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GORILLA TREKKING – SABYINYO SILVERBACK/SERENA

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Overview

The lodge, situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas in Rwanda, the chain of 4,570m volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affords wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. The stone cottages and the main lodge building have been beautifully constructed and appointed and the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this unique and fascinating corner of Africa, offering large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms and a sheltered veranda.

Group Size

Based on Minimum of 2 passengers

Departure & Return Location

Departure: Kigali Airport
Return: Kigali Airport

Departure

Daily

Price Includes

  • Lodge / Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Game Walks
  • Entrance Fees Included

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Gorilla Permits
Itinerary
Day 1 - Volcanoes National Park

On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and driven the short distance to Gisozi Genocide Memorial. Visit the moving and emotional memorial of the one million people killed in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (approximately 125 KM / 3 hours). (D)

Accommodation: 1 night Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge .

Day 2 - Kigali

The Gorilla Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers one of the best locations for gorilla trekking with 10 habituated gorilla groups that you can trek to see. Starting in the cultivated land at the base of the volcanoes, the trek normally lasts a few hours. Depart after an early breakfast to Park Headquarters for the gorilla trekking formalities and briefing. The group (maximum 8 people), travel to the forest edge and commence trekking through the thick forest to see these magnificent creatures. The walking is quite steep but not overly strenuous (approximately 125 KM / 2.5 hours). After spending an hour with the gorillas return to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch you will be met and transferred to your Kigali hotel. (BL)

Accommodation: 1 night Kigali Serena Hotel .

Day 3 - End of Rwanda Tour
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your onward flight (approximately 15 KM / 20 minutes). (B)

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The lodge is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients can trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible. Accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge comprises five double cottages, two suites and one family suite. All are stone buildings with Rwandese terracotta tile roofs, and feature large sitting areas, fireplaces, stylish en-suite bathrooms finished with Venetian plaster a dressing room and a sheltered veranda. Heat exchangers in the fireplaces provide a plentiful supply of hot water.

Kigali Serena Hotel

Situated in Central Kigali, the ambassadorial and commercial heart of Rwanda and the city’s pre-eminent meeting place for diplomats and business people. The Hotel is situated only 10 km from Kigali International Airport. The accommodation comprises of 104 air-conditioned rooms from the Presidential suite, luxury suites to deluxe rooms. The elegant Diplomat Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while The Lounge Bar offers a choice of three purpose designed areas: the bar, the lounge and the terrace.