Overview of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla trekking
3 days gorilla trekking in Rwanda starts and ends in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Enjoy an ultimate gorilla trekking adventure in Volcanoes National Park, home of the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The overall tour cost includes a Rwanda gorilla permit ($1500) and an exclusive experience of being with the gorillas for a maximum of 1 hour. After the trek, you may wish to engage in other activites on this tour such as tour of Kigali city, a visit to the twin lakes and taking on cultural and community walks in Musanze.
Sumamry of Rwanda gorilla safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Transfer to Musanze (Ruhengeri)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park-Community walks / Visit to the Twin lakes
Day 3: Departure
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Full Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda, Kigali City tour - Transfer to Volcanoes National Park (2.5 Hours)
On arrival in Rwanda, your driver guide from Access Car Rentals will warmly welcome you and take you through the highlights of your 3 Days Rwanda gorilla safari. Depending on your arrival time, you may be taken for a comprehensive tour of Kigali City visiting the National Museum and Genocide Memorial center. Later, you will be transferred to Musanze province (Northwest of Rwanda) where Volcanoes National Park. The park is a 2 hours drive from Kigali city (80 km).
Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Up market)
Meal plan – Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking - Community Walks / Twin lakes Visit
Wake up to an early sumptuous breakfast at 7:00 am, then prepare your backpack and essentials for the gorilla trekking experience. Your driver-guide will transfer you to the park headquarters in Kinigi to register for the trek and attend a briefing before the actual trek begins.
Start off your gorilla trekking adventure at 8 am taking hikes in groups of 8 people per gorilla family available to visit for the day. The gorilla trek activity in most cases requires some physical fitness as the process takes you on the high steeps of the volcanos. Your search for the gorilla trekking will last for 1-6 hours before you meet these gentle giants and visitors are only granted a maximum of 1 hour with the gorillas. It is really a nice experience seeing them play, guard each other, feed among others. While trekking hikers will be in line to also see other animals like the golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes as well as birds.
After trekking, you will be escorted back and head to the lodge; have lunch and opt for a visit to the twin lakes; Burera and Ruhondo or take a walk in the community and watch traditional dances of the locals in Iby’wacu cultural village or if you just relax in the afternoon at your lodge
Accommodation options; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge(Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge(Upmarket)
Meal plan – Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3: Departure - Kigali City Tour - End of Safari
You will have a tasty early morning breakfast, check out from the lodge and then get transferred to Kigali City where you will have a short time shopping from local markets, you can buy souvenirs. Enjoy lunch and transfer to the airport as you will be heading home.
End of 3 days gorilla safari Rwanda
Park entrance fees
Rwanda Gorilla permit
A professional driver/guide
All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
International flights(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What to wear for gorilla trekking
– Wear long trouser and long sleeved tops
– Insect repellent
– Garden gloves
– Sun hut
– Rain jacket
– Waterproof hiking shoes
How to Enjoy Gorilla trekking
– Warm clothing is advised especially the evenings and morning are chilly.
– Bring water along on your trek, eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden
– Photography is permitted, BUT you MUST NOT use flash.
– Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge.
– You should pace yourself, walk slowly and drink plenty of water.
To Make Bookings and Reservations
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