Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda
This cheap gorilla safari Rwanda is a 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure in Africa. The 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda is for those on a tight budget.
About The 4 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda
This cheap gorilla safari Rwanda is a 4 days Rwanda gorilla adventure in Africa. The 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda is for those on a tight budget.
This 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda combines city tour with gorilla trekking. You will be in budget accommodation on this African budget safari in Rwanda.
We ensure that the facilities are clean, safe and with good food.
Highlights of the 4 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda
The highlighdt of this 4 day Cheap gorilla safari in Rwanda include:
- 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
Find your 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda itinerary below:
4 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali International Airport
You will be met upon arrival at Kigali International Airport. This will be by our Rwanda safari representative. He will help you with the luggage into the safari van.
Enjoy a short transfer to Kigali city where you will check in at your budget hotel in Kigali. It is here that your will have a briefing on the 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda. You will have your night at Step Town Motel booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Kigali -Volcanoes National Park
Start your 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda with breakfast at the hotel. You will proceed for a city tour of Kigali. The history of Rwanda dates back centuries. Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Kigali was founded in 1907 as a German settlement.
Kigali did not become the capital until after independence in 1962. It replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare. You will visit the Kandt museum, old Kigali and the craft centers. This will be followed by a visit to the genocide memorial site. Here you will learn about Rwanda’s history. This journey starts from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide.
You will have an early lunch before departure to Ruhengeri. This is a 3 hours drive to the Volcanoes National Park. You will have the evening at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kinigi Guest House.
About Volcanoes National Park
The Parc National des Volcans (PNV) is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. This park covers more than 125 km². PNV is home of five Virunga volcanoes. They include:
- Sabyinyo (3.674 m)
- Gahinga (3.474 m)
- Bisoke (3711 m)
- Muhabura (4.127 m)
Karisimbi- the highest volcano with an altitude of 4.507 m.
All five volcanoes are extinct, the active ones are in Congo. Two of them erupted recently. They are the Nyiragongo erupting in January 2002 and Nyamulagira in July 2002.
The Virunga ecosystem has 4 major vegetation zones:
- Bamboo (base altitude)
- Hagenia and Hypericum forest (2600-3300m)
- Sub-alpine (3300-4000m)
- Afro-alpine (4000m+)
Gorillas spend most of their time in the hagenia woodlands and bamboo forests. During the raining season the new bamboo shoots are growing. The gorillas spend more time foraging in the bamboo forests (base altitude). The climb to the bamboo forest and Hagenia woodlands offers fantastic views.
The PNV was Dian Fossey's base a long time ago. She died on the 26th of December 1985. This was at the Karisoke Research Center. She has 18 years carrying out her study on mountain gorillas.
The park had to close its doors for tourism in 1991 when the war broke out and did open again in July 1999. The numbers of visitors are increasing every day. PNV regains its former reputation as an organized and most popular mountain gorilla sanctuary.
Day 3: Volcanoes National Park
Start your 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda with an early breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to the Volcanoes National Park HQs. Here you will enjoy a briefing on Rwanda gorilla trekking do's and dont's by your trackers.
You will then drive to the trail head for the start of your amazing Gorilla Tracking adventure. you may hire porters for the trek to carry your backpack and gear.
Your trek again starts in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas. Here you will enjoy stirring views in all directions. Trekkers will be immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest. This is as they enter into the rain forest.
The forest is alive with the colorful bird calls. You will hear chattering golden monkeys. There are also fresh spoor of the mountain’s elusive buffalo and elephant. You will weave your way through overhanging vines.
There will be lots of moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias. This vegetation thrives in the tropical climate. The trackers soon bring you up close with one of the Gorilla Families. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical one hour. Observe them as they go about their daily life, feeding and playing.
Coming face to face with a giant silverback is the greatest experiences. After the trek, re-join your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch. You will have the afternoon at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Kinigi Guest House.
Day 4: Volcanoes - Kigali
Your 4 day cheap gorilla safari Rwanda 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 can do but at an extra cost. You will proceed to Kigali International Airport in time for your departure flight.
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4 Day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda Costs
The 4 day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda 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 4 day Cheap Gorilla Safari Rwanda 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 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots