Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Coming face to face with a mountain gorilla is one of the most thrilling wildlife experiences you will ever encounter.
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Rwanda is a scenic landscape of green rolling hills and tea plantations. The northwest is dominated by the magnificent Virunga Mountain range – a group of six towering volcanoes standing sentry along the border of Rwanda. Spend 2 nights in the Volcanoes National Park, surrounded by mountains and lush vistas. Enjoy an exciting experience gorilla trekking with experienced local guides and meeting these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
Day 1: Kigali (B-D)
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met at the airport by our representative who transfer you to your hotel in Kigali to overnight. Relax in a luxury eco-friendly solar powered lodge with sustainable modern chalet-style rooms.
Day 2: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park (B-L-D)
In the morning, enjoy a city tour of Kigali. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre- colonial times to the 1994 genocide and how this country has dealt with that past. See more of Rwanda today, walk around one of the many Kigali markets and some of the best handicraft shops. Kigali is one of the friendliest and cleanest of Africa’s cities attracting numerous visitors and investors to the capital.
Take lunch in Kigali then enjoy a scenic drive to Musanze, the base for Gorilla trekking at the Volcanoes National Park. The town itself, located only 25km from Uganda border with great views of the surrounding volcanoes.
Enjoy 2 night stay at a safari lodge located on the road to Kinigi, the perfect starting point for various activities on offer in Volcanoes National Park.
Day 3: Optional activities– Volcanoes National Park (B-L-D)
Optional activities: Golden monkeys trekking, Hiking to Dian Fossey’s grave, Hiking Mt Bisoke Visiting the caves in Musanze, Canoe trip Visiting the ex-poachers cultural village.
Enjoy an evening at your lodge unwinding under the stars with dinner.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Volcanoes National Park (B-L-D)
After an exhilarating day, join your driver for a transfer back to your lodge.
Day 5: Volcanoes National Park – Kigali (B-L-D)
This morning you can choose from more activities on offer (to be booked additionally), or simply relax by the pool and soak up the sun before it is time to head back to your Kigali lodge for your final night.
Day 6: Departure (B)
Depart Kigali today, with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
Included in the price:
- Airport transfers
- Ground transport per private 4WD vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
- One gorilla trekking permit per person
- Akagera Aviation Emergency Medical Evacuation Services
- International flight
- Visa for Rwanda
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Items of personal nature
- Possible surcharges for festive season
Prices vary according to season and are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details, international flight prices and exclusions.