Gorilla Tours

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking - Volcanoes National Park

 Kigali, Rwanda
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking Tour- Volcanoes National Park

In the whole world, you can only see the mountain gorillas ( Gorilla Berengei Berengei) in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. In Rwanda, these primates can be seen in the Volcanoes National Park, Parc Nationale Des Volcans,  As of 2016, there are 7 mountain gorilla groups habituated making it 56 gorilla permits for visitors to Rwanda available every single day.  8 people per group can trek these endangered apes. Susa group is the best to track with 41 gorillas!  With a gorilla permit costing US $ 1500 per person per trek, part of your contribution goes to conserving these mountain gorillas.

Are you interested in seeing the mountain gorillas, but you don't have much time? This 3 day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is the best option; We pick you up from Kigali Rwanda and drive you to Volcanoes National Park. For those looking to save time and commune with the gorillas, this is the perfect tour, it can be organized in either budget, mid-range and luxury.

Itinerary in summary:

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park.

Day 2: Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking Safari Gorilla Trekking

Day 3: Return from Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking To

to Kigali Rwanda

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Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

3D/2N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
  • Ground transport
  • Ultimate Wild Safaris Driver Guide
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle

Excluded

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM


    Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park.
    Ultimate wild safaris representative will pick you up from either Kigali Airport or your accommodation in Kigali. You will continue your journey to the Virunga ranges, home of the Mountain Gorilla. You will stay at one of the lodges known for its tranquility and views. If it is luxury you will stay at Virunga Lodge. This is one of the most beautiful lodges in Rwanda. The location of the Virunga Lodge is simply sublime! On one side you see the lakes Burera and Ruhondo. On the other side, you have magnificent views of the volcanoes Karisimbi, Mikeno and Visoke. The stylish accommodation is an oasis of calm. Journey Time 2 – 3 hours.

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking Tour
    In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Office Rwandais du Tourisme et Des Parc Nationaux to start for a special day of Trekking the Volcanoes national park Mountain gorillas.The head-ranger of the park will divide you into groups. The mountain Gorillas you will track belong to one of seven habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. From Volcanoes national park office your ultimate wild safaris driver guide will take you as close as possible to the starting-point of your tracking.
    Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours! Once the Gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. Journey Time, 15 minutes by car trekking time varies.

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Return from Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking Tour to Kigali Rwanda
    After breakfast, Ultimate wild safaris, will you drive back to Kigali Airport making sure you check in 2 hours before departure time. This is the end of Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking Safari, hopefully a wonderful tour! Journey Time 2- 3 hours.