3 days gorilla tracking safari Rwanda parc des volcanoes
Parc des VolcanoesIs located in north of Rwanda, at the intersection of the Mgahinga forest in Uganda and Parc des volcanoes in Rwanda, Back in the 1980’s, Parc des Volcans was the best organized, most famous gorilla tracking reserves Rwanda for safaris and it earned the country a substantial amount of revenue in the tourism sector. Parc des Volcans has been tested overtime with multiple closures and reopening due to insecurity threats and civil unrest. It has now topped the list of destinations visited for gorilla tracking due to the stable government and the history of the late heroine Dian Fossey who laid her life for the mountain gorillas during her years of studying the behaviour of the mountain gorillas. It is largely thanks to her effort poaching was addressed and now not tolerated in Rwanda.
Day 1 Kigali to Ruhengeri
Welcome to Kigali airport Rwanda, meet and greet then transfer you towards north of Kigali. It is where parc des Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri is found.Parc des volcanoes is home to 360 Mountain Gorillas some of which you will be visiting tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at
Gorillas view hotel (Luxury)
La Palme hotel (Deluxe)
Muhabura hotel (Budget)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Rwanda. Get driven to Kinigi park headquarters for briefing in the morning by the park warden. Trackers are grouped and assigned individual gorilla families which they will be visiting during the tracking bearing in mind various physic capabilities. 8:00 am local time all trackers will then transfer to their respective starting points of gorilla trekking.
The tracking will take a good 2hours or more not more than 6hours. In the past trackers would walk up to 8hours searching for the location of the mountain gorillas. Due to the dedication of the rangers now the gorilla tracking experience has improved and it will make your gorilla trip a wonderful one. Along the trail you get to see other animals, primates, birds, plants and insects.
Condition of the gorilla tracking trail
The trail is usually wet and soggy due to the constant rain that falls in Bwindi forest national park. You are therefore required to bring trekking boots for you comfort and protection. The gorilla tracking trail will have thorny creeping plants. So please bring with you long trousers preferably hiking trouser, long sleeved shirts, a pair of garden gloves for used ones are fine to protect you from thorns. A rainy waterproof jacket is a must carry.
When you find the Mountain gorilla family that you are tracking
Once you come in contact with the gorilla family, the ranger leading the team will signal for everyone to leave your backpacks behind and you bring just the cameras. The gorilla tracking will bring you to a resting family on the forest floor. Sometimes you might find them feeding. The young mountain gorillas will be playing while the adults led by the silverback will be resting and keeping a very close eye on every forest movement.
You will have just one 1hour with the mountain gorillas so please use it very well. The Male Silverback gorilla will always vocally signal when the time is right to move on. When the top of the hour is up then your expedition leader will ask everyone to get ready to move back to the starting point. The rest of the day spend part of your evening at Ib’iwachu Cultural Village. Transfer to Lake Kivu and stay an overnight on Lake Kivu one of the deepest albertine lakes of East Africa. Enjoy views of Nyiragongo Volcanoes in DR Congo..Dinner and overnight at
Day 3: Back to Kigali
After breakfast transfer back to Kigali with your tour guide who may take you for a short city tour to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, the local handcrafts market with a later airport transfer.
FROM ONLY $3,640 per person!
Departure: every Wednesday and Friday
Group: min. 2 people
1.1 Gorilla Permit per person.
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. All airport pickups and drops.
8. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
9. And all government taxes/levies.
1. Bar Bills
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
5. Air fare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guide’s gratuity.