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$ 2340

In the Footsteps of Dian Fossey

min $ 2340
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Kigali
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2340
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  • At a Glance
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price

At a Glance

Follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned primatologist Dian Fossey who spent more than 18 years studying the now endangered mountain gorilla on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National Park), which is one of the few places left on earth to see these magnificent creatures and spend a few hours in their company. Mountainous and heavily forested terrain make for a challenging hike to see these incredible creatures, as well as limited numbers of day permits, however this unforgettable experience to sit in the presence of these amazing creatures that share 98% of our DNA is one not to be missed. Starting Price US$ 2,340 p.p.*

Volcanoes National Park
Virunga Mountains
Stunning Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Dian Fossey Research Camp

Day 1 Arrival Kigali
Day 2 Volcanoes National Park
Day 3 Gorilla Tracking Day
Day 4 Trek to Dian Fossey Research Camp
Day 5 Depart

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival Kigali

    Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
    Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel ( Deluxe Room)

  • Day 2 Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

    This morning, we will depart on a city tour of Kigali, visiting craft markets and the genocide memorial. After lunch at a city restaurant, we drive ( 2 hrs 30 mins) to your luxury safari lodge near the volcanoes National Parc.
    Overnight Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Std Cottage BLD

  • Day 3 Gorilla Trekking Day

    Today we enjoy an encounter with the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas are part of a worldwide population of just  880 individuals, and the gorillas we track today  belong to one of several habituated family groups. The time ta ken to track the gorillas varies from 1 to 7 hrs depending on location. Once we find the gorilla s, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them, a truly memorable experience. In the afternoon,if time weather permits, visit the twin lakes Burera and Ruhondo or the local markets in the Musanze town.
    Overnight Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Std Cottage BLD

  • Day 4 Trek to Dian Fossey Research Camp

    After an early breakfast, drive to Volcanoes National Park HQs for the start of your Dian
    Fossey hike experience. The trek to the Karisoke research camp takes around 3 – 4 hours and takes you through some of the most beautiful stretches of Hagenia – Hypericum forest in the Volcanoes National Park.Following lunch, drive back to Kigali and check in to your hotel for overnight.
    Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel Deluxe Room  BLD

  • Day 5 Departure Day

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. B


  • Departure Dates

    Flexible departures (any day)

  • Included

    Meet and Greet upon arrival
    Airport transfers
    Comfortable, modern, 4X4 vehicles
    Professional, experienced drivers, and guides
    All accommodations and meals as stated in the itinerary
    Mineral water in the vehicle
    Medical Evacuation to a hospital in Nairobi


  • Not Included

    Gorilla permit: $ 1,500 per person per trek
    International flights
    Beverages (however, bottled water is included in the vehicles only)
    Items of personal nature


*Prices vary with season ~ Contact us with your specific travel dates
US$ 2,340 per person based on 6 guests (April - May)
US$ 2,470 per person based on 4 guests (April - May)
US$ 2,855 per person based on 2 guests (April - May)

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of The Heritage Safari Company
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