Wildlife & Gorillas Rwanda Safari Tour – 5 Days

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5 Days / 4 Nights

This wildlife and gorillas Rwanda safari takes you on a satisfying journey to hike in the Volcanoes National Park in search of gorillas, golden monkeys, and other primates.

This 5-day Rwanda safari takes you on a journey to experience Rwanda’s mountain gorillas, and golden monkeys as well as hiking.

Your trip will start in Kigali and go towards Volcanoes National Park where you will see both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys after hiking through the thick rainforest. After your hike, you will find the gorillas and spend around 1 hour observing and photographing the mountain gorillas before heading back down.

You will have your gorilla trekking experience on the second day and then track golden monkeys the next day. You shall then hike Mount Bisoke to its summit of 3,711 meters above sea level before heading back to Kigali for a city tour and final departure.

With gorillas, golden monkeys, and mount Bisoke, this trip is ideal for people who are interested in Rwanda’s primates as well as avid hikers who love exploring the natural work on foot.

The trip can be organized for both individuals and groups. Take a look at the day-by-day breakdown to explore how this trip would work out for you.

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

Safari Highlights

  • Kigali International Airport
  • Volcanoes National Park (Parc De Volcanoes)
  • Virunga mountains
  • Kigali city trip including the Genocide Memorial center visit at Gisozi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Meet and greet at the Kigali International Airport with your tour guide. Transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes National Park.

Accommodation:

Standard Kinigi Guest House
Comfort Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Gorilla Nest Lodge

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Volcanoes national park Headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking.

Here you will meet your ranger guide(s) who will tell you more about the greatest animal experience ever. We will drive you to the slopes of one of the Virunga volcanoes for your trekking.

The activity will take around 2 hours at least and up to 6 hours at most. After the gorilla trekking, if time allows, you will have lunch at Ruhengeri and an excursion to explore the beautiful lakes in the region (Lake Bulera & Ruhondo).

Accommodation:

Standard Kinigi Guest House
Comfort Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Gorilla Nest Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking in Volcanoes NP

Early morning after breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters. A visit to the golden monkeys is a very different experience from gorillas, the Monkeys react and interact differently; they will keep on playing hide-and-seek much to the delight of the visitors.

The golden monkeys live only in the Virunga Conservation Area and have well habituated into 2 troops.

The Kabatwa troop is located not so far from the Park headquarters and the Musanga troop lives near Mount Karisimbi and has a much longer walking distance, another experience with excellent photo opportunities.

Accommodation:

Standard Kinigi Guest House
Comfort Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Gorilla Nest Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Hiking Mount Bisoke (3.711 m) – Kiningi

Hiking the Bisoke is organized as a one-day hike and starts early in the morning. A park ranger will escort you to the top of the volcano.

On a clear day, you will enjoy the beautiful Crater Lake and the views of the other Virunga volcanoes. Fantastic views in all directions, lushly forested slopes, shady bamboo forest, and an exhilarating climb.

The Bisoke with an altitude of 3.711 m is the fourth highest mountain of the Virunga chain and has a beautiful lake on the top. The Crater Lake is the greatest of the Virunga chain.

Accommodation:

Standard Kinigi Guest House
Comfort Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Luxury Gorilla Nest Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Kigali City Tour and Departure

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and head for a Kigali city tour including the Genocide Memorial center at Gisozi.

The most important Genocide Memorials are those of Kigali (Gisozi) where the history of the genocide is explained. A visit to the genocide memorial is for most visitors an emotional event.

Later, you will be transferred to the Airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation: None (last day)

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.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions;

  • International airfares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • 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.)

 

Cost per person in US Dollars (USD)

Accommodation 1 Pax  2 Pax  3 Pax 4 Pax
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Comfort
Luxury

 

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