4 Days 3 Nights Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda
A unique way to share our continent’s special ecology with your family
Your 4 days gorilla safari adventure in Rwanda will give a great experience of a lifetime safari adventure with visiting the gorillas in their wilderness, and as well having a Golden monkey trek, visit the genocide museum site in Kigali, and the cultural site in Musanze.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
Arrival at Kigali International Airport, meet and greet assistance, you will be warmly welcomed by our company staff for briefing about the safaris then introduction to your driver guide. Transfer to Kigali Serena Hotel for check in.
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (Luxury)
Mid Range Accommodation: Hotel des Mille Collines
Day 2: Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Today after taking your early morning breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and drive to visit the Kigali genocide memorial center, which honors the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building. You will be able to watch and listen to some video clips from some of the survivors’ of the incident. Later after lunch you will proceed with a drive to Volcanoes NP through the magnificent route to your booked accommodation, spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the next day’s trekking.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Luxury Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel Mid Range Accommodation: Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters. You will meet with your ranger who will brief you about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. You will then enter the forest search of the gorillas. The trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle and your group speed as well. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour. After a great experience you will walk back to the starting point and be transferred to your lodge for lunch, and after lunch, you can decide to relax at your lodge at your leisure or head for a cultural encounter with a walking tour to different sites to get an insight of Rwandan culture. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the unique opportunity of discovering the 10 families of gorillas that live within the national park. Visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee before the trek starts and will be separated into groups of 8 depending on their physical abilities. Each group is guided by a guide and two scouts who are well trained in emergency situations. The amount of time set aside per trek is different depending on where the gorilla family is situated. Some trips may take as little as half an hour and some take the better part of the day.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Luxury Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Mid Range Accommodation: Le Bamboo Gorilla
Day 4: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Kigali for departure
Today after your warm early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our safari driver guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing with your packed lunch and start off your day golden monkey trekking in search of these primates in the jungle. Just like the gorilla trekking experience, the same applies to golden monkey trekking though not so hectic like gorilla trekking. Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda offers Golden monkeys trekking.
This unique experience allows guests in groups of up to eight to look for and discover golden monkeys within their natural habitat. The monkeys are incredibly active and enjoy showing off for tourists and researchers that they encounter daily. The monkeys can be found closer to the base of the volcano and enjoy eating the bamboo vegetation in the area. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kigali, if time permits, head for a brief city tour, before your evening airport transfer.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
This safari package includes.
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Kigali city tour
- Cultural tour
- 1 Gorilla permits ($1500), per person
- Golden monkey permit
- En route lunches
- Visit to genocide memorial ground
- Services of English/French speaking driver/guide
- 1 liter bottle of mineral water per day per person during safari
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like:
- Air fare
- Tips to local guides
- Porter fee while trekking
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping bills and cigar