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Testimonials

All in all, a wondrous, amazing, once in a lifetime trip which was meticulously and lovingly prepared by Patrick. Many thanks from myself, Jenny & Rachel. W...

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- E Hazzard, US, January 2014

We cannot thank you enough for the excellent service you provided. We enjoyed the tour so much, with all our hopes and dreams being realised.

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- K & T Gray, UK, August 2011

Another great trip! Thanks for the help in changing our arrangements at the last minute.

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- J Chipman, United States, May 2013


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Volcanoes National Park

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Safari Highlights

Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda (Photo by Cunliffe)Today will be the highlight of your safari as you will have an opportunity to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.Your day will start with a drive to the park headquarters for the briefing before your gorilla experience.

The park was first established in 1925, after the initial discovery of Mountain gorillas and has always been managed with the conservation of these magnificent creatures in mind. In the late seventies and eighties, gorilla tourism was identified as potentially a crucial part of the species future survival, and researchers habituated gorilla families for short visits by a small, select groups of tourists. Within a few years, one of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters was made possible for intrepid visitors to these misty mountains on the Rwanda and Uganda border.

The trek to reach the gorillas can vary from 1 to 7 hrs, but once you reach the gorillas, all thought of physical exertion disappears, as you spend a spell-binding hour in the company of these gentle giants.

Accommodation: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Meal Plan: Full Board