2 Day Gorilla Trek in Rwanda
This is a 2 day gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. The 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda takes you to Volcanoes National Park. This 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda is for those on short stay in Rwanda.
About the 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Tour
The 2 days gorilla trek Rwanda tour goes to Volcanoes National Park. This is a life-changing experience. One can enjoy Rwanda Gorilla trekking safaris only in Volcanoes National Park. This Rwanda National Park is in northwestern Rwanda.
Mountain gorilla treks in Volcanoes National Park start at Kinigi park headquarters. This is is 2-3 hours’ drive away from Kigali capital city.
2 days gorilla trek Rwanda tour gets you a great chance to trek in Rwanda. You will be trekking one of the 10 habituated groups in Volcanoes National Park.
The 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda will start and end in Kigali. 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda is a time saver gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. This is because you only have one night in Rwanda on this African safari tour holiday.
This 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda offers excellent gorilla experience of a life time.
Highlights of the 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Tour
- 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
Your 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda itinerary is below:
Detailed 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Itinerary
Day 1: Kigali Airport – Volcanoes National Park
Our Rwanda safari rep will be at hand to receive you. This is upon your arrival at Kigali International Airport. You will have a detailed briefing on your 2-day gorilla trek Rwanda. For those arriving in the morning, enjoy an optional city tour.
This will take you to Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. You will also visit the city market and the museum. Today’s lunch will be on own arrangement. You will leave driving out of Kigali later in the afternoon. This is a 3 hours scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park.
Volcanoes National Park is home of the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. You will have the rest of the evening at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at La Palme Hotel.
About Volcanoes National park
It is best known as the home of the rare mountain gorilla, the Virungas are that and so much more. Trekking through the park in Rwanda, one will find a tapestry of sensory delights. The visitor in the rainforest can hear the calls of birds and monkeys. Through the forest see the peaks of the ancient volcanoes. This Rwanda national park offers evergreen and bamboo forest, grassland, swamp and heath.
Rwanda also known as the land of “a thousand hills” has its star tourist attraction. This is in the Mountain Gorillas. These creatures are huge - giant, but gentle primates. They were the subject of the late Dian Fossey. She dedicated her life to their protection and conservation. Her detailed work is best seen in some international acclaimed film. This includes “Gorillas in the Mist”, which was shot in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
The Parc National des Volcans (PNV) is part of the Virunga Conservation Area. It covers more than 125 km². PNV is home of five Virunga volcanoes. They are:
- Sabyinyo (3.674 m)
- Gahinga (3.474 m)
- Bisoke (3711 m)
- Muhabura (4.127 m)
The highest volcano with an altitude of 4.507 m. All five volcanoes are extinct, the active ones are located in Congo. Two of these active ones erupted recently. The Nyiragongo erupted in January 2002 and Nyamulagira in July 2002.
Day 2: Gorilla Trek in Rwanda and Departure
Your 2 day gorilla trek Rwanda will start with an early breakfast. after this you will enjoy a short transfer to the park hq. You will assemble at the park headquarters for briefing. This is normally done at 0800 hrs by the ranger in charge.
With all your trekking gear set, you will be put in groups of 8. Don’t forget to carry with you picnic lunch boxes. This is organized the day before from your accommodation in Ruhengeri. Everything set; you will embark on today’s activity.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is much easier than Uganda. This is because the terrain is not as steep. The vegetation cover here is also not as dense as it is in Bwindi. The activity may take 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the animals.
You will return to the headquarters to find your driver awaiting you. This is after your picnic lunch. You will head to Kigali. Proceed to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda Costs
The 2 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Customized safari-vehicle
- Gorilla permit
- An English speaking guide
- 1 X Rwanda gorilla permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 2 Day Gorilla Trek 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 2 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda :
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots