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4 Day Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda

Discover the elusive mountain gorillas and charming golden monkeys of Rwanda on this custom made 4 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda safari trip that is a once in a lifetime African safari experience. This trip takes you from Kigali into Rwanda’s misty jungle, Volcanoes National Park, twice to see the Gorillas on the second day and track golden monkeys on the third day.

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Highlights

  • Kigali City
  • Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • All inclusive and can be customised to suit you
  • Trip goes any day of the year.

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 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
Arrival

You’ll be collected 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 centers, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history pre-colonial to 1994 genocide.

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge sits at the base of Sabyinyo volcano, guest Cottages have en suites and are contemporary African design built using local materials. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of wild flowers. In the evenings, the Itorero, local Rwandan cultural dancers’ troupe, spices your stay with memorable Rwandan 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 (mid-range)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

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.

Our trek 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 colorful 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 (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park

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 07:00AM 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.

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 Kings palace, where they now participate in eco-tourism showcasing Rwandan culture and customs. Time at ex-poachers village is very interactive, educational and fun for all ages.

Main Destination: Volcanoes National Park
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinks not included

Day 4: Departure

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

Please note – low season price quoted.
All quotations are tailor-made and may fluctuate depending on departure date and availability.

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

End of tour

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

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