4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special
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4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special

4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special

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4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special

(Kigali – Volcanoes – Bisoke – Kigali)

Tour Highlights

  • The 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special itinerary includes gorilla trekking; The thrill and awesome sensation of looking into the eyes of the world’s largest living primates (mountain gorillas) in their natural habitat.
  • Visiting the grave and site of Dian Fossey’s research station at Karisoke to pay homage to the legendary American zoologist who became famous for her dedication to studying and protecting endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
  • Enjoying the dramatic landscape of the Virunga Mountains by climbing the thrilling Karisimbi and Bisoke volcanoes and touring the beautiful crater lakes and caves in the Volcanoes National Park
  • Experiencing the dynamics of bargaining when buying items in one of the country’s shopping spots (Kimironko market) as you shop for your souvenirs.

TOUR DETAILS

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes

Start the 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special with an early breakfast and drive to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes. You will check in at the lodge of your booking for lunch and some rest. You will spend the rest of the day sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel till dinner time.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

You will have an early breakfast and report at the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules to be observed during Gorilla trekking. You will be allocated a Gorilla family to track and guides to lead you to the Gorillas. The tracking will take 2-5 hours. Once found, you will spend a maximum of one hour observing the gorillas in their natural setting. After the tracking you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Hike Mt Bisoke and visit the Crater Lake on its top

You will have an early breakfast (6.30am) on the third day of 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special and drive with your guide to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes from where you will start hiking Mt Bisoke. Hiking mount Bisoke takes 1-2 hours depending on your physical fitness.

Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery, the cool breeze and marveling at the beautiful Crater Lake the guide will explain to you the cultural significance of this Mountain to the local people. Climbing down the Mountain takes 1-1½ hours. You will return to the Hotel for lunch and spend the rest of the day resting.

Accommodation options:
Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
Midrange: La Palme Hotel / Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House / Muhavura Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kigali city excursion and departure

You will have an early breakfast and set off for Kigali City, for the last day of the 4 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special, arriving in time for your lunch. You will after the lunch visit the Genocide memorial site, the colourful markets and the craft centres. After the excursion you will be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

END OF SAFARI!

The safari package includes:

  • Transportation by 4 WD vehicle
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Kigali City Tour fees

The safari package excludes air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

When to go gorilla tracking - gorilla trekking in Uganda & RwandaBEST TIME TO GO

Gorilla Viewing: Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

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