2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda – 2 Days Gorilla trekking Safari Rwanda
Overview: 2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda
Have a memorable Gorilla tour with our 2 Day gorilla trek Rwanda from Kigali. This 2 Day Rwanda Gorilla tour is a short gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park.
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 chance to spend a maximum 1 hour in the presence of these gentle giants.
The 2 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek 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 like the 1 day gorilla tour.
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is about 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 the second day.
A Rwanda gorilla trek permit costs US$ 1500 per person to have access to the park and go mountain gorilla tracking.
Detailed Itinerary of the 2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali (either city or airport) to Volcanoes National Park.
From either a hotel of 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 to 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.
Following breakfast, your driver guide picks you up from the lodge for a drive to the park headquarters. Arriving the park headquarters in Kinigi you first have a briefing on the do’s 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.
Each 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) are 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 Day Gorilla trek Rwanda
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