3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari – Volcanoes national park


3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari: 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari is one of the most enjoyed Rwanda safari conducted in Volcanoes national park the only park where Gorilla trekking is conducted. This 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda lasting only 3 days and 2 night excursion. While one this 3 days adventure, you may choose to enjoy Kigali city tour either on day 1 or d 3 depending on your choice. Other destinations for Gorilla trekking include Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park and finally Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Each of these 3 destinations can be explores on a 3 days Gorilla trekking safari.

Highlights of 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking 

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 3: Return to Kigali and departures


Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri

Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park: On day 1 of 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, our safari driver/ company representative in Kigali Rwanda will be ready to pick you up from your location in the Kigali city of Rwanda either at an earlier communicated hotel or direct from Kigali International airport and embark on Kigali city tour where you will explore various attractions in the city center.

Rwanda gorilla trekking safari
Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

Enjoy your lunch and later on proceed with your journey to Volcanoes national park Rwanda in Ruhengeri where mountain Gorillas thrill in their natural habitats. You will be stopped over at the park headquarters to obtain your Gorilla trekking permits before proceeding to your lodge. Depending on your arrival time, probably in the evening, proceed to check in your reserved lodge for dinner and have an overnight sleep.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

Rwanda Gorilla trekking: Arise and shine early in the morning on the 2nd day of 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, pack whatever is necessary and required for your gorilla trekking adventure including your Gorilla trekking permit, enough snacks, bottled drinking water, and wear the best gorilla trekking gear then meet your safari driver to be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing. By the end of the briefing, you will be able to know all the gorilla trekking dos and don’ts, hire a porter in case you need one or even 2 to assist you carrying the extra backpack.

Well, after briefing, you will be divided into 12 different groups since Volcanoes national park harbors 12 habituated gorilla family thus trekkers on that day will be divided into maximum number of 8 person and then set off onto a forest walk alongside armed rangers and guides. Move up and down in search of the Gorilla families that have been habituated and used to humans.

Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park

You have only 1 hour in presence of Gorilla taking photographs and interacting with gorillas but the time spent searching for the gorillas is unpredictable since these primates are found of roaming the forest in search of food thus be ready to follow then up till they finally settle. However, the toil in the forest is not in vail since there are lots of forest dwellers to meet other than mountain gorillas.

One hour is the maximum duration you have to spend with Gorillas and finally exit the forest back to your lodge for either a relaxed evening or have an evening cultural tour to Iby’Iwacu cultural village or a guide walk to the twin Lakes of Burela and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge as above.

Meal lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Return to Kigali and departures

Departures: This is the last day of your 3 days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari. Depending on your flight details, you may choose to wake at leisure, have a relaxed breakfast and meet your driver for a drive back to Kigali Rwanda. In case you missed city tour on day 1, then on day 3 you may enjoy this fascinating activity as you explore various attractions in Africa’s cleanest city Kigali. You will finally be dropped off at your designated drop off location either at a hotel in Kigali or at Kigali International Airport.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch


Inclusive in 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking 

  • Pick up and drop off
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
  • An English / French speaking safari driver/ guide
  • A gorilla trekking permit ($1500 each)
  • Armed Rangers
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • 2 night’s accommodation
  • Enough bottled drinking water

Exclusive in 3 days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

  • International travel Visa and flight air ticket
  • Laundry fees
  • Life Insurance while on a safari
  • Optional activities like cultural tour, guided walks etc.
  • Porter hire fees
  • Accommodations before and after the safari
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic, juices and other beverages
  • Other personal expenses like cigarettes, airtime, emails etc.

This 3 days Rwanda Gorilla trekking safari is enjoyed by both Budget, Midrange and luxury travelers depending on choice of accommodations.

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