Enjoy A Unique 3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwandafrom
A 3 day Gorilla trekking Rwanda itinerary taking you to Rwandas Parc National De Volcans. This Rwanda Gorilla tours package starts and ends in Kigali.
Tour Summary: 3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Day 1 Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
Day 2 Gorilla trekking & Ibywacu Cultural Village
Day 3 Golden monkey tracking and a visit to Dian Fossey tombs
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is a national park in northwestern Rwanda. It covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of rainforest and encompasses five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. Borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. It is home to the mountain gorilla and the golden monkey, and was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey.
The park is best known for the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). Other mammals include: golden monkey (Cercopithecus mitis kandti), black-fronted duiker (Cephalophus niger), buffalo (Syncerus caffer), spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) and bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus). The bushbuck population is estimated to be between 1760–7040 animals.
In addition elephants have also been reported in the park, though these are now very rare. There are 178 recorded bird species, with at least 13 species and 16 subspecies endemic to the Virunga and Ruwenzori Mountains.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
This 3 day safari itinerary brings you to Rwandas Parc National De Volcans on a gorilla trek. Among other activities to engage in during the safari include, visiting the genocide memorial site of Gisozi, Visiting the Dian Fossey tombs, Golden monkey tracking and a community walk. The Rwanda Gorilla tours package starts and ends in Kigali.
- Transport in a custom made Tour vehicle;
- Services of a professional English speaking guides;
- Game parks or national parks entry fees;
- Three meals per day whilst on safari,
- Water per person per day;
- Personal effects;
- Hotel accommodation before and after the safari;
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park
A guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and take you for a Kigali city tour where you get to visit the Kigali genocide memorial center which commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
You further get a chance to meet and talk with the locals by visiting a local market in Kigali before embarking on the journey to volcanoes national park. Upon arrival in the park you will check-in to your hotel / lodge where you will have dinner and stay for the night.
Gorilla trekking & Ibywacu Cultural Village
Have breakfast early in the morning before heading to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the gorilla tracking rules. You will then proceed to track the gorilla family you have been assigned to. It takes between 2 to 8 hours before you encounter a gorilla family since the gentle giants are always moving about the forest.
After your gorilla tours, you will return to the lodge where you will have lunch and some rest before proceeding to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village where you get to learn about the Rwandan culture.
Golden monkey tracking and a visit to Dian Fossey tombs
After breakfast, you will proceed into the park to track the golden monkeys. While in the forest there are several birds which you will see and other primates like the baboons.
You will later visit the Dian Fossey tombs after which you will return to lodge and freshen up before heading back to Kigali.