Are you looking to do a 2 days Rwanda gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park or rather a 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali safari? This 2 days has both tour options. Option 1 lets you trek gorillas in Rwanda where permits cost $1500 each where as option 2 lets you trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda with your arrival and departure through Kigali in Rwanda.
Option 1: 2 Days Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Please find a detailed itinerary for a 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park below. This 2 day package can be budget, comfortable or luxury. All you have to do is choose your class of travel and we shall tailor the package for you.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Volcanoes National park
Upon arrival at Kigali Airport or depending on your location in Kigali city, you will meet our company representative / guide who will transfer you to home of the endangered mountain gorillas-Volcanoes national park. This is a 2-3 hours driver from Kigali city to Musanze province. Connect to your lodge in Ruhengeri for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge for mid-range stay or Hotel Muhabura for budget stay.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and return to Kigali
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters-kinigi for a briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas. Along with your trekking gear, drinking water and packed lunch, the driver will drop you off at the starting point to trek the gorillas together with the ranger guides. This activity may take between 1-8 hours searching for the gorillas depending on their movement. However meeting them is so rewarding and you will spend maximally 1 hour with them as you take time studying them and taking pictures and videos.
After spending your time with the fascinating mountain gorillas, return to the base and meet your driver and a transfer for lunch and refresh at your lodge. Later connect back to Kigali city. The driver will either drop you off at where you will be staying in Kigali or proceed and drop you at the airport for your ongoing flight back home.
End of 2 days Rwanda gorilla Tour
Option 1: 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking from Kigali
Most of our clients opt for this option because Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 each. This is $900 lower than the $1500 fee of Rwanda permits. The same type of gorillas in Rwanda are the same gorillas in Uganda. Besides, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is just only 4 hours away from Kigali – Rwanda and only 2 hours away from Volcanoes National Park in Musanze, Northern province of Rwanda. Please see detailed itinerary of this 2 days Uganda gorilla trekking from Kigali safari package below.
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Depending on your location, be it airport or hotel in Kigali, our driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. During the journey from Kigali to Bwindi, you may have a city tour and get some history on Rwanda’s culture and history especially visiting the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Monument until you finally arrive at the hotel. You will then enjoy the atmosphere close to the home of the endangered species. You will have dinner at your hotel and relax as you get set for your gorilla trekking adventure the following day. Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge for luxury stay and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for budget and mid-range stay.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early morning after your breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our driver guide again who will take you to the park headquarters for your briefing meeting before you start off with your gorilla trek. This briefing is done at 7am at the headquarters and you will get to know what you are expected and not expected to do during your gorilla adventure. The gorilla trekking experience can take from 2 hours to almost half a day until the gorillas are finally met. When you finally encounter the gorillas, you are allowed one hour to admire these creatures but at a distance of 6 meters. Here you can take photos and record videos with your flashlights off.
After finishing the trek, you will go pick your respective gorilla trekking certificates, have lunch and transfer back to the airport or preferred location in Kigali by our guide to mark the end of your 2 days gorilla tour. Please note that you can trek gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park and transfer to Kigali to catch up with your departure flight on the same day. This option saves you a lot of money right from transportation, accommodation and permits. It is apparently the cheapest way to see gorillas in Africa.
You can contact us below to get a quote for these 2 tours. Please endeavor to indicate whether you want option one or option two and our tour consultant will send you the corresponding quotation with updated prices.