Embark on an exceptional journey with Rwanda VIP Gorilla Tours, a bespoke tour package meticulously crafted by our top-rated tour consultants. Designed to cater to VIPs with a deep interest in Gorilla tracking, this exclusive experience unfolds in the breathtaking landscapes of Volcanoes National Park. There’s simply nothing more intimate and awe-inspiring than coming face to face with the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda. As these majestic creatures teeter on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,000 left in the mountains, seize the opportunity to witness their natural grace and beauty.
Rwanda VIP Gorilla Tours are tailored to the highest standards of excellence, ensuring a seamless and secure experience for esteemed travelers. For high dignitaries and multi-billion-dollar citizens, who require the utmost security, Trek Africa Expeditions is equipped to make the necessary arrangements in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and Tourism Police.
VIP services extend to expedited access through the VIP lounge upon arrival at the airport, ensuring a discreet and efficient arrival process. While some high-profile guests may prefer to avoid the limelight, Trek Africa Expeditions offers the flexibility to accommodate their specific preferences.
Rwanda VIP Gorilla Tours guarantee the presence of an international tour guide certified by FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa). These seasoned professionals are ready to lead you on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.
Safety is paramount, which is why a professional medic and an ambulance accompany our 4×4 safari vehicles en route to the Mountain Gorilla National Park. This precautionary measure ensures that immediate medical assistance is available in case of injuries, ensuring a worry-free journey.
Trek Africa Expeditions goes the extra mile by reserving all the available gorilla permits within the designated Mountain Gorilla family. This exclusive arrangement ensures that no other tourists join this extraordinary trek, offering a private and intimate experience solely for the VIP team.
Volcanoes National Park is located in the charming village of Musanze, formerly known as Ruhengeri. It enjoys excellent accessibility via public transport from Gisenyi, Kigali City, or the Kigali International Airport. The journey to Volcanoes National Park takes approximately 2-3 hours, allowing for a same-day Gorilla tracking experience and a return trip to Kigali afterward. To meet the 7:00 am requirement at the National Park headquarters in Kinigi for Gorilla trekking, early risers are encouraged to commence their journey in the pre-dawn hours. However, please note that there is no public transport available from Musanze to the National Park headquarters in Kinigi.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park welcomes Gorilla tracking enthusiasts year-round. However, the choice of season can significantly impact your experience. The dry seasons, spanning from December to early March and June to September, are favored for their favorable weather conditions. During the dry season, temperatures can soar to 29 degrees Celsius on some days, creating comfortable trekking conditions. On the other hand, the months of March to mid-May and July to September are considered the rainy seasons.
While Rwanda enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, the dry season is particularly suitable for Gorilla tours. During this time, the chances of rain during the trek are minimal, and the terrain in the rainforest is more conducive to hiking. Waterproof clothing is recommended year-round due to the unpredictable Equatorial climate. Keep in mind that the dry season constitutes a peak tourist season, potentially resulting in higher prices for accommodation, car hire, and related services.
Conversely, travelers on a budget may find the wet season appealing. During this period, hotels experience lower occupancy rates, leading to discounted rates for meals and accommodations. Additionally, the decreased demand for Gorilla permits ensures that visitors have an excellent opportunity to see these endangered species without competition.
Rwanda VIP Gorilla Tours offer a comprehensive and enriching experience:
Your extraordinary journey begins upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, where you’ll be warmly greeted by our driver/guide. Start your day with a complimentary tour of Kigali City, an urban gem surrounded by verdant hills, often referred to as the “land of a thousand hills.” Explore intriguing spots, including the craft market, Gisozi Genocide Memorial site, and Kigali Museum. Depart for Ruhengeri, the second-largest town in Rwanda, renowned for its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains, the Virungas. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon, where dinner and overnight accommodations await.
Drive Time: 2-3 hours
After an early breakfast, proceed to the National Park headquarters to meet your dedicated ranger guides for the day. Following the completion of necessary park formalities, embark on an unforgettable adventure: tracking Mountain Gorillas. Once you encounter these awe-inspiring giants, you’ll have the privilege of spending an hour observing them in their natural habitat. This extraordinary wildlife encounter brings you within seven meters of these magnificent creatures. The trek may be fairly strenuous, lasting up to six hours or more at a relatively high altitude.
Start your day with an early breakfast, setting the stage for your second day of Gorilla tracking. Just like the previous day, you’ll have the opportunity to spend an hour observing the Gorillas. The profound silence of this encounter, as you lock eyes with these remarkable creatures, is an experience beyond words. Trekking through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a truly magical experience. With fewer than 900 Mountain Gorillas left today, these encounters are extraordinarily rare. You’ll be within seven meters of these magnificent creatures, but be prepared for a fairly strenuous trek, lasting up to six hours or more at a relatively high altitude. To ensure your enjoyment, good fitness and health are essential. Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight. If time permits, visit the Iby I’wacu cultural village and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Rwanda.
Following a delicious breakfast, bid farewell to your gracious hosts and depart for Kigali. Enjoy some last-minute shopping in one of Africa’s most welcoming capitals before heading to the airport for your international flight home.
Drive Time: 2-3 hours
Embark on an unparalleled adventure with Rwanda VIP Gorilla Tours and witness the magnificence of the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. This exclusive experience not only allows you to come face to face with these incredible primates but also enables you to contribute to their conservation. Through responsible tourism and education, we aim to ensure that the wonder and significance of Mountain Gorillas endure for generations to come.
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