Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

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4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

This 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Kigali. This tour comes with gorilla permits which costs $1500 per person per trek. Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda only takes place in Volcanoes national park which is home to almost half of the total reaming mountain gorillas in the entire world. The safari gives you dream come true to trek mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in their natural habitats. Volcanoes national park has 10 habituated families which can be visited by 80 trackers every day. The tour also includes a Kigali city tour where you can visit genocide memorial sites that were put in place to commemorate the genocide that happened in 1994 in Rwanda.

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari highlights

Day 1: Pick up from airport – Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Volcanoes national park

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

Day 4: Kigali city tour- Departure

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up from airport – Volcanoes national park

Upon arriving at Kigali international airport, you will be picked by a driver guide from Africa adventure vacations who will drive you to Kigali the capital city of Rwanda. After having lunch in the city, you will go for a city tour. During the Kigali city tour, there are a lot of places you can visit such as national museums where you get to know about the Rwanda genocide incidence that happened in 1994, Kigali markets, art galleries, and shopping malls.

After the Kigali city tour, you will start on your journey to the Volcanoes national park located in the northwestern part of Rwanda. The journey from Kigali city to Volcanoes is about 80km which is a 2 – 3 hours drive. Arrive in Musanze and check-in at your booked lodge.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – luxury, La Palme Hotel – mid range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Volcanoes national park

Today is the highlight of your 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, after your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the rules and regulations concerning gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park. This activity is amazing as you have beautiful views of Virunga, and when you finally meet the mountain gorillas you will be given a maximum of 1 hour to watch them play, breastfeed, make nests, play, and feed. Volcanoes being home to several animals, you will see some of them during trekking such as elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, duikers as well as different bird species. After gorilla trekking, you will go back to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can have nature walk around your lodge or read a book.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – luxury, La Palme Hotel – mid range and Kinigi Guest House – budget

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

After early morning breakfast, the driver guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing about golden monkey trekking. The briefing helps you how to behave and what to do when you meet the golden monkeys. Golden monkeys are interesting primates to watch while they play feed and move around the forest. From the briefing, you are grouped and lead by a ranger guide into the jungle in search of these primates. When you meet them, you are given a maximum of one hour to stay with them while observing them, taking photos, and recording videos.

Another option is visiting the Dain Fossey grave, here you will find a lot of information regarding this primatologist who had much love for mountain gorillas. Dian Fossey was buried next to the grave of her beloved gorilla digit. After that, you will return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the afternoon you can have a community visit and interact with locals.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge – luxury, La Palme Hotel – mid range, Kinigi Guest House – budget

Day 4: Kigali city tour- Departure

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

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

Any other optional activity.

Price of the Gorilla permit in Volcanoes National Park

Compared to other gorilla destination countries such as Uganda and the democratic republic of Congo, the price for a gorilla permit is a bit expensive and a gorilla trekking permit costs USD USD1500.00 per person per trek, there are also special offers in Rwanda for gorilla trekking permits such visits include that for any visitor to visit 3 parks in Rwanda will get a discounted rate of USD1050.00 per person per trek and USD1275.00 per person for those who come to Rwanda for conferences

When to visit Volcanoes national park for 4 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda

Volcanoes National park in Rwanda is open for visitation throughout the year for gorilla trekking. This means that gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done at any time of the year and any day however the much preference is during June, July, August, and the start of September, and then December to February yearly. These are regarded as the drier months of the year with less rainfall that would hamper the gorilla trekking activities. Gorilla trekking is available all day and it is just a matter of you booking for your specified dates and we book for you the permit for gorilla trekking.

How to book 4 days gorilla trekking safari Rwanda to Volcanoes national park.

Gorilla safari booking is best done by the use of a well-reputed tour company that ensures that all the services involved are booked and confirmed to the client. It is Africa Adventure Vacations that provides answers for this cause. We provide quality services that are so reliable and we organize trips based on your interests. We have experience in handling various packages and you can as well check our website for reviews and more information.

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