3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda

Overview: 3 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda

This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari from Kigali is best for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. A Rwanda Gorilla permit costs US$ 1500 each.  

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

On this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tour you visit Volcanoes National Park which is home to about 400 mountain gorillas within the bamboo forest. On the 3 days safari, you will also have a Kigali city tour and the twin lakes or take a community walk. 

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 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek is a short gorilla safari well customized for tourists who would want to have a Gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is about 2 hours’ 20 minutes’ drive from Kigali via the fastest route. This itinerary is suitable for visitors arriving and departing via Kigali International Airport.

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Highlights: 3 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali International Airport for a short city tour then to Volcanoes National Park.

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

Day 3: Departure via Kigali International Airport.

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Detailed Itinerary of the 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali International Airport for a short city tour then to Volcanoes National Park.

On Arrival at Kigali International Airport, your Rwanda tour guide will be there to pick you up. He or she will be easily identified with a placard noted with your names. From the Airport, you head to Kigali city for a city tour and lunch. 

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 your hotel.

This evening, you have an opportunity to choose from either a visit to the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo or take a community walk. 

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

Day 3: Departure via Kigali International Airport

This morning, after breakfast you will be transferred back to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight. Depending on when you will be having your flight our driver guide can take you to souvenir shops in case you want to do any crafts shopping before departure. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 3 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda

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Your Safari Route – 3 Day Gorilla safari Rwanda

Safari inclusions

  • English speaking driver guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including gorilla permit
  • Safari van
  • Lunch
  • Water on board
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

Safari Exclusions

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

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