Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

5 Days 4 Nights

Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour and safari is for those that are looking for gorilla tracking and later extend to other countries like Uganda , Tanzania and Kenya as it allows you enough time to explore Easter Africa. It offers an opportunity to trek Rwanda Gorillas twice, trek golden monkeys and a visit to the grave of Diane Fossey.

gorillas in volcanoes national park

Overview

Gorilla trekking Rwanda tour and safari is for those that are looking for gorilla tracking and later extend to other countries like Uganda , Tanzania and Kenya as this tour gives you enough time to explore Easter Africa. It thus offers you an opportunity to trek Rwanda Gorillas, trek golden monkeys and a visit to the grave of Diane Fossey.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day one: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
  • Day two: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day three: Optional second Gorilla trek in Volcanoes
  • Day Four: A visit to the grave of the fallen gorilla hero Diane Fossey
  • Day Five: Drive to Kigali for your flight out.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Arrival and visit Kigali memorial center

Past arrival and after having got in touch with your guide, get to Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial center referred to as the general exhibition ground of genocide in Rwanda. This is the only place where you will find the realities of the genocide, including truth about the historical Rwanda genocide story of 1994, catalogues with details of the genocide using photographs, video and written accounts plus a range of artifacts, personal testimonies, Memorial Gardens containing ten graves and National Documentation Centre of the Genocide which all add to the importance of the deceased. Drive to Ruhengeri for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Drive time: 2 hours.


DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, you will move to the park headquarters where your guide will complete the essential official procedure of briefing. You will then meet your ranger guide for a briefing about gorilla tracking in the volcanoes national park. This exercise is to prepare you for the great life time experience of the natural beauty which starts with the first phase of tracking in the tropical forest that will provide comfort to fill the natural cool breeze of the park. After your gorilla trek activity, return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 3: Optional second gorilla trek or golden monkey

Enjoy a second optional gorilla tracking which aims at exhausting the different gorilla groups different from the one of the day before. By so doing, get a chance to track while identifying each gorilla in the gorilla group by name to the extent that at the end of the day you can be able to know their differences and what brings such differences between the groups you have tracked. You can as well go for golden monkey trekking as Volcanoes National Park is one place where gold meets with silver. Enjoy a bush or forest lunch before returning to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 4: Visit the African hero of gorillas

After breakfast take a visit to the grave of the late Dian Fossey, an American naturalist and the first white Gorilla Hero of Africa. Dian Fossey’s story is a beautiful one who to conserve these great apes in Africa. She basically learnt, exhibited and lived the gorilla lifestyle. If possible you can even grab your copy of Gorillas in the mist a natural move based on natural beauty of Africa rainy forests. Later have a free leisure break dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 5: Drive back to Kigali to depart back home

Wake up in the morning after breakfast and then drive to Kigali to catch your flight back home, which marks the end of your safari.

Drive time: 2 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch


This safari is available on a private basis so you can contact us for a Quote. Provides us with details of how many people you will be in a group, when you intend to travel and one of our specialists will reply to you as soon as we receive your email

Lodge Options

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek(we book it for you)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Rwanda Visa which must be applied online at least two weeks
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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