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This Rwanda gorilla trekking safari takes you on a fulfilling journey to see endangered mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.

This 3-day Rwanda safari takes you on a fulfilling gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

The trip starts off and ends in Rwanda’s capital city – Kigali. On the first day, you will be transferred from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.

In Volcanoes, you will hike in the rainforest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas. You will spend around 1 hour with the gorillas after which you will head back out of the forest.

On the third day, you will track golden monkeys in the morning before heading back to Kigali for your onward flight in the evening.

This trip is ideal for both individuals and groups intending to visit Rwanda’s mountain gorillas on a quick trip. Take a look at the detailed day-by-day breakdown to get a better feel of how it would work for you.

As with all our safari packages, we can customize the program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach out to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

Safari Highlights

  • Kigali International Airport
  • Kigali City & Genocide Memorial Center visit
  • Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking & golden monkeys

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Meet and greet at the Kigali International Airport by your driver/guide.

Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide will take you to visit Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial Centre at Gisozi. Later you will be transferred to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation at Virunga Lodge (Luxury), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Comfort), or Kinigi Guest House (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will depart to the headquarters of the Park where your driver/guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! You will be put in groups of 8 people maximum and each group is assigned one gorilla family to trek.

After assigning your gorilla group your tour guide will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking.

The time of your hike to the mountain gorillas is unpredictable depending on how far the gorillas have moved, it may take as little as 30 minutes or up to 5 or 6 hours.

It’s advised you carry some safety gear like boots & a raincoat plus some drinking water.

Your driver-guide will wait for you till you are done with trekking then take you for lunch at Ruhengeri, later transfer you back to your lodge.

Accommodation at Virunga Lodge (Luxury), Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Comfort) or Kinigi Guest House (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

 

Day 3: Golden monkey trekking & transfer to Kigali Airport

Early morning after breakfast, we go for a Golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park which is a rare & delightful experience.

There are two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting both of which make about 80 members. In a group of not more than eight people, you will trek for the monkeys & spend an hour with them once you find them.

Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Kigali international airport for your flight back home.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Inclusions;

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person.
  • 1 Golden Monkey tracking permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions;

  • International airfares
  • Entry visa Rwanda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)

 

This Rwanda gorilla trekking safari holiday can be customized to your preferences, budget, and schedule. Here are other relevant safari packages that could inspire your trip some more.

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