Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park is a highlight of all safaris done in Rwanda and mountain gorillas are the major reason why many international tourists visit Rwanda. Rwanda is recognized as a very safe and secure country in which u can see mountain gorillas in a serene environment.
You can find more information about Rwanda gorilla safaris, how to buy gorilla permits and as well as trustworthy tour companies which can organize gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Rwanda.
Day 1: Kigali City Tour
Meet and welcome our tour guide at Kanombe International Airport in Kigali, You will have briefing from him/her. Together, transfer for a city tour, visit the National Gallery, move south wards towards Butare to visit the Nyanza old king’s palace, Butare museum among others. You will have lunch en-rout and afterward drive back to Kigali for unwinding as you wait for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options here
- Kigali Serena Hotel
- Manor Hotel
- Step Town Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park /Cultural Walk
Enjoy your breakfast and go on a picturesque drive through terraced hills to Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Unwind at your lodge as you wait for lunch and after, proceed for cultural walk to learn the cultural way of living of the nearby community. Then return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options here
- Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
- Le bambou Gorilla Lodge
- Muhabura Hotel
- Gorilla Nest Camp
- Kinigi Guesthouse
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking and Afternoon Nature Walk.
After breakfast and instructions from the senior park ranger and Volcanoes National Park Headquarters, you will enter the jungle to start your gorilla trekking which normally takes 2 to 6 hours in the forest, so move with your packed lunch, bottled water, tracking equipments and more. You will be permitted to stay in the vicinity of the gorillas for a maximum of 1 hour while enjoying their entertainments and take photographs. Later return to your Hotel for Relaxation. In the afternoon, you will embark on a nature walk to the Twin Lakes; Burera and Buhondo. Return for dinner and overnight at your hotel as on day one.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer Back to Kigali
Have breakfast and go for golden monkey trekking where you will additionally find other primate species. On return you will transfer to Kigali for lunch, do some last minute shopping and later drive to the airport to check in for your departure flight.