3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safarifrom
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is perfect for gorilla lovers. This 3 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari will combine great Rwanda safari highlights of gorilla trekking and a glimpse into the Rwandan culture. Our Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is one of the shortest Africa Safari that we offer. Our 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari tour is best suited for a business traveler that only has a weekend to spare or one that wants to add the gorilla trekking experience on an overland Africa safari from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and or Zambia.
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is a perfect short safari to spot gorillas in their natural habitat. Your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari will start with arriving at the spectacular Volcanoes National Park before embarking on a unique gorilla trekking experience on day two of your journey. The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari will combine great Rwanda safari highlights of gorilla trekking and a glimpse into the Rwandan cultural by visiting the Iby’Iwacu cultural village. The mountain gorillas live deep in the jungles of the Virunga volcanoes shared between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is one of our top selling itinerary in Rwanda, the three day gorilla trekking tour combines the unforgettable experience of trekking into Volcanoes National Park to interact with mountain gorillas. Gorilla Trekking Safari is conducted exclusively for trekking the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
This Gorilla Trekking Safari is designed to suit the time constrained travelers who limit themselves to visiting only the Volcanoes National Park to track the Mountain Gorillas and depart. The Rwanda gorilla safari package includes a gorilla permit, transportation, meals and accommodation. The trip is tailor-made and can be adjusted in your own style of travel. Though we process the gorilla tracking permit on your behalf, that part of the bill is on you ($1500 per person. This 3 day gorilla safari in Rwanda will start and end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital.
Volcanoes National Park
Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range – home of the endangered mountain gorilla and a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.Volcanoes National Park is named after the chain of dormant volcanoes making up the Virunga Massif: Karisimbi – the highest at 4,507m, Bisoke with its verdant crater lake, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura.
This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari gets you Volcanoes Rwanda national park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. You will have a brief but rewarding experience with the gentle giants and optional you could visit the Iby’iwacu cultural villages a great place to get to learn about the rich and diverse culture of the Rwandese people. Check out this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari itinerary.
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This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari tour will take you to the volcanoes national park which offers the perfect inhabitant for mountain gorillas found in northern Rwanda on the border with Uganda. The route to this park takes you through the communities where you enjoy the scenery of ‘the thousand hills’. Gorilla trekking is a special intimate experience that is hard to relay to someone who has never come close to the gorillas. You get to spend up to one hour with gorillas, after locating them with your ranger guide.
Tracking endangered mountain gorillas through the mysterious intimacy of the rain forest, alive with the calls of 200 species of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, is only one of the truly unique experiences in the area. The 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is one of the shortest Africa Safari that we offer. This gorilla tour is best suited for a business traveler that only has a weekend to spare or one that wants to add the gorilla trekking experience on an overland Africa safari from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and or Zambia.
3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari is our top selling itinerary in Rwanda, the three-day gorilla trekking tour combines the unforgettable experience of trekking into Volcanoes National Park to interact with mountain gorillas, but also a city tour of the Rwandan capital.
- Airport transfers
- Transport in an air -conditioned safari-designed vehicle
- All park entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Services of our professional driver/guide
- International air transportation to and from Nairobi
- Christmas Supplements
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
Arrival – Volcanoes National Park
Pick from airport or hotel and Visit the Genocide Mausoleum. Lunch at a city restaurant. Follow the road as it climbs to the base of the majestic volcanoes, with spectacular views across the five peaks.
- Overnight stay – Lodge/Hotel
- Meal Plan – D
Mountain Gorillas Trekking – Lake Kivu
Early morning, as the first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyniyo, Gahinga and Muhubura, we make our way into the Parc National des Volcans. Trekking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship. After lunch at your hotel, continue towards Gisenyi, a nice small town, located on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
Overnight stay – Lodge/Hotel
Meal Plan – D
Lake Kivu – Kigali – Departure
Enjoy during the early morning hours, the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters of Africa`s highest lake. Return to Kigali. Lunch and Airport transfer.
Meal Plan – B & L
The new Kivu Lodge is now open for business. The lodge is located on a small piece of land that juts into the calm waters of the Lake Kivu in Karongi District. The lodge boasts 20 spacious cottages, 2 of which are executive suites. It also has a restaurant, coffee bar and lounge bar. It boasts an outdoor cascading swimming pool overlooking the waters of the Lake Kivu. All the rooms offer stunning views of the Lake Kivu. They also have private balconies. The lodge is located on a private peninsula on the Lake Kivu. It is surrounded by a private coffee plantation.
Gorilla Permits and Passport:
You will be required to show your gorilla permit and passport at the hotel and park offices just before beginning your trek. Valid travel documents and a Visa are very important for any safari. Don’ t travel with a passport that is about to expire. Without the required travel documents, you will not be allowed in the country and to track the gorillas. Also ensure that you take the yellow fever shots and have the card.
It is very important to include hiking boots among the things to pack for gorilla trekking in Bwindi or other national parks. High quality hiking boots will ensure a better grip of the hilly and sometimes muddy terrain. Poor quality boots or plain sneakers could hurt your ankles. Always remember that gorilla trekking involves climbing steep hills in areas with high altitude. The trails can get muddy or slippery during the rainy season.
packing list for gorilla tracking Clothing:
When deciding on the clothes to pack for gorilla trekking, ensure you include water proof trousers, jackets, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, long socks and long trousers. The right clothing will help protect you from getting wet, sharp tree branches, the sun and insects/ants. Always tack in your trousers to your boots to prevent safari ants and other insects from entering your body. Other clothing to take into consideration while planning your gorilla tour are a pair of shorts for relaxation while back at the lodge and Pajamas for the cold nights. Also include long socks to cover your feet.
A Rain Jacket and sweater:
This is an essential item for packing especially during the wet season. Gorillas live in tropical rain forests and rain should be expected at any time regardless of the period of the year. A rain jacket should therefore be on top of your packing list even if you are planning to come in the so called dry season. The sweater will keep you warm during the cold evenings and mornings. The Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga are located in areas of high altitudes with several volcanoes on the horizon which release cold winds and mist.
What to pack for your gorilla trekking tour?
Garden gloves will help you hold trees, branches and other vegetation. The gloves will also protect your hands from scratches and insect bites. As we already noted earlier, the forest can get muddy and slippery. The gloves will help you hold tree branches when climbing or the ground in case you slide. Gloves are a must in any packing list for gorilla trekking.
These are not only important during gorilla trekking but also for general safaris in other national parks. The toiletries include like toilet paper in case you want to ease yourself during a long gorilla trek. Most hotels do not provide toothbrushes and pastes. You need to also come with your own sanitary pads (ladies), favorite shampoos, deodorants, hand sanitizers, shavers, hair conditioners, lip balm, wipes and lotions.