4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour

This is a 4 day safari which starts and ends in Kigali- Rwanda. One gorilla permit for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes is included in the cost but the other gorilla trackings require other permits to be paid at time of booking. Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas two times. Parc Nationale des Volcanoes in Rwanda has five habituated gorilla families and tracking most groups in the afro-montane forest usually takes a few hours. You can also climb a volcano, visit the remains of Dian Fossey's grave or visit the endangered golden monkey

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1425 - $1885
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
4 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1. Arrival and transfer to Kinigi
Day 2. Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes
Day 3. Gorilla trekking or other optional activities (not included in tour cost and should be booked in advance at the time of booking)
Day 4. Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport



Day 1.
Arrival and transfer to Kinigi

Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park with private vehicle and driver. Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history. For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.
Ranging in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour. Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.
Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda Mountain Gorillas that still roam these areas. Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
Accommodation options available
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge
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Day 2.
Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options available
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge
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Day 3.
Gorilla trekking or other optional activities (not included in tour cost and should be booked in advance at the time of booking)

Either go gorilla tracking again (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park or, climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey's grave.

Accommodation options available
 Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
 Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
 Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge
.


Day 4.
Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport

Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours - and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
  • La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
  • Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge.

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