Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek Itinerary, With Useful Tips 2024
A Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek Itinerary, For an intimate glimpse at the daily lives of mountain gorillas, this compact yet comprehensive gorilla trekking safari takes you deep into the East African rainforests. Following an overnight stay in Kigali, the dynamic capital of Rwanda, you will embark on a journey to Volcanoes National Park, renowned for offering some of the most straightforward and easily accessible gorilla-trekking expeditions in Africa.
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Approximately 300 critically endangered mountain gorillas reside in the park, which is also where Dian Fossey dedicated two decades to the study and conservation of these docile creatures. This monumental undertaking later served as the inspiration for the critically acclaimed feature film Gorillas in the Mist. This Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek itinerary is designed to accommodate intrepid travelers with restricted time for travel who are eager to partake in an unparalleled bucket-list experience within a week.
Make a Positive Impact Through Travel
When you book this Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek safari Kabira Safaris & Tours Africa will make a donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s local children’s outreach program in Rwanda.
- Track rare mountain gorillas
- Spectacular lake & volcano views
- Insight into Dian Fossey’s life & work
- Excellent hiking & birding
Day to day Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek Itinerary
Day 1: A Slice of Heaven | 1 Night
Amidst the beautiful, emerald hills of Rwanda, The Retreat by Heaven attracts guests seeking an enticing escape into nature’s embrace. Located on the outskirts of Kigali, this 5-star haven artfully blends contemporary magnificence with the country’s stunning natural scenery. Staff members are more than just hosts; they are also guardians of the unique Rwandan spirit and are eager to show you around on an adventure you won’t soon forget.
The Retreat in Heaven is the best place to find peace and excitement together. The exquisite cottages, furnished with works by local artists and set among fragrant gardens, are the perfect place to relax. Enjoy farm-to-table meals that pay homage to Rwanda’s rich culinary history, and unwind in the infinity pool that seems to melt into the horizon as you listen to the morning songbirds.
Days 2 – 4: From Kigali to the Virunga Volcanoes | 3 Nights
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After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll board a vehicle for the three-hour drive to the Volcanoes Virunga Lodge at the base of the towering Virunga Volcanoes. Visit the grave of legendary gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey or just relax in the gardens and take in the breathtaking views of the volcano, lake, and forest.
On day two, you’ll take a ride to Kinigi, where you can spend the day hiking in Volcanoes National Park in search of endangered mountain gorillas. About 300 of these critically endangered monkeys call this area home, and the family groupings you’ll be following are used to humans. Traveling north through the thick jungle and ascending to the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, where the groups are located, can be difficult work in the wet, muddy, and humid circumstances. However, once you’ve located them, you’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these lovely creatures as they engage in normal activities like socializing, feeding, and grooming.
The lodge offers a variety of optional activities, such as guided excursions through the park and hikes to the peak of the volcano, where you may spend the day hunting for golden monkeys and other colorful rainforest dwellers. Safaris for birdwatchers of all skill levels are available, as are trips to museums and traditional villages. There are many places to sit back and take in the breathtaking vistas, and in the evenings, there is live music and other entertainment to enjoy by the campfire.
Day 5: Farewell to the Virungas
Say your goodbyes to the Virunga Volcanoes on the road trip or private helicopter charter from the property to Kigali. There may be time to fit in a city tour before your aircraft leaves.
End of the 5 Days Fly-in Rwanda Gorilla Trek Itinerary
- Activities as per the itinerary
- One gorilla permit
- One complimentary massage
- Park fees, nature and community walk fees
- Return transfers to your hotel and lodge
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature