4 days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park, the home of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. The park is situated in north-western Rwanda, at the country’s border with Congo and Uganda. Besides being a home to five of the eight Virunga volcanoes – Karisimbi, Muhabura, Bisoke, Gahinga and Sabyinyo, the park is a habitat to the endangered mountain gorillas and rare golden monkeys.
The safari includes one permit of $1500 per person in the final price. Tracking of the mountain gorillas will take place in Volcanoes National Park which has a total of 400 mountain gorillas which is half of the 880 gorillas remaining in the whole world. This safari gives you an opportunity to track the mountain gorillas as well as the golden monkeys within the same park.
Day 1: Pick up from Airport- Volcanoes National Park
When you arrive at Kigali Airport, you will be picked up by your driver guide who will drive you to Kigali which is Rwandas capital. After your lunch in the city you will set out for a city tour; this city has well developed markets, amazing history which is to do with the 1994 genocide-you will be able to visit the genocide memorial site, also have a visit in art galleries.
Later embark on your journey to Volcanoes National Park which is located approximately 80 km from Kigali. Arrive at the park and check in at the lodge of your choice, Have dinner and overnight. Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market),
Day 2: Gorilla tracking-Volcanoes national park
Enjoy a hefty breakfast in the morning; after be picked up by your guide that will take you to the headquarters of the park, where you will be briefed about the rules and regulations concerning gorilla trekking in the park. This activity is really thrilling as you will have amazing views of the Virungas, and when you meet the gentle giants you will watch them play, feed, among other things, which is an unforgettable experience.
On top of watching the gorillas you will be able to see other animals like elephants, monkeys, buffaloes as well as various species of birds. Later after trekking head back to the lodge for a late lunch. Throughout the evening, you can take a walk in the community or choose to stay and unwind at the lodge. Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market)
Day 3: Golden monkey tracking or optional Dian Fossey tomb visit
Have breakfast early enough and after carry on guided by the park ranger to track the golden monkeys, these animals are very interesting to watch while they play, move around trees and feed.
Another alternative could be visiting the Dian Fosssey tomb, here you will find out a lot concerning this primatologist who once took care of mountain gorillas (please note that; optional activities are not included in the final costing). Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit a local school where you will interact with the locals. Accommodation Options; Kinigi Guest House(Budget), La Palme Hotel(Moderate), Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Up market),
Day 4: Kigali city tour- Departure
After a heavy breakfast, check out of the park and transfer to Kigali airport. In the meantime you will go for a city tour and visit a few places like pottery projects, markets, handicraft shops, the national museum etc. Later have lunch still in the city and drive to the airport for your flight back home.