4 Days / 3 Nights
- Gorilla Trekking in Parc National des Volcans
- Visit the beautiful lakes of Kivu or experience the bustling market town of Ruhengeri
- Trek the majestic golden monkeys
- Visit the Dian Fossey’s Research Centre
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga’s, the chain of 15,000ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Lodge is some 3 kilometers from the main entrance to the Parc National des Volcans in Northwest Rwanda near the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will be your base from which you will explore and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with gorillas of Rwanda.
Arrival in Kigali. On arrival clients will be met by a driver and private vehicle and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. On arrival a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Parc National des Volcans.
Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of the lodge.
One nights’ accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Parc National des Volcans
An early breakfast, served at the lodge, before departing by road to the Parc National des Volcans headquarters. Here you will be allocated a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and given a safety briefing.
You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependent upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.
Early morning breakfast prior to departing for your second gorilla trek, with the possibility of visiting a different Gorilla family. Return to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, relax or take a drive to the bustling market town of Ruhengeri, nearby, or visit the beautiful lakes of Kivu, Burera, Ruhondo and Karago. There are also the genocide memorials and community and conservation projects, to be visited. Return to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Two nights’ accommodation at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Parc National des Volcans
Depart after breakfast for Kigali in time for your return flight and take back with you some unforgettable memories of Remarkable Rwanda.
We would recommend an extra night spent at Sabyinyo Silverback lodge, which would enable you to trek for the majestic golden monkeys and to visit Dian Fossey’s Research Centre, as well as a visit to the lakes.