Observe gorillas! Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains protected area, also part of Congo and Rwanda. The area is home to around 320 highly endangered mountain gorillas, a half of the world’s population. Sitting face to face with a 160kg silverback in the impenetrable rainforest is a once in a lifetime experience and is certainly one of the highlights of every private trip to Africa. A group of trackers and a ranger will guide you up the slopes of the volcanoes. Depending on the movements of the gorillas, you will spend three to nine hours gorilla trekking.
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Places: Kigali (1 day) → Volcanoes National Park (2) → Nairobi (1) → Laikipia - Ol Pejeta / Solio (2) → Masai Mara (3) → Nairobi (1) → Kigali (1)
Tour Highlights: Local Crafts, Kigali Genocide Memorial, Hilly Country, Gorilla Trekking, Hiking, Walking Trails, Contemporary African Art...
The Bishop’s House is set in the heart of Musanze, half an hour drive away from Volcanoes National Park. Built in the style of a grand colonial villa with clean, classic accents, this boutique hotel is set amid a tranquil private compound.