4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari


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The 4-day tour starts in Kigali city and also ends with in the same city which is Rwanda’s capital. The safari includes one permit of $1500 per person in the final price. Tracking of the mountain gorillas will take place in Volcanoes National Park which has a total of 400 mountain gorillas which is half of the 880 gorillas remaining in the whole world. This safari gives you an opportunity to track the mountain gorillas as well as the golden monkeys within the same park.

The park has 10 habituated gorilla families which can be visited on a daily basis by interested visitors. The tour also includes a visit to Kigali city where you can visit the genocide memorial site that was put in place to commemorate the 1994 genocide which took place in Rwanda, National Museum with lots historical items of the country and was given to Rwanda by the Belgium government.

Tour inclusions; 

Gorilla trekking permits, Golden monkey tracking, Accommodation, Tour guide (Full time), Transport, Bottled water, all other tour activities mentioned above.

Tour Exclusions; 

Hotel fees while in Kigali, Visas, International flights, Personal expenses like Cigars, beers, tips, souvenirs, laundry services among others and any other optional activity.

  • Day 1: Pick up from Airport- Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla tracking -Volcanoes national park
  • Day 3: Golden monkey tracking or optional Dian Fossey tomb visit
  • Day 4: Kigali city tour and Departure

Tour Plan

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Day 1 Pick up from Airport- Volcanoes National Park

When you arrive at Kigali Airport, you will be picked up by your driver guide who will drive you to Kigali which is Rwanda’s capital. After your lunch in the city you will set out for a city tour; this city has well developed markets, amazing history which is to do with the 1994 genocide-you will be able to visit the genocide memorial site, also have a visit in art galleries.

Later embark on your journey to Volcanoes National Park which is located approximately 80 km from Kigali. Arrive at the park and check in at the lodge of your choice, Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House (Budget), La Palme Hotel (Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Up market)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking-Volcanoes national park

Enjoy a hefty breakfast in the morning; after be picked up by your guide that will take you to the headquarters of the park, where you will be briefed about the rules and regulations concerning gorilla trekking in the park. This activity is really thrilling as you will have amazing views of the Virungas, and when you meet the gentle giants you will watch them play, feed, among other things, which is an unforgettable experience.

On top of watching the gorillas you will be able to see other animals like elephants, monkeys, buffaloes as well as various species of birds. Later after trekking head back to the lodge for a late lunch. Throughout the evening, you can take a walk in the community or choose to stay and unwind at the lodge

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House (Budget), La Palme Hotel (Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Up market)

Day 3: Golden monkey tracking or optional Dian Fossey tomb visit

Have breakfast early enough and after carry on guided by the park ranger to track the golden monkeys, these animals are very interesting to watch while they play, move around trees and feed.

Another alternative could be visiting the Dian Fossey tomb, here you will find out a lot concerning this primatologist who once took care of mountain gorillas (please note that; optional activities are not included in the final costing). Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit a local school where you will interact with the locals.

Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House (Budget), La Palme Hotel (Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Up market)

Day 4: Kigali city tour- Departure

After a heavy breakfast, check out of the park and transfer to Kigali airport. In the meantime, you will go for a city tour and visit a few places like pottery projects, markets, handicraft shops, the national museum etc. Later have lunch still in the city and drive to the airport for your flight back home.

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