4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Start and end Kigali’s Kanombe Airport! With the 4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking tour for solo travelers or a Small Group. This safari takes you to a parc des volcanoes National Parks where you will be tracking a gorilla family. The gorilla tracking permit will cost $1500 where this cost will be reflected in the final quote that we will serve you with upon confirmation of the booking.
There are several families of mountain gorillas that are visited every day as long as they're willing travelers or if there are no travelers rangers will visit the mountain gorillas to observe their wellbeing.
You will be taken through Kigali city visiting the genocide memorial center which stands as a remembrance of the 90 days of genocide.
4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Airport travel to Parc des Volcanoes National Park
Welcome to Kanombe Airport Kigali Rwanda where your guide will meet you, greet you, assist you and brief you on the day’s activities while at lunch. Well after lunch there is a city excursion taking you to the genocide museum where you are taken back in time 1994 when events happened that wasted lives of citizens of Rwanda. For 90 days the world abandoned Rwanda while innocent Rwandese suffered. You will also visit the local markets, art gallery, and later take a 90km road trip to the amazing Volcanoes national park.
Your arrival will be in the early evening in time for a cold drink at the lodge, dinner and sleep at;
Budget-Kinigi Guest House, Luxury – Gorilla view Lodge, Mid-range – La Palme Hotel
There are other lodges that you could choose or desire to stay at. Just let us know and we will work out the itinerary including your desired lodge.
Day 2: 4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking tour Day
You will wake up to a hefty breakfast this morning before you are picked up by your guide from Steady Safaris Limited.
Your guide will then drive you to the park headquarters where you shall attend your briefing regarding the gorilla tracking process.
You will be grouped and assigned a gorilla family to track today. Thereafter you are directed by top guides/rangers into the forest starting your gorilla trekking safari. Gorilla trekking is the most exciting activity in the primate world. The trek is rich with views and amazing hiking trails where you see the Virunga Mountains are seen in a distance.
Trekking will take between 1-6 hours, it is a challenging trek but you will conquer yourself when you meet the mountain gorillas feeding or resting on the forest floor. As you observe the mountain gorillas unforgettable memories are created.
The Parc des Volcanoes is home to other animals such as forest African elephants, monkeys, forest buffaloes which are smaller compared to their cousins the African buffalo. You will also see several species of birds, butterflies, and plants.
When the tracking is completed you will be returned to the lodge for lunch, rest and in the early afternoon do a community walk interacting with the local people.
Return to the lodge for dinner and sleep
Day 3: Golden monkey tracking and visit Dian Fossey tomb visit
This morning after breakfast you will be taken on another primate adventure where you will go a guided walk to search for the golden monkeys which interesting creatures.
During the trek, you will also visit the world's famous primatologist tomb, the late Dian Fossey. The movie “gorillas in the mist” depicts the events that led to the death of the mother of mountain gorillas at her base camp in Kisoke.
You will be returned to the lodge after you excursion for dinner and sleep.
Day 4: Gorilla tracking - Travel to Kigali for Departure
After a heavy breakfast, go for another gorilla tracking experience. When you return in the afternoon we checkout and head to the airport for your international flight back home.