3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Trek – Volcanoes National Park
The 3 day Rwanda gorilla safari goes to Volcanoes national Park Rwanda for gorillas and golden monkey tracking or Mount Bisoke climbing or adventurous hike to the Tombs of the Late Dian Fossey depending on your choice. Accommodation will be offered in Budget, deluxe and luxury / superior lodges depending on your budget and these include; Virunga Lodge, Gorillas Nest Lodge, Sabyinyo Silverbck Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View, Villa Gorilla, Gorillas Hotel, Kinigi Guest House, Muhabura hotel, Hotel La Palme and Amahoro Guest House among others. Below is the detailed day by day itinerary;
Day 1: Arrival- Transfer to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by our professional driver/ tour guide, take you for lunch, take a city tour around Kigali, visit Gisozi genocide memorial museum, Local art and craft shops, later hit the road Volcanoes National Park with spectacular scenery of the Virunga Mountains en route. It is a 90 minutes drive, going through beautiful / majestic rolling hills that characterize much of Rwanda. Check in your hotel / lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Today you participate in your gorilla trekking on the Rwandan side. The gorillas you are allowed to trek belong to one of the habituated family groups on the Rwandan side. Early breakfast at your lodge and assemble at the park headquarters at Kinigi for registration, allocation to a gorilla family in your level of ability to track and briefing about gorilla tracking. There after, you set out by
vehicle to the start of the tracking point, where you meet up with your guides and porters to begin the hike. Just as for your gorilla trekking in Uganda, you can stay and watch the gorillas for an hour, once you have allocated them.
The trekking in Rwanda is usually taking place at a higher altitude starting at about 3.000 m above sea level. Also, the vegetation here allows, that with a little bit of luck, the gorillas can be seen in a bit more open terrain, which allows for better photographic opportunities. After returning to the lodge there may be an opportunity to visit the local communities around Musanze town and visit the local markets or visit the scenic twin known as Bulera and Ruhondo in the afternoon, depending on the time of your return from gorilla trekking.
DAY 3: Golden Monkey Trek, Departure
After breakfast, proceed for golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park, or Mt. Visoke climbing or Musanze caves exploration before driving back to Kigali to catch your departure flight. Your flight should be in the evening after 7pm (19:00hrs)