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This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari particularly includes the gorilla trekking permit goes of USD1500 per person which allows you to track the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, a habitat to over 350 gorillas of the total gorilla population in the whole world. Other explorations to encounter will include Kigali city tours, visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, cultural and community visits, among the list. The 3 Days Rwanda gorilla safari starts and ends in Rwanda.

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Brief Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali Rwanda, Transfer to Musanze
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park -Twin lakes visit / Community walk
Day 3: Departure to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On arrival in Rwanda, your driver guide will brief you about the details concerning your 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari and then take an approximately two hours drive to the North towards the Parc des National (Volcanoes National Park) located 80km away from Kigali. Just in case you reach Kigali early you will have yourself a city tour where you will be able to visit the National Museum or the Genocide memorial centre then have lunch and transfer to the park in the afternoon.
Dinner and Overnight Stay; Muhabura Hotel (Budget), Le bamboo lodge (Moderate), 5 Volcanoes lodge (Upmarket) depending on your plan and leisure type.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes, Twin Lakes Visit / Community Walk

Your second day of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari will start with an early delicious breakfast as you get prepared for the long day gorilla trekking activity. After breakfast, your guide will take you to the headquarters of the park and by 8 am, you will be briefed about the whole gorilla trekking experience and later on embark on the amazing adventure through the jungle, in most cases this activity requires some physical fitness by the hikers. Occasionally, it takes between 30 Minutes to 6 hours to find the gorilla group assigned and on meeting them, trekkers are allowed a maximum of 1 hour to be with the gorillas. It is really a nice experience seeing them play, guard each other, feed among others. You will after the interaction with the gorillas start a hike taking you back to the park headquarters. Along the way, expect to see other animals like the golden monkeys, elephants, buffaloes as well as birds in the misty volcanoes national park.

After receiving your gorilla trekking certificate, the driver will escort you back to the lodge for a tasty lunch dish and later in the afternoon, you will have a chance to opt for a visit to the twin lakes; Burera and Ruhondo or take a community walk and engage in cultural and traditional performances and dances of the locals before retiring to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali, Airport/Hotel Drop-off

Raise up early enough to have a morning breakfast before you check out from the lodge. Your driver guide will transfer you to Kigali city where you will have a short time shopping from local markets where you will have a chance to buy souvenirs. Just in case you are still on time, you could also visit the pottery project and the Kigali Potter Collections Center. Enjoy lunch and transfer to the airport as you will be heading home.

End of the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

Your 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari includes;

  • 1 Gorilla Trekking Permit per person.
  • Ground transport.
  • Water in vehicle.
  • Full board accommodation for one night.
  • Service of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

However, the 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari excludes;

  • Airfares.
  • Rwanda Visa.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips to local guides & drivers.
  • Telephone fee.
  • Visit to the Ethnographic museum.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
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