2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

MUSANZE KINIGI NOTHERN PROVINCE RWANDA, Ruhengeri
  • 2 Days
  • On Going
  • Min Age : 15+
Description

Embark on an extraordinary two-day adventure into the heart of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park for an immersive gorilla trekking experience. Over the course of two days, journey deep into the lush forests, encounter majestic mountain gorillas, and gain insights into their behavior and habitat. With expert guides leading the way, this expedition promises unforgettable encounters with these endangered primates amidst the stunning scenery of Rwanda’s volcanic landscape.

Departure Time

6:00 AM: Departure from Kigali

Price Includes

Transportation from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park and back.

City tour of Kigali.

Accommodation for one night based on chosen category (basic/budget, mid-range/moderate, luxury).

Gorilla trekking permits.

Experienced guides for the gorilla trekking experience.

Meals as specified in the itinerary (lunch on Day 1, breakfast and lunch on Day 2).

 

Price Excludes
Dinner on Day 1 and any additional meals not specified.
Personal expenses and souvenirs.
Tips and gratuities for guides and staff.
Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Porter services (available for an additional fee during the gorilla trek).
 

 

What to Expect

Comfortable Accommodation: Depending on your preference and budget, choose from a range of accommodation options, including basic/budget, mid-range/moderate, or luxury lodges, ensuring a comfortable stay during your gorilla trekking adventure.

Expertly Guided City Tour: Explore Kigali’s landmarks and attractions with a knowledgeable guide, gaining insights into Rwanda’s history, culture, and urban life.

Scenic Drives: Enjoy picturesque views of the Rwandan countryside as you travel to and from Volcanoes National Park, marveling at the beauty of the landscape.

Thrilling Gorilla Trekking Experience: Embark on an exhilarating trek into the forest, following experienced guides in search of mountain gorillas. Encounter these majestic creatures up close and observe their behavior in their natural habitat.

Memorable Encounters: Spend precious moments with mountain gorillas, learning about their social dynamics and observing their interactions within their family groups.

Itinerary

Begin your day with a guided city tour of Kigali, exploring landmarks such as the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Kimironko Market, and other points of interest. Gain insights into Rwanda's history, culture, and vibrant urban life.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring Rwandan cuisine and flavors.

After the city tour and lunch, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Enjoy panoramic views of the countryside as you journey towards the park.

Check into your chosen accommodation, based on your preference and budget: Basic/Budget: Kinigi Guesthouse or Muhabura Hotel Mid-range/Moderate: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge, La Palm Hotel, or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Virunga Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, or Bisate Lodge

Relax and unwind at your chosen accommodation, surrounded by the natural beauty of Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy dinner and rest up for the gorilla trekking adventure ahead.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, fueling up for the day's adventure.

Head to the park headquarters for a briefing and allocation of gorilla groups for the day's trek. Meet your experienced guide and prepare for the gorilla trekking experience.

Embark on a thrilling trek into the forest in search of a designated gorilla family. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest as you follow your guide through the lush vegetation.

Encounter a mountain gorilla family and spend up to one hour observing and learning about their behavior and interactions. Treasure this intimate experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

After the trek, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Reflect on the incredible experiences of the day and share stories with fellow travelers.

Bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and embark on the journey back to Kigali. Enjoy scenic views of the countryside during the return drive.

Arrive back in Kigali, concluding your two-day gorilla trekking adventure. Drop-off at your accommodation or preferred location in the city.

Faq

Consider your preferences for comfort and amenities when selecting accommodation. Basic/budget options offer essential facilities, while mid-range/moderate and luxury lodges provide additional comforts and services.

Basic/budget accommodation typically offers simple rooms with basic amenities, while mid-range/moderate lodges provide more comfort and amenities. Luxury lodges offer upscale accommodations with premium services and facilities.

The minimum age for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is 15 years old. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of both children and gorillas.

Wear comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes, lightweight clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bring a small daypack with essentials such as water, snacks, insect repellent, a rain jacket, and a camera with extra batteries.

Yes, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is conducted in a manner that prioritizes the well-being and conservation of the gorillas. Strict regulations and guidelines are in place to minimize disturbance to the gorillas and their natural habitat, ensuring a sustainable and ethical tourism experience.

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