apes Dian Fossey
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Primate Safari
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Uganda & Rwanda
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Chimp Tracking, Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Dian Fossey Grave Hike
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Golden Monkeys & other Apes
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Primate Safari
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Uganda & Rwanda
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Chimp Tracking, Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Dian Fossey Grave Hike
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Golden Monkeys & other Apes
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