All of our 50 itineraries are tailor made for each individual client, according to their budget, requirements and preferences. We don't sell pre-packaged trips of any kind. However, in order to show you how some of the different elements can fit together, and some of the kinds of trips that previous clients have taken, we set out here a few example itineraries. These are for illustration purposes only and should not be read restrictively. Your trip can include elements of any combination of any of these itineraries - the only limitations are your budget and your timeframe!
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is the value acommodation for viewing gorillas. Set just a 10 minute drive from the Park gate the location is unbeatable, with beautiful views into the Park across the seemingly neverending mountain jungle landscape. Permits and logistics are not cheap when gorilla trekking in Rwanda and accommodation is where you can save. Frankly, it's all about the gorilla experience, Mountain View is no luxurious, but provides a great base for one of the greatest experiences in Africa.
Situated on the North East shores of the stunning Lake Kivu, the Serena Hotel offers great value luxury. It is only a one hour drive to Volcanoes National Park, making it a great base for your gorilla trekking as well as exploring the culture and beauty of the Lake Kivu area.
This trip explores gorillas in detail, visiting them in both Rwanda and Uganda and visiting various families to see how they interact and the differences. Finish with a visit to see the chimps too to complete the primate experience.
Set in the hills surrounding the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, there is no better base than Bwindi Lodge from which to explore the surrounding jungle on safari. Set right in the heart of the action and with beautiful views, this cosy lodge is perfect for relaxing after a day trekking to find the incredible mountain gorillas. There are very, very few places left on Earth where such a special experience with an endangered species can be had.
Just like the nearby competition, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge has one of the best views over this exceptional scenic region. Run by the famous Volcanoes group, who run many top trips throughout Uganda and Rwanda, Virunga lodge is slightly more affordable than nearby Sabyinyo and yet still offers a good level of service and overall accommodation. Long the best lodge in the area, Sabyinyo how now taken Virunga’s crown and pushed a great lodge down into second place. We are fans of them both but considering the quality offered at Sabyinyo for a little extra, Sabyinyo takes the mantle as no 1 gorilla lodge.
Sabyinyo is Rwanda’s leading gorilla lodge. Located approximately three hours from the capital Kigali, Saybinyo Silverback Lodge is a stunningly located property with views over the Virunga Volcanoes range and the Parc National des Volcans. Arguably the finest gorilla lodge anywhere, this lodge is run by the famous Kenyan safari group Governors who operate some of the Masai Mara’s finest safari camps. Service levels and location are the best in the area by far.