2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda (trekking with gorillas in Rwanda)

Overview: 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda from Kigali or Musanze. Enjoy a 2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda (trekking with gorillas in Rwanda) Volcanoes National Park

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trekking with gorillas in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park or Parc Nationale des Volcans (PNV) is the only park with mountain gorillas in the country offering a lifetime experience to world travelers who have the chance to spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of these gentle giants. The 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda is a short Gorilla safari well customized for tourists who would want to have only a gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda in the shortest time possible but not much exhausting as the 1 day gorilla tour.

2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park is about a 2 hours 20 minutes drive from Kigali via the fastest route. This itinerary applies to visitors who are already in Rwanda, especially in Kigali, or those arriving at the airport early morning on the first day and departing late evening on the second day. A Rwanda gorilla trek permit costs US$ 1500 per person to have access to the park and go mountain gorilla tracking.

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Destinations: Volcanoes National Park
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Contents

Highlights of 2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda

  • Day #1: Transfer from Kigali (either city or airport) to Volcanoes National Park.
  • Day #2: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali marking the end of the 2 Days Gorilla trek Rwanda.

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Detailed Itinerary of the 2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali (either city or airport) to Volcanoes National Park.

From either a hotel or Kigali International Airport your Rwanda tour guide will pick you up for the transfer to the park. You visit a few historical and traditional sites on a short Kigali city tour with a visit to places like the Kigali Genocide Memorial. After the city tour you have lunch and then embark on the drive North West of Rwanda for a gorilla trek. About 2 hours spent on the drive take you through the picturesque backdrop of Rwanda. By sunset, you arrive at the park and check in to a booked lodging facility.

Accommodation: Luxury: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Mid-range: Gorilla Solution Lodge, Budget: Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and transfer back to Kigali.

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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Following breakfast, your driver-guide picks you up from the lodge for a drive to the park headquarters. Arriving at the park headquarters in Kinigi you first have a briefing on the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking in Rwanda by the park warden. By 8:30 am, the park ranger guide will transfer you to the trekking starting point for a gorilla trek. A total of 8 tourists with a trekking permit of Rwanda which costs USD 1500 per permit are allocated, one gorilla family. Every 8 individuals take about 2-6 hours in the jungle trekking through the bamboo forest along with armed ranger guides. However, only 1 hour (60 minutes) is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas. The trek lasts an unpredictable time depending on the Gorilla group movements but the population in Rwanda is known to move for shorter distances and therefore make it easy to trek. After 1 hour in the presence of a gorilla family, you walk back to the park headquarters where you meet the tour guide for a transfer back to Kigali.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda

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Your Safari Route – 2 Days Gorilla Trek Rwanda

Safari inclusions

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including gorilla permit
  • Safari van
  • Lunch
  • Water on board
  • 1-night accommodation

Safari Exclusions

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • International flights and visas
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