4 DAY GORILLA TREKKING RWANDA TOUR

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Overview

Rwanda’s mountain gorillas have become very famous recently attracting a huge crowd into the country. This 4 Day Double Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour takes you to Rwanda’s jewel, Volcanoes National Park to meet the famous mountain gorillas. Starting in Kigali, a garden city with bustling markets, an atmospheric Muslim quarter, and excellent restaurants. Spend 3 nights in northern Rwanda, before heading back to Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and one of the cleanest cities in Africa. The tour Includes one mountain gorilla tracking permit, park fees, and professional trackers.

Highlights

  • • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • • Kigali City tour
  • • Cultural Performance
  • • 1000 hills of Rwanda

Detailed Itinerary: 4 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Tour

Arrival

You’ll be picked up from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our representative. Enjoy a Kigali City Tour including the Memorial Centre and Crafts Centre. Afterwards, drive 2.5hrs to Musanze and check-in to your lodge.

The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for a hundred years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962. Visit the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centres, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history pre-colonial to 1994 genocide.

You’ll be staying at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge that sits at the base of Sabyinyo volcano, guest Cottages have en suites with a contemporary African design built using local materials. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of wildflowers. In the evenings, the Itorero, local Rwandan cultural dancers’ troupe, lightens the mood with historical Rwandan culture dances.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park
Best Time to Visit: Jun to Sep (It is drier and trails are easier to hike)
High Season: Jun to Sep (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather: June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be taken to Volcanoes National Park headquarters to join your group for a briefing before starting your gorilla tracking experience.

The hike follows the footsteps of the rare and critically endangered Mountain Gorillas, the largest living primate on earth, from the cultivated foothills of the Virungas with the mountains’ elusive buffalo and elephant through the rainforest, alive with colourful bird calls, butterflies. The Virunga peaks, among the highest in Africa, are easily accessible.

You’ll stay with the gorillas for an hour, watch them feed, play, rest and raise their young. Coming face to face with a giant silverback must truly be one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth!

You will then trek back to where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower and lunch.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trekking Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park (optional)

You will have another early breakfast at your hotel and then will be taken to Volcanoes National Park headquarters, where you will join your group for a briefing at 07:00 AM before starting your second gorilla tracking experience if you choose to do two treks. Or you could enjoy the Diane Fossey Memorial, and golden monkeys and visit the ex-poachers village.

Uganda Gorillas

Ex-Poachers Village (afternoon option) – An award-winning conservation initiative, former poachers were convinced to renounce their wayward ways and become conservation activists. Together with their families, they founded this little community village with a replica of the King’s palace, where they now participate in eco-tourism showcasing Rwandan culture and customs. Time at the ex-poachers village is very interactive, educational and fun for all ages.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Departure: Transfer Back to Kigali and Flight Back Home

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your departure flight.

Main Destination: Kigali International Airport
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included). Drinks not included

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guidelines US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

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