GorillaWith so much to see in East Africa, why not extend your time in the region and combine a safari in the Serengeti with up close animal encounters of another kind? In the neighbouring country of Rwanda, experience the chance to trek to see some of the 800 remaining mountain gorillas.

In partnership with Terra Incognita Ecotours, Four Seasons is offering guests the chance to embark on an adventure through Volcanoes National Park on a two, three or four day itinerary to trek with the mountain gorillas. With flight connections between Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, and the Serengeti, take the opportunity to combine your trip with an up close encounter with one of the world’s most incredible species as the perfect post-safari extension.

Sample Two Day Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Kigali from Seronera Airstrip in the early afternoon, connecting via Mwanza, to arrive into Kigali in the early evening. In advance of an early morning departure, recuperate with a night’s rest in the Rwandan capital.

Day 2: Rise early to depart the hotel at 4.30am to drive out to the Virungu Volcanoes. Led by an expert tracker guide, climb the scenic mountain slopes in search of a magical sighting of the mountain gorillas. A packed lunch will be provided during the trek, before you descend the trail and return to Kigali for a departure flight (itinerary designed to connect with flights as from 6pm).

Sample Three Day Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Kigali from Seronera Airstrip in the early afternoon, connecting via Mwanza, to arrive into Kigali in the early evening. In advance of an early morning departure, recuperate with a night’s rest in the Rwandan capital.

Day 2: Rise early to depart the hotel at 4.30am to drive out to the Virungu Volcanoes. Led by an expert tracker guide, climb the scenic mountain slopes in search of a magical sighting of the mountain gorillas. After a day out trekking, spend the night taking in the scenery at one of the mountain lodges.

Day 3: After a restful night’s sleep and breakfast at the lodge, descend from the mountains and take a return transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your connecting flight, take a visit to the Genocide Memorial, or head directly to the airport (itinerary designed to connect with flights as from 1pm).

Sample Four Day Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Kigali from Seronera Airstrip in the early afternoon, connecting via Mwanza, to arrive into Kigali in the early evening. In advance of an early morning departure, recuperate with a night’s rest in the Rwandan capital.

Day 2: Following a leisurely breakfast, begin the drive out to the mountains at approximately 9am to arrive at your chosen lodge for lunch and an afternoon to spend relaxing in the mountain nature. Enjoy dinner at your own pace as part of your overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: A full day of gorilla trekking awaits, as you depart from the lodge with an expert tracker guide to seek out the magical mountain gorillas. By late afternoon, return to the lodge for an overnight stay before departure the next morning for Kigali.

Day 4: After a restful night’s sleep and breakfast at the lodge, descend from the mountains and take a return transfer to Kigali. Depending on the time of your connecting flight, take a visit to the Genocide Memorial, or head directly to the airport (itinerary designed to connect with flights as from 1pm).

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