Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour
About the 3 Day Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Enjoy the 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour. The 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour takes you to Volcanoes National Park. You will be trekking mountain gorillas on this 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour. You have an option to go Golden Monkey trekking in Rwanda too here.
This Rwanda gorilla safari gives you a possibility to hike the Volcano. A date with history of the mountain gorillas may not be such a bad idea. This can achieve this by visiting the grave of Dian Fossey. This is the American conservationist who worked here for 20 years.
This 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour is a short African gorilla safari in Rwanda. It is for those with limited time but want to see gorillas. This gorilla tour guarantees you less driving time to the gorillas. You will have your accommodation in budget establishments in Ruhengeri.
Highlights of the 3 Day Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour
The highlights of the 3 Day budget Rwanda gorilla tour 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 Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park
Day one of your 3-day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour. This will begin with a meet and greet by our Rwanda safari rep. It will be either at the airport or your budget hotel in Kigali. Enjoy moments of briefing on the 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour. This will be followed by a Kigali city tour.
Kigali town is one of the cleanest cities in Africa. Your city tour visits markets and the genocide memorial center. This center is important to the people of Rwanda. It is a symbol of national reconciliation after the genocide in 1994. The genocide center gives the untold story of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
This tour will continue with an early lunch in Kigali. It is after feeling your stomach that you will leave for Volcanoes National Park. It is a 3 hours drive heading north. You will arrive in the evening with the time spent at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Muhavura Lodge on Full Board Basis.
About Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is in the far northwest corner of Rwanda. It is also known as Parc National des Volcans or just PNV. This park protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range.
The “Parc National de Volcans”lies along the Virunga Mountains. The Virungas has 8 ancient volcanoes. They are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This park is a short two hour drive from Rwanda’s capital of Kigali. Volcanoes National Park has a central location. This allows you to explore some Rwandan experiences.
While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor’s list. You have the dramatic landscape which offers thrilling hikes. You may also want to enjoy the fascinating Rwanda golden monkeys tour from here.
PNV is also one of Rwanda’s conservation epicentres. This is where many non-profit organizations base their operations. Visitors can pay homage to the legendary scientist and gorilla advocate Dian Fossey. This comes with a hike to her tomb or a visit to the Dian Fosse Gorilla Fund. The fund continues her legacy of research and advocacy to this day.
Near the park, the bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze are. This is a place to immerse yourself into everyday Rwandan culture. Go deep into the earth with Musanze’s caves – one of the area’s newest attractions.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Your 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour will start early. An early wakeup accords you enough time to prepare quite well for your Rwanda gorilla trek.
We recommend that you wake up at 0600 hrs. This enables you to have breakfast at 0630. You will enjoy a transfer to the park head quarters at Kinigi. A little entertainment from a given cultural group may be there. This is to be followed by a briefing on the day’s activity. You will be in a group depending on the Rwanda gorilla family you will be trekking.
Voila! It is time to go mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Gorilla trekking can take up to three quarters of the day. This often depends on the location of the gorillas as they keep moving from one location to another.
You will be here for one hour once you find your gorilla family. You will then you walk back to the park head quarters. Here you will receive your gorilla tracking certificate. Return back to your budget accommodation in Volcanoes National Park. You will have your afternoon at rest. Dinner and overnight will be at Muhavura Lodge.
Day 3: Volcanoes – Kigali
Your 3 day Budget Rwanda gorilla tour starts with breakfast. This will be followed by a departure to Kigali. If you have an optional activity you may do it before departure. This includes golden monkey trekking.
You may also opt to climb the Visoke Mountains. All these you are able to do but at an extra cost. You will proceed to Kigali International Airport in time for your departure flight.
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3 Day Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour Costs
The 3 Day Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour 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 Budget Rwanda Gorilla Tour 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