2 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Volcanoes National Park


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This 2 Days Rwanda gorilla safari is designed for visitors interested in tracking mountain gorilla at the volcanoes national park Rwanda. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is located in in the northern part of the country. It is part of the wider Virunga conservation area that covers Congo’s Virunga National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The park covers an area of 160 square kilometers and is bordered by Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Safari Quote Includes

  1. A 4X4 safari vehicle
  2. An English-speaking private Driver/Guide
  3. Fuel the entire tour
  4. Gorilla Permits
  5. Daily Drinking water
  6. Lunch en-route
  7. Pickup and dropping in Kigali
  8. Tour of Kigali city

Safari Excludes
International flights, visas, personal expenses like tips, beverages, wines and Insurance.

  • Kigali city and genocide memorial site tour – Head to the Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla tracking at the Volcanoes national park – Departure.

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Day 1 Kigali city and genocide memorial site tour – Head to the Volcanoes National Park

A guide from Excellent African Safaris will come to pick you at your hotel or airport early morning to begin your gorilla tour. The first activity is to tour the city of Kigali. You will go visit the renowned Kigali Gisozi genocide war memorial site to learn more about the genocide that took place in 1994. You will then go visit local markets in Kigali, the Kings palace and other interesting places. Afterwards, have lunch and start the the 2-3 hours journey to the volcanoes national park.  Along the way, marvel at the beautiful, mountainous and green countryside – You will agree that Rwanda is indeed a “The Land of a thousand hills”. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / The 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Lodge (Mid-range) and The Garden Place Hotel (Budget).

Day 2 Gorilla tracking at the Volcanoes national park – Departure.

Wake up very early and take quick breakfast as you wait for our guide. You will be taken to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing on gorilla trekking. This briefing takes place at 7:00 am and is designed to share with you rules and requirements for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. You will be given an opportunity to hire a porter and choose a gorilla family among the 10 habituated gorilla groups in Rwanda. Once that phase is done, you will begin tracking the gorilla group along with your porter and park guides. Depending on the location of your particular gorilla group the activity may take anywhere between 1 hour to 5 hours. Once you sight the gorilla group, take as many photos as you can. Follow instructions from your guide and stay calm even when a gorilla family member comes close to you.

Once your one hour is done, you will head back to the starting point where you will find our guide waiting to take you back to the lodge for lunch and rest. Later in the day, the guide will drive you back to Kigali and to the airport or hotel

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