Gorilla and Volcano Trek Adventure (3 days)
Dates: March 12-14, 2019
Dates: 12-14, 2019 (3 days)
Cost:$3,950 per person sharing (includes all meals, accommodations, volcano hike, gorilla trek, gorillas permits, visas and all road transfers.
Physical rating:8/10. Please note you must have decent cardio fitness to do the volcano hike. It's a 5 hour hike vertically up the volcano. For those who feel they are not fit enough to complete the hike, you will have the option of skipping the hike and returning to our Man Expeditions luxury lodge where you will continue with the gorilla trek when the group returns the next day.
This trip will include a full day spectacular hike up an active volcano, camp out at the top with stunning views of the molten lava below and a chance to see different gorilla families (lowland gorillas). The drive through Rwanda to the Congo boarder is stunning with some pretty amazing scenery. Be prepared for a truly authentic African experience rich in culture and stunning volcanic terrains as we journey through this land before time.
12 Mar: Pick up in Kigali and Volcano hiking
Early in the morning 5.00am leave our host Hotel in Kigali, cross the border over to DRCongo for the Volcano hiking. Dinner and overnight at the Summit.
13 Mar: Downhill volcano
Early in the morning we will start our descent. We will reach town around 11.00am and then drive to our luxury Gorilla lodge to relax and rest. For those who are not too tired there will be an opportunity to visit the Gorilla Orphanage.
14 Mar: Gorilla trekking
Early in the morning we will leave for our gorilla trek. Later in the afternoon we will drive back across the border into Rwanda. For those of you who wish to explore other families of Gorillas and also Golden Monkeys in the wild you may book the Gorilla and Golden Monkey Project separately. Those who are heading home, our drivers will drive you back to Kigali at which point will mark the end of your trip. If you need accommodations at our host hotel in Kigali you can book this separately with us.
Gorilla and Golden Monkey Project (4 days)
Dates: 14-17 March, 2019
Cost: $6,995 per person sharing (includes all meals, accommodations, gorilla trek, gorilla permits, and all road transfers)
14 Mar - For those continuing on from the Gorilla & Volcano Trek Adventure with us, we will drive from the Rwandan boarder to our luxury lodge boasting spectacular views of the surrounding volcanic landscape (approx. drive time 2 hours).
15 March - Gorilla Trek through the enchanting bamboo forest on the slopes of the Virunga range of volcanoes. After a gentle climb of between one and three hours, you will spend one hour in the company of these gentle apes before returning to base in time for a late lunch. Some gorilla families can be more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially if it is wet and muddy.
16 Mar - Golden Monkeys Jungle Trek and local town tour plus experience the local Intore dancers in the evening before dinner.
17 March - Drive to Kigali, and time permitting, enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial before your international flight. For those who prefer to overnight in Kigali due to limited flight options we will arrange this for you.
16 Mar - Road transfer to cross the border into Uganda to meet up with our charter flight which will fly us to our lodge in Kyambura.
17 March - Chimpanzee Trek. We depart early morning to trek the jungles with the Chimps followed by an afternoon river boat cruise.
18 Mar - Road transfer to our next lodge via ishasha. Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions.
19 March- Gorilla Trek with a different family of Gorillas.
20 March - Charter flight to Entebbe which marks the official end of this expedition.