3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park

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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park

The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park is an exceptional package that rewards you with a face to face encounter with mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) and a Iby’wachu cultural village experience.

Volcanoes national park is  a popular tourist destination for Gorilla trekking around the world.

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda allows you to spend a day or two in Musanze the “gorilla town of Rwanda” with amazing views of the Volcanoes national park, the Virunga mountains and tea plantations near Musanze.

The tour starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda but can be tailored for you to have more activities depending on your needs.

Trip summary:

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park.

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park.

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali for city tour & Departure

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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National park.

The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park begins with our driver guide meeting you at Kigali International airport or your hotel in Kigali.

He/she thereafter transfers you northwards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze, home to more than 300 Mountain Gorillas.

Have Dinner and overnight near the park.

Accommodation Options:
Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)
Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)
Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes national park.

In the morning transfer to Kinigi park headquarters in Musanze town for a briefing by the park warden. Guests are accordingly allocated their specific Gorilla groups for tracking in respect to their physical abilities.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park
Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari

At 8:00 am the local time all tourists are transferred to various starting points for gorilla trekking. Normally it takes 1 to 6 hours to encounter the mountain gorillas as they keep moving from one point to another.

Upon spotting them, you are free to stay in their presence taking photographs and imitating their calls. Return to the park headquarters and proceed to have some lunch as you relax before beginning the evening activities.
You will spend part of your evening at Iby’wachu Cultural Village before a transfer to Lake Kivu.

Stay the overnight on Lake Kivu one of the deepest Albertine lakes of East Africa. Enjoy views of the Mount Nyiragongo Volcano in DR Congo.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation.

Accommodation Options:
Mountain Gorillas view Hotel,  5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)
Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)
Muhabura Hotel (Budget).

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali for city tour & Departure

Have an early morning breakfast and transfer back to Kigali for a tour around the city.

Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site and the local handicrafts market and then proceed to the airport for your departure flight.

Your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park can be combined with other Rwanda trips or cross border tailor made Uganda trips with Bujuku Eco Tours.