This is a 3 night Rwanda safari which includes three nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park where clients can trek to see the highly endangered and magnificent mountain Gorilla in its wild habitat.
There is also time included to explore the other highlights of the region.
This itinerary can easily be combined with any of our other Kenya Safari itineraries.
Arrival in Kigali. On arrival clients will be met by a driver and private vehicle and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. On arrival a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Volcanoes National Park. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
An early breakfast, served at the lodge, before departing by road to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters. Here you will be allocated a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and given a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependant upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
Breakfast at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Option today to do a second trek to see the Mountain Gorillas or trek to see the Golden Monkeys or one of the other many activities on offer from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. We recommend that you also do the village walk which gives a fascinating insight into life in rural Rwanda. Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
Depart after breakfast for Kigali in time for your return flight.
Please note that children under the age of 15 years are not permitted to gorilla trek.
This Safari itinerary is designed to be combined easily with the any of the Governors’ Camp Kenya Safaris.