Embark on a captivating 4-day Rwanda gorilla trekking safari, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This compact yet thrilling adventure takes you to Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll trek through lush forests to witness these majestic creatures up close. Alongside gorilla tracking, explore the park’s stunning landscapes and experience the warm hospitality of Rwanda.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
During your 4-day safari, you’ll be accommodated in midrange lodges or hotels that offer comfort and a convenient location within proximity to Volcanoes National Park. Accommodation options may include establishments like Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge, or similar properties.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali and Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Your gorilla adventure begins with your arrival at Kigali International Airport (KGL), where you’ll be welcomed by our representative. After a warm greeting, embark on a scenic drive to Volcanoes National Park, located in the northwest of Rwanda. The journey offers breathtaking views of the countryside and the “Land of a Thousand Hills.”
Upon reaching the park, check in to your chosen midrange lodge or hotel, where you can relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Wake up early for a hearty breakfast before heading to the park headquarters. Here, you’ll receive a briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines and be assigned to a gorilla family group. With an experienced guide, embark on an exhilarating trek into the park’s dense forests, in pursuit of the mountain gorillas.
The duration and difficulty of the trek can vary, but the anticipation and excitement will keep you going. Once you encounter the gorilla family, you’ll have an unforgettable hour to observe and photograph these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Witness their social interactions, behaviors, and the bond between family members.
After the gorilla trek, return to your lodge for a well-deserved rest and lunch. In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at the lodge or explore the local community.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Trekking and Cultural Experience
After breakfast, embark on another thrilling adventure – golden monkey trekking. Volcanoes National Park is home to the rare golden monkeys, and this trek offers a chance to observe and photograph these playful primates in their natural environment.
Upon completing the golden monkey trek, return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in Rwandan culture with a visit to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village. Here, you’ll learn about traditional practices, enjoy lively dance performances, and interact with local communities.
Day 4: Departure from Volcanoes National Park and Kigali
After breakfast, bid farewell to Volcanoes National Park and begin your journey back to Kigali. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to explore Kigali’s landmarks and markets, including the Genocide Memorial Center, before being transferred to Kigali International Airport for your onward flight, marking the end of your 4-day Rwanda gorilla safari.
– Gorilla trekking permit
– Golden monkey 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:
Commence your 4-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, providing you with a remarkable opportunity to witness mountain gorillas and explore Rwanda’s captivating landscapes and culture.