3-Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

From $1,743 (USD) Mid-range

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


Gorilla Safari overview

A 3 day and 2 night visit to Remarkable Rwanda to enjoy one of the greatest wildlife experiences, trekking mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

GorillaTour Summary

  • You'll go to Rwanda 
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda) 
  • You'll visit Volcanoes National Park
  • Activities: gorilla trekking
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Kigali to Volcanoes National Park

You will be met by our driver/guide at the Kigali International airport and stop for lunch in the city before being transferred to the twin lakes of Bulera & Ruhondo- These are beautiful lakes located at the base of volcano Muhabura and close to the border with Uganda. They are surrounded by steep hills and large waterfalls with a backdrop of the Virunga volcanic mountains.

These twin lakes are great spots to be visited and used to be referred to as neglected gems but things have changed and Bulera and Ruhondo are a place not worth missing out on. Their deep blue waters ringed by steep hills and tall waterfalls with the outlines of the nearby Virunga Volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop. Get to the view point then drive to Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The virungas – Arriving for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

  • Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Volcanoes NP
  • Meals & drinks: Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in the Virunga Mountains

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters-Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 700 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour among them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer at a relatively high altitude.

Return to your hotel for lunch and later dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Return to Kigali for a city tour, museum tour, shopping and departure

After breakfast you will bid your host good bye and depart for Kigali. Take a complementary city tour to visit interesting spots which may include; the craft market, Gisozi genocide memorial site & Kigali museum. Also engage in last minute shopping in one of the friendliest African capitals, before returning to the airport for your onward international flight back home.

  • Main destination: Kigali
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

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)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)