3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

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3 DAYS GORILLA TOUR RWANDA

3 Days Gorilla tour Rwanda is one of the shortest safaris that has been expertly designed to allow you get up close and personal with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. It is designed suiting the needs of all travelers whether you are a business or leisure traveler and you have a tight schedule.

This special gorilla trekking safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park, located in Northwestern Rwanda where 30% of the 1063 mountain gorillas reside. This is the most accessible gorilla tour park of the 4 African gorilla safari destinations where mountain gorillas live. The 3-Day gorilla trekking adventure also combines the Kigali city expedition and a cultural visit at Iby’Iwacu village.

Brief Itinerary

Pick up & transfer to Musanze (visit Volcanoes National Park)

Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes N/Park (Rwanda)

Depart from Volcanoes NP (Rwanda) to Kigali (city tour & departure)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Musanze (visit Volcanoes National Park)

Upon early arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL), meet and greet your safari leader in Rwanda for briefing about this special 3 Days gorilla tour Rwanda. After getting briefed, start your trip 2-3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes National Park which is found in Ruhengeri/Musanze region.

Where to stay & meals

  • Budget/Basic: Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Moderate: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/La Palme & Le Bambou Lodge
  • Luxury: Virunga Lodge/The 5 Volcanoes Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes N/Park (Rwanda)

Today ensure that you get up strong, have a delicious breakfast and after, head off for briefing at Kinigi offices. Arrive for the briefing session early because it will be during this period when you will have insight into gorilla trekking rules, allocation of gorilla families and park guides. At 8:00 am, a normal gorilla trek will start expecting to last for 2-6 hours’ drive which includes one hour of a close encounter, watch the infants as they play, then the adults while grooming each other and photography.

After the special 1 hour of watching these apes, begin trekking back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, the guide will accompany you to the Iby’Iwacu village for a cultural interaction; explore the distinct traditions and cultures of the Rwandese, etc.

Where to stay & meals

  • Budget/Basic: Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Moderate: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge/La Palme & Le Bambou Lodge
  • Luxury: Virunga Lodge/The 5 Volcanoes Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 3: Depart from Volcanoes NP (Rwanda) to Kigali (city tour & departure)

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and after, check out then begin your road trip back to Kigali. At Kigali, a short city tour will be carried out and includes visiting the Kigali genocide memorial center, local markets (Kimironko), & craft shops/centers. After the city tour, have lunch at leisure then get dropped off at the hotel or airport for departure.

End of tour

Tour price includes

  • Full-time 4×4 tour vehicle
  • Driver or safari guide services
  • Meals & lodging for 2 nights
  • Gorilla permits (Rwanda)
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Cultural visit
  • Kigali city tour
  • All trip activities in the travel plan

Tour price excludes

  • Visas
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Airfares
  • Shopping
  • Insurance
  • Telephone calls made

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