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GORILLA TREKKING AND BIRDWATCHING: An adventure à la Rwandaise

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GORILLA TREKKING AND BIRDWATCHING: An adventure à la Rwandaise

This 5 days and 4 nights tour to the North of Rwanda introduces you to a wide variety of wildlife of the Northern part of Rwanda. Species to be seen include among others the birds of Rwanda found in the Rugezi marshlands and the silverback mountain gorillas.This tour takes you to the volcanoes where you will have an opportunity of a lifetime to stay for an hour face to face with these amazing giants of the nature.

DAY 1

Arrival-Transfer to Musanze

Your private guide with his 4WD vehicle meets you on arrival at Kigali Airport. You leave the capital city and for more or less 2 hours you drive north-west through lush hills and bustling market towns to the home of the legendary silverback mountain gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park. For the entirety of your stay, you will be given a full board accommodation at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge in Kinigi. Read more

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
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DAY 2

Musanze Caves- The Sacred Fo

After breakfast, your private guide will take you to the Musanze cave. This 2 Km long timeless cave with a vast entrance the size of a modern cathedral has 31 entrances and is believed to have been served both as a safe haven for the King of Rwanda and his entourage as well as a safe location for top secret military operations in ancient Rwanda. The major features of this cave are bat roots and the collapses which create a truly incredible arrays of colored shafts of light. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Sacred Forest.This forest of indescribable beauty though very small is a real hidden gem of great ecological importance. In a big network of crisscrossing natural trails, you have access to various observation platforms while you walk beneath the cover of tall majestic trees.You will see many different secretive birds and colorful butterflies. The atmosphere in there is magical. All kings of Rwanda used to take bath in there for magical powers and get rid of potential bad omen. Beyond that, the legend says that the trees and other objects from the sacred forest are endowed with magical power. Read more

Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
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DAY 3

Gorilla trek- Dian Fossey To

Early in the morning, all visitors meet at the park HQs for a briefing. A short while later, they are led to hike up into the rainforest to a troop of superb mountain gorillas. With an allowed one hour encounter with the gorillas, you have enough time to sit and observe them at very close range. Rest assured that there is no chance of missing them since each troop has its own 24-hour guard, therefore their timely location is known. In the afternoon, you will be guided to the tomb of Dian Fossey, the zoologist, primatologist and anthropologist who spent all her life taking care and advocating for the endangered mountain gorillas and was murdered by the poachers in 1985. Read more

Le Bambou gorilla lodge
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DAY 4

Rugezi birdwatching expediti

with your binoculars and together with your guide and the warden of the swamp you will go on a boat and start an incredible adventure looking for various species of birds including among others the rare the Grauer's swamp warblers, the Papyrus gonolek and the papyrus yellow warblers as well as many other amphibian, reptile and plant species in this 8,000ha area. This relaxing boat ride will allow you to observe the multitude of duck and other bird species that are found in those marshlands. Read more

Le Bambou gorilla lodge
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DAY 5

Transfer to Kigali-Farewell

After a well deserved breakfast and final glances to the volcanoes, the park and the town of Musanze, your journey back will take almost 2 hours  in which you will drive back to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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Hotel
Day 1
Location Musanze

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation on FB basis
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, insurance, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Prosper Ishimwe, United States

Getting that closer to a gorilla is the best experience that ever ​ happened to me. Lobelia Tours guides are the best. The outstanding ​ service is commendable. See you again in in two years time!

Viviane Nkuza, Belgium

We loved the gorilla trek experience in the volcanoes. Thanks Lobelia ​ Tours and Travel Agency, my husband and I had great moments in Rwanda. ​ Your attention to details is incredible. We will surely come back!

Olivier Heinen, Germany

I have travelled to Rwanda a couple of times and know the country quite ​ well - yet there are situations where I like to benefit from Lobelia ​ Tours' great experience and excellent network. Most of all when it comes ​ to the question of transportation in some more remote areas, which can ​ be difficult to reach if you are traveling individually and without your ​ own vehicle. If you need a Mototaxi to pick you up at an appointed time ​ in the middle of nowhere, these guys are going to arrange it for you ​ (and much more)! Their office is located centrally in Kigali and ​ dropping in while planning your next trip is never a waste of time! Read more

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