4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari (Double Gorilla trekking tour Rwanda)

Safari Overview: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda best planned for travelers who would want to have a double Gorilla tracking experience. Double Gorilla trekking is trekking gorillas twice on different 4 days. 

Adult Male Mountain Gorilla Silverback [ Gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda]

Volcanoes National Park Gorillas in Rwanda

A 4 days Gorilla safari Rwanda requires purchase of 2 permits each costing US$ 1500. 

Double Gorilla trekking offers a trekker an opportunity to compare the characters in the different gorilla families since you trek a different family on each day.

Volcanoes National Park is home to about 400 mountain Gorillas within the bamboo forest which makes trekking them easy compared to those in other habitats. 

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. 

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. 

The 4 days Rwanda Gorilla trek starts and ends in Kigali International Airport with pick up on arrival and drop off during departure. You trek Gorillas both on the second and third days of the tour and the first and last days are for arrival and departure. 

In case you want to spend much more time in the presence with part of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population then double Gorilla trekking is the best itinerary.

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 4 Days
Start/End: Kigali, Rwanda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Double Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Destinations: Volcanoes National Park
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Contents

Highlights: 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes National Park.

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

Day 3: Second mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight marking end of 4 Days Double Gorilla trekking tour.

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Day by day Itinerary:  4 Days Rwanda Double Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali International Airport 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. Later after you then embark on the drive North West of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park. 

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

Day 2: First 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.

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

Day 3: Second mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

Rising in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, you have breakfast and then be transferred to the park headquarters for another Gorilla trekking experience. This day you are allocated a different gorilla family such that you can have chance to compare the experiences and behaviors. 

After the trek you return to your hotel for relaxation. Previous night hotel is where you spend the night again. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer back to Kigali International Airport for a departure flight.

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 4 Days Gorilla safari Rwanda

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Your Safari Route – 4 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda

Safari inclusions

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

Safari Exclusions

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

Safari Rates :

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1. What to pack/wear for Wildlife Tours in Rwanda

Rwanda being in Africa some people think this part of the world is generally warm or even unbearably hot but it is not so as the country experiences both warm and cool temperatures. To have any African safari your list on what to wear should be one that will keep you comfortable and yet smart for each kind of activity. Learn More about What wear about Rwanda Wildlife Tours

2. Best time for Wildlife viewing in Rwanda
Taking a Wildlife safaris in Rwanda at the best time is the perfect way of having an incredible safari. The best time to visit Rwanda for a wildlife safari is during the months of June to September and Late December to February which are the long and short dry seasons respectively.

This is the best time for wildlife viewing in Akagera National Park and the general best time for visiting Rwanda. However, it’s a bit different for Chimpanzee trekking where the best time is during part of the wet season which is from October to November when the chimpanzees do not walk for long distances.

3. Best Time To Visit Rwanda

Best Time: June to September (Except for chimp trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park)

High Season: June to September (Lodges might be full and gorilla permits must be booked long in advance)

Low Season: March, April, October, November (These are the peaks of the rains)

Best Weather: June to August (Least rain)

Worst Weather: March and April (Most rain, forest trails are slippery)

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