3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda

3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Overview: 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Tour

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.  – 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari you visit Volcanoes National Park which is home to about 400 mountain gorillas within the bamboo forest. 3 Days Gorilla Tour, 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 Tour 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.

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: 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 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

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 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

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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What to Expect on a Rwanda Gorilla Safari Experience

1. What is Gorilla trekking Rwanda?

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda literally has no definition but can be described as an activity that gets an individual very close to the world’s endangered Gorilla population-mountain gorillas.

2. How much does it cost to see the Gorillas in Rwanda?

Gorilla Permit in Rwanda Costs US$ 1500 each and you are required to purchase a permit to see the gorillas in Rwanda. Each person buys a permit at 1500 USD to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park spending a maximum of 60 minutes in the presence of the mountain gorillas.

3. Is the Gorilla trekking permit cost worth it?

Gorilla trekking is the most expensive Rwanda safari activity and many people always wonder whether it is worth the cost.

The cost of a Gorilla Permit in Rwanda is worth it because the high price regulates the number of people who visit the Mountain Gorillas each day and therefore protecting the Gorillas from catching human diseases.

4. What to wear for Gorilla Tour in Rwanda?

To have a Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, you will have to wear and pack right for the jungle. Here is all you need to know on what you will have to wear to keep you safe, warm and comfortable during trekking;

  • Wear long waterproof trousers and long sleeved shirts for the trek for protection against bites directly to you skin and also to keep warm.
  • Wear gardening gloves for hand protection especially from bristles in case you would hold onto any tree species during the trek.
  • In the rainy season especially, wear a waterproof hat for protection on the head
  • Carry a small waterproof zip lock bag to put in your camera and other gadgets.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Always try on the shoes before the hike to make sure they do not cause any ache on the ankles or toes.
  • Always remember to carry Insect repellent for protection from insect bites.

5. What is the best time of the year for Rwanda Gorilla Tours?

If you are wondering when to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the best time is still the best time to visit Rwanda. Though gorilla tours Rwanda are an all year round activity, the best time of the year to go Gorilla Trekking is during the long and short dry seasons.

The long dry season is during the months of June to September and the short dry season is during the months of mid-December to early February.

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