Gorilla Trekking – Bisate Lodge

With only a few hundred mountain gorillas left on the planet, it is little wonder that impassioned adventure seekers are heading to Africa to visit them. Rwanda is one of the only three countries in the world where you can go gorilla trekking and visit these magnificent, human-like animals.

This 4-day itinerary includes a city tour and overnight stay in Kigali. Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops, Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. A great place to begin or end any Rwanda itinerary.

Your journey then takes you onwards to Bisate Eco Lodge, for gorilla trekking. Bisate Lodge first opened its doors in June 2017 and offers a new level of luxury and conservation tourism to the country. Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone. The area has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes Bisoke, Karisimbi and Mikeno rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park.

Bisate Eco Lodge is perfect for gorilla trekking because it is within easy driving distance of Park Headquarters, from where the gorilla treks depart daily. Hike up the mountain to the bamboo forest, where you will come face to face with the mountain gorillas and spend what will seem like the shortest hour of your life in their overwhelming presence.

Gorilla trekking from Bisate Lodge is an experience that you won’t forget in a hurry!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Kigali

On arrival at Kigali Airport you will be met and transferred to your Hotel.

Hotel: Kigali Serena Hotel
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park

This morning after breakfast you will be met at your hotel for your Kigali City Tour, before driving to You will then depart for Gorilla Country.

Hotel: Bisate Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

Depart after an early breakfast to Park Headquarters for the gorilla trekking formalities and briefing (Gorilla Permit costed separately). 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.

Day 4: End of Gorilla Tour

Today after lunch you will depart your lodge and travel back to Kigali Airport for your onward flight.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Daily from KigaliFrom $6,099.00Price on Appplication
Meals:3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned safari vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights Lodge / Hotel accommodation
Guide:English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Activities as per itinerary
Gorilla Permit:The price excludes the Gorilla Permit of US$1,500 per person per trek and will be added onto your final cost. Permit prices are subject to change.

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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