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4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure Safari

Tour at a Glance

Tour Summary

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Adventure Safari take you to Kigali where you will have a city tour before proceeding to Volcanoes National Park for  Gorilla Trekking Adventure.

 

  • Safari Duration: 4 days (3 nights)
  • Departure Dates: Daily departures
  • Places of Visit: Kigali and Volcanoes National Park

 

Itinerary Details

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Itinerary:
Day 1: Kigali
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by our driver or tours representative, with a warm welcome before you are transferred to your reserved Accommodation in Kigali. Depending on your arrival time you can opt to relax at the hotel or have a city walk at an extra cost.

Overnight at Kigali Serena or Casablanca Hotel or Diplomat Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2:  Kigali City Tour- Volcanoes National Park
After Breakfast at the hotel you will proceed for a city tour in Kigali where you will get to learn more about the country.
The account of Rwanda dates back to centuries, in which Kigali has been a part of it for over hundred years. The city was founded in 1907 as a German settlement; it did not become the capital city of the country until Rwandas independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.
You will tour different places within the city; you will visit Kandt museum, the craft centres as well as a visit to the genocide memorial site. You will get to learn more about Rwandas history from the pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide.
After lunch in Kigali, drive to Ruhengeri which is situated about two hours and fifty minutes away, to arrive in the early evening at the Volcanoes National Park.

Dinner and Overnight at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Virunga Lodge or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Home Inn

Day 3: Volcanoes National Park
On this day you will have an early breakfast, at 0620 hrs, Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters for your first day of trekking. On arrival and after the briefing you will then drive to the trail to start your remarkable Gorilla Tracking adventure.

If you require the service of porters they may be hired at a fee for only USD 10 per day per person to carry your backpack and gear.

Your trek begins in the cultivated foothills of the Virungas presenting magnificent views in all directions. As soon as you enter the national park, you will be immersed in the mystifying intimacy of the rainforest, enjoying the nature of the forest. As you proceed with the tracking you will see magnificent mountain peaks that are so high but easily accessible.

Weaving all the way through hanging vines, moss-covered hagenia trees and giant lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate, the experienced trackers soon bring us close to one of the gorilla families

On sighting the gorillas, you will spend one spectacular hour watching them as they go on with their daily life, playing, feeding, resting and playing with their young ones as they feed them.  This is one of the magical experiences that you will have.

After the trekking you will proceed back to the starting point where the driver will transfer you to your lodge or hotel for a delicious lunch.

After lunch you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure or opt for optional activities at an extra cost.

Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or a similar lodge

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park - Kigali - Departure
After breakfast, at 0700hrs you will proceed to the gorilla registration desk, where you will be put into groups ready for the gorilla trek.

You will discuss your fitness level with the staff who will advise you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. Each group has a maximum of eight trekkers as there are a total of 88 gorilla permits available per day.

You will have a short briefing on what to expect and what to do before proceeding for the Gorilla trekking. The trekking can take from two to six hours depending on where the gorillas are located. On locating them you will have time in taking photos and watching their way of life.

After the trekking, your driver Guide will transfer you to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, depart for Kigali. On arrival transfer to the airport to catch a flight back home.

 

Remarks: Pricing is meant as a guide only; all rates are quoted for 2 people per person sharing.

All prices are subject to availability, change or increase without notice and seasonality depending on the supplier. The tour cost can change depending on the type of accommodation used or a client request to make the safari a memorable experience.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Package Includes Package Excludes
  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Accommodation at Lodge / hotel on Full board
  • Accommodation in Kigali on Bed and breakfast basis
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Complimentary flying doctors services
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • One gorilla permit
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All taxes on the services quoted above
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
    Meals and beverages, other than specified.
    Airport taxes.
    Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
    Gratuities to driver or guides and other conveyance attendants.
    Personal and baggage insurance.
    Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
    Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls etc
    Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
    Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates.

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