This safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park, the home of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. The park is situated in north-western Rwanda, at the country’s border with Congo and Uganda. Besides being a home to five of the eight Virunga volcanoes – Karisimbi, Muhabura, Bisoke, Gahinga and Sabyinyo, the park is a habitat to the endangered mountain gorillas and rare golden monkeys.
Departure & Return Location
Kigali International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Gorilla Trekking Permit
2 Nights Full Board Accommodation
All transportation in destination location
Air Tickets & Visa Fees
Guide Service Fee
Any Private Expenses
What to Expect
Your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari will include;
Travel to Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla trekking in the park
Kigali city tour – end of safari
Day 1Travel to Volcanoes National Park
Your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari will begin when a guide picks you from Kigali airport or your residence in the capital. You will then embark on a drive to Volcanoes National Park – the home of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. You will have lunch en-route and arrive at the park in the afternoon. You will spend the evening exploring the park. As dusk sets in, you will retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After a briefing from park authorities, you will embark on a quest for a habituated gorilla family. The trek normally lasts between 2 – 8 hours before you encounter a family. Once you find the gorillas, you get to spend an hour observing them interact with each other and go about their daily routine. After the excursion, you will embark on a community tour before retiring to your lodge for the night.
Day 3Return to the capital – Kigali city tour – end of safari
After having breakfast, you will embark on return drive to Rwanda’s capital. Once in Kigali, you will embark on a city tour for an encounter with some of the country’s major attractions. The places you will visit include; the Kigali Genocide Memorial – the ‘resting place’ of more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide massacre. Later, your guide will drive you to the airport in time to catch your flight. This will mark the end of your safari.