Rwanda gorilla trek is a 3 day African safari in Rwanda. The 3 day Rwanda gorilla trek takes you to Volcanoes National Park. The park is also referred to as Parc Nationale Des Volcans.
About The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek
The Rwanda gorilla trek starts and ends in Kigali. This tour takes you to trek gorillas in Rwanda. This is an exhilarating Rwanda mountain gorillas trek. The 3 day Rwanda gorilla trek takes you through the cultivated foothills of the Virunga.
The African gorilla safari in Rwanda includes Gorilla trekking. The gorilla permit goes for $1500 each person. You will track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park. This is home to over 400 gorillas.
The 3 days Rwanda gorilla tour is an excellent Rwanda gorilla trekking package. This tour takes you close to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. It is a Rwanda safari tour to the volcanoes national park.
You will enjoy an exhilarating tour with great opportunities to see encounter other animals. They include Columbus, elephants, golden monkeys and many bird species among others.
Volcanoes National Park, also known as the Parc Des Volcans in Rwanda. It is habitat to the mountain gorillas which are spread in 3 countries. It also offers you with amazing views of your surroundings.
Gorilla trekking involves hiking through the verdant rain-forest. You will be in search for the gorillas that are in existence.
This Rwanda gorilla trekking safari offers great views in all directions. Mountain gorilla tracking remains the most popular activity in this park.
Highlights of The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek
The highlights of About The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek includes:
- Kigali city tour
- Kigali Genocide Memorial Center tour
- Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park
- Visit Iby’Iwacu cultural village
- Great Scenery
- Beautiful Landscape
Detailed 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Parc Nationale Des Volcans
Our Rwanda safari rep will meet you on arrival at the Kigali Airport. You may also be met at your hotel in Kigali. You will be briefed on your Rwanda gorilla trek. This will be followed by departure from Kigali.
You will be heading to the Volcanoes National Park. The park is the only home of Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. We have Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda and Virunga in D. R. Congo as other habitats.
You will arrive in the early afternoon. The evening will be spent at leisure. If you wish, you may tour the villages around. This is to acquaint you with their lifestyles.
You will return to Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge in the evening. This is in time for dinner and overnight.
About Volcanoes National Park
This is Rwanda’s most important tourist hotspot. Volcanoes National Park is the 160km2. This park protects the Rwandan sector of the Virunga Mountains.
At least six extinct and three active volcanoes within the area. They straddle the Ugandan and Congolese borders. These volcanoes protect more than half the global population of the charismatic mountain gorilla.
Volcanoes National Park is a magnificent and diverse destination. It is a chain of steep free-standing mountains. It spans altitudes of 2,400m to 4,507m. They are linked by fertile saddles formed by solidified lava flows.
It ranks among the most stirring and memorable of African landscape. The tallest member of the chain and the most west part of the national park is Karisimbi. It stands at 4507m on the border with the DRC, and Mgahinga and Muhavura on the Ugandan border.
Mountain gorilla tracking is the most popular activity in Volcanoes National Park. This rwanda National Park is a home to mountain gorillas.
Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla trekking Volcanoes
Your day on Rwanda gorilla trek will start early. You will wake up to an early breakfast at 0600hrs. With picnic lunch boxes and water packed leave for the park headquarters.
It is here that you will be briefed on the day’s activity. You will be grouped in 8s depending on the group of gorilla you are trekking. You will be joined by an armed ranger and a guide. You will also be joined by porters. It is time to embark on the main activity.
Taking different tracks, you will head in search of the giant mountain apes. Mountain gorilla trek can be quite tough depending on the terrain. The weather may also affect your trek. The trek may also vary depending on the location of the gorilla family being trekked. This may take approximately 2-8 hours.
You will have an hour with these giant apes. Study their behavior, grooming and social life. You will have a stop for lunch before heading back. Your driver guide will be available to transfer you back to your lodge in Volcanoes.
In the afternoon you will have the time at leisure. You may also walk around if you still got the energy. Dinner and overnight will be at Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali
You will start your Rwanda gorilla trek with an early breakfast. This will be followed by checking out. You are heading back to the capital Kigali. On arrival, you will enjoy a Kigali city tour.
This takes you to The Kigali Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. You will also be able to visit colorful markets and craft centers. You will get to learn how people have managed to move on after the genocide.
First hand narrations will help you paint a picture of what happened. Today’s lunch is on own arrangement. You will later be dropped at your hotel in Kigali. For those flying out, a transfer to Kigali airport will do.
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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trek Costs
The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Customized safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- 1 X Rwanda gorilla permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots