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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour - 3 Days

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Overview

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Tour - 3 Days

3 day Rwanda gorilla tracking tour in Volcanoes National Park.

This is a 3 day gorilla tracking safari which starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. One gorilla trek permit for Parc Nationale des Volcanoes is included in the cost.

Having a chance to see some of the last remaining 880 mountain gorillas in the world is a wonderful experience. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas in Parc Nationale des Volcanoes in Rwanda. There are 10 habituated gorilla families and tracking most gorilla groups in the afro-montane forest usually takes a few hours.

  • Day 1: Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Parc National des Volcans
  • Day 3: Kigali & Genocide Memorial
Itinerary

Day 1: Volcanoes National Park

Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide. Transfer to Volcanoes National Park, the home of gorilla tracking activity in Rwanda with private vehicle and driver.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the new and vibrant capital city of Kigali. The new prosperity features a number of thriving markets and features the mountain terrain famous in Rwanda. A sober contrast to its recent history.

For survivors and others whose families were murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994, the memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally.

Ranging in altitude from 2,400m to 4,507 the Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) is dominated by the setting of volcanoes after which it is named. Best known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20yrs the American primatologist Dian Fossey under took her pioneering studies of mountain gorilla behaviour.

Day hikes to see the gorilla families can be strenuous on tracks climbing through the forest, and time is very limited once contact is made with the gorilla families. It is a rare and memorable experience to visit with these giant cousins of man.

Our accommodation is ideally positioned for those who want to watch animals in their habitat, specifically the endangered Rwanda mountain gorillas that still roam these areas.

Share in the cuisine of Rwanda, which is served with the hospitality for which we all return to African countries. Take walks, learn more about the gorillas, and absorb the gorgeous surrounding landscape.

Accommodation options available

Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge | La Palme Hotel | Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House | Muhavura Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Parc National des Volcans

Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing, after that set off in the forest for gorilla trekking.

A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent.

Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek.

Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

Accommodation options available

Up-market: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Moderate: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge |  La Palme Hotel | Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House | Muhavura Lodge.

Day 3: Kigali & Genocide Memorial

Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali.

Go for a city tour including visits to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and the genocide memorial.

Have lunch en route and then transfer to the airport.

 

 

Accommodation
Inclusions
  • Meet and greet service with full briefing
  • All accommodation on full board basis as indicated
  • All transport in a 4WD safari vehicle customised for safari
  • One gorilla tracking permit per person with related park fees
  • Visit to the Gisozi genocide memorial (audio guides gadget fees not included)
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • The services of our good English speaking driver guide

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“ It is up there as one of the best experiences we have ever done and will never forget the dominant silver back walking right past us, we kept deathly still as instructed which is hard when a very large gorilla is heading your way on a very narrow track, we could have stroked him easily but of course did not. ”

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