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Virunga Lodge: Stay of Distinction

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,422

The Virunga Safari Lodge has been described as offering the best view in the world. Its organic, "bush-chic" design reflects the local building style and offers eco-luxury comforts to all guests.


Not sure what ‘eco-luxury’ is all about? Let Virunga Lodge show you, with its magnificent location in the Virunga Mountain range, perfectly positioned for visiting Volcanoes National Park and trekking to see Rwanda’s beautiful mountain gorillas. You’ll spend two nights here, enjoying a gorilla trek on your second day. Along the way, you’re likely to see other creatures such as golden monkeys, and spectacular native birds and other forest dwelling species. The gorillas of course are the highlight, as you observe family interactions that seem remarkably close to human. The trek can be a little grueling, but nobody will argue it isn’t worth it. Plus, you’ll have the extraordinary luxury of Virunga Lodge to return to each night.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,422

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Day 1

Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

Today you drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

Spend two nights at Virunga Lodge

"The land of a Thousand Hills", a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. In the north, the magnificent Virunga Mountain range -- a group of six towering volcanoes standing sentry along the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. They are located inside a national park, and are surrounded by over 150 km2 of mountain forests, and home to the Mountain Gorillas.

The Volcanoes National Park was first gazetted in 1925 and includes Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno Volcanoes. Apart from gorilla trekking, there are many other activities to be enjoyed in this area including forest walks, trekking golden monkeys, and a number of Cultural and Community Tourism initiates.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Virunga Lodge

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    Virunga Lodge


    The magnificent Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hilltop in a spectacular location with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The lodge has been described as having "the best view in the world" and as "one of ...

    The magnificent Virunga Lodge is set on a stunning hilltop in a spectacular location with a panoramic view of the Virunga volcanoes and shimmering lakes Ruhondo and Bulera. The lodge has been described as having "the best view in the world" and as "one of the finest lodges in Africa". The lodge's eight bandas offer elegance and great comfort, with their 'organic, bush-chic' design reflecting the local building style. Each banda has its own terrace with spectacular views of the volcanoes or lakes.

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Day 2

Gorilla Trekking

Today you get to trek the endangered Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

After a briefing with National Parks' personnel, you will be taken to the start of your Gorilla trekking hike. Your walk to the gorilla family may take anything from 30 mins to several hours - following your guide into the beautiful forests. Along the way you may encounter golden monkeys, as well as a range of birdlife and other forest dwellers.

Once you reach the Gorilla family, you will be privileged to spend an hour watching them as they interact with each other, possibly eating, grooming or playing. It's a humbling experience to sit amongst our 'cousins' - with them being at such close quarters and yet, so at ease with humans.

After an exhilarating experience, return quietly through the forests to return to Virunga Lodge.

Gorilla trekking requires no formal 'training' but walking at altitude can be a little tiring. Paths may be muddy in patches, so we provide you with a comprehensive information / kit list for what to pack.

With breath-taking mountain views, world-famous wildlife experiences and cultural immersions, Volcanoes National Park will surprise you with activities and experiences beyond a memorable gorilla trek.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Virunga Lodge to Kigali

Today after a leisurely breakfast, we will drive from Virunga Lodge to Kigali.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 night's accommodation
  • All meals as indicated
  • All transfers
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Massage

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB WILDFROKIG16SG: VLSOD 2
31 May 2018
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