3 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari
3 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is a short adventurous safari experience taking you on a safari experience in volcanoes national park a famous home for mountain gorilla, the one and only in Rwanda. the highlight activity of this safari is mountain gorilla trekking which is an opportunity for you to met the critically endangered and huge fur covered mountain gorillas.
- Day 1: pick up and transfer to volcanoes national park
- Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
- Day 3: transfer back to Kigali and depart
Detailed itinerary for the safari
Day 1: pick up and transfer to volcanoes national park
On the first day of the safari you will be picked from Kigali international airport upon arrival by your safari driver assigned to you by Focus East Africa Tours, depending on the time of your arrival you will go for a Kigali city tour in Kigali visiting sites like Rwanda genocide memorial site, craft shop and markets. After the tour you will embark on your journey to volcanoes national park which is a drive of approximately 3 hours, upon your arrival in the park you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury: 5 volcanoes gorilla lodge
Mid-range: Da Vinci gorilla lodge
Budget: Kinigi guest house
Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
On the second day of the safari you will wake up early for morning breakfast and drive to the park as early as 6 am for mountain gorilla trekking experience together with your packed lunch, in the park you will go at Kinigi headquarters for briefing and in the briefing rules and regulations to be followed will be read to you. At the headquarters you will be grouped into and be assigned a group to trek, after the briefing you will head in to the forests of volcanoes national park led by a ranger guide in search for mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking takes approximately 2-3 hours or more depending on the group you were assigned to trek and when you find then you are given one hour to stay in the presence of the mountain gorillas and you have to maintain a distance of 6 meters. In one hour you are free to take pictures as long as your flashlight is off, after one hour you will trek back to the headquarters and since the experience is exhausting you will drive back to your lodge and have an evening of resting. or you can go for an optional Iby’iwachu Cultural Visit, in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: transfer back to Kigali and depart
On the third and last day of the safari you will have breakfast at your own pace, checkout of your lodge and embark on your drive to Kigali for departures, depending on the time of your departure flight you might have a short city tour visiting the Kigali genocide site, kimironko market and many more. After the city tour you will have lunch and then be dropped off either at the hotel or at Kigali international airport to catch your flight back home.
- English Speaking Driver guide.
- 4×4 Vehicle with Fuel.
- Rwandan Gorilla Permit
- Bottled Water on transit
- Visa fees.
- International air ticket fees.
- Personal needs like airtime, emails, laundry, portage, tips and beverages.