Gorilla Trekking In The Virungas Is One Of The Most Special Wildlife Encounters In The World. Hike through the mist-covered bamboo rainforest and gaze deeply into the soulful brown eyes of endangered mountain gorillas—the largest-living primate on the planet. In addition to gorilla trekking, encounter golden monkeys and other engaging wildlife. Travel by boat across Lake Kivu, one of the Great African lakes, renowned for its scenic beauty. Savor local Rwandan coffee, sip banana wine, and participate in a cooking class at an inspiring nonprofit based in Kigali. Gorilla tourism brings significant income annually to communities in Rwanda and Uganda. Through responsibly planned visits, local people find a strong incentive to protect these animals and their habitats. It’s a win-win situation for both people and wildlife. Highlights: ENCOUNTER endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat — the largest living primates on the planet. EXPLORE the clean, progressive city of Kigali. Visit the Genocide Memorial and a non-profit organization that offers career training to local women. TRACK beautiful golden monkeys while we keep an eye out for elephants and buffalo. LEARN how to make banana wine and weave traditional baskets at a cultural center. SAVOR in some of the world’s finest coffee, grown right here on the hills of Rwanda. JOIN a Rwandan cooking class and eat the lunch we make with locals. Price includes: All National Park entrance fees, including one Gorilla trekking experience ($1,500 permit included) and one Golden Monkey trekking experience with rangers and trackers. Lodging for all four nights in comfortable hotels Local guides Guided tour of Kigali and the genocide museum Red Rocks Cultural Center visit All meals included on Days 2-5 (breakfast, lunch and dinner), except just breakfast on Day 5. Not included: Flights to and from Rwanda Meals on the arrival and departure day Alcohol Souvenirs Gratuities (Tips for guides and drivers) Porters for bag/personal assistance are available for a fee during hikes

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