3 days Gorilla Safari Rwanda

Tour overview

This 3 day gorilla safari in Rwanda will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital. It includes Gorilla trekking of which a gorilla permit goes for $1500 each person. You will track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park which is home to over 400 gorillas.

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Other activities will be City tour in Kigali, visit to the Twin lakes, and community walks.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda- Volcanoes National Park.
Day 2: Volcanoes National Park- Gorilla trekking-Twin lakes visit/ Community walk.
Day 3: Departure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda- Volcanoes National Park

On arrival, your driver guide will brief you about the details concerning your 3 days safari and transfer you to the North to Parc des National (Volcanoes National Park) which is located 80km from Kigali; approximately a two hours drive. Just in case you reach Kigali early you will have yourself a city tour where you will be able to visit the National Museum or the Genocide memorial centre then have lunch and transfer to the park in the afternoon

Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Up market)

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park– Gorilla trekking-Twin lakes visit/ Community walk

Have yourself an early tasty breakfast, after which your driver guide will take you to the headquarters in the park by 8 am for beefing. Later embark on the amazing adventure which is gorilla tracking, in most cases this activity requires some physical fitness by the hikers.

On several occasions it takes between 1 to 6hours to trek and trekkers are permitted to be with the gorillas for 1 hour. It is really a nice experience seeing them play, guard each other, feed among others. While trekking hikers will be in line to also see other animals like the golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes as well as birds.

After trekking, you will be escorted back and head to the lodge; have lunch and opt for a visit to the twin lakes; Burera and Ruhondo or take a walk in the community and watch traditional dances of the locals or if you just relax in the afternoon at your lodge.

Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Up market)

Day 3: Departure

Be early to raise and have a morning breakfast before you check out from the lodge. After that your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have a short time shopping from local markets, you can buy souvenirs. Just in case you are still on time, you could also visit the pottery project and the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre. Enjoy lunch and transfer to the airport as you will be heading home.

End of 3 days gorilla safari Rwanda

Tour inclusions;

Photography and Touring, English speaking guide, Gorilla permits, Accommodation (Full board), Drinking water, Transportation, and all tour activities mentioned.

Tour Exclusions;

Laundry services, Visas, Hotel fees (Kigali), Tips, International flights, Beverages/ drinks, and any other extra activity.

NOTE: Only 86 permits are issued by the Rwanda Tourism Board, so its important to plan your trip earlier. Expect to Track one of these gorilla families, Susa group with 41 gorilla members, Sabyinyo family with 8 gorillas, Amahoro 17 members, Kwitonda with 18, Umubano with 11 and Hirwa with 13 members.