Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda
The Africa Gorilla they call it but down here in East Africa we know it as the gentle giant, the mountain gorilla. The 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda takes you deep into the Eastern African mountain forest to meet the last of the endangered mountain gorillas. This experience is tough for the faint-hearted but the rewards are something you’ll talk about for the rest of your life.
You’ll be picked from a Kigali Airport, in the capital of Rwanda then driven 106 kilometers (65 miles), about 2 hours, north west of the capital into the gorilla territory, Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll stay in a great jungle lodge setting. You’ll hail to track the mountain gorillas the next day and also experience the African jungle scenes away from modern civilization.
- Drive Kigali capital to Volcanoes NP (2 hours)
- Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP
- Spend 2 nights in a gorilla safari camp outside the park
You’ll be picked from the airport in Kigali, Rwanda capital and transferred to your safari camp in Volcanoes National Park by your private Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda guide.
DAY 1: Transfer From Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
Meet and greet by your private Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda guide and take a short Kigali city tour then transfer to Volcanoes National Park for your overnight at Five Volcanoes hotel.
Accommodation: Five Volcanoes hotel (B-L-D)
DAY 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
This is the Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda safari day you have really paid for. You’ll have an early morning breakfast then you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing by 8am. You will be given a group to track and a ranger to guide through the hike which will take you between 1-6 hours to trek.
Once you meet the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only 1 hour with them as you observe their behaviors; how they feed, play and interact with one another. In the forest you will be able to sight some animals like the golden monkey, elephants and buffaloes as well as bird species.
After you will head back to the lodge or opt to visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo or just take a village walk in the community as you watch the traditional dances of the locals.
Accommodation: Five Volcanoes hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: Golden Monkey Tracking
After breakfast you will be guided by the park ranger to track the golden monkeys one of the most interesting and fascinating animal as it feeds, plays and moves around the trees.
After you will be transferred back to Kigali at your Hotel or Airport to end the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda. Safe journey home.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda
Terms and Conditions
* The rates are in US dollars and subject to change.
* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Forever Africa Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.
* Should any of the included accommodations not be available, Forever Africa Safari reserves the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.
* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included.
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