2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

The 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is one of the shortest gorilla trekking adventures that starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda. The safari will take you to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda where you will get an opportunity to interact with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. During the safari you will also engage in Kigali city tour where you will be able to visit the Kigali genocide memorial site, craft shops among others.

Highlights of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Day 1: Pick up for the transfer to Kigali for a city tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up for the Kigali city tour and transfer to Volcanoes national park

Depending on your location in Kigali on the first day of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then go for a Kigali city tour where you will be able to visit the interesting Kigali genocide memorial site where you will be able to learn more about the 1994 genocide between the Tutsi and Hutus, visit the craft shops, markets, the kings palace among others.

After the Kigali city tour, you will have lunch in one of the restaurants in Kigali and then start the journey to Volcanoes national park which is located in northwestern part of Rwanda. The journey takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive and upon arrival you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and departure to Kigali

Gorilla trekking,

After an early breakfast on the last day of the 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, you will carry packed lunch and your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to transfer to park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be sub divided in groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the jungle. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from place to place in search of food.

2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

During trekking you will be able to view other primate species like l’hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, view variety of forest birds, different plant species among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, playing, observe their behaviors, habits, take photos and record the breathtaking moments.

After the one hour with the gorillas you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your driver guide and return to the lodge to freshen up and later check out to transfer to Kigali international airport for your departure flight or transfer to a hotel in Kigali. End of 2 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Tour includes                    

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Kigali city tour
  • Full time English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off to Kampala
  • 4WD pop up safari vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes          

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
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