Rwanda Gorilla Trek

Trip Summary

This 4day safari start and end in Kigali, Rwanda. One gorilla permit for Volcanoes is included in the cost but the other gorilla tracking requires other permits to be paid at time of booking incase you wish to take a second tracking.

Having a chance to see some of the last remaining creatures “mountain gorillas” in the world is a delightful experience to have.

Volcanoes national park in Rwanda has five habituated gorilla families and tracking most groups in the afro-montane forest and evergreen bamboo usually takes a few hours. You can also climb a volcano, visit the remains of the famous Dian Fossey's grave or visit the endangered golden monkey.

Detailed Tour ( 4-days )

Upon arrival at the airport meat and great by route wild safaris expert/guide and later transfer with private 4x4 vehicle and guide. As you proceed to Volcanoes National Park you will be able to traverse through the best sceneries of 1000 hills (Rwanda). 

This park is part of the Virunga volcanoes which are shared between Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo. This park is an evergreen bamboo forest with grassland areas, swamp, and heath in other areas.

The mountain gorillas are the major attraction in volcanoes national park with gorilla trekking happening all year round. Because of the high altitude it is mostly cold, especially early morning and late evenings, you are advised to carry a light sweater for these times. The park is located only 2 hours from Kigali in the north of Rwanda.

You have a chance to tour in the only green in east Africa and most vibrant capital city “Kigali”. There are several gorilla families in volcanoes national part of which some are habituated for gorilla tourism and research, still others are not habituated. To track gorillas, one need to purchase a gorilla permit in advance before your safari begins.

Meals: full board (alcohol not included)

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)

                 Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge | La Palme Hotel | Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (mid-range)

                Kinigi Guest House | Muhavura Lodge (budget)

Following Africa hot breakfast, depart for a briefing on dos and don’ts before you do set off into the forest for gorilla trekking. 

Have a thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virunga that stipulate an inspiring view in all directions. Engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy where you definitely have an opportunity to oversee the most endangered primates (Gorilla), the stunning peaks are also sighted across, Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle wild giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek.

Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, grooming and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a delightfully playful display.

Meals: full board (alcohol not allowed)

overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)

                Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge | La Palme Hotel | Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Moderate)

                Kinigi Guest House | Muhavura Lodge (budget).

Following an early morning breakfast, you either go for gorilla tracking again (that is on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park or opt to climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or decide to have a visit/trek to the most and famous primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey's grave in Karisoke research centre, or visit the local school, community projects. 

Meals: full board (alcohol not included)

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)

                 Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge | La Palme Hotel | Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge (Moderate)

                Kinigi Guest House | Muhavura Lodge (budget)

Following breakfast very early in the morning, depart for Kigali city tour as you enjoy the last day in the land of 1000 hills. 

The city includes different visits such as the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center and the famous genocide memorial. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Have lunch en-route and then transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

End of tour

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What is included?

    • Transfers and En-route lunch
    •  Kigali City tour
    •  Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid for in advance.
    •  Accommodation on Full-Board as per itinerary
    •  English-speaking driver /guide allowance
    •  Ground Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicle
    •  Airport transfers

What is not included?

    • Personal Expenses
    •  Flight Ticket Fare
    •  Visa Fees
    •  Tips while on the safari
    •  Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary
    • Alcohol not included

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