4 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure

4 Days Rwanda Safari Adventure

This 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is designed for someone who has less time to spend but is interested Gorilla tracking and experiencing a bit of culture and history of Rwanda.

Gorillas in Rwanda are the easiest to trek, the treks can range from one to six hours of trekking. in case you have a problem with longer treks you only need to talk to your guide to ask for an easier trekking group.

This 4-day safari starts and ends in Kigali, Upon Arrival at the Kigali International Airport meet and greet with our representative, you will be driven for 20 to 30 minutes to the hotel of your choice for overnight stay on Bed & Breakfast. The following day after a visit to the fast growing and the cleanest city in Africa- Kigali experiencing the culture and the history of the city. Lunch in Kigali it will be time for 2 hours transfer to the legendary Volcanoes National Park, home to Rwanda’s habituated Gorilla families.  Where you will enjoy Gorilla tracking, community walk and Golden monkey tracking before returning back to Kigali.

Unlike the Uganda’s Bwindi Forest National Park that is covered with tropical rain forest, volcanoes national park is covered with Bamboo Forest and the experience of tracking these mountain gentle giants on Virunga slopes is just magical nothing beats this.

Tracking Gorillas requires some bit of physical fitness for your own good on the trek, age is not a problem here we have previously booked people as only as 90 years and have successfully tracked Gorillas.

On your Gorilla tracking day, after briefing from the park officials you will be allocated tracking families in the groups of 8 people maximum, finally your long-awaited experience is here, head to the jungle and enjoy the gorillas. You will be allowed one hour to stay with the Gorillas when you finally meet them, head back to the starting point and transfer to your lodge for relaxation. You also have an option of exploring the community in the evening to learn more about the people and culture of Rwanda.

On the last day of your time at volcanoes you will head to the park for Golden Monkey tracking, there are 2 habituated Golden Monkey groups that can be tracked on the slopes of Karisimbi and on Mount Sabinyo just like Gorilla tracking Golden Monkey also starts at 07.00am at Kinigi for briefing.  After the trek you will find your guide for the transfer back to Kigali.
For a more details and ideas on what else to do and to stay, please get in touch with us.

Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Kigali City tour
  • Scenic views
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Ibwachu Cultural village experience

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport

Welcome to the Land of A thousand Hills. Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our experienced safari guides who will transfer you to your Hotel for the rest of the day and overnight. At check in, you will be briefed about your safari and what to expect, the safari do’s and don’ts. Overnight at your Hotel. Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation Options:

  • Scheba Hotel /ChezLando Hotel (Budget)
  • Heaven Boutique Hotel/Mille Collines Hotel/Lemigo Hotel (Midrange)
  • Kigali Serena/The Retreat (Upmarket or Luxury)

 

Day 2: Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Morning breakfast at your Hotel in Kigali and set out for a half day Kigali city tour. The tour is inclusive of a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site and Museum, Nyamata genocide Church, local markets and so on. Later have Lunch and then depart for Volcanoes National Park which is a home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas, other primates’ species like the Golden Monkeys as well as a lot of bird species. Arrive in the evening at your Lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Full Board.

Accommodation Options:

  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Lodge (Budget)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Ingagi Park View Lodge (Midrange)
  • Bisate Lodge/ One & Only Gorilla Nest/ Bishop’s House/Virunga Lodge/Sabinyo Lodge (Upmarket or Luxury)

 

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Community walk

Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred from your lodge to the park headquarters for the days’ briefing about Gorilla trekking activity. Its advisable to park your lunch, drinking water and hire porters as the time taken in the jungle is unpredictable. After the briefing from the Park rangers, you will be allocated your Gorilla family and then head into the forest to search for the gentle jungle giants. Tracking the Gorillas may take a few hrs. to a full day to hike up and down the mountain as this always depend on where they were last seen the previous night. Physical Fitness is highly recommended but also those who are not fit enough, they have the chance to hire Human helicopters (Sedan chair). Upon seeing the gorillas, you will be allowed to stay with them for one hour maximum (Take videos and Photographs). Then later return back to your Lodge and evening visit the Ibwachu Cultural Village (Also known as the ex-poacher’s village) for entertainment and cultural experience. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. Full Board.

Accommodation Options:

  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Davinci Lodge (Budget)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Five Volcanoes Lodge/ Ingagi Park View Lodge (Midrange)
  • Bisate Lodge/ One & Only Gorilla Nest/ Bishop’s House/Virunga Lodge/Sabinyo Lodge (Upmarket or Luxury)

 

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali

After morning breakfast, you will head back to the Park offices for your briefing about the morning activity. This time it will be Golden Monkey tracking. These endangered monkey species are found within the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Unlike the Gorillas, Golden monkey trekking will not take long and are easily located. Return to the lodge for early lunch and afternoon transfer to Kigali and then Airport for your departure flight to your next destination or back Home. Breakfast and Lunch.

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • One Gorilla Permit per person
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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