4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

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Tour Description

Immerse yourself in the “land of a thousand hills” – Rwanda. Explore the past of Rwanda with a historic journey through the capital city before the pinnacle of your expedition-tracking, trekking and tackling the seemingly impenetrable forest for viewing endangered mountain gorillas. These gentle giants, which share 98% of our DNA, are found in Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorilla, golden monkeys, spotted hyena, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, and bushbuck; the park also harbors 178 bird species.

The mountain gorillas are reached after a trek of three to eight hours up and through the rain forest. Participants should be in good health and able to sustain a slow climbing pace. The effort, however, earns amazing rewards!

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Learn about Rwanda’s devastating history with visits to different genocide museums and churches of significance
  • Visit Mikozi Village and become acquainted with the Ugandan culture

4 Days 3 Nights

  • 1

    Arrive Kigali

    On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our guide, and transferred to your hotel for an overnight. Overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel or Similar. Meals Included: Dinner.

  • 2

    Kigali – Volcanoes National Park

    After breakfast, you will be taken on a city tour of Kigali including the Kandt Museum, tour old Kigali and the Craft centers, visit the genocide memorial site where you learn about Rwanda’s history. An experience that will touch you deeply, and that shows the resilience of the Rwanda people to rise and became the preferred destination for gorilla trekking amongst other great achievements. Continue your journey to your lodge near Volcanoes National Park to rest and prepare for the exciting day ahead. Overnight at Virunga Lodge or Similar. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • 3

    Volcanoes National Park

    Early morning you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing of your gorilla tracking experience and allocation of your trekking porters. Start your gorilla trekking adventure at the foothills of the Virunga’s with stirring views in all directions. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for an hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing and resting. Coming face to face with a giant silverback is one of the greatest wildlife WOW moments!</p> <p>Late afternoon, you will be taken for a community walk to see the lifestyle of the Rwanda people. Overnight at Virunga Lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • 4

    Volcanoes National Park – Kigali – Departure

    After breakfast and taking the last photos of magnificent forest and mountains, you will be transferred to Kigali arriving on time for your departure flight. Meals Included: Breakfast

What's included

  • Accommodation As per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transportation on 4WD Safari vehicle
  • Activities As specified
  • Arrival and departure Airport transfers
  • Qualified English-speaking driver-guide
  • All taxes on the services quoted above
  • City tour and Genocide Memorial Museum
  • Extra lunch in Kigali as per the itinerary
  • Gorilla permits

What's not included

  • All international / domestic flights and taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Excursions / activities not specified
  • Gratuities

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