6 DAYS SABYINYO SILVERBACK LODGE

Explore Rwanda in this 6 day safari which includes 2 nights in Kigali and three nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. Explore Kigali’s vibrant hills and great gastronomy and coffee before setting off on an adventure to the edge of the Volcanoes National Park where you can trek to see the highly endangered and magnificent mountain Gorilla in its wild habitat, meet adorable golden monkeys and embrace the Rwandan culture.

  • 2 nights in Kigali
  • 3 nights at Sabyinyo Silverback lodge
  • 1 gorilla trekking permit per person
  • 1 golden monkey permit per person
  • Your stay will support SACOLA’s programs which have directly benefited over 5000 households in the Kinigi area and contributed in a meaningful way to conservation and preservation of the Mountain Gorilla and its fragile habitat.
  • Fully Inclusive: accommodation, meals, drinks, conservation fees & specified activities

1st Apr - 31st May '23

From USD$ 9,950 per person sharing

Jan - Mar / 1st Nov -14th Dec '23

From USD$ 10,562 per person sharing

Jun - Oct / 15th-31st Dec'23

From USD$ 11,539 per person sharing

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Itinerary

DAY

01

ARRIVE IN KIGALI

Upon arrival at Kigali airport a driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Retreat by Heaven in Kigali for check in and to settle in. On arrival you will be awarded a complimentary 30 minute welcome massage per person (subject to availability). Ypu can choose to spend the day at leisure or to take part in a 30 minute on-site cultural activity (cocktail making/banana winemaking demonstration / local culinary demonstration or neighborhood walk – subject to availability – pre-booking required) at The Retreat by Heaven;.

DAY

02

KIGALI

Enjoy a full day tour of Kigali city after breakfast. You will be met by your driver guide and embark on a full-day tour led by a local to easily locate the city’s top attractions and hidden gems, such as Gahanga’s local market, a modern shoemaker, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Save time navigating with included hotel pickup and drop-off, and enjoy a relaxed small-group excursion with lunch and refreshment included in the price. Gain a comprehensive overview of Kigali’s center and suburbs in one day Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide.
Lunch included.

DAY

03

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

You will be met by a driver and private vehicle and driven to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The roads are good and the journey to Ruhengeri will take approximately two hours. On arrival a late lunch will be served in the main lodge, with its scenic vistas of the Virunga Volcanoes, of the Volcanoes National Park. Afternoon at leisure to settle in and acclimatize and perhaps an afternoon guided bird walk in the surrounds of the lodge or partake in the golden monkey trek (included)

Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

DAY

04

GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

After an early morning breakfast, depart early for your Golden Monkey trekking experience. Departure for the Golden Monkey trek is from the Park’s Kinigi Headquarters at 07:00am. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is conveniently located 15 minutes drive from the park headquarters and is the perfect base to trek to see both the Mountain Gorilla and Golden Monkeys. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY

05

GORILLA TREKKING

An early breakfast, served at the lodge, before departing by road to the Volcanoes National Park headquarters. Here you will be allocated a guide for one of the habituated Mountain Gorilla families and given a safety briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your gorilla trek in the forest. The amount of time spent walking is dependent upon which family of Gorillas you are allocated to and where they are to be found on that day. Once the family is sighted you will spend a maximum of one hour with the Gorilla family. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Sabyinyo Silverback lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

DAY

06

RETURN TO KIGALI

Depart after breakfast for Kigali in time for your return flight.

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