3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari for Mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, home to the giant Rwanda gorillas and the leading Rwanda safari destination.
Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Transfer.
On arrival at Kigali international airport (formerly known as Gregoire Kayibanda airport), you will be welcomed by our company representative in the company of the Rwanda Safaris driver / guide and transfer to your hotel in Kigali for dinner and overnight stay. Luxury, Midrange and Budget accommodation can be arranged for your 3 days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
Day 2: Transfer to Ruhengeri / Parc National Des Volcans
You will enjoy breakfast and a tour of Kigali city including Kimironko market and Kigali Genocide memorial site after which you will have lunch and transfer to Parc National Des Volcans which is found in the northern province of Rwanda. Arrive Ruhengeri in the late afternoon and transfer o your hotel for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for Luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for Mid range or Kinigi Guest house / Muhabura lodge for Budget.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Parc National Des Volcans
Enjoy early morning breakfast, carry your lunch pack and a short drive to the park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger guides about the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking. Gorilla groups / families to visit will also be allocated here. You will be provided a walking stick and you can as well hire porters from here!
Depending on the gorilla family allocated, you may embark the vehicle and drive up to the starting point or start the trek right away with the rangers moving ahead of the group clearing the trail. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda could take anywhere between 2 to 5 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas and the terrain can also be challenging so a good pair of light hiking boots can be handy and it is advisable that you have enough drinking water.
On finding the gorillas, you will be allowed 1 hour to see the gentle primates and take photos as they go about their business. Later return and drive back to the lodge where you will spend the evening at leisure as you recover from the gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for golden monkey tracking. This activity also takes between 2-3 hours in the Virunga forest. Later return back to the lodge for early lunch and transfer to Kigali city reaching in the afternoon. Drop off at the airport for your departure flight or your hotel in Kigali marking the end of this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari.
Note: Gorilla trekking is the no.1 tourist activity in Rwanda and has the highest demand. Each gorilla permit costs $750 and it is advisable that you book your gorilla permit 3 months in advance especially during the high season as the permits are offered on first come first serve basis.