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3 days gorilla trekking in Rwanda offers a memorable wildlife adventure for the mountain gorillas tracking tour Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park. Up to ten families or groups of mountain gorillas have been habituated in Volcanoes National Park for this incredible experience. After the gorilla tracking expedition in Volcanoes National Park, the 3-days gorilla trekking in Rwanda winds off with a tour of Kigali city. One of Africa’s most vibrant and progressive capital cities of Africa.

Note that, due to the limited number of gorilla permits ‐ a maximum of 8 for each gorilla group or family are issued per day, we advise that you book and confirm your tour as early as possible before the permits for your preferred date are sold out. All tours start off from Kigali city be it from the airport or hotel/residence, and they end in Kigali as well.

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3-days Gorilla trekking
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Highlights for 3 days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari

  • Travel to Volcanoes National Park Ruhengeri.
  • One gorilla trekking permit in the Volcanoes National Park.
  • Visit the genocide memorial.
  • Cultural dance by Iby’iwacu cultural village people.
  • Cultural tour and travel to Kigali city for a tour.
  • 2 nights’ accommodations.
  • Delicious meals.
  • Airport transfers

Detailed itinerary for 3 days Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park

Day 1: Journey from Kigali to the National Park of Volcanoes.

Pick-up from the hotel or airport and travel northwards to Volcanoes National Park. Check in to your hotel and relax away the rest of the day whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the mountain scenery of the Virunga Volcanoes mountains and the rolling hills. Meals and overnight at the lodge. Travel time: 3 hours.

Destination and selection of lodging.

  • Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Up-market accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Le’Bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Meal plan: half board (lunch and dinner)

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Early wake up and have a cup of tea or coffee, as you get your packed lunch, and not forgetting your drinking water, transfer to the Headquarters at Kinigi by 7:30 am, where you’ll be assigned rangers and allocated a particular gorilla family you shall be trekking. Note that Volcanoes National Park has up to 10 habituated gorilla groups available for the trekking experience. Each gorilla group is tracked by not more than 8 travelers in a single day.

You will be transferred to the start of the trekking point, just outside Volcanoes National Park. once you encounter the gorillas, you are allowed an hour to view and observe them. Return to meet your driver at the starting point and thereafter transfer to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

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Mountain Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

Destination and selection of lodging.

  • Main destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Up-market accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Le’Bambou gorilla lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Kinigi Guesthouse
  • Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: Take a cultural stopover while on an en route and get a tour of Kigali.

Have breakfast, and later on head to Iby’Iwacu cultural village for a great dance and cultural performance by the Rwandan people. Travel to Kigali and check out various aspects. Set out to tour this vibrant city and one of the fastest growing in Africa. Visit the local markets and purchase some souvenirs such as crafts. Also, get to visit the Kigali genocide memorial site. You will stop and have lunch meanwhile on the tour. Evening drops off at your accommodation. Meal plan: half board breakfast and lunch.

Kigali City Tour
Viewing Kigali City from a distance
  • Main destination: Kigali city or Kigali International airport
  • Meal plan: half board (breakfast and packed lunch)

What to bring – a checklist for Gorilla tracking Volcanoes National Park.

  • Comfortable shoes to walk in Volcanoes Jungle.
  • Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets pretty cold.
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes.
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away.
  • A good zooming Camera for photos.

Mountain Gorilla Tracking Groups/families Rwanda.

  • Sabyinyo A – group has 13 individuals.
  • Sabyinyo B – group has 4 individuals (breakaway group).
  • Susa group has 35 individuals.
  • Amahoro group has 11 individuals.
  • Group 13 has 7 individuals.

3 days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda safari includes.

  • Airport transfers pick up and drop off.
  • Meals per itinerary.
  • Driver Allowance.
  • Private Safari Vehicle.
  • One Gorilla Trekking permit.
  • Pure Bottled drinking water in the vehicle.
  • En-route lunches.
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village.

However, 3 days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda excludes.

  • Airfares.
  • Uganda Visas.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips to the local guide.
  • Telephone fees.
  • Porter fees when tracking.
  • Personal insurance and shopping.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
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