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Gorillas of Rwanda

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Journey Overview

No words can convey the power of this singular experience. A nation once torn by violence now welcomes you with the healing power of the natural world. High on the slopes of verdant volcanoes, shrouded in the mists of the rainforest, live the mountain gorillas—the most magnificent and critically endangered primates of the world. Villagers who once poached these beautiful creatures for their own livelihoods now work fervently to protect them and Rwanda’s burgeoning eco-tourism movement. Your visit here will benefit both people and primates as you pay respect to these extraordinary creatures. You will watch giant silverbacks, active families, and playful babies as they silently grant you permission to observe their lives. The time spent here will change your life.

Journey Pace: Active & Challenging

  • Visit the moving Kigali Memorial Center and learning about the Rwandan genocide
  • Explore the display of varied local handicrafts at Kigari's market cooperative
  • Track a gorilla family through lush rainforest of Volcanoes National Park and witness their daily life from an intimate proximity
  • Visit a village of poachers-turned-eco activists

Tour Details

Departure Information

  • Starts any day
  • January to December
  • 4 days from $3,945
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit: $1,500
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