Gorillas in the Mist (2 Days Safari)

Day 1    Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by an Java Africa Safaris representative who will drive you 2hrs 30 minutes to Musanze at the foothills of the Virungas, Where you will check in at Mountain gorilla View lodge for dinner and overnight.
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, a 3* bush lodge on the periphery of Volcanoes National Park offers good quality accommodation with panoramic views of the Virungas, barely a km away from the Park HQs.
An oasis of serenity at the base of Sabyinyo volcano, all her 25 guest Cottages, built in contemporary African design using local materials, are en-suite and come equipped with a mini bar, coffee machine and hairdryer. Soft furnishings with modern African prints, motifs and colours as well as original artworks in recycled timber create a relaxing and refreshing ambiance. The lodge’s grounds are beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of wild flowers. In the evenings, the Itorero, local Rwandan cultural dancer’s troupe, spices your stay with memorable Rwandan dances.

Day 2    Departure
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Volcanoes National Park HQs to be allocated a gorilla tracking group. 0700 hrs: Briefing by your trackers then drive to the trail head for the start of an amazing adventure.

Our exhilarating trek, in the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the largest living primate on earth, starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas with stirring views in all directions. Upon entering the national park, her paths littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant, trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with colorful bird calls, butterflies, etc. Through gaps in the canopy, the magnificent Virunga peaks, among the highest in Africa yet easily accessible, are glimpsed, beckoning an ascent.
Weaving through overhanging vines, moss-covered hagenia and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, our experienced trackers, they spent their entire lives in or close to this forest, soon bring us up close with the family.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!
In the afternoon following lunch at the lodge, you will drive to Kigali enjoying the scenic plains of Rwandan countryside and arrive at Lemigo Hotel for overnight. -  Dinner on own account.

Day 3    Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

•    Airport transfer only on departure day
•    Accommodation at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and Lemigo Hotel,
•    Meals as shown (FB - Full-Board),
•    Exclusive use of 4WD vehicle, mineral water in the vehicle ,
•    Services of an Amber Expeditions’ Driver/Guide,
•    park entrance fees,
•    Gorilla trekking permits – once (given separately)
•    professional trackers whilst tracking,
•    Medical Emergency Evacuation

•    Airline tickets and travel insurance,
•    Entry visa fees,
•    Optional extras whilst in Kigali
•    Drinks throughout the trip,
•    Meals Where mentioned on own account
•    Tips & gratuities,
•    Personal expenses such as telephone calls, mini bar, porter-age, travel insurance, etc.

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