4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

The 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari : in Rwanda presents you a very unique chance to trek two different mountain gorilla families within the Volcanoes national park. The safari starts and ends in the capital city Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is a national park found in northwestern Rwanda. It covers 160 km² of rain forest and encompasses five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. The park later became the base for the American naturalist Dian Fossey to carry out her research into the gorillas. She arrived in 1967 and set up the Karisoke Research Centre between Karisimbi and Visoke. From then on she spent most of her time in the park and is widely credited with saving the gorillas from extinction by bringing their plight to the attention of the international community.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Arrival – Drive to Volcanoes National park

Day 2: First Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park

Day 3: Second Gorilla trekking

Day 4: Return to Kigali – Depart

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Drive to Volcanoes National park

Today you will arrive at the airport where a representative from Ssemambo Alex Tours and Travel will welcome you, brief you about the tour, and then drive you to Volcanoes National park. You will check into your accommodation and there you will have your dinner as well as spend this night.

Accommodation options:

 Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2: First Gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park

You will wake up very early in the morning for a quick breakfast and then transfer to the park’s headquarters to be briefed by the park warden about the guidelines and rules to follow while trekking the gorillas. You will be assigned ranger guides to lead you on this adventure and then set off into the depth of the forest to search for the respective gorilla family.

When you meet them, you will be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas during which you will watch them play about, feed, tend to their young and don’t miss out on the giant dominant silverback which is likely to be watching you quietly. You can record videos as well as capture photographs however don’t forget to turn off you flash camera. You will return for dinner and the overnight.

Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: Second Gorilla trekking

Today you will similarly have breakfast very early and then set out to trek another gorilla family different from that of the previous day. However, if you wish to trek the same group, this as well can be organized. At the end of the day you will return to your lodge for dinner and the night’s stay.

Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Hotel La Palme (Deluxe)

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)

Day 4: Return to Kigali – Depart

This is the final day of our safari. You will return to Kigali after breakfast and if time allows you will enjoy a city tour to visit the various fascinating site before being transferred to the airport for your departure. This is the final day of our adventure. You will have breakfast and then drive back to the capital Kigali where you will catch your departure flight.

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Inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Government taxes
  • Airport transfers to and from
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Other services of a personal nature
  • Driver / guide’s gratuity
  • Personal insurance
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Post-tour accommodation

Dian Fossey Trail

You may also opt for the hike to the Dian Fossey Trail one of the most exciting activities to top up your gorilla trekking safari to volcanoes national park. Dian Fosse grave takes about one and half hours walk with much rewarding sceneries to view like the forest hogs, animals like elephants and primate animals with a variety of bird species with all this attractions, you will have the best of your Rwanda safari.

Caving

When you enter the massive musanze volcanic caves, you think you’re stepping into a cathedral because the size is simply amazing. These are one of the many caves in or near Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. The silence of the caves that go deep into the earth are overwhelming and the only sound you will hear is that of your footsteps and drops of water hitting the ground which is an amazing cave experience.

Hiking

The Volcanoes National Park presents incomparable hiking adventures to be able to meet with these incredible Mountain Gorillas and to enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit of the volcanoes. There is a wide range of hiking options you can take, there is Bisoke 37000 meters and Karisimbi which is the 3rd highest in Africa.

Iby’iwacu cultural village

Here you find Rwanda’s past and present come alive and real with visitors having hands on cultural experiences. You can visit Iby’iwacu village for a few hours or stay overnight in a traditional style of Rwandan home which would be quite an experience here.

Monkey trekking

Found deep in the heart of the Volcanoes National Park’s bamboo forest, the golden monkey is one of the most endangered primates in Africa. Tourists have the unique opportunity to view one of two newly habituated groups within the park. The Kabatwa group is made up of 40 monkeys and lives on the slopes of Mt. Sabyinyo. For the more advanced trekker, there is the Musongo group, with 100 individuals, which lives higher up on the slopes of Mt. Karisimbi. For one hour, you will be able to observe these rare monkeys in their stunning natural setting as they climb trees, feed on bamboo shoots, and play happily in front of you.

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