Gorilla safari & vacation in Rwanda, tailormade
Follow in the footsteps of Dian Fossey as you trek across Rwanda's volcanic slopes and tropical forests in search of gorillas, and chimps, in the mist.
Kigali Butare Nyungwe Forest National Park gorillas, chimpanzees and pied colobus monkeys Kivu Lake Karisoke research center Volcanoes National Park Virunga Volcanoes Gorilla Mountain View Lodge
£8255 including UK flights
Description of Gorilla safari & vacation in Rwanda, tailormade
Available all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.
This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Planet and peopleRwanda is a country which has made leaps and bounds in rebuilding itself after the horrors of the genocide in 1994 and tourism plays a crucial part in contributing to its economy. We use Rwandan guides and drivers throughout our itineraries and choose our accommodation carefully to ensure they are employing local people in the hotels and are sensitive to the surrounding environment.
A visit to the Gisozi Genocide Memorial at the end of your trip will give you a good opportunity to learn the people's presentation of what happened in 1994 and your entrance fee goes towards supporting orphans, widows and widowers from the genocide.
The gorilla tracking permits which cost US$750 per person per day provide enormous support to the Volcanoes National Park, paying for park rangers who do anti-poaching patrols, educating the people who live near the national park about the importance of gorilla conservation and employing the rangers who accompany you on the gorilla tracking excursions. Whilst the cost of the permit is relatively high, without this funding it would be impossible to stop the poachers and protect the habitat of the gorillas for future generations to enjoy.