Experience the wonder of Rwanda’s natural treasures with a 2-day gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park. This short but thrilling journey offers a unique opportunity to trek through lush forests and encounter the magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes and rich biodiversity of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
During your 2-day safari, you will be accommodated in comfortable midrange lodges or hotels located in close proximity to Volcanoes National Park. Accommodation options may include establishments such as Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, or similar properties.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Your adventure begins with your arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL), where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative. After the greeting, embark on a picturesque drive to Volcanoes National Park, situated in the northwest of Rwanda. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the stunning landscapes and the “Land of a Thousand Hills.”
Upon reaching the park, check in to your selected midrange lodge or hotel, where you can unwind and savor a delightful dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park and Departure
After an early breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines. You’ll be assigned to a gorilla family group and set off on an exciting trek into the park’s dense forests in pursuit of the mountain gorillas.
The trek’s duration and difficulty may vary, but the anticipation and excitement will keep you motivated. Upon encountering the gorilla family, you’ll have a mesmerizing hour to observe and photograph these majestic creatures in their natural environment. Witness their social interactions, behaviors, and the bond between family members.
After the gorilla trek, return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and embark on the journey back to Kigali. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to explore Kigali’s landmarks and markets. Also including the Genocide Memorial Center, before transferring to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight, concluding your 2-day Rwanda gorilla safari.
– Gorilla trekking permit
– Accommodation as specified
– Meals as per the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
– Bottled water during the safari
– Park fees and permits
– Professional guide
– Ground transportation
– International airfare
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
How to Get There:
Begin your 2-day Rwanda gorilla safari by booking an international flight to Kigali International Airport (KGL). Several international airlines operate flights to Kigali from major cities worldwide. Upon your arrival in Kigali, our representative will welcome you and assist with your transfer to Volcanoes National Park. The safari will then unfold, offering you a remarkable opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas and explore Rwanda’s captivating landscapes and culture.