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3 Day Gorilla Trekking safari in Rwanda

3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Get into Kigali and drive 2.5 hours into Volcanoes National Park where you’ll be hiking to see Rwanda’s mountain gorillas.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Get into Kigali and transfer to your glorious forest lodge in Volcanoes National park where you’ll hail to embark on a lifetime dream of tracking the mountain gorilla.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for children
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife Safari

3 Day Rwanda Gorillas & Akagera Wildlife Safari

Track Rwanda’s mountain gorillas in Volcanoes NP and also go on a classic African safari game drive in Rwanda’s only savanna wildlife park..

Safari Type: Short Custom Made
For Who: Kids can’t see gorillas
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Get into the Eastern Africa rainforest jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable and meet the mighty gentle giants of the mountain on this short weekend Gorilla Trekking African safari.

Safari Type: Custom Made
For Who: Not for Kids
Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

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Safari Destinations in Rwanda

volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Straddled between the borders of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, Volcanoes NP is Rwanda’s top destination and mountain gorilla sanctuary.

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Nyungwe canopy walk

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Best place to see habituated chimpanzee and many other primates. Walk the tree-top canopy and experience Rwanda’s jungle from above.

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Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park

The only savanna safari park in Rwanda where you can take a game drive and see the famous Africa Safari “Big Five” animals.

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Kigali City

Kigali City

Kigali city is the capital of Rwanda and the entry point into the country. Experience Rwanda’s urban cultures and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

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Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu, Gisenyi

The only fresh water lake in Rwanda with some of the best inland beaches in the region. relax here after your gorilla trekking encounter.

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Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi

Nicknamed the “Switzerland of Africa”, Lake Bunyonyi is a great place to spend your holiday after a gorilla tour in Bwindi, Mgahinga or Volcanoes NPs.

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What to do or Attractions in Volcanoes National Park

  • Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
  • Wildlife like like the spotted hyena, buffaloes, golden monkey, bushbuck and black-fronted duiker
  • Birdlife like Ruwenzori Double-collared sunbird, Brown-necked Parrot, Ruwenzori batis, Doherty’s bush-shrike, Ruwenzori turaco, Dusky turtle dove, Scarlet-tufted, malachite sunbird, Grauer’s swamp warbler
  • Swamps and lakes like twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, Rugezi swamp
  • Cultural encounters of the Rwandese people
  • Hiking Karisimbi Volcano and Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo.
  • Fishing trips
  • Boat rides
  • Musanze Caves

How to get there/ reach Volcanoes N.P

By Road

This is the most common type of transportation to the park and it will take you approximately 2hrs from Kigali city. We recommend you use a 4×4 Vehicle and this ranges from Us dollars $200-$350 per day minus drivers’ allowance.

When you use public transport it only stops on the main road and the roads leading to the park require private car arrangement which you can find in Musanze area.

However, you can travel via Gisenyi town or Musanze town.

Best time to Visit

We recommend the dry months of December- January and June-August where there is a high volume of wildlife in the reserveAlthough you can visit in other months when it’s a wet season April and November with low numbers of wildlife. But be rest assured that gorilla trekking is open throughout the year.

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking / Tracking
  • Boat rides
  • Birdwatching
  • Community and cultural encounters
  • Fishing

Where to stay in Volcanoes National Park

Luxury; Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, The 5 Volcanoes Lodge, Ruzizi Tented Camp, Bisate Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Midrange; Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Da Vinci Lodge, Karenge Bush Camp, Hotel Muhabura, La Palme Hotel, Gorilla Nest Lodge, Garr Hotel, Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel, Garden Place Hotel, Best view hotel, Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge

Budget; The Garden Place Hotel, Kinigi Guesthouse and Villa Gorilla

For your planning purposes, you can visit the park for a day or multiple days depending on your budget.

We recommend that you combine this tour with other classical places in Rwanda like Akagera N.P for other wildlife and boat rides, Nyungwe N.P for chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk.

Lastly, the Kigali city tour where you will visit the genocide grounds and participate in Kitzina ceremonies.

In conclusion, Volcanoes N.P being the first and primary area for gorilla trekking in Rwanda means you will never be disappointed when you add it to your safari while in Rwanda.

Forever Africa Safari offers a variety of gorilla trekking safari options at unbeatable rates. Contact us for the best rates at info@foreverafricasafari.com or call us /WhatsApp us +256 772 221 880 to start planning your safari/tour today!

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