In the Realm of the Mythical Mountain Gorilla

In the magnificent scenery of Volcanoes National Park, one of the two last sanctuaries for the mythical mountain gorillas in the world, you hike through the mountain forests in search of the peaceful giants, in the footsteps of the legendary Dian Fossey.

Johannesburg (South Africa) - Kigali (Rwanda)

11th to 14th Mar. 2021 | 18th to 21st Nov. 2021

Your accomodation: Bisate Lodge

Set on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, your lodge is a true corner of paradise skilfully mixing high luxury and local style, as to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The lodge offers six spacious and luxurious suites only, each with a gorgeous view on the volcanoes. It is the most luxurious accommodation option in the area, and the ideal base for your hikes in search of the mountain gorillas.
Your accomodation: Bisate Lodge
Your accomodation: Bisate Lodge

Your exclusive programme:

Day 1 Welcome at the lodge and first exploration
Welcome at the lodge and first exploration
  • Vintage cars and hike around the private estate.
  • Introduction to the program of the following days by your dedicated staff and naturalist guide.
  • Go for a walk to the nearby village with a private guide to meet the local people, or just enjoy time at leisure.
  • Sundowner (aperitif at sunset) on the terrace of the lodge in front of a stunning view before savoring a gourmet dinner.
Day 2 First encounter with gorillas
First encounter with gorillas
  • At sunrise, your naturalist guide (who is a primate specialist) will join you and lead you to the park entrance in a private group in order to start the trek.
  • Hike through gorgeous bamboo and Hagenia forests in search of one of the gorilla groups (pre-selected with your guide), for an encounter of indescribable intensity. For the well being of the gorillas, your encounter is limited to one hour at a maximum.
Day 3 Second encounter with gorillas
Second encounter with gorillas
  • After these incredible moments, back to your lodge, you enjoy the different activities proposed.
  • Two encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural environment are included during your stay. Each hike can last from 2 to 8 hours depending on the location of the gorilla group.
Day 4 On the footsteps of Dian Fossey
On the footsteps of Dian Fossey
  • In the morning, at the organic garden of the lodge, you will have the opportunity to plant ‚your‘ tree and learn more about sustainability projects in the area.
  • Visit of the Dian Fossey exhibition with a private guide before heading back to Kigali airport.
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