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Gorillas in the Mist – Rwanda

Exotic Nights on a Mystic Mountain

Venture out in a private party on this Tailor Made excursion, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Limited to 12 guests

3 days from $10,619 per person

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

Arabic, English, Spanish, French, German or Italian-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides

Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Inspiring Sightseeing

Entrance Fees, Taxes and Tips, Excursions as stated

Signature made African linen shirts and locally made barkcloth summer bucket hats

Go beyond an ordinary Africa safari and discover the tragic past and hopeful present of Rwanda on a diverse journey that takes you from the poignant Rwandan Genocide Memorial in urban Kigali to the untouched rural splendors of the Mukungwa River on a Tour Sokoni exclusive
canoe trip. Delve into your adventure with a full day of primate tracking, going eye-openingly up close to the rare and awe-inspiring mountain gorilla.

Day 1
ARRIVE KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | RWANDA CULTURAL IMMERSION
Day 2
SVOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK | UP CLOSE MOUNTAIN GORILLA ENCOUNTER & PRIVATE CANOEING
Day 3
KIGALI CITY TOUR | GENOCIDE MEMORIAL | AIRPORT DROP OFF
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COMPLIMENTARY SAFARI DUFFEL

Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted Tour Sokoni safari duffel. Learn more

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customised to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | RWANDA CULTURAL IMMERSION

Arrive in Kigali, the city of infinite hills and plush greenery. Drive in the direction of the Volcanoes National Park and immerse yourself in Ibilwachu loosely meaning “our way of life,’’ and be surprised by Rwanda’s resilient culture. Savor coffee made from the beans you roasted while indulging with the locals. Check into your accommodation, offering unmatched wilderness immersion, a sustainably luxurious rainforest-based lodge offering Africa’s most thrilling wild jungle experience

Bisate Lodge
Meals:Lunch | Dinner
Day 2
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK | UP CLOSE MOUNTAIN GORILLA ENCOUNTER & PRIVATE CANOEING

Enjoy a scrumptious early morning breakfast and head out for your trek through the park’s dense vegetation in search of families of mountain gorillas. The park is the residence of around 500 endangered mountain gorillas, about half of the world’s total wild population, and served as the base for the groundbreaking work of primatologist Dian Fossey, portrayed in the evocative book and film Gorillas in the Mist. Your experienced trackers use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits to locate their whereabouts. Upon sighting the gorillas, you stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily lives feeding, playing, resting and raising their young.

Afterward, drive back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, relax and cool off on a Tour Sokoni private canoe sail accompanied by an experienced guide, gliding down the gentle Mukungwa River flow, which runs through the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes. Take in impressive views of the soaring volcanic cones in the distance, spot abundant birds, look out for the otters and meet some friendly locals along the way. To cap off your adventure, pull up on a bank for a refreshing sunset, watching the sun slip behind the majestic peaks, as you sip at your favorite beverage.

Bisate Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
KIGALI CITY TOUR | GENOCIDE MEMORIAL | AIRPORT DROP OFF

This morning, set out early to explore the city and pay a moving visit to the Genocide Memorial Site, and learn how the country has dealt with its past and recovered to stand today as a testament to humankind’s resilience. You will be dropped off to the airport in time for your evening flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

This program entails active elements such as hiking through isolated jungle regions.

Enhance Your Journey

Tour Sokoni PHILANTHROPY VISIT: BWINDI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & NURSING SCHOOL

Visit the rural village of Bwindi to see how the community has partnered with Tour Sokoni Philanthropy to grow a remote medical outpost into a thriving health care oasis serving 100,000 Ugandans. After a tour of the children’s ward and maternity wing, meet the local nursing school’s students and explore their learning lab, gaining insights into their training and inspiring personal goals.

 

Tour Sokoni PHILANTHROPY VISIT: EBENEZER PRIMARY SCHOOL

Visit with the students and staff of Ebenezer Primary School, learning how the local community has partnered with Tour Sokoni Philanthropy to provide a safe learning environment for the local children. Your visit bears witness to a project in its infancy, providing an unvarnished glimpse into the challenges faced all too often by rural African communities such as this.

Jul-Sep; Priced from $4,695
Jan-Mar, Jun, Oct; Priced from $3,995
Gorilla permits are an additional $1,400

Internal Air from $725
Entebbe/Kihihi (Bwindi)/Entebbe

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2022 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects Tour Sokoni’s recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International and internal air not included.

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