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Rwanda in the Mist - 5 Days


Follow in the footsteps of late activist Dian Fossey and observe the “Gorillas in the Mist” on this extraordinary journey into Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains and Parc National des Volcans.

Package Highlights

  • Explore the rich green rainforest environment of Parc National des Volcans.
  • Discover the site of Dian Fossey’s primate research when you hike to the remains of her Karisoke Research Center.
  • Experience and observe a magnificent mountain gorilla group as they interact and forage in the forest
  • Enjoy gracious Rwandan hospitality and sweeping views at your lovely eco-lodge.


Day 1
Arrive Kigali, Rwanda

You are welcomed on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and your first night in Rwanda, the “land of a thousand hills.” (D)
Meals Included: Dinner (Depending on the arrival time)
Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 2
Kigali / Parc National des Volcanos

Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a moving testimony to this country’s past, courageously overcome. After lunch, travel through the beautiful terraced hillsides, gradually ascending into the Virunga Mountains. Settle into your eco lodge and let the sights and sounds of the rainforest envelop you. (BLD)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Virunga Lodge

Day 3
Parc National des Volcans

Rise early to start tracking through the steep and often muddy forest. While you may be lucky and catch up with the gorillas by mid-morning, sometimes tracking them down can take a full day, especially when it is wet. Quietly observe them as they feed on the lush foliage and tend to each other with uncannily human-like mannerisms. Return to the lodge in time for a late lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. (BLD)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Virunga Lodge

Day 4
Parc National des Volcans

Go on a second trek (pre-purchase of the gorilla permit is required at the time of booking) or choose from a variety of optional excursions on offer from the lodge. Stroll through the forest to spot the lively golden monkeys. Trek in the footsteps of the late activist Dian Fossey on a full-day hike to visit her gravesite and the remains of her Karisoke Research Center. Visit Lake Kivu, take a guided walk to Lake Bulera or visit the Imbabazi Orphanage and have tea or lunch with the staff and volunteers. (BLD)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Virunga Lodge

Day 5
Parc National des Volcans / Depart

Travel back to Kigali. Enjoy lunch, and then transfer to the airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)

Can you book for me flights

Yes, absolutely. We have a flight department who can book your flights from anywhere to anywhere and they are always happy to provide a quote.

Prices Include:

  • Transport as described in the itinerary

  • Safari activities-unlimited day game drives, nature walks, hiking and walks with local people (where specified), English-speaking driver-guide, expert local guides where necessary

  • All National Park and Conservancy fees

  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary (double/twin or triple rooms)

  • All meals while on safari-breakfasts, lunches (picnic lunch boxes when necessary) and dinners

  • Bottled drinking water during game drives

  • Flying Doctor emergency evacuation cover

Prices Exclude:

  • Entry Visas

  • Airport transfers

  • Activities cited as “optional” in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

  • Single Room Supplements.

  • Personal spending-services or meals not mentioned as included, beverages in hotels, telephone calls and laundry etc.

  • Tips/Gratuities (Kenya policy)

  • Extra costs incurred as a result of alterations to the original tour plan e.g. different accommodations and services

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Rwanda in the Mist

Trip Facts

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Supper
  • Kigali Serena Hotel, Virunga Lodge
  • 4x4 Wheal Drive

Contact Info

20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU

Phone: +44 7 495329964

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